More than 100km/h gale force winds force Table Mountain Cableway to close

2020-01-17 11:04 - Marisa Crous
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In a very ironic twist, the Cape Town Table Mountain Cableway is closed on International Cableway Day due to rough winds gusting at up to 116km/h and issues with poor visibility. 

This morning the Table Mountain Cableway tweeted the following: 

Table Mountain Cableway wrote on its website that "This date (17 January) is the anniversary of US inventor Andrew Smith Hallidie being granted the world's first cable car patent in 1871.

"The Cableway has transported more than 25-million visitors from across the globe to the top of Table Mountain since 4 October 1929. With cable car variations in Switzerland, San Francisco, New Zealand and more, we are in good company."

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Yesterday, Table Mountain Cableway posted this picture to show what the cable car looked like in 1995. And we must say that it must've been slightly terrifying going up in that - even in a slight breeze!

The cableway might be closed over the weekend as winds persist. Keep checking the cableway's Twitter and website for updates. 

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