Table Mountain National Park and Differential Tariffs

SANParks announced on 1 November 2017 that Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would be charging differential tariffs as of 1 November 2018 at all its entry gates. These entry gates include Cape Point, Boulders, Silvermine, Tokai and the Picnic sites. A year’s notice was afforded to allow the public and commercial business the opportunity to prepare for the rates change.

All the other 19 National parks have been charging differential tariffs since 2005 and Table Mountain National Park has moved to follow suit.

As of 1 November 2018, the park will have three rates for entry at the gates.

The Standard rate which is what Foreign Visitors will pay. No documentation is required to be submitted at the gate upon entry on this rate

The SADC rate afforded to those visitors who can prove they are SADC Nationals by producing their original passport on arrival at the gate. This requirement is in place for every adult who enters the park on this rate and not just the driver of the vehicle.

And the Local rate which South African Residents will be charged if they can prove they are SA residents at the gate on entry.

To claim the SA rate on arrival the accepted documentation is one of the following:

SA ID Book, SA ID Card, SA Drivers Licence, SA Passport, proof of Permanent Residency or valid visa (work, spousal, volunteer, retirement, study). Every adult in the vehicle who wishes to claim the South African rate on entry must provide proof they are South African. It is not sufficient that the driver of the vehicle can prove they are South African.

Proof of your local address is regrettably not accepted. It needs to be an official document as listed above.

Children under 18 do not need to supply proof of South African identification when entering with an adult South African provided the adult qualifies for the SA rate on the date of entry.

Refunds will not be offered for those who pay the standard tariff on entry and then post departure submit proof of South African Identification.

The park requests all locals visiting the park to have their SA identification at hand when stopping at the gate kiosk to facilitate the quick processing of all vehicles through the gates.

All children over the age of 12 are billed as adults, a policy applied across all National Park gates.

Should you plan to visit regularly we would suggest you consider applying for a Wild Card through our loyalty programme.

Cape Point

Conservation Fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R76 per adult per day
R39 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport): R152 per adult per day
R76 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors): R303 per adult per day
R152 per child, per day

 

 

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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.

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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.

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