Table Mountain tours disrupted by rock falls

To those in Cape Town, who’s sadly not on one of our very well organized and informed trips – a quick heads up.

The cable car in Cape Town has been closed due to strong winds, while several rock falls were reported on Tuesday.

As buses and taxis arrive at the cable car parking lot where they offload dozens of tourists, speed boulders lay neatly in bays usually occupied by cars.

Workers have cordoned off a section of the parking lot where the giant rocks landed.

The Table Mountain Arial Cableway Company’s Collette van Aswegen said it is the first time in over 80 years that rocks have fallen this far.

She said luckily the lot was empty at the time, adding that they that are investigating how the boulders dislodged from the mountain.

Meanwhile, several tourists say they are disappointed the cable car is closed for the time being, but some remain positive they will get their chance one day.

Author: Africa Road Travel

Africa Road Travel is an established inbound southern African tour operator. Our parent company (Cape AgriTours) was established more than 14 years ago, Africa Road Travel started in 2001 and opened their own independent offices in Cape Town in 2004. Since then the company has grown in leaps and bounds, besides the years of accumulated professional industry knowledge and experience, we enjoy special industry contracts with many service providers, Hotels and Guest Houses. This allows us to provide you with individual attention, free assistance with your vacation plans, a free ground handling service and discount prices.

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