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Change of contact details and physical address for TMNP Marine Unit

Please note the change of contact details and address for TMNP Marine Unit:

  • Tel: 021 783 0234
  • Fax: 021 783 0174
  • Physical address: 2 Light House Road, Kommetjie, 7975 (No longer based at Signal School)

Change of TMNP's postal address

Please note that the Table Mountain National Park's postal address has transferred from Constantia Postal Services to Blue Route Postal Services, situated in Blue Route Mall, Cape Town.
The new postal address: Table Mountain National Park, P.O. Box 37, Steenberg, 7947.

Buses at Cape Point Gate

Large buses need to exercise caution when using the bus lane at Cape Point Main Gate as we are in the process of adding an additional lane to the gate. Although there are barrier fences up and warning and directional signage in place, the lane is narrower than usual due to the upgrade. In addition there are workers and delivery vehicles on site so we ask that drivers be extra cautious when approaching the facility.

Tokai closures

All footpaths/tracks/access points leading from Silvermine West to Tokai are closed. This includes the Level 5 access point, the footpath from Elephants Eye down to Tokai, as well as the Vlakkenberg track from the Masts. Upper Tokai is closed due to tree felling operations.

Trail closures in TMNP due to fires

  • Red Hill Trail via Kleinplaas Dam to Slangkop is closed until the repairs to the trail post-fire can be affected.
  • Swartkopberg Trail is under repair and currently closed.
  • The Chapmans Peak footpath (on the Noordhoek side) is closed indefinitely.

Cape Point construction update

  • Construction at Cape of Good Hope Main Gate is underway. While you may experience minor delays the gate entrance will remain open to the public. We appeal to vehicles using the bus lane to exercise caution due to the proximity of the construction site.

Fire: Redhill to Kommetjie

Please note that the trail from Redhill to Slangkop is closed until the damage in this location has been assessed. Currently no access is granted to this area for all recreational users until the safety of the area has been determined.

Hikers and Recreational Users Advisory: Fire-affected Areas in Simon's Town

A fire has swept through a portion of Table Mountain National Park in the Simon's Town area. The fire-affected areas are as follow:

  1. From Klawer Valley over the Swartkopberg Mountain into Simon's Town.
  2. North Peak, Swartkop and Simonsberg have burnt from Signal School through Blockhouse Gap to Rocklands.
  3. It is not recommended that Blockhouse Gap be used for hiking at this time.
  4. Signal School steps and Admirals Waterfall path is still open, as well as is the area from Signal School to Red Hill Road.
  5. The trail from Redhill to Slangkop is closed until the damage in this location has been assessed.

The slopes on this mountain consist of small loose rocks, mixed with larger boulders. They are also north facing slopes, with very slow vegetation recovery, so the soils will be exposed. The sensitivity of the vegetation, means that any sort of trampling should be avoided. We would ask you be sensitive to the damage that has been caused by the fire and allow the area some time to recover.

Filming, Events and Functions

Table Mountain National Park will close for all filming, events and functions (bar Signal Hill) on 15 December 2016 and reopen on 18 January 2017.

Oudekraal remains open for function bookings.

This natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula. The mountain chain stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South and is also home to the world’s smallest, yet most diverse floral kingdom, The Cape Floristic Region.

Table Mountain National Park is a must-visit for anyone in Cape Town, local or international. From open access hikes and beautiful forest walks to pristine picnic and day-visit spots to secluded picturesque accommodation facilities throughout the park, there is plenty to do, see and experience.

Conservation fees are payable at Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, Silvermine and the picnic sites (Oudekraal, Newlands, Perdekloof and Tokai).

Must sees for this park include:

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