End of an era for Two Oceans Restaurant
Since opening in December 1995, the Two Oceans Restaurant, Cape Point’s longstanding eatery, has reliably served the ravished – and often wind-whipped and rosy-cheeked – masses before, and after their journey to the pinnacle of one of South Africa’s greatest natural wonders. But after almost 26 years this has come to an end.
Managed by Thebe Tourism Group, the Cape Point concession consists of the funicular, Two Oceans Restaurant, Food Shop, a logo store and two gift stores. Brett Hendricks, Thebe Tourism Group’s General Manager explains, “The lease for the restaurant comes to an end on 30 June 2021, and while SANParks granted short term relief, it does not make it financially viable for the restaurant to continue trading. However, the take-away Food Shop will continue to trade Friday to Sunday until the lease expires in June.”
Discussions are underway with the relevant stakeholders to consider viable options from 1 July, to ensure that Cape Point will continue to have a food and beverage experience and this will be communicated in due course.
Although the park is open daily, due to the low traffic the funicular currently operates Thursdays to Sundays and holidays, while the Food Shop and gift stores operate Fridays to Sundays and holidays. Locals enjoy a reduced entry fee when producing their South African ID and the funicular rate has remained at its 2019 rate of R75 per person.