President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the nation to act in a responsible manner and to work with Government to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company will be closed to all visitors. The cableway will remain closed until after the Easter weekend, or until greater clarity is given on the management and containment of this virus by the President and international health bodies, such as the World Health Organisation.

Closing the operation on short notice is something that we are very familiar, as we are a highly dependent on the weather in order to operate. In instances that we have had to close due to the weather, however, we have been able to open once the weather has cleared. A similar approach has been applied in instances when the mountain has also been on fire.

Can people still hike up the mountain if they wish?

In a statement issued, the City has decided to close the below City facilities:

• Swimming pools
• Camping sites
• Museums
• Art centres
• Community halls/Civic centres
• Recreational hubs
• Stadiums
• Spray parks
• Resorts
• Braai and picnic spots
• City sports fields
• Nature reserves

Please practice social distancing and stay indoors, it is up to us as a nation to stand together and help one another in this crucial time.