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Fun filled Penguin Festival for African Penguin Awareness Day in Table Mountain National Park

20 September 2016

20 September 2016 - On 8 October, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and South African National Parks (SANParks) are hosting the annual Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town to celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day. The day is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, the only penguin endemic to the African continent.

Position Statement: Tokai and Cecilia Plantations

26 August 2016

<p>The devastating March 2015 fires which burnt Upper Tokai plantation have refocused the public&rsquo;s attention on the future of the area. Over the past few months a range of letters, opinions, sms&rsquo;s, advertisements and campaigns have been published and aired in the media and other platforms on the safety issue and status of remaining plantations in the Lower Tokai area of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).&nbsp;</p>

Media Release: Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay

31 May 2016

On Saturday 28 May 2016, 90 local members of the South African Stranding Network (SASN) attended a three hour training session that was jointly presented by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Branch Oceans and Coasts and the City of Cape Town (COCT) at the NSRI Strandfontein beach rescue centre. During the training session two life-like model whales were used in simulations of rescue procedures for stranded cetaceans that have been adopted under a National Response Plan developed by this network and coordinated by the DEA. 

Fuel reduction burns to take place in Table Mountain National Park

22 April 2016

21 April 2016:  The Fire Management Department will be conducting controlled burns in various sections of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) in the coming weeks. The TMNP is in the process of conducting a series of fuel reduction burns in the northern, central and southern sections of the park as done annually. 

Media Release: Revised EMP for Road Cycling And Mountain Biking in the TMNP Relased for Comment

01 April 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Table Mountain Mountain Bike (TMMTB) Forum have over the past few months been revising the current 2002 cycling Environmental Management Programme (EMP) for the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). A draft of the revised EMP will be released for public comment on Monday, 4 April on the TMNP and TMMTB Forum websites while hardcopies of the report and maps will be available at various libraries throughout the Cape metropolitan area and selected TMNP offices.

Media Release: Another tragic accident on Table Mountain National Park

09 February 2016

The management of Table Mountain National Park wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family of the young man who fell to 30 metres on Lion’s head on Friday evening. Unfortunately the 26 year old from Paarl died of his injuries before he could be rescued.

Media Release: Body found on Table Mountain

02 February 2016

1 February 2016 - The Management of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased male that was found near Breakfast Rock on the popular Kasteelspoort hiking route above Camps Bay yesterday morning.  Details of the identity of the man are being withheld until next of kin have been informed of the tragedy. 

Media Release: Gale Force South Easterly Fanning across Table Mountain National Park

12 January 2016

12 January 2016 - The weekend saw the ignition of several vegetation fires across sections of Table Mountain National Park. Fires at Devils Peak and Signal Hill were largely contained but because of gale force south easterly winds these areas continue to be monitored. The biggest concern however is a fire that started on Sunday near the Red Hill informal settlement which was contained on the same day but flared up once again in the early hours of Monday morning.  This fire is now covering an expanse from Red Hill to Ocean View via Scarborough and Misty Cliffs.

What to do this holidays in Table Mountain National Park

15 December 2015

15 December 2015 - Summer holidays are upon us and with the sun rays heating up the Mother City here are some helpful tips and special promotions to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) and surrounding sites. Please see below tips to enjoy a safe and happy holiday within Table Mountain National Park.

Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

16 September 2015

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one week from the Monday, 14th to Saturday, 19th September 2015. The only exceptions this year are Agulhas National Park, Namaqua National Park, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park. Certain parks have extended the week into the weekend, for Individual Park dates please visit:

Media Release: Post-fire rehabilitation update in Table Mountain National Park

21 August 2015

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) takes pleasure in announcing the re-opening of certain burnt areas which had been closed off to the public.  The areas had to be closed off following the March fires for the safety of visitors, and to allow natural systems to recover.  Restoration work started immediately after the fire with attention to both restoring access as well as the natural elements. TMNP Management was encouraged by the general compliance to these closures and appreciates this patience with the restricted access.  Now, five months after the fire, fynbos recovery is showing great progress and mountain lovers can once again look forward to their favourite hikes and to see the wonders of fynbos.  

Media Release: Silvermine and Tokai to remain closed to the public

12 March 2015

In the interest of public safety, as well as for the protection of the environmental integrity of the Silvermine and Tokai sections of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), park management decided that these two areas will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Media Release: Mopping up begins as fires are contained

10 March 2015

Teams have moved into a full scale mopping up operation after the fires that raged through Table Mountain National Park for almost a week, was extinguished. A worried eye is being kept on the weather though because fears remain that the fires could flare up again.

Media Release: SANParks expresses their sincerest condolences

09 March 2015

The chairperson of the SANParks Board, Mr Kuseni Dlamini, has expressed condolences on behalf of the Board, Management and staff to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Willem Hendrick ‘Bees’ Marias, who tragically died in a helicopter accident while fighting fires in the Cape Point section of Table Mountain National Park today.

Media Release: Cape Point fire still burning in Table Mountain National Park

06 March 2015

The fires at the Cape Point section inside the Table Mountain National Park continues to burn with crews basically forced to stand down at 23h00pm last night due to strong wind conditions making the situation extremely challenging for those on site with total costs of fighting the fires now climbing towards the R5 million mark. 

Media Release: No let-up on fire in Table Mountain National Park

03 March 2015

A fire that started in the early hours of Sunday morning on the Muizenberg Mountains has spread significantly, all vegetation of the Silvermine section of Table Mountain National Park has been burnt and the infrastructure including office buildings, campsites,  board walks continue to be at risk. 

Cape of Good Hope water line upgrade commences

27 January 2015

21 January 2015: Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would like to inform visitors of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) section of the Park. 

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