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Media Release: Serial muggers handed 8 year prison sentence after TMNP ranger arrest

Date: 2015-02-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) has various plans in place to deal with safety and security in the park often leading to break-through’s such as the arrest of two serial muggers positively identified by the Table Mountain Visitor Safety Unit Rangers on Signal Hill in Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

Media Release: Table Mountain Rangers launches manhunt for perpetrators in heinous attack

Date: 2015-02-12

12 February 2015: Following a second mugging on Saturday 8 January 2015 in approximately the same vicinity of a previous mugging three weeks ago, Table Mountain National Park rangers have launched a massive manhunt for the perpetrators.  Rangers are daily combing the area in their search to prevent and apprehend the suspects.

Cape of Good Hope water line upgrade commences

Date: 2015-01-27

21 January 2015: Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would like to inform visitors of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) section of the Park. 

Table Mountain National Park - Information for the December/January festive season

Date: 2014-11-04

Information regarding to the December 2014/January 2015 festive season in Table Mountain National Park.

Cape Point Nature Run - Closures

Date: 2014-11-04

The Cape Point Nature Run takes place this weekend (9 November 2014) inside the Cape of Good Hope. As a result there will be minor closures taking place at Cape Point to accommodate the race.

Media Release: Annual rate increase - Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2014-11-03

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) announced their annual tariff increases which are required to keep up with the increased cost of managing the national park.  The annual rate increase took effect on Saturday, 1 November 2014. 

Media Release: SANCCOB & SANParks celebrate African penguins with festival and benefit auction

Date: 2014-10-24

23 October 2014 - On 11 October organisations around the world celebrated African Penguin Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin.  SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) and South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated APAD with a unique penguin festival and a star-studded benefit auction in aid of their African penguin conservation projects. 

Media Release: Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day

Date: 2014-10-09

The 11th of October 2014 is African Penguin Awareness Day (APAD) - a day dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin.

Notice regarding the closure of Dias Beach path - Cape of Good Hope

Date: 2014-09-17

Management of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would like to advise visitors to the park of the temporary closure of the stairs and boardwalk leading down to Dias Beach within the Cape of Good Hope Section. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

33% discount to online bookings for accommodation & camping in Cape region

Date: 2014-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 33% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at three National Parks in the Western Cape. 

Media Release: SANParks gears up for tourism growth

Date: 2014-06-20

The SANParks Infrastructure Program is in the process of investing significant amounts of money into various tourism infrastructures in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). 

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. 

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