Why you need a My Green Card

The TMNP My Green Card is available exclusively to South African residents of Cape Town, and provides the holder with 12 free entries into any of the Table Mountain National Park’s pay points.

The month of love: our favourite pics

It’s that time of the year when everyone gets all mushy  – we see it all over; it happens on TV, at home, at the office and even at Cape Point. But it doesn’t only have to be about romance; love comes in many forms: loving each other, loving nature and even just loving life. These are our favourite pics this month:

10 romantic things to do at Cape Point

 

Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a regular day, Cape Point is a must-do for a romantic day out. These are some of the things you and your loved one can do at this iconic attraction.

Cape of flames

Fires, fynbos and ‘fire stick’ farmers

Fighting fire
It was 11am when Dean Harrison’s team got the call.  They were working in Tokai, battling the huge Cape wildfire of March 2015 that had started in the mountains above Muizenberg and spread as far as Constantia and Chapman’s Peak. The team of ten brave souls had been at it for four days in a row, grinding out 12 hour shifts in the crucible of smoke and heat.

The Cape Point Explorer bus

Cape Point now has its own dedicated “Red Bus”.

The Cape Point Explorer is a full day’s excursion with an English-speaking guide aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach, featuring a drive through picturesque Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and a visit to Boulders Beach with its famous colony of African penguins. The tour then continues to Cape Point, with an optional hike to the Cape of Good Hope headland.

Two Oceans Restaurant no longer serving West Coast rock lobster

Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point will, with immediate effect, no longer be offering West Coast rock lobster (crayfish) on their menu.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point: Episode 1

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are. Listen to the first episode below:

The Cape of Pioneers

The Rounding of Cape Point

Part 1: The first attempt – Bartolomeu Dias

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the first sailing ship to have rounded the Cape of Good Hope, is that it didn’t.

 

The Cape of climbs

The Funicular Trams

A tough trip to the top

In 1877, the lighthouse keeper at the Cape Point lighthouse began to keep a visitor’s book. The objective was partly for his own records and amusement, and partly to reward those who had made the arduous trip.

20 Days, 20 Deals at Cape Point

The funicular turns 20 in less than a month and to celebrate, we’re doing giveaways, discounts, freebies, and loads of deals. Between 26 November and 16 December early birds at Cape Point will be rewarded.