One of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions, the Table Mountain Cableway, will be closed for annual maintenance later this month.
According to a statement, the closure between the 24th of July and 6th of August will facilitate several important upgrades and adjustments.
These include the replacement of lifts at the lower station, the resurfacing of pathways, a revamp of the Visitor Centre, rebranding of the cable cars, and an increase in seating at the restaurant.
“The maintenance period ensures that the Cableway meets the highest global cableway standards set by the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways (BAV),” adds the statement.
Unfortunately, the lift upgrades will drag out till late October. With only one lift in operation at a time, visitors can expect significant delays, especially with regards to queues.
Of course, the Cableway is famous for giving visitors a free ride on their birthday. Don’t worry – if your birthday falls within the maintenance period, you can claim your freebie one week before or after closure!