23 March 2012 by Julienne du Toit

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Environmental responsibility is a pillar of the cableway’s operation.

If you’re looking for a truly public tourism attraction, it is surely the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. There it is, a thin, silver thread attached to the right-hand side of this exceedingly flat and distinctive mountain. From a distance it’s all but invisible, but if you peer at it, you’ll see the little protrusion just at the far corner of the mountain, which is the cableway station at the top.

Obviously, that’s only visible when the famous cloud tablecloth isn’t hanging over the edges – in which case the cableway doesn’t run. It is super-dependent on weather.

The cableway is not just 1 of the most visible and looked-at attractions – it is also set within a World Heritage Site, 1 where access to water is perennial.

The cableway is not just 1 of the most visible and looked-at attractions – it is also set within a World Heritage Site.

As a result, it’s not really surprising that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has made a series of environmental and social responsibility commitments.

The company has achieved much in this regard: from a finalist to a section winner in the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards; and from a silver to a platinum ranking in the Heritage Environmental Rating.

It is the only attraction operator in South Africa to have been awarded an ISO 14001 environmental management accreditation rating.

Category: Attractions

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