In a significant milestone, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) celebrates its 94th birthday on 4 October, marking almost a century of providing awe-inspiring experiences to visitors.
Over the past 94 years, the Cableway has achieved remarkable feats, contributed to tourism, and played a pivotal role in showcasing the unique beauty of South Africa. Here are some noteworthy highlights:
• Norwegian engineer Trygve Stromsoe presented plans for a cableway in 1926, and construction began soon after with the formation of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company. It was completed in 1929.
• The Cableway commenced operation on 4 October 1929, becoming the first of its kind in South Africa.
• In 1997, a significant upgrade took place, introducing larger cable cars with rotating floors, increasing passenger capacity to 65 individuals.
• The Cableway has consistently been at the forefront of sustainability initiatives including adopting eco-friendly practices.
• Table Mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to over 2 200 plant species, diverse birdlife, and geological wonders.
• The mountain earned its place as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, further solidifying its international significance.
As part of the 94th-anniversary celebrations, TMACC is pleased to announce a special birthday promotion:
- What: Adult return tickets priced at just R200 and child return tickets for only R100.
- When: This limited-time offer is available from Monday to Friday, throughout October 2023.
- How: Tickets can be conveniently purchased online, but with limited tickets available, early booking is advised. You will need to show a valid South African ID.
The Cableway’s managing director Wahida Parker expressed her excitement about this milestone and the ongoing commitment to providing exceptional experiences. This promotion serves as a token of gratitude to the local community for their continuous support throughout the years.
“We’re immensely proud of our 94-year journey, and we’re thrilled to share this celebration with our local fans,” she said. “Our aim is to continue being a symbol of Cape Town’s natural beauty and a source of inspiration for generations to come.”
This special promotion not only honours the past, but also looks forward to a future filled with even more breathtaking moments and unforgettable experiences.