If you’re a local or international student with a valid student card then listen up: Table Mountain Cableway’s Student Special is now available seven days a week with discounted tickets costing R150 return and R80 one-way.

So if you’re after a study break, hike, day out with the crew, a bar or restaurant with a view or a simple mountain-top chill then it’s time to pick a date and start planning. Simply present your valid student card at the Lower Station Ticket Office when purchasing the Student Special.

Walking paths around the Upper Station and summit provide you with the perfect opportunity to get your steps in while the fresh air and views treat you to some soul therapy. If you’re keen to learn something along the way then the Cableway offers the following:

  • Free 30-minute guided tours – Departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace, below the Shop at the Top and the Table Mountain Café, on the hour from 9am to 3pm daily, these walks provide interesting facts and stories about the mountain and the Cableway.
  • Free Voicemap app – Use the free wi-fi to download the free Table Mountain Cableway audio tours via the Voicemap app (available from the Apple or Google Play stores). Once downloaded, these tours run offline. They’ll provide you with in-queue entertainment at the bottom and enable you to explore the top of the mountain at your leisure.

There’s no going hungry or thirsty at the Cableway with various food and beverage options available. Settle down with a fresh boerie roll and ice-cold on-tap beer or glass of MCC at the Terrace Bar, or make your way to the self-service Table Mountain Café for some fresh South African flavours, salads, sandwiches and giant pizza slices, as well as a variety of snacks and pastries.


Note: with the Table Mountain Cafe’s Student Special you can get any slice of pizza plus a soft drink or juice for R75. If you’d prefer beer then that will cost you an extra R25.

Panoramic views, free wi-fi, plug and USB points and a range of seating at the Cableway’s Upper Station Wi-Fi Lounge make sharing snaps of you living your best life that much easier. With on-the-go food and freshly brewed coffee available, why not move your desk for the day and submit that assignment from the summit?

There is a FREE MyCiti shuttle up to the Lower Cableway Station from the Lower Tafelberg Road parking lot so no need to sweat those traffic and parking woes. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes and operate from 7am until 7pm.

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For more information visit or call (021) 424 8181.