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.
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:
Keep the winter chills at bay with Cape Point’s mid-year specials (1 June to 31 July 2016) where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular when an adult return ticket is bought for R58. Head up to the lighthouse and enjoy 360-degree land and sea views – if you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale or two. Pop into the Lighthouse 5 store (at the top funicular station) or the Logo Store (at the parking lot) and you’ll receive a free Cape Point placemat and coaster set with every purchase over R400.
The launch of Google South Africa’s Mzanzi Experience – Discover South Africa at Cape Point sees Google Maps Street View venturing into the Table Mountain National Park for the first time, giving its billion plus active montly users the opportunity to walk across Dias Beach and hike up through Fynbos lined paths to the lighthouse to drink in the spectacular view.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is taking place on Sunday 6 March, 2016, which means there will be some road closures that affect access to Cape Point. The good news is we’ll still be open, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to visit us.
Please take note of the scheduled maintenance on the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point from 8th to the 16th of February.
The City will simulate an emergency exercise in Simon’s Town to test the response of various agencies to a rail disaster.
Cape Point experienced a 7.2% increase in visitor numbers to 112 103 in December 2015, with 102 153 individuals specifically entering the park during the 21 peak season days from December 16 to January 5.