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Tokai telephone lines are down

Please note the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) administrative offices in Tokai's telephone lines are down. Technicians are currently trying to resolve the matter. TMNP Management apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience.

Upgrade of the Cape Point Road

The upgrade to the section of road between Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre and Rooikrans Traffic Circle in the Cape of Good Hope Section will commence 31 August 2015. This 4km section of road is expected to take four months to complete. During this time there will be one way traffic management in place via a stop-and-go system. Disruptions to traffic flow may occur however this will be kept to a minimum.

This maintenance work is part of a far larger project which includes the upgrade of the water pipeline to Cape Point, sewerage treatment plant and water reticulation system at Cape Point and additional entry land and main gate facility. The water pipeline project which started in February will be completed in the next two weeks.

National Braai Day on 24 September 2015

Oudekraal, Newlands, Perdekloof and Tokai Picnic sites will be open on National Braai Day. Conservation fees apply. Wild Cards and Green Cards can be used to gain entry. Please remember that all adults need to present their South African ID books or drivers licences upon entry when using a Green Card. Please note that no alcohol is allowed in the picnic sites. Silvermine West (dam side) remains closed post the March 2015 fires and no braaing will be possible at this location this year.

Silvermine East reopens on 14 September 2015

Silvermine East will reopen (post the March 2015 fires) on the 14th of September 2015. The Pathways that will reopen will include Pecks Valley, Bailey's Kloof, Spes Bona, Echo Valley, Trappies Kop, Ou Kraal and Steenberg Plateau. Gate 2 will open daily at 08:00.

Tokai Forest picnic site reopened

The Tokai Forest picnic site is open again daily, after the March 2015 fires.

Winter (April - September) 08:00 - 17:00
Summer (October - March) 07:00 - 18:00

Closures as a result of the fire in March 2015

  • The Upper Tokai Road and in particular the arboretum including Listers Tea Room remains closed in the interest of the safety of the public and user groups. We understand that hikers, cyclists, horse riders and dog walkers are eager to get back into activity but at this stage there are too many hazards including potential tree falls. We will communicate any changes in the near future promptly.
  • Due to the fire in the Park, Upper Tokai will be closed indefinitely to the public. This closure includes access to all the mountain biking tracks.
  • Silvermine East and West are closed due to the fire, until further notice. Table Mountain National Park needs to assess the damage and ensure the location is save for all users before the gates can be reopened.
  • The Silvermine Tented Camp has been badly burnt in a fire. It will be closed indefinitely until the damage can be assessed and rebuilt.  Please contact the Reservations office on 021 7127471 for further information.

Credit Card payments

  • As a result of load shedding, credit card payments are slightly delayed at the Cape of Good Hope Gate and can result in longer waiting times on entry. Please note that The Funicular service does not run during load shedding.
  • During load shedding the life of the credit card machines at Boulders is limited by the battery life of the machines. Bearing this in mind, you might be requested to pay in cash on entry during load shedding periods.

Filming, Events and Functions

Table Mountain National Park will close for all filming, events and functions (bar Signal Hill) on 15 December 2015 and reopen on 18 Jan 2016.

Oudekraal remains open for function bookings.

This natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula. The mountain chain stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South and is also home to the world’s smallest, yet most diverse floral kingdom, The Cape Floristic Region.

Table Mountain National Park is a must-visit for anyone in Cape Town, local or international. From open access hikes and beautiful forest walks to pristine picnic and day-visit spots to secluded picturesque accommodation facilities throughout the park, there is plenty to do, see and experience.

Conservation fees are payable at only three access-controlled sections of the park, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Penguin Colony and Silvermine.

Must sees for this park include:

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<strong>Duiker Family Cottage</strong> (FF6)
Duiker Family Cottage (FF6)
Cape Point
  • 'My Green Card' not accepted as conservation fees
  • -Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
  • -Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar)
  • -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted
<strong>Eland Family Cottage</strong> (FF6B)
Eland Family Cottage (FF6B)
Cape Point
  • 'My Green Card' not accepted as conservation fees
  • -Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
  • -Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar)
  • -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted
<strong>4bed Wash House Room</strong> (PLR4)
4bed Wash House Room (PLR4)
  • -Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
  • -Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar)
  • -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted
  • -No late entry after gate closure

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