Incredible views from the Cape Wheel in the V&A

by Karisa

I’m sure you guys have all seen that big Cape Wheel (previously known as the Wheel of Excellence) in the V&A Waterfront…  but have you ever thought of going up for a ride?

I’ll be honest, I very much saw it as a “tourist only” activity, so never bothered.  But then when my friend D recently won two free tickets, I finally had a reason to give it a bash.

The Cape Wheel promises 360 degree views from air conditioned cabins with a wheelchair friendly setup.  For your monies, the wheel goes around 4 times, stopping for a few moments on the last round before heading back down to solid ground (it takes less than 10 minutes in total).

Tickets can either be bought online via Webtickets or at the kiosk in front of the wheel, and prices broken down as follows:

  • Adults – R90
  • Pensioners (60+) – R60
  • Children (4 – 15 yrs) – R50
  • Children (0 – 3 yrs) – FREE
  • Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – R210
  • VIP 2 rides & champagne – R800

Now wanna see some of the amazing shots I was able to take from up there?  Here goes:

Pretty cool right…

I still see this very much as a touristy thing, but what I can say is that it is also a great opportunity to get some amazing aerial shots of Cape Town that’ll add serious oomph to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. 😉  It’s also a great way to show of this incredible city to friends or family who might be visiting.

Currently their opening times* are as follows:

  • Mon – Wed 12pm to 10pm
  • Thu 12pm to 11pm
  • Fri 11am to 11pm
  • Sat 10am to 11pm
  • Sun 10am to 10pm

* It is still their “summer times” – so be sure to check their website for updates as we move into winter.

Next time you’re in the V&A with a few minutes to spare (and no big fears of heights), why not give it a try.


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