As part of a broader cash-free South African National Parks (SANParks) which was started in 2021, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) will going cash-free at Cape Point and Boulders gates from 1 April 2023.
The popular Cape of Good Hope, known as Cape Point, and Boulders Penguin Colony entry points in Table Mountain National Park will no longer accept cash as a means of payment for conservation fees. Visitors can pay for conservation fees, otherwise known as gate entry fees with either a debit or credit card or purchase an online gate entry ticket prior to arrival from the SANParks website on www.sanparks.org/tickets/ and follow the prompts. Once payment has been made the ticket will be sent to you via email.
TMNP Park Manager Megan Taplin said, “I am delighted to see SANParks moving into the digital era and making gate entry available for purchase prior to arrival. I encourage people to purchase tickets before departing from home so that they can enjoy their visit to the park without the hassle of having to transact on arrival. We are moving away from cash and hope visitors will move online with us.”
The cash-free environment at SANParks is essentially to improve customer convenience and reduce contact time at entry points, particularly during peak times. “This is a step towards environmental responsibility and promotes ease of use, visit a cash-free park today and #LiveYourWild,” concludes Taplin.
The 30% discount on new online bookings for stays which had been open for use since the 17th of March 2023 at a selection of parks and camps. The discount only applies to the cost of the specified accommodation and camping. No discounts will be offered on conservation fees, Wild Card purchases, activities, meals, etc. The 1% Community Fund charge will be calculated on the discounted reservation cost.