Consisting of layers of Table Mountain Sandstone and Cape Granite formed by igneous and glacial action 520 million years ago, Table Mountain is at least 6 times older than the Himalayas, making it one of the oldest mountains in the world.
The cable cars have a carrying capacity of 65 people, transporting approximately 800 people per hour.
Similar rotating cable cars are in use at Mount Titlis in Switzerland and in Palm Springs, USA. The base of the cable cars have built-in water tanks carrying 3 000 litres of water used for ballast in the windy season and to supply fresh water for visitors. The cables are attached to counter weights, each weighing 134 tonnes.
The cable cars are round to provide a 360° view, and to be aerodynamic in high winds (which means a smoother ride for you).