The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a cableway to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions, having passed its 16 millionth visitor on 29 December 2004.The lower cable station is at an altitude of 302m on Tafelberg Road near Kloof Nek. The upper cable station in on the westernmost end of the Table Mountain plateau, at an altitude of 1067m. The upper cable station offers views over Cape Town, Table Bay and Robben Island to the north, and the Atlantic seaboard to the west and south.
The new “Rotair” cars carry 65 passengers (increased from 25 on the old cars), and run on a double cable, making them much more stable in high wind, and giving a faster journey of 4-5 minutes to the summit. The floors of the cars rotate through 360 degrees during the ascent or descent, giving passengers a panoramic view. The cables are 1200m in length.
"Long Street in Cape Town has an irresistible ambience and irrepressible spirit. With architecture so unique, it has Victorian verandas with broekie lace alongside Muslim Mosques mingling in a curiously appealing clash of cultures.
And long it certainly is. It stretches along more than 20 blocks of Cape Town's CBD. Long Street is a one-way street stretching from the Waterfront side (previously known as the Foreshore side) to the Gardens side (heading towards the mountain).
The lower Foreshore end is mainly office blocks and endless ongoing construction. But there are some great historical sites such as the Metropole Hotel, built in 1894 and the Mission Church - one of the oldest churches in South Africa. Long Street could quite easily take you a whole day to explore at a leisurely pace." Read more...
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