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Media Release: Free entry to celebrate Table Mountain National Park's 16th birthday

Date: 2014-04-24

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) turns 16 on 1 May 2014. As part of the celebrations we’re inviting all South African citizens to make the most of this Worker’s Day at Oudekraal, Perdekloof, Silvermine and Newlands Forest picnic and braai sites with our offer of FREE ENTRY. However, please note that the offer excludes free entry into the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony and Tokai Forest picnic site.  

Put your money where your feet go

Date: 2014-04-10

In November last year the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Table Mountain Region, in conjunction with TMNP Management and a number of passionate trail runners launched an initiative called "Running for the Mountain." The primary objective was to raise funds through trail running club events for the on-going rehabilitation and maintenance of the Park’s many jeep tacks and trails.  

Re-routing of Hoerikwaggo Trail

Date: 2014-03-18

A section of the Hoerikwaggo Trail between the Slangkop Tented Camp and the Silvermine Tented Camp, used by hikers to climb the southern slopes of Chapman’s Peak, will soon be closed. 

Media Release: Restricted access to Cape Point due to prescribed burns

Date: 2014-03-18

Two prescribed burns will take place in the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park in the near future. The areas identified are Da Gama Peak and the section next to the Cape Point Main Gate. This will consolidate last year’s burn of 252 hectares to reach a total of 710 hectares.  

What to do this Holiday around TMNP

Date: 2013-12-05

Summer holidays are around the corner and with the sun rays heating up the Mother City – here are some helpful tips and special promotions to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)

Media Release: More commercial Pine harvesting in Tokai Plantation, TMNP

Date: 2013-10-08

Following the successful harvest of pines along upper Tokai Road over the past few weeks,   a new compartment will be harvested starting tomorrow, Wednesday 09 October 2013.  The section, or ‘compartment’ of pines to be harvested is located along upper Tokai Road, adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park’s (TMNP) Tokai picnic and braai site.

Media Release: Waddle your way to this year's annual Penguin Festival

Date: 2013-10-02

It is that time of year where you can waddle with the penguins at the 11th annual Simon’s Town SANCCOB Penguin Festival, once again taking place at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town on Saturday, 12 October 2013.  

TMNP's new Restoration Trail is all about bringing back biodiversity

Date: 2013-09-27

SANParks Honorary Rangers, in an exciting partnership with Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, is working with experts from Table Mountain National Park, SANParks’ Cape Research Centre, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)and Kirstenbosch Gardens to create a very special threatened species trail in Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

Expression of Interest - Tourism PPP opportunity published on the SANParks website

Date: 2013-09-04

South African National Parks (SANParks) requests expressions of interest for the appropriate commercial use of the Hoerikwaggo Tented Camps and related tourism facilities at sites within the Table Mountain National Park

Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

Date: 2013-08-27

The annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week takes place between 9 and 13* September 2013 and offers all South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 South African National Parks. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.

Media Release: Commercial pine harvesting in Tokai Plantation, TMNP

Date: 2013-08-23

Come Monday 26 August 2013, harvesting of the next section of commercial pines in the Tokai plantation will begin. The pines will be harvested by forestry company, Cape Pine (formerly MTO Forestry) per the company’s harvesting schedule. The section, or ‘compartment’ of pines to be harvested is located along upper Tokai Road, opposite the Table Mountain National Park’s (TMNP) Tokai picnic and braai site.

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Prescribed "stack burning" for Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2013-04-25

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of fuel reduction/stack burns within various sections of the Park.

Media Release: West Coast Rock Lobster season closing on 1 April 2013

Date: 2013-03-27

The City of Cape Town reminds all Capetonians that the season for recreational fishing of West Coast rock lobster will close on Monday 1 April, 2013 at 16:00 p.m.

Tourism Cares announces Bob Whitley Grant to SANParks Honorary Rangers

Date: 2013-03-12

(CANTON, MASS) - Tourism Cares, the leading U.S. philanthropy supported by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tourism Cares Bob Whitley Grant will support the Honorary Rangers Program at Table Mountain National Park in South Africa. The $5,000 grant will allow the Rangers Program to continue to expand its dog patrol program at Table Mountain, a World Heritage site visited by 4.2 million visitors each year.

 

Statement by the Table Mountain Safety Forum

Date: 2013-02-25

24 February 2013 - Increasing safety on Table Mountain – major reductions in crime on the Mountain since the Forum was established.

Media Release: Prescribed burning in Table Mountain National Park due to take place in coming weeks

Date: 2013-02-08

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of biodiversity (prescribed) burns in various sections of the Park. Planned for March and April, these prescribed burns take place under very strict conditions and are carefully planned ahead of time.

Media Release: Plight of rhino receives widespread support

Date: 2013-01-30

Even though Cape Town may be physically removed from the Rhino poaching challenge, it does not mean that Capetonians stand aloof. Table Mountain National Park, representing various user groups therefore want to pledge our support toward the campaign to eradicate rhino-poaching in our country. 

Annual maintenance period for Table Mountain Cableway

Date: 2013-01-18

Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance for five (5) weeks this year, from Monday 22 July to Sunday 25 August 2013.

Media Release: Escape to the outdoors this Festive Season

Date: 2012-12-12

The Festive Season is upon us – the sun is out, the Cape Doctor has arrived – and with Table Mountain officially inaugurated as a New 7 Wonder of Nature, it’s the perfect excuse to escape to the outdoors these holidays! Here are some helpful tips to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park during the Festive Season:

 

Media Release: Weather conditions favour fires in Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2012-12-05

The month of November was particularly dry and windy and TMNP fire officials therefore expect a busy fire season in the months ahead. The expected adverse weather conditions will lead to an increase of fire flare-ups during this coming season.

Media Release: Table Mountain National Park takes top spot

Date: 2012-12-05

Table Mountain National Park has won the Best Performing Park award at the prestigious South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Friday, 30 November 2012.These national Awards recognise SANParks staff members and parks throughout the country for their exceptional performance during the year and their efforts in customer service excellence with various categories under the Chief Executive Awards. 

Media Release: Table Mountain National Park inaugurated as New 7 Wonder of Nature

Date: 2012-12-03

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), managed by South African National Parks (SANParks) was officially inaugurated as a New 7 Wonder of Nature in Pretoria today. Dr David Mabunda, SANParks CEO said this initiative has touched the lives of South Africans and  is a symbol of hope, unity and transformation. The mountain has brought South Africans together for a common goal, in line with SANParks vision of ‘Connecting to Society’.

Media Release: Table Mountain NP Visitor Safety Team ready and prepared for season

Date: 2012-11-30

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) yesterday congratulated 30 Visitor Safety Rangers in an official Passing Out Parade at the foot of Table Mountain. With a full squad of 60 visitor safety rangers and 11 visitor safety dogs, TMNP is ready and prepared for the peak festive season.

Flap your flippers to the Simon's Town Penguin Festival

Date: 2012-09-25

It’s time to get those flippers flapping to this year’s annual Penguin Festival, once again taking place at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town on Saturday, 13 October 2012. 

Joint media release: Baboon management on the Cape Peninsula

Date: 2012-09-06

31 August 2012 - It is confirmed that the euthanasia of a male raiding baboon took place this week on the Cape Peninsula. The euthanasia took place in order to reduce the frequency and severity of raiding behaviour by chacma baboons on the Cape Peninsula.

Media Release: SANParks gears up for week of free entry in September

Date: 2012-08-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2012 South African National Parks Week will be launched on Monday, 10th September 2012 at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.

Media Release: Plant a tree at Cecilia Car Park

Date: 2012-07-05

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) will be hosting a series of public tree planting days at Cecilia Car Park on Rhodes Drive in July and are inviting the public to get their hands dirty. 

A bird's eye view of Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2012-05-18

SANParks recently entered into a partnership with EyeFly , a company that provides aerial footage/views of extraordinary areas. 

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.


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