14th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

The 14th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is currently underway at the Baxter Theatre. You can expect plenty of laughs from both international and local acts. Our favourites include the talented Tats Nkonzo (Johannesburg), the hilarious Mooky Cornish (Canada) & the legendary Marc Lottering (cape Ton)! Not forgetting the MC for the show Alan Committee, he’ll keep you entertained & laughing the entire night for sure! Fair warning though, do NOT arrive late for the show.

National selfie day!

A visit to Cape Point cannot be complete without taking your very own selfie. Whether it’s taken at the top of the lighthouse, along one of our trails or down at the Cape of Good Hope – we enjoy seeing all of your pictures! In order to celebrate National selfie Day, we thought we’d share a few of our recent favourites. Continue to post, tag and share your Cape Point selfie & who knows, we may repost your selfie next! Tag our handle @CapePointSA or #capepoint to ensure we see them!

 

Road works on Cape Point Main Road

An information update from South African National Parks regarding the current roadworks.

Table Mountain National Park has appointed a replacement roads contractor to complete the section of road works before the Rooikrans traffic circle on the Cape Point main road and work will soon recommence. The same contractor will also work on the Cape Point main road between Rooikrans and the Olifantsbos link road intersection

The park expects the site establishment to start on the 1st of June 2018 with construction starting shortly thereafter and to last for approximately 20 months.

Visitors & tour guides can expect a stop and go in place as well as short delays as traffic moves through the section of road works. Please also adhere to all traffic signage especially speed advisement’s.

Please allow some additional time for waiting in the queue especially at peak times of the day.

Please accept our apologies in advance for the discomfort the delays will have on a journey to and from Cape Point.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Cape Point Winter Special

Our annual winter special returns yet again to heat things up! Head to Cape Point between the 1st of June 2018 and the 31st of July 2018 where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride for free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular, when an adult return ticket is bought for R70.

The funicular, is the only one of its type in Africa, and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship. Hop in for a ride which will take you all the way to the top station, whilst enjoying the amazing Cape Point views.

Once you’ve built up an appetite, head on down to the Two Oceans Restaurant. Expect absolutely divine meals where kids eat free with any main meal ordered. Simply advise your waiter you’d like to claim the kids winter special and you’ll receive a free kiddies meal with each main meal ordered (sit-down only) – it’s that simple!

T&Cs for the Cape Point Winter special:

Specials are only as indicated herewith, and does not include entry into the gate.
Funicular: Children up to the age of 16 will ride free but must be accompanied by a paying adult when riding the funicular. A maximum of 2 kids ride free per adult return ticket bought. The free ticket must be used on the day it was purchased. Tickets may not be purchased in conjunction with any other special or with any discount cards (like Wild Cards, Green Cards, etc.). Restaurant: One free kids meal per main adult meal ordered. All free kid’s meals to be eaten in the restaurant. Kids must be present on site. The waiter must be told you’re claiming the kid’s winter special. Kids order from a special kids menu.

These specials are for children up to the age of 16.

Join Cape Point’s Rain Dance Challenge

 

The Rain Dance Challenge has been issued! Will you answer? 

Saving water isn’t just essential, it can also be fun! Join us in our journey to sustainability and take up the Rain Dance Challenge. Learn the moves and learn how you can help save water at our national parks and reserves.

Locals to pay less from November 2018

DIFFERENTIAL FEES FOR TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK TAKE EFFECT FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2018

This, according to South African National Parks General Manager Strategic Tourism Services Joep Stevens who states that this is an effort to align TMNP fees with the rest of SANParks where differential fees were implemented as early as 2003.

Table Mountain implements measures to save water

What visitors should know

The management of Table Mountain National Park would like to inform its day visitors to the park that water saving measures have been implemented especially in picnic areas such as Bordtjiesdrift and Buffelsbay in Cape Point, Boulders as well as in some of the other picnic sites which include Tokai, Silvermine and Oudekraal.

Where to braai at Cape Point

When the weather’s good, we like to braai! What better way to do this than outdoors with a beautiful view, the smell of the ocean and the sound of the sea. 

Accessibility at Cape Point

We often get asked how accessible Cape Point is for people with limited mobility or any other disabilities.  Here’s all the information you need.

Cape of Primates – Cape Point’s chacma baboons

Cape of Primates – Don’t feed the chacma baboons!

The Farmer Who Dressed Up as His Wife

Of all the stories about baboons of the Western Cape, perhaps the most interesting is the one about the farmer who tried to trick a meddlesome troop by putting on his wife’s dress and a wig.