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.


At the time the differential system was implemented, a benchmarking exercise was embarked upon comparing our conservation fees to those of reputable national parks locally, across Africa, and globally with rates that were set accordingly continues Stevens.
The reason that differential Conservation Fees were not implemented in 2003 was due to the complexity of processing visitors at the two key access points, namely Cape Point and Boulders. The process required visitors to provide proof or residence and/or nationality and given these are high volume access points, it would delay access.
A new system is being sourced for these access points with the emphasis on reducing processing at the gates. Guests and operators will be able to capture permit details online before arrival and certain validation would take place for payment to be made before arrival.


This means as of November 1, 2018 the standard conservation fees will be:

Cape Point
R303 (€19 or $21) for international adults,
R152 for SADC nationals and
R76 for SA Residents

Boulders
R150 (€9-50 or $11) for international adults,
R75  for SADC nationals and
R38  for SA Residents


Besides the new access system currently being sourced, there are upgrades taking place at both facilities and SANParks believes that these two iconic destinations offer excellent value for money.
“We further aim to increase accessibility to South Africans, especially the sectors of society that do not traditionally visit national parks.”

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Issued by: South African National Parks (SANParks)
Corporate Communications Tel: 012 426 5170
Media enquiries: Janine Raftopoulos, SANParks Head of Communications. Contact: Tel: 012 426 5170, cell: 071 444 3121 or email: janine.raftopoulos@sanparks.org
Or
Reynolds Thakhuli General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations.
Tel: 012 426 5170, Mobile: 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

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7 COMMENTS

Karen van der Merwe

20 November 2019, 10:04 am
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Hi,

I’m considering taking our staff for a year end function to Boulders Beach and Cape Point and have to look at the rates. A lot of our staff are Zimbabwean and Malawian that is here on a work permit. What rate will they pay?

Thanks
Karen

    Fatima Anter

    26 November 2019, 12:14 pm
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    Good day,

    Thank you for your message.

    Our SADC National rate is R160.

    Please note that you will need to provide identification at the gate upon entry in order to qualify for this rate.

    See you soon!

Mark

24 December 2019, 7:33 am
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Hie why us as african paying different prices

    Fatima Anter

    28 December 2019, 9:17 am
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    Good day,

    As SANParks manages entry into the reserve, this is their standard process throughout all of their parks.

Zelda Simon

29 December 2019, 5:57 pm
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Hi what are entry requirements at the park now, and does the cable car operate? (Where can we find its timetable)
Kind regards
Thank you

    Fatima Anter

    7 January 2020, 6:42 am
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    Good day,

    With regards to entry into our reserve, the standard rate is R320pp and R160 for kids. South Africans who produce a valid ID or driver’s licence will pay R80 and kids R40 entry. This is a separate cost to our funicular.

    The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. It’s the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship.

    The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. The funicular leaves from the lower station every three minutes comfortably accommodates 40 passengers per car and can transport 450 persons to the upper lighthouse per hour, making it the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse even during peak times

    Purchase your funicular tickets ahead of your next Cape Point visit here: http://bit.ly/2yTC75x

Tendani

5 February 2020, 4:56 pm
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Hi we’re have to visit with my friend I need to know wat time a u avalleble bcs I want to visit on 23 may 2020

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