In 2014 the City of Cape Town committed to a landmark policy of physical accessibility for all. Many of Cape Town’s top attractions pride themselves on being wheelchair accessible, and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is no exeption. Here is everything you need to know about wheelchair access at Table Mountain.
Take the wheelchair-friendly City Sightseeing bus or MyCiTi bus to the Cableway
When you arrive at the Lower Cableway Station, look out for the Cableway staff in their green uniforms. Show them your tag, and you’ll be directed to the wheelchair-accessible parking, which is located just near the Cableway entrance.
Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Lower Cablway Station ticket office. Wheelchair-users are given priority to purchase tickets, so you won’t have to wait in the queue.
Staff will direct wheelchair users to the lifts which take you up to the departure area for the cable cars. Wheelchairs can easily access the cable cars, and the windows are low enough so you won’t miss out on the views. The cable cars rotate as they ascend, offering views of the city, harbour, mountain, and ocean.
There are many trails at the top of the mountain, although not all of them are wheelchair-friendly. Coming out of the Upper Cableway Station, you’ll need to head straight towards the Shop at the Top and Table Mountain Café. The path to the left contains steps but the one on the right is wheelchair-friendly. From the Twleve Apostles Terrace, you’ll be able to complete almost a full loop of the main trail, moving counter clockwise. See this map for reference. There are ramps at the Café, and the WiFi Lounge has lift access.
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