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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)
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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