Cape Point is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most magnificent natural wonders and sought-after attractions. Located approximately 60km south west of the city of Cape Town, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is the ultimate mecca for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It comes as no surprise that exploring the unapologetic natural beauty, scenic landscapes, secret beaches, rich diversity of fauna and flora, and endless variety of adventure experiences and hiking routes have been at the top of most Capetonians post-lockdown bucket-list!
Due to the current easing of National Lockdown regulations, we’ll finally be able to explore and experience the glorious Cape Point and everything it has to offer once again!
South Africa National Parks (SANParks) announced that self-drive excursions for day visitors to Cape Point will be permitted from Wednesday, 8 July 2020, with the exclusion of certain activities and experiences within the park. This was followed by another announcement by South African National Parks (SANParks) on the 4th of August 2020 which stated that accommodation in most parks will be open as from 14 August 2020 to intra-provincial residents.
While visitors will finally be able to enjoy some of Cape Point’s exciting and sought-after adventures and experiences, SANParks strongly requests that visitors to the Cape Point National Park strictly adhere to all official COVID-19 Lockdown regulations when inside the park. This includes the wearing of face masks at all times, adhering to social distancing guidelines, and following transport capacity directives as outlines by SANParks and Cape Point. Visit our blog to find out more about these regulations and guidelines.
The following experiences & activities are now permitted at the Cape Point National Park:
- Hiking – Have a look at our ‘Best Cape Point Hiking Trails’ blog for some of the most thrilling hiking experiences and trails Cape Point has to offer.
- Fishing. You will need your post office permit and either pay the day fee to fish or present a valid level 3 permit.
- Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular
- Cape Point food shops and curio shops
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- A COVID-19 health-related questionnaire must be completed by all visitors upon arrival at the gates. Mandatory temperature screenings will also be done by their staff. Visitors with a temperature screening of 37.4 degrees Celsius and above will not be allowed access into the park.
- The wearing of face masks is compulsory for all visitors – No face mask = NO entry!
- It is imperative to bring along your South African Identification Document to qualify for the SA special entry rates (R80 for adults and R40 for kids). Electronic proof of SA ID on a phone is also acceptable.
- SANParks now allows full vehicle capacity to enter. If a vehicle has a capacity of x4 then x4 may be in the car. If a vehicle has a capacity of x6 and there are x8 in the car they will regrettably not allow the car to enter. Vehicle capacity is listed on the licence disc on the car.
- Braais and picnics are not permitted at this time as per COVID-19 regulations; The Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre and overnight hiking trail huts will also remain closed for the time being.
- Guests are kindly encouraged to adhere to the speed limits within the park and only stop to take pictures from their vehicle in designated areas provided.
Additional details and updates regarding the Cape Point Concession’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols can be found on the Cape Point website.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES
- Eight people, including the operator, will be allowed per funicular ride to ensure physical distancing.
- The sit-down Two Oceans Restaurant will not be operating.
- The Food Shop will offer takeaway options with limited outside seating.
- Visitors are not permitted into the funicular or shops without a mask
- The facilities, including the funicular, will undergo a deep clean every day and will be sanitised after each trip.
- Floor guides will be present to guide visitors when queuing.
- Online bookings and ticket purchases of funicular tickets are encouraged.
- Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the facility.
CAPE POINT ENTRY FEE
1 NOVEMBER 2019 – 31 OCTOBER 2020:
- Standard Entry: Adults – R320; Kids – R160
- South Africans (with ID): Adults – R80; Kids – R40
- SADC Nationals: Adults – R160; Kids – R80
GREEN CARD & ACTIVITY PERMIT HOLDERS EXTENSION
With regards to My Green Card and My Activity permit holders, SANParks advised the following:
“Dear My Green card and My Activity permit holders,
Table Mountain National Park Management would like to inform you of the extension of My Green Card and My Activity permits, this only applies to cardholders if they expired during lockdown or are still valid. We kindly advise all park users to renew their Activity permit and Green card by visiting our Sales Office in Tokai during office hours from Monday – Friday at 8:00 am – 12:30 pm & 13: 00 pm – 15:45 pm. Extensions will only be granted if the actual card or permit is presented.
Safety first: Please wear a mask when visiting our office & temperature screening will occur prior to admission into the office.” – SANParks
- Contact details: [email protected] | 021 7809 010 |www.capepoint.co.za
- Opening times: Monday – Thursday, 8am – 4pm | Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays, 9am – 4pm
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