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Media Release: TMNP launches latest Access Card for locals
The card, available exclusively to Cape Town residents, provides twelve free entries into any of the TMNP pay-point entrances to the park – Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal, Silvermine and the braai/picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. The cost of the card, R80, is linked to the cost of one adult entry into Cape Point. The cost of the card (and Cape Point entrance fee) will increase to R85 on 1 November 2011, as is standard with all South African National Parks tariffs.
“From its early years, the park has recognised the need for affordable access for local residents and introduced the Go Green Card in as early as 1999. This card was replaced by the Cape Town Wild Card, which has now subsequently been revised again as the My Green Card” says Park Manager for TMNP, Paddy Gordon. “We still endeavour to make the park accessible to the broader community of Cape Town and this is achieved through the saving of at least R880 when using a My Green Card. We anticipate welcoming new visitors who recognise the use of this card as a new opportunity, as well as visitors who historically visited the park, returning to favourite destinations of the past.”
“Hi-Tec has a long established relationship with SANParks and is delighted to partner with TMNP on the My Green Card. We are committed to supporting initiatives which allow the public the opportunity, at low cost, to experience the Cape’s wonderful fauna and flora, hopefully in their Hi-Tec footwear!” says Hi-Tech Marketing Manager, Ian Little.
What sets My Green Card apart from previous TMNP local access cards is that card production and administration costs have been significantly reduced, ensuring that the bulk of the purchase price goes directly into conservation efforts. Also unlike its predecessors, My Green Card will be easy to obtain in a variety of places throughout the Cape Town Metropole via TMNP offices immediately and Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres from September this year.
When purchasing TMNP’s My Green Card - you will require:
- a South African ID,
- 2 ID photographs and
- proof of residence.
Wanika Rusthoi, Public Relations Officer: Cape Cluster*, South African National Parks, cell: 072 060 8188, e-mail: Wanika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Biondi, Regional Marketing Manager Cape Region *, South African National Parks (SANParks), Tel: 27 (0) 21 799 8873, cell: 072 283 8315, e-mail: email@example.com
*Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa and West Coast National Parks