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Experience Table Mountain National Park

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.

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The Orangekloof Tents (ORT2) - Hoerikwaggo

Fall asleep under a myriad stars and awake to the healing sounds of nature. Our picturesque and comfortable tented camps, situated in unrivalled natural surroundings offer the ideal getaway.View the Orange Kloof Tented Camp information...

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Notices and visitor tips

  • Please note that the free entry week into national parks (SA National Parks Week) ended last weekend. Cape Nature is now offering free entry into all nature reserves in the Western Cape and we ask that this is not confused with national parks. In the same breath we encourage you to also make the most of this wonderful opportunity to explore nature reserves in the Western Cape.
  • Silvermine Dam:
    Braaing at Silvermine Dam will be closed as of the 01 October 2016 for the fire season. With just under two weeks left, this serves as the perfect location for a Heritage Day braai!
  • Oudekraal Picnic Site:
    Please note that Oudekraal Picnic site will be closed on the 5th of November 2016 for an exclusive use of function and will reopen again on the 6th of November 2016 to the public.
  • We request that everyone who parks their car inside the park be sure not to leave valuables in the car at any point and that the car is properly locked before departing. At Cape Point we have experienced a number of car break ins in recent months and we request you be extra vigilant in this location.
  • All recreational users are reminded that the presence and movement of great white sharks in waters around the park increases at this time of the year. Please be extra vigilant as none of our beaches have life guards or shark spotters on site.
  • Gate upgrade at Cape Point:
    The road at the gate is being redesigned to accommodate the upgrade of the gate. This is causing slightly longer delays on arrival at peak times. Please be patient as we process people through the gate as quickly as possible.
  • If you are entering on a wild card please have it ready to present on arrival or your confirmation letter. If you don’t have a current confirmation letter please call 021 7127471 and ask them to email you a copy.
  • If you are a tour guide please ensure your tour guide card is available to check and is valid.
  • Pokémon Advisory:
    TMNP cautions all visitors to be aware of their surroundings when playing Pokémon Go. Pokémons have been spotted in Table Mountain National Park and we would request that you consider your personal safety too when catching these pokémons.
  • Buses at Cape Point:
    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:
    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.
  • Hikers and Recreational Users Advisory: Fire-affected Areas in Simon's Town:
    The fire-affected areas are as follow:
    From Klawer Valley over the Swartkopberg Mountain into Simon's Town.
    North Peak, Swartkop and Simonsberg have burnt from Signal School through Blockhouse Gap to Rocklands.
    It is not recommended that Blockhouse Gap be used for hiking at this time.
    Signal School steps and Admirals Waterfall path is still open, as well as is the area from Signal School to Red Hill Road.
  • 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 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.
  • TMNP recommends that all activities including but not limited to walking, jogging, trail running, cycling and horse riding are to be carried out in groups of four or more.
  • Stay on demarcated pathways and trails.
  • Wear the correct hiking gear and shoes.
  • Do not carry valuables, cash, cameras, etc.
  • Cycle, hike or run during daylight hours only.
  • Keep an eye on the weather and other mountain conditions.
  • Inform at least one other person not participating in an activity with you of your destination and estimated arrival time.

What to do - Featured attraction

Visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony

Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination.

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Virtual Itinerary

Two days in Table Mountain National Park

Spend two days in Table Mountain National Park, exploring the natural beauty of Cape Town. Climb mountains, picnic in forests, share a beach with penguins, hike amidst fynbos and ascend to a lighthouse in a Flying Dutchman.

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Main Attractions

  1. Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope
  2. Boulders Penguin Colony
  3. Silvermine
  4. Table Mountain
  5. Signal Hill and Lions Head

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4bed Wash House Room (PLR4C)
  • 4 single beds with bedding
  • Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
  • Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar)
  • Communal braai area
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2bed Orangekloof Tent (ORT2)
  • 2 Single beds with mattresses
  • Additional pax must supply own mattress
  • Additional pax requests submitted to the Park only
  • Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
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4bed Wash House Room (PLR4)
  • 4 single beds with bedding
  • Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept)
  • Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar)
  • Communal braai area

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