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The Cape Wheel – Cape Town



Enjoy a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Mother City from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront on the Cape Wheel.

  • Panoramic views of the Atlantic Coast, Robben Island, Cape Town skyline Table Mountain and Hottentots range
  • Detailed views of the working harbour, V&A Waterfront
  • Wheelchair-friendly

From a vantage point high in the sky, gorgeous views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Town city skyline and local mountains are unveiled. The breath-taking display is enjoyed for four revolutions a ride, lasting about 15 minutes. Two wheelchair-friendly cabins are available, making this an inviting experience for everyone.


The Wheel of Excellence, now also known as the Cape Wheel, was designed by Ronald Bussink and was constructed in Germany in 2007. The wheel, which stands 50 metres high and takes nearly a week to assemble, has travelled around the world, visiting Belgium twice, Germany twice and Sweden from 2009-2010. It first visited Cape Town in 2010 where it was initially meant to remain for only a six-month period during the FIFA World Cup. But since then it has found a permanent home at the V&A Waterfront, the oldest working harbour in Cape Town.

Located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront

Hours of operation

10h00 – 22h30

Days of operation

Every day – this ticket is valid for single entry for 14 days after the chosen date

Know before you go

Your viewing experience across the Mother City includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium


The Cape Wheel offers 30 fully enclosed air-conditioned cabins that will take you 40 metres above the ground in safety and comfort on the four-revolution ride

Not included

Souvenirs, food, drinks

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