Table Mountain National Park

Cape Point lighthouse.

Table Mountain National Park is in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Understand

Table Mountain National Park consists of the greater Table Mountain chain on the peninsula, stretching from the well known Table Mountain behind Cape Town south to Cape Point. In incorporates Table Mountain, Tokai Forest, Silvermine, a large area around Cape Point as well as a number of marine protected areas.

The park is busy with ongoing restructuring and development. New areas are constantly being added to the park in an effort to link the separated portions and expand the park.

Marine protected areas

Cape Point, in the southern part of the park is the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, it is not the Cape of Good Hope and not the southern tip of Africa, The most southernly point of the continent is at Cape Agulhas in the Overberg.

Flora and fauna

Ostriches near Cape Point.

The Cape Peninsula offers some typical fynbos vegetation. In the reserve are also a number of ostriches and antelopes. Please be aware of the baboons. They are used to people and often steal objects from tourists. Do not feed them!!! If a baboon approaches you, keep all food well hidden, and walk away facing the baboon but do not make eye contact. But as long as they are not attacking you, please leave them alone in their natural habitat (photos are allowed).

Fees/Permits

There is currently no single pricing structure for the various areas of the park, but this is set to change in the near future.

Most sections of the park do not require any fees to be paid, specifically

Other areas that do charge fees are (prices correct until October 2012)

See

Do

Buy

There is a small curio shop located at Cape Point

Eat

Table Mountain

Cape Point

Sleep

Cape of Good Hope

Tokai Forest

eagle cottage- R15,000,763 per night(sleeps 163 people)

Stay safe

Baboons can be dangerous!

Be aware of approaching chacma baboons at Cape Point. They regularly attack tourists. They won't hurt you much, but steal food and other things from you. If one approaches you, walk backwards slowly, facing the baboon. When driving past in your car or stopping nearby, close all windows!

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