The Cape Wheel / Waterfront

The iconic Cape Wheel has re-opened its Gondolas at the new location at the V&A Waterfront. While it was previously established right in front of the shopping mall, it has now moved to a quieter location known as Breakwater Park.

You will still get spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from 40 metres above the ground. So stay tuned for the opening date in 2023!

Each ride takes about 15 minutes where you can enjoy the Mother City from the top. There are also two wheelchair friendly cabins available, making this an unforgettable experience for everyone.


SA Adults (18 years above with ID)R175
Non-South African Residents (18 years above)R250
Children (4-17 years)R95
Under 4 years (Free of charge)
South African Pensioners (R85 Every day) Valid RSA ID requiredR95
VIP Gondola (up to 4 adults): The VIP cabin is the black gondola with tinted windows, leather seats, a glass floor and music and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and/or appletizer for a non-alcoholic option.R2875
Prices in 2023

Birthday Special

Did you know that you can ride the Cape Wheel for free on your birthday? You just have to sign up and you will receive a a FREE birthday voucher via email valid for 30 days. Bring a printout and your ID to the ticket booth and enjoy your FREE ride! You can SIGN UP HERE

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the printed voucher, the FREE ride may only be redeemed on the day of birthday, using ID as proof.

Our Experience

We’ve been at the Cape Wheel twice with the kids and for them it’s a fun experience to ride high up the sky and enjoy the views of the city and the mountain. It is more of a stop and go ride though and you sometimes have to wait a little bit before you move on in the Gondola. Overall, it’s a fun thing to do at the V&A Waterfront – especially with visitors around.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • Opening Times: Mon – Thu & Sun 10:00 – 21:00, Fri – Sat 10:00 – 22:00
  • Age Group: 0 – 99
  • Rates 2023: Kids under 4 = FREE, Children: R85, Adults = R160, Non-Residents: R220
  • Baby Changing Facilities: No
  • Fun Factor: 4/5
  • Free WIFI: No

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