Cape Wheel Premium Experience

Sip bubbly and experience an intimate view of Cape Town’s iconic sights.


  • Experience spectacular 360-degree views of Cape Town
  • Sip complementary bubbles in a stylish VIP lounge
  • Glass-bottom floors and panoramic views in a private cabin


The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel offering spectacular 360 panoramic views of Cape Town from the vibrant V&A Waterfront. Take in the view with a premium experience that consists of a personal cabin with tinted windows and glass-bottom floor. Along with music playing, comfortable leather seating and eight rotations, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable look at Cape Town’s skyline. The package includes the use of the Cape Wheel VIP Lounge waiting area before and after, and a complementary glass of bubbly.


The Cape Wheel is Cape Town’s answer to the London Eye. A giant, 50m Ferris wheel, it has stood as a beacon at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront since 2010. The wheel is the first of its kind in the Mother City, and in South Africa. Offering a bird’s eye view of the city, visitors can also see much of the Table Mountain National Park and even Robben Island from its peak.

Day Open Close
Monday 10:00 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 22:00
Thursday 10:00 22:00
Friday 10:00 22:00
Saturday 10:00 22:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00

Phone: +27 (0)21 418 2502

The Cape Wheel

Advice for visitors

At double the normal trip time, the Cape Wheel Premium Experience gives you about 30 minutes of uninterrupted viewing in the lap of luxury. Get comfortable in the private cabin and gently soak up the surroundings. Each cabin is climate controlled, so the trip is enjoyed no matter what the weather. There is arguably nowhere else in town where you can see all of Cape Town’s iconic sights, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, the city bowl and the Cape Town Stadium. Be sure to bring your camera and set it to selfie mode – iIf you share your snaps on social media with the #capewheel hashtag, you could win a free return visit!

Did you know

The original Ferris wheel, also called the Chicago Wheel, was first displayed publicly during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. It stood 80.4 metres high.

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