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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to close for five weeks for maintenance

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The Desk Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMAC) will droop operations for 5 weeks for its annual upkeep.

‘The method this 12 months is in depth and complicated, which would require a five-week full shutdown because the work scheduled for this 12 months can’t be carried out between regular operations,’ TMAC managing director Wahida Parker informed TimesLive.

Rides from the higher and decrease stations of the cableway will probably be closed from 25 July to twenty-eight August.

‘The main focus for this 12 months will probably be on the track-ropes, which carry a lot of the weight of the cable vehicles,’ mentioned Emile Streicher, the manager technical supervisor. Moreover, particular consideration will even be given to ‘the brackets from which the cabins are suspended and the hydraulic braking system on the decrease station’.

However this implies it’s time to strap in your mountain climbing boots and get on to the paths – you may nonetheless hike the mountain to get pleasure from mountain vary and its extraordinary biodiversity.

Though the cableway will probably be closed, TMAC’s TAP bar will nonetheless be serving up good occasions.

Image: Getaway Gallery

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