The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) will close for three weeks in July for its annual maintenance.
TMACC managing director Wahida Parker said the annual maintenance shutdown was essential to ensure the cableway ran optimally, reducing any possible technical delays while also ensuring the safety of the visitors to the mountain.
The cableway will be closed from Tuesday July 7 to Sunday July 26. “International and local tourists are encouraged to consider these dates when planning their holidays to Cape Town,” Ms Parker said.
Work will include among others, inspection, testing and replacement of load-bearing components in the cabins where necessary, major service of the hydraulic systems at the lower station and the upper station and upgrades to the interior of the upper station building and maintenance to the exterior of the lower station building.
“We take the responsibility of transporting visitors up a height of more than 1 000 meters extremely seriously and believe this is one of the key reasons enabling us to continue attracting thousands of people to experience one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature,” said Ms Parker.
South Africans whose birthdays fall during the annual maintenance period will be able to collect and use their free tickets during the week before (June 30 to July 6) and the week after (July 27 to August 2) the shutdown.