Media Release: Differential Fees For TMNP Take Effect From 1 November 2018
01 November 2017
Cape Town: On November 1 2018, new differential Conservation fees for Table Mountain National Park gates (TMNP) will take effect.
This, according to South African National Parks General Manager Strategic Tourism Services Joep Stevens who states that this is an effort to align TMNP fees with the rest of SANParks where differential fees were implemented as early as 2003.
At the time the differential system was implemented, a benchmarking exercise was embarked upon comparing our conservation fees to those of reputable national parks locally, across Africa, and globally with rates that were set accordingly continues Stevens.
The reason that differential Conservation Fees were not implemented in 2003 was due to the complexity of processing visitors at the two key access points, namely Cape Point and Boulders. The process required visitors to provide proof or residence and/or nationality and given these are high volume access points, it would delay access.
A new system is being sourced for these access points with the emphasis on reducing processing at the gates. Guests and operators will be able to capture permit details online before arrival and certain validation would take place for payment to be made before arrival.
“This means as of November 1, 2018 the standard conservation fees for Cape Point will be R300 (€19 or $21) for international adults, R150 for SADC nationals and R75 for SA Residents., while for Boulders this will amount to R150 (€9-50 or $11), R75 and R38 respectively,” says Stevens.
Besides the new access system currently being sourced, there are upgrades taking place at both facilities and SANParks believes that these two iconic destinations offer excellent value for money.
“We further aim to increase accessibility to South Africans, especially the sectors of society that do not traditionally visit national parks.”
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