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Last updated: 16 March, 2024
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

Thrill-seekers will love this unforgettable abseil – 360 feet (110m) off the summit of the world-famous Table Mountain. Behind you – heart-stopping views over the city and Atlantic coastline laid out below you.

Tours start at the top, so you take the cable car to the summit – or hike up. After your abseil, you’ll take scenic hike back to the summit on a lesser-known trail.


Price from: £23
Minimum age: 10
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour

Getting there & doing it

The abseil site is a short walk from the Upper Cableway station, making it an ideal combination with a cableway ride up Table Mountain.

Park near (or taxi to) the lower station on Tafelberg Road and ride to the summit where the Abseil crew will show you the ropes. Cableway tickets are not included in abseiling price. Remember, sturdy shoes are essential.

When to do it

Tours runs daily, year-round, but it is strictly weather-dependent. It will not operate during winter cold fronts or when strong summer winds are blowing. If this is a must-do, book it early in your trip to allow for weather delays.

Who to go with: organised tours


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Abseiling Table Mountain

Cape Town

Abseiling Table Mountain
Experience the exhilaration and thrill of abseiling down a natural wonder of the world: Table Mountain! This is the world’s highest commercial abseil. You are surrounded by awesome views and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet. Hike with us by linking this to our Table Mountain Hikes, or use the Cable - Way to meet us at the top of this mind-blowing experience.

Price: Z1,150

Min age: 10

Rating 5 / 5 [6 ratings]

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Cape Town

Western Cape, South Africa

Aerial view of the whole city at dusk

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