In the spirit of Heritage Day, we’re in the mood to give you some freebies.
Don’t have transport to Cape Point for SANParks week? Join Metrorail on a journey to the most south-westerly point of Africa and be a tourist in your own city while you are surrounded by the richness of the Table Mountain National Park’s Cape Point.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is having its 11th annual SANParks Week from 12-18 September 2016. The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities.
Cape Point has a free audio tour that provides an all-encompassing sensory experience, while you’re exploring the beauty of this iconic site.
On one of their regular visits to Cape Point, our marketing team decided to participate in the latest craze, Pokemon Go. Here’s how marketing manager, Judiet Barnes, says it went down:
Cape Point is one of the country’s most popular tourist sites, but many people who visit here are unaware of the secrets and fascinating facts that have helped to make this unique rocky promontory what it is today.
Here are 12 surprising facts you may not have known about Cape Point:
With the school holidays coming up, we know you’re going to be looking for things to keep the little ones busy. Here’s a list of 78 things to do. Why didn’t we just make it 80…or a 100? We like 78 – it has a nice ring to it and if we filled all the gaps, there won’t be place for your suggestions.
It’s #BestFriendsDay (8 June 2016) and we’re giving away an awesome prize to two lucky besties. Share a pic of you and your best friend(s) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and you could win a selfie stick, a sweet treat, free entrance to Cape Point, a ride on the Flying Dutchman Funicular and free lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant for you and your friend, plus a cool picture frame to place your winning pic in. Don’t forget the hashtag #CapePointBestie and tag us (@CapePointSA). Get snapping and send us your entries by Friday 10 June 2016. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:
The theme for World Environment Day (5 June 2016) is ‘Go Wild for Life’, taking a zero tolerance approach to the illegal wildlife trade. Wildlife trade is the sale or exchange of wild animals (dead or alive) or plants to be used for food, curios, medicinal ingredients, skins or even as trophies. Legal wildlife trade is regulated, however, illegal trade has grown tremendously and is now one of the major illegal money-making trades.