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Table Mountain National Park
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.
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.
(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.
24 February 2013 - Increasing safety on Table Mountain – major reductions in crime on the Mountain since the Forum was established.
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.
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.
Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance for five (5) weeks this year, from Monday 22 July to Sunday 25 August 2013.
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:
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANParks recently entered into a partnership with EyeFly , a company that provides aerial footage/views of extraordinary areas.
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.
Cape Town, Thursday, 3 May 2012: Table Mountain’s status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature has become official after an international audit confirmed the result of a global voting process.
On the 7th of March 2012, at the Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre in the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), the Boulders and Buffelsfontein Volunteer Groups handed over a donation of R37 000.00 to the park for the purchasing of five camera traps and night vision equipment to be used in the study of animal behaviour as well as anti-poaching operations.
Proposals for the future upgrade, management and landscaping of the Tokai Manor precinct will be presented at a public open day on Tuesday, 7 February. The open day will be held in the historic Tokai Manor house which now forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
The City of Cape Town, in collaboration with the South African National Parks (SANParks), is pleased to announce the re-opening of Burghers’ Walk in Simon’s Town as of Friday 9 December 2011.
Summer holidays are around the corner and with the summer sun heating up and early summer winds blowing a gale – here are some helpful tips and a sneak peek into 2012 to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park...
The initial deadline, 1 December 2011, for the registration of individuals and companies who make use of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) for commercial activities has been extended by six months to 1 June 2012.
Celebrations erupted at the V&A Waterfront on Friday November 11 as Table Mountain was named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.
Over the past weekend, South Africans were called upon to give something back to Mr Nelson Mandela, by voting for Table Mountain to be elected as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Mr Mandela used to call Table Mountain his ‘Mountain of Hope”.
The time has come to reveal Table Mountain’s fate in its battle to be named a New7Wonder of Nature and the results will be announced during a free concert at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre on Friday 11 November.
There are a couple more days left before voting closes for the 7Wonders of Nature contest. Table Mountain needs your vote.
On Saturday 29 October Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward will be hoping to see as many runners as possible take to the mountains in the annual Tokai Forest 15 km Run, hosted by Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) and Foresters Running Club and sponsored jointly by First Ascent and SANParks.
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has re-opened the newly reinstated Cecilia Car Park. The popular car park, along Rhodes Drive, provides visitor access to Cecilia plantation. It was closed in January this year due to the commercial harvesting of pine trees in the surrounding plantation.
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