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TMNP takes elderly citizens to Cape Point

Table Mountain National Park today hosted a group of residents from the Beaconvale frail care centre in Mitchells Plain. The group was one of two special outreach trips that the Park organized as part of its National Parks celebrations.

20 residents and 2 staff members were picked up at the centre in the Table Mountain Bus, after which they were driven to the Cape of Good Hope. After the long drive, TMNP staff were on hand to provide a mid morning cup of tea and cake to the visitors. Then one of the highlights of the day – a ride on the Cape Point furnicular. TMNP partner, CONCOR, was kind enough to provide complimentary tickets for the group so that they too could enjoy the sights that millions of others have come to appreciate over the years.

One of the Beaconvale residents, 81 year old Florence Mack, says she’s been to a lot of places in her lifetime, but she’s never been to Cape Point. Mack and her friends marveled at the beautiful scenery – some members of the group even walked the more than 100 steps to the lighthouse. Just as things appeared to be getting too much for the group’s eldest member – a 92 year old lady, TMNP staff ushered them back to Bordjiesdrift, where lunch was waiting.

After the group had eaten their fill and taken a stroll around Bordjiesdrift, they got back on the bus to go and rest up at home after a wonderful day out.

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