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112m Abseil off Table Mountain

Cape Town

Activity Description

Step off the top, at 1000 meters above sea level, and Abseil into pure vertical space.
This is the world’s original highest commercial abseil. You are surrounded by awesome views with Robben Island, Lions Head, The Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay as the back drop and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet.
We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.

Included in that time frame is the safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a 30 minute hike to get back on top of the mountain.


DurationOpen Ended
When7 Days a week from 09:30 - 15:30. WEATHER PERMITTING
WhereTop of Table Mountain right next to the big wheel with Cables. You will see it as soon as you walk out of the Top Station.
WeatherWe do not operate if it is raining on top of the Mountain, over the Abseil site.
What to WearWear comfortable clothes. shoes and a warm jacket.
Things to BringBring your camera/gopro so that you can take photos of the spectacular views whilst on your hike back to the Top. You will need water for your hike after the abseil.
Guests or SpectatorsYour guests are welcome to view your Abseil Experience from the top.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsFully Qualified Guides with abseil gear
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature. You are liable for your own return Cable Way Ticket to get to our base on top of Table Mountain.


We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.
Included in that time frame is a safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a short hike to get back on top of the mountain.

- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 50% administration fee will apply
- In the event of a “no show”or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

It was a great experience! Suggest to let the customers know that the hike up might be abit dangerous as some parts are narrow and near the cliff edge. - Amanda Tan

Excellent activity! Was really well organised and straight forward, felt comfortable doing it also. The instructors were knowledgeable and friendly! The views were fantastic and the abseil itself was incredible! 100% Recommended! - Luke Dickerson

So much fun, a must do for your bucket list while in Cape Town! - Katarina Kostolaniova

Incredible experience! Guides were awesome, friendly, instructive and supportive throughout the experience. Very scary and fun! - Anthony Gardiner

I arranged a charity abseil for 25 people spread over two days in January. The whole experience was easy and thourably enjoyable! It can basically be broken down into two sections. The first and most obvious is the abseil itself. If you are sitting on the fence about whether you can do this or not, jump off that fence and grab the opportunity with both hands! The location on that iconic mountain, the views, the thrill, you really won’t regret it. The guides who are clearly knowledgable in their craft were great. I had ‘volunteers’ in my group ranging from the gung ho, couldn’t wait to get over the edge, to the tearful, shaking with fear “I’m never going to be able to do this”. The guides recognised this and tailored their approach to gain the best experience possible for each abseiler. Their patience with the most nervous was commendable and everyone went ‘over the edge’. A few might not do it again, but every one said they were glad they did it and it’s up there with the best experiences of their life!!! Secondly is the administration team! For this event I dealt with Leo and Chris and I really can’t fault them. Leo in particular was so helpful, I counted up and I contacted her 69 times with queries, changes, questions. She really didn’t seem to mind at all?!? Always coming back to me with a virtual cyber smile and a helpful solution, what a gem! I think this is the fifth time I have dealt with Abseil Africa and every time it gets better. I can only imagine the treatment next time. Thank you to everyone out there in Cape Town. Not only did you give me and my team a fantastic time you also gave us the opportunity to raise money for an amazing charity!!! - Adrian Jenkins

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