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Table Mountain National Park

TMNP Access Cards & Activity Permits

Visitors to Table Mountain National Park (Cape Point, Boulders, Silvermine, Tokai and Oudekraal) must either pay a daily Conservation Fee or they may enter with their valid Wild Card or TMNP My Green Card*. Valid Activity Permits for special entry apply e.g. dog walking.

My Green Card*

Green Card

The TMNP My Green Card is available exclusively to residents of Cape Town, costs R105 and provides the holder with 12 free entries into any of the Table Mountain National Park’s pay points: Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point); Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal and Silvermine, as well as to the braai and picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. It offers fantastic value as without the card, just one adult entry to Cape Point costs R105.

FAQs: My Green Card

What do I need to bring with me when buying My Green Card?

  • You’ll need the R105 for the card; a South African ID document; 2 ID photographs and proof of residence (not older than three months).

May I bring friends and family along when using My Green Card?

  • Yes! The card holder is welcome to bring along friends/family (a maximum of six (6) SA citizens may be clipped off the card on any given day - five (5) South African Citizens and the cardholder). Proof of ID will be required to be produced by all adults. *** Please note: each guest brought in on the My Green Card (in addition to the main card holder) will be clipped as an entry on the card. ***

May I renew the card once the 12 entries have been used?

  • You are only allowed one card per 12 months (one year). Once your 12 entries have been used, you may reapply after the relapse of the 12 month period or purchase a SANParks Wild Card.

Where can I buy My Green Card?

What do I need to renew My Green Card?

  • Two ID photos, your ID book and proof of residence in Cape Town (no older than three months).

How long before I get My Green Card after application?

  • It will be issued to you immediately.

Can the My Green Card be used in lieu of conservation fees for Table Mountain National Park accommodation?

  • No.

Is the My Green Card clipped per entry or per person entering?

  • A My Green Card is clipped per person entering on the card, hence a clip for the card holder and an additional clip for each person entering with him. Note the maximum entry is set up as the card holder and five South African citizens. A maximum of six clips may be used per entry.

Is My Green Card replaceable if lost or stolen?

  • No, it is not replaceable and you cannot purchase another one until the 12 months validity period has expired.

Click here to download the Green Card Application form

Please note:

  • When buying a card - you will need R105 for the card; a South African ID document; 2 ID photographs and proof of residence.
  • Permits for specific recreational activities (dog walking, mountain biking, fishing, crayfishing, etc.) and/or permits for commercial purposes (special events, filming, photography, tour guiding, etc.) are not included when purchasing a SANParks Wild Card or TMNP My Green Card and must be obtained separately.

My Activity Permit

Green Card

The TMNP My Activity Permit is required by individuals who make use of the Park to undertake a specific/variety of activities. Activities requiring a permit are as follow:

A valid DAFF recreational fishing permit is required when purchasing Level 3 line fishing or Marine Species Access permit respectively for use in Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point).


  • Level 1 – Dog-walking (R210)
  • Level 1 - Multi User Level 1 card additional member (R75.00)
  • Level 2 – Hang-gliding and paragliding, sport climbing (R325)
  • Level 3 – Horse-riding, mountain biking, line fishing and transport (R430)

FAQs: My Activity Permit

For how long is the TMNP My Activity Permit valid for?

  • For 12 months from date of purchase.

Does the cost of My Activity Permit include the cost of access?

  • Holders of a My Activity Permit will not be required to pay the entrance fees when accessing TMNP pay points to carry out their specified activity.

Where can I buy the TMNP My Activity Permit?

How long before I get My Activity Permit after application?

  • It will be issued to you immediately.

Can I replace My Activity Permit if it is lost or stolen?

  • Yes, your card can be replaced but will be dated to the expiry date of the initial permit. To process the replacement you will need the receipt from your initial purchase, two (2) ID photos and you will be charged an admin fee to process the replacement.

What do I need to renew My Activity Permit?

  • Two (2) ID photos and proof of identity.

Is the My Activity Permit included in the cost of my Wild Card?

  • No it is not . The Wild Card is a national access card for leisure and the My Activity Permit only covers activities within Table Mountain National Park

Dog Walking

If I have a Wild Card do I have everything I need to walk my dog in Table Mountain National park?

  • No you need a My Activity Permit, level one, to do so.

What is a level 1 multi-user dog walking My Activity Permit?

  • This permit allows the main member and up to three (3) other additional members the opportunity to purchase a level 1 permit at a discounted rate. The discounted rate only applies to the additional members as the main member will still pay the standard tariff.

What does the level 1 multi-user dog walking My Activity Permit cost?

  • The main member will pay R210.00 and each additional member will pay R75.00 (up to three additional members may be appended to the main members' application). Rates quoted are subject to the annual tariff increases on 1 November annually.

How does the level 1 multi-user dog walking My Activity Permit work?

  • On application the main member may apply along with (up to) three additional members for a level 1 My Activity Permit to walk up to 2 dogs. The main member may only add additional members on application or renewal and may not do so during the course of the year, nor may a member's name be exchanged during the course of the membership.
    Each applicant has to complete and sign the application form and provide 2 x ID photos of themselves when the main member applies.
    Each applicant will receive their own My Activity Permit which they are obligated to carry with them when out walking the dog(s).
    Each applicant is bound by the same set of rules, terms, conditions, code of conduct and EMP for dog walking as the main member.

Do the additional members need to be family members of the main member?

  • No.

Can the level 1 multi-user dog walking My Activity Permit be used for commercial purposes in TMNP?

  • No.

How many dogs can be walked on a level 1 permit?

  • Two (2) dogs.

Can my spouse use my level 1 My Activity Permit to walk the dogs?

  • No, only the person in whose name the permit is issued, may use the permit.

Do I always need to carry My Activity Permit with me when I carry out an activity?

  • Yes.

Cycling

Can you enter the Cape of Good Hope (COGH) section of Table Mountain National Park to cycle on a Wild Card or My Green Card?

  • No you need to present a level 3 activity permit or you need to purchase the daily cycling permit.

If I have a level 3 activity permit do I have unlimited entries to COGH to cycle?

  • Yes.

Can I take a friend in with me on my level 3 activity permit?

  • No.

Is there a family version of the level 3 activity permit?

  • No.

Where else could I cycle with the level 3 activity permit?

  • You can cycle on a level 3 activity permit anywhere within Table Mountain National Park where cycling is allowed in terms of the EMP such as Silvermine and Tokai.

Can I enter the COGH section of Table Mountain National Park on my activity permit if I am not cycling?

  • No, you would then either need to pay the daily conservation fees at the gate or present a My Green card or Wild Card.

Who may purchase the daily cycling permit?

  • Both locals and foreign nationals may purchase the daily cycling permit.

Fishing

Click here to download the My Activity Permit form

Sales Outlets for the My Green Card and My Activity Permit

The Table Mountain National Park My Green Card and My Activity Permit is now available at the following Cape Town Tourism offices. Remember to take with you your 2 ID photos, ID and, in the case of the My Green Card, your printed proof of residence:

Tourism Offices

Blaauwberg

  • 1 Marine Drive, Table View
    t: +27 (0)21 521 1080 • f: +27 (0)21 521 1099
    blaauwberg@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 17:00
    Saturdays and Sundays: 09:00 - 13:00

Cape Town International Airport

  • Visitor Information Kiosk
    t: +27 (0)21 934 1949 (select '2')
    airport@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 06:00 - 21:00
    Saturdays and Sundays: 08:00 - 20:00

City Centre

  • Pinnacle Building, Cnr Burg & Castle Streets
    t: +27 (0)21 487 6800 • f: +27 (0)21 487 6859
    central@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:30 - 16:30
    Saturdays: 08:30 - 13:00

Kirstenbosch

  • Gate 1, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    t: +27 (0)21 762 0687 • f: +27(0)21 761 4223
    kirstenbosch@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Sundays: 08:30 - 16:30

Muizenberg

  • The Pavilion, Beach Road
    t: +27 (0)21 787 9140 • f: +27 (0)21 787 9150
    muizenberg@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 17:00
    Saturdays: 09:00 - 12:00

Simon's Town

  • 111 St George’s Street
    t: +27 (0)21 786 8440 • f: +27 (0)21 786 8459
    simonstown@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:30 - 17:00
    Saturdays and Sundays: 09:00 - 13:00

Somerset West

  • Southey's Vines, 186 Main Road
    t: +27 (0)21 840 1400 • f: +27 (0)21 840 1410
    somersetwest@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 - 18:00
    Saturdays and Sundays: 09:00 - 13:00

Langa

  • Guga S'Thebe Cultural Centre, Cnr Washington & Church Streets
    t: +27 (0)21 695 5098 • f: +27 (0)21 695 4981
    langa@capetown.travel
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 16:30

Table Mountain National Park offices:

Wild Card Sales & Renewals: Tokai Tourist Office

  • Tokai Tourist Office, Tokai Road, Tokai, 7945
    Mondays to Fridays: 08:00-16:00
    Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
  • Purchase a Wild Card online.

Marine Species Access Permit

A valid DAFF recreational fishing permit is required when purchasing Level 3 line fishing or Marine Species Access permit respectively for use in Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point).

FAQs: Marine Species Access Permit

Where can I buy a Marine Species Access Permit?

  • You can only purchase this permit from the Sanparks Tokai Tourism Sales office in Tokai Road, Tokai - Tel: (021) 712 7471

What do I need to take in with me when I go to purchase the Marine Species Access Permit?

  • You will need x 2 ID Photographs of yourself, your ID book and your valid annual DAFF recreational fishing permit from the post office.

How much does the permit cost?

  • It costs R720 and allows 12 entries into the Cape of Good Hope Section of the park for the movement and introduction of specified marine resources through a national park for recreational purposes.

Can I get another Marine Species Access permit in one season?

  • Yes you may get 3 renewals per fishing season after the purchase of the initial permit: same terms, costs and conditions of application apply.

Does the Marine Species Access Permit include level 1 . 2 and 3?

  • No it does not.

What are the current season dates for crayfishing?

  • Please refer to the Marine Section on our website for further information about season dates and regulations concerning crayfish diving/fishing.

Contact us

For more information on the TMNP My Green Card and Activity Permits , please contact the Tokai Tourist office on:

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