Seasonal Information Table Mountain National Park 2018 to 2019

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Seasonal Information Table Mountain National Park 2018 to 2019

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From notices here :

Visitor Safety and Indemnity

• The Park recommends that you never carry out your activity alone and strongly recommends you always have four or more buddies with you when out hiking, trail running. cycling or horse riding etc.

• Please load our emergency number into your phone before setting off 0861 106 417 or 107 ( from a landline) and let someone know which route you will follow and when to expect you to return home.

• Please do not carry your valuable with you when carrying our your activity

• Entry to the park remains at all times at your own risk and subject to the conditions of the Protected Areas Act for all sites in the park. Please heed the high crime signage alerts across the park.

Water

• Cape Town currently has water restrictions in place. Please report any leaking tap, toilet or pipe to the staff on duty.

• The showers in picnic sites and coastal ablutions have been switched off in line with current restrictions as have open taps outside of ablution blocks. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water or make use of retail outlets in and around the park.
• Additional water restrictions may be implemented in our tourism facilities in line with water supply at the time.

Cape Point

• The Rooikrans satellite parking area will be available as overflow parking for Cape Point between the 15th of December 2018 and the 05th of January 2019. There will be buses available to transport visitors to and from Rooikrans and they will run for free between the dates mentioned.

• Additional staff are in place to assist visitors with parking at Cape Point over the festive period. Visitors are encouraged to follow the directional signage that will be in place over this time frame indicating parking availability and waiting times at Cape Point.

• Visitors are encouraged to visit the park early in the day to avoid midday congestion at Cape Point and the picnic sites.

• A capacity allocation will be implemented at Cape Point and the gates will be closed daily when this threshold is reached.

• The beaches at Cape Point do not have life guards and you swim in the tidal pool or ocean at your own risk.

• Braaing allowed at Buffelsbay and Bordjiesrif picnic sites only.


Baboons are present in the park. Please do not feed the baboons and make sure that all food is packed away if baboons are present.
• For more information : 021 780 9204

Boulders

• Penguins are best viewed from the three boardwalks starting at the Boulders Visitor Centre

• Visitors should pay careful attention to tides as this limits the available space on the beach. When the beach has reached capacity the gates are closed The high and low tides are advertised at the entrance points daily although we would encourage visitors to consider this in advance when planning to visit Boulders to avoid disappointment.

• We do not have life guards on duty at Boulders Beach and you swim at your own risk.

• Boulders Hours of Operation during December and January are: 07h00 – 19h30

• No gazebos or tents are allowed on the beach, only standard umbrella’s. No alcohol or smoking is permitted in the park.

• Note selfie sticks are banned and we ask you respect the penguins space.

• No braaing permitted at Boulders

• For more information : 021 786 2329

• Parking is limited at Boulders and the parking areas become quickly congested. Should you encounter any traffic issues over season please contact 021 799 5100 and 021 812 4580

Silvermine

• No braaing is allowed in the summer months in Silvermine at the sites around the reservoir.

• We however do allow picnicking all year round. The picnic sites around the reservoir operate on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved.

• Cycling is only allowed during gate operating hours, and not at night.

• Day permits for cycling are available at the Gate 1 access point and may only be presented for use at this access point.

• There are no lifeguards on duty at the Silvermine reservoir and you swim at your own risk

• Baboons do move through Silvermine. Please do not feed the baboons and make sure that all food is packed away if baboons are present.

• Silvermine Gate 1 opens at 7h00 closes at 19h00

• No entry permitted after 18:00 and no pass-outs allowed.

• A capacity allocation will be implemented at Silvermine and the gates will be closed when this allocation is reached

• Silvermine has a policy of “what you bring in ,you take out.” Visitors to please take their litter with them.

Tokai

• The Tokai Picnic site is open 365 days a year to members of the public and visitors are permitted to braai year round.

• No alcohol, music or gazebos allowed in the picnic site.

• Tokai Picnic Site at 7h00 closes at 18h00

• No entry permitted after 16:00 and no pass-outs allowed. No gazebos or tents are allowed, only standard umbrella’s. Please bring your own grid.

• Fires to be made in demarcated braaing sites/areas only.

• Baboons do enter the picnic site on occasion. Please do not feed the baboons and make sure that all food is packed away if baboons are present.

• Note there is an additional charge per vehicle entering the picnic site over and above the per adult child or child entry fee.

• For more information : contact the Tokai Picnic Kiosk: 021 715 5849

Oudekraal

• The Oudekraal Picnic site is open year round and operates on a first come first serve basis. In the summer Oudekraal is open daily

• Oudekraal picnic site has no credit card machine and all entries have to be paid for in cash on arrival or upon production of a wild or green card.

• No alcohol or music is allowed in the picnic site. No gazebos or tents are allowed, only standard umbrella’s. Please bring your own grid.

• We do not have a life guard on duty at Oudekraal and you swim in the ocean at your own risk.

• Parking is limited.

• Open at 08h00 and closes at 18h00

• For more information: 021 422 1601

Newlands Picnic Site

• Newlands Picnic site has no credit card machine and all entries have to be paid for in cash on arrival or upon production of a wild or green card.

• No alcohol allowed. No bookings are taken for this site and it works on first come first serve basis.

• Please bring your own grid.

• No lifeguard on duty at the Dam - swimming strictly at own risk. The Dam is also a water source for fire suppression operations aerial support. Visitors must remain out of the water should these incidents take place

• Opens at 07h00 and closes at 18h00

• For more information: 021 422 1601

Newlands Forest

• Serious parking problems occurs with the Newlands Forest Parking area over weekends with the official parking area overflowing at approximately 09:00 on the weekends. Visitors to Newlands Forest are requested to please comply with the applicable signage and not to park illegally. Cars that are parked illegally will be fined and cars that are blocking the entrance/exit for TMNP fire fighting vehicles will be towed away.

• An activity permit is required to walk you dog or cycle in Newlands Forest

• For more information: 021 422 1601

Wild Cards and Green Cards

• Wild card and My Green card holders are reminded they need to produce proof of identification upon entering at all park gates. Every adult entering with a My Green Card holder also has to produce a valid form of SA ID.

• To facilitate entry at TMNP gates with your wild card please also have your confirmation letter available on request. A copy of the confirmation letter can be emailed to you if you call 0861 46 9453 or 021 712 7471

• A Wild Card and a My Green Card cannot be used to enter to go fishing, cycling or to walk your dog for example

• More information and sales locations are available on : https://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mo ... ermits.php

• For more information: 021 712 7471 or 021 487 6800

Signal Hill

• Parking at Signal Hill is always challenging and we advise to avoid the congestion that you visit the site first thing in the morning before the bulk of the tourists arrive.

Film and Events

• We do not issue any film and event permits between 14th December and 15th January.

• Film office will reopen 8th January 2019 : to contact this office please email Saskia Marlowe on [email protected]

• For more information call 021 712 0527 or 021 712 7471

Marine Protected Area

• Please make sure you always have in your possession a valid fishing permit and any official form of identification

• Pay attention to the boundaries of No Take Zones and West Coast Rock Lobster Sanctuary

• Please take note adhere to fishing permit conditions, more especially size and bag limit

• Report any poaching activities within TMNP:MPA, please contact TMNP emergency number at 086 110 6417 or 021 783 0234

• It is our responsibility as the management Authority and all relevant stakeholders to ensure sustainable utilisation of Marine Living Resources is maintained at all times

• SAY NO TO POACHING AS POACHING IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT!

Fire

• We are in fire season and ask that you be vigilant at all times. Should you notice a fire anywhere on the mountain please call the TMNP emergency number at 086 110 6417 or 107 from a landline and 021 480 7700 from a mobile phone. …….. Do not attempt to fight the fire on your own.
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