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10 aerial trams with unmatchable views

April 27, 2014, 12:19 p.m.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, S. Africa

Table Mountain gives Cape Town one of the most dramatic skylines of any city in the world. The views of this picture-worthy metropolis are the most stunning when seen from the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. This South African gondola lift climbs nearly 2,500 vertical feet. The cableway has a colorful history, with the original tram making the first journey up the mountain in 1928. Not only can riders on the 65-passenger tram see the massive seaside metropolis of Cape Town as they ascend, but they can also view the Atlantic coastline to the west and the south, Table Bay, and Robben Island. Even with all these noteworthy sights, the dramatic cliffs of the mountain itself are the undisputed highlight.