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.
If you want to have a truly unique Cape Point experience, make an effort to get here early on Sunday morning. To gain entrance into the reserve, you will need to be at the entrance gate by 5:30 am on the day of the race. Cape Point’s sunrises are out of this world, so it is well worth the extra effort to get up early.
You will only be able to leave Cape Point again once the last cyclists have gone past, which should be around 2pm. So plan ahead with a flask of coffee and some sunrise snacks, and come prepared to enjoy a full day at Cape Point.
There are also several road closures in and around Cape Town that may impact on your journey to and from Cape Point:
Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), and Noordhoek Rd (M6) to Princess Str will be closed from Saturday 5 March at 6pm until Sunday 6 March at 5pm.
Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) and De Waal Drive (M3) will close to traffic leaving the CBD on Sunday 6 March at 5:30am.
M3 towards Cape Point will be closing from 6am onwards.
Main Road (M4) through Tokai, Muizenberg, Fishhoek, Glencairn and Simon’s Town will start closing at 6:15am. These roads will only begin to reopen after 12pm.
Slangkop Road (M82), Soetwater to Kommetjie Road (M65) will close between 6:45am and 3pm.
Sunday 6th of March will be a fantastic day to experience Cape Point, with fewer visitors and the unique atmosphere of the Cycle Tour just on our doorstep, but please ensure that you get here well ahead of time to avoid any inconveniences with the road closures.
*Pic by Nick Muzik at http://www.nickmuzik.com