The Table Mountain Glider celebrates its 94th birthday on Wednesday with a special offer.
This iconic tourist attraction, located in the Table Mountain National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has become an integral part of Cape Town’s cultural and natural heritage.
Over the past 94 years, the glider has achieved remarkable milestones, contributed to tourism and played a key role in showcasing the unique beauty of South Africa. Here are some highlights:
- The Norwegian engineer, Trygve Stromsoe, presented plans for the cable car in 1926. Construction work began soon after and it was completed in 1929.
- The first ride took place on 4 October 1929 – the first of its kind in South Africa.
- In 1997 significant upgrading work was carried out with larger cable cars and a rotating floor. Capacity has been increased to 65 passengers.
- The glider has continuously been at the forefront of sustainable initiatives including eco-friendly practices.
- Table Mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to more than 2,200 plant species, diverse birdlife and geological wonders.
- The mountain is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and has further secured its international importance.
As part of the 94th birthday celebrations, there is a special offer:
- In October 2023, from Monday to Friday, return tickets for adults cost only R200 and return tickets for children only R100. The tickets can be conveniently ordered online. With a limited amount of tickets available, the public is advised to make their reservation as quickly as possible. You will need to show a valid South African identity document.
Wahida Parker, managing director of the Table Mountain Glider, expressed her excitement about this special milestone. “This offer serves as a sign of our gratitude to the local community for their continued support over the years. We are extremely proud of our 94-year journey and we are delighted to share this celebration with our local fans. Our goal is to continue to be a symbol of Cape Town’s natural beauty and a source of inspiration for future generations.”