Cape Town’s Best Tourist Attraction, Voted by Locals

nicknamed the biggest awards show of the year, kfm 94.5 invited the people of Cape Town to vote in 30 categories by 2022 Best of the Cape Awards. It’s not fun, you only choose the best of the Mother City. Y Cape {city} Etc. is adding to the Caramba proudly supporting each winner.

Stay tuned: over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a full story on each of your favorites. Ready for the best view from the top? This is the ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ in Cape Town:

Winner of Best Tourist Attraction: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain is without a doubt one of Cape Town’s most beloved natural landmarks and has been named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature (amongst several other accolades). The Eifel Tower of the Mother City, if you will, but better. Locals love it and tourists travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the giant rock that anchors our spectacular city.

Lit by sunlight or shrouded in clouds, forming the iconic tablecloth, it’s beautiful. Table Mountain, the beating heart of Cape Town, is not only stunning, it offers locals and visitors endless opportunities for adventure.

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There is no better way to view our city than from the top, and reaching the top is an experience in itself. Choose one of the many hiking trails, or rid yourself of burnt legs and lungs with an epic cable car ride to the top.

Walking Platterklip is no joke, and the 360° views from the comfort of a cable car are truly a unique offering. It’s no wonder the Table Mountain Cable Car has been crowned Cape Town’s ‘Best Tourist Attraction’. It’s safe, scenic and a must do when in Cape Town.

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The ride takes about 5 minutes one way and you’ll be 3500 feet above the city at the top.

In addition to the world-class views, there are plenty of other lekker Offerings:

Eat and drink:

At the top, adventurers can enjoy a steaming cup, snacks, or a meal at the cafeteria. Back down to earth at the base is the TAP bar, perfect for a local craft beer.

Image: Table Mountain Cable Car/Facebook
Image: Table Mountain Cable Car / Online

Class in the clouds:

Trade your classroom for the day and participate in a class in the clouds educational experience.

In 2001, the company started the initiative for primary and secondary schools. Since its creation, more than 250,000 students have participated.

class in the clouds gives students the opportunity not only to experience the beauty of Table Mountain, but also to learn about the fauna and flora in a natural setting.

Image: Table Mountain Cable Car/Facebook


The Table Mountain Cable Car hosts a host of exciting events throughout the year. From open house experiences to speed dating nights to the much-loved #CablewayCharityChallenge, there’s a way for everyone to get involved. Keep an eye on for the latest news.

A local favorite, the company offers a free ride for South Africans on their birthday. The offer is valid on any day of the calendar month in which your birthday falls. Be sure to pack your ID for verification.

The ultimate experience:

Operating since 1929, millions of people have flocked to experience this unique offering. It’s an absolute delight for anyone visiting the Mother City, and a fantastic way for locals to fall in love with the place we call home over and over again.

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The Cable Car is generally quieter in the afternoon, so we recommend that you buy an afternoon ticket, which is valid from 1:00 p.m. An afternoon ticket also means that you will most likely see the sunset Sun.

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Table Mountain Cable Car Details:

  • Website:
  • Location: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town.
  • Reservations: buy tickets on the spot or online in advance.
  • Summer hours (September to December): 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: R410 for adults and children.
  • Specials: birthday | student | senior.
  • Contact: 021 424 8181 | [email protected]
  • Accessibility: universal (suitable for wheelchairs).

The finalists in this category were:

The 2021 winner of this category: Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve

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