#SABudgetTravel: Cool deals for locals at Table Mountain Cableway

2017-09-21 06:30 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town - September is tourism month and we encourage South Africans to explore the local beauty and national sites. Table Mountain is celebrating tourism month by reminding locals to take advantage of all year round specials when planning a staycation in Cape Town.

READ: September is Tourism Month: Here's what you need to know 

There are specifically tailored deals for Capetonians, young, old and neighbouring city residents.

Cableway specials 

1. Kids Season

Enjoy the view with the kids and let them experience the natural wonder of Table Mountain.

Dates: 1 May – 30 September annually

Deal: two kids under 18 years free cableway ride when adult return ticket is purchased at R 255.

Details: Only valid on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays.

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2. Sunset Special

The Cape Town sunsets are stunning and the perfect reason snap a photo and #doitforthegram.

Dates: 1 November – 28 February (excludes December to 3 January)

Deal: Adults and children (4 – 17 years) pay half price when purchased tickets at 18:00. Tickets can be purchased either at the Cableway ticket office or online here.

Details: Sunset special tickets that are purchased online are scanned from 18:00 only.

READ: #LoveSA: Ultimate SA family staycation guide 

3. Birthday special

Is that birthday cake we smell? Why not head into the clouds for your birthday for FREE.

Dates: On your birthday or the week after.

Deal: A free adult return ticket for South Africans.

Details: The ticket can be collected at the visitor centre by visitors 18 years and older. One must present their South African ID as proof of birthday.

4. Seniors and students

Specials catering to all ages are available at the cableway.  

Dates: Every Friday.

Deal: South African citizens over the age of 60 years pay R 100 and students pay R 130 for a return ticket.  There is a discount special at the Table Mountain café for pensioners.

Details: Tickets are available from the lower station ticket office. One must present a valid SA ID for pensioners and a valid student card for students.

5. Cable Card

Dates: Every day for a year.

Deal: The cable card costs R 590 for adults and R 300 for children under 17 years and is valid for a year. There is an adult and child combo card that cost R 690, in order to stretch your rand. SANParks wild card and my green card holders will enjoy a 20 percent discount on any cable cards purchased.  

Details: Card holders can also enjoy various discounts on selected items at the Table Mountain shops and café.

6. Class in the clouds

This deal allows learners to learn about the fauna and flora in the natural setting of Table Mountain.

Dates: 1 March – 31 October annually.

Deal: Schools pay R 45 per learner and for every 10 primary school learners, or 15 high school learners, one teacher travels for free.

Details: Since 2001, more than 250 000 learners have participated in the program and functions towards educating learners.


7. Cableway anniversary

The Table Mountain cableway is celebrating their anniversary this October.

Dates:  October 2017.

Deal:  This deal includes special discount vouchers that will be printed in all the community papers during the last week of September. Readers are encouraged to cut out the vouchers and bring it along to the Cableway during October to pay R 150 per adult return ticket and get a child return ticket free.

Details: This special will only run in October 2017.  

Source: Splash PR and Media consultants  

Head up Table Mountain with these specials and tick off a must-do on your bucket list.

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