In 2017, SANParks announced that Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would be charging differential tariffs as of 1 November 2018 at Cape Point, Boulders, Silvermine, Tokai and the picnic sites. The reason is simple: all the other 19 national parks have been charging differential tariffs since 2005 and Table Mountain National Park has moved to follow suit.

As of 1 November 2018 the park will have three rates for entry at the gates:
– A standard rate which is what tourists will pay. No documentation is required to be submitted at the gate upon entry on this rate
– A SADC rate is afforded to visitors who can prove they are SADC nationals by producing their original passport on arrival at the gate. This requirement is in place for every adult who enters the park on this rate (not just the driver of the vehicle)
– A local rate which South African residents and citizens (including permanent and temporary residents) will be charged if they can prove they are SA residents at the gate on entry.

To claim the SA rate on arrival you will need to be able to present your SA ID book, SA ID card, SA drivers license, SA passport, proof of Permanent Residency or valid visa (work, spousal, volunteer, retirement, study). Every adult in the vehicle who wishes to claim the South African rate on entry must provide proof they are South African. Proof of your local address is regrettably not accepted. It needs to be an official document as listed above.

Please note:

  • Children under 18 do not need to supply proof of South African identification when entering with an adult South African provided the adult qualifies for the SA rate on the date of entry.
  • Refunds will not be offered for those who pay the standard tariff on entry and then post departure submit proof of South African Identification.
  • The park requests all locals visiting the park to have their SA identification at hand when stopping at the gate kiosk to facilitate the quick processing of all vehicles through the gates.
  • All children over the age of 12 are billed as adults, a policy applied across all National Park gates.
  • Should you plan to visit regularly we would suggest you consider applying for a Wild Card through SANParks’ loyalty programme.

Cape Point rates
Conservation Fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019
– South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R76 per adult per day
R39 per child, per day
– SADC Nationals (with passport): R152 per adult per day
R76 per child, per day
– Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors): R303 per adult per day
R152 per child, per day

Boulders rates
Conservation Fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019
– South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R39 per adult per day
R20 per child, per day
– SADC Nationals (with passport): R76 per adult per day
R39 per child, per day
– Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors): R152 per adult per day
R76 per child, per day

Silvermine rates
Conservation Fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019
– South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R31 per adult per day
R16 per child, per day
– SADC Nationals (with passport): R61 per adult per day
R31 per child, per day
– Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors): R122 per adult per day
R61 per child, per day

For more infomation, please contact SanParks

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2 Comments

Rosemary Wildash · February 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

We are staying in Scarborough from the U.K. for two weeks and had keen walking friends to visit. We only had a short time and planned to visit the Thomas Tucker trail and were dismayed to find that we had to pay 1212 rand just to park in the Olifantsbos Car Park.
Seems a huge amount of money for a 2 hour visit. We would love to do some of the other trails but not at this price!!

Miriam Mannak · February 18, 2019 at 10:21 am

Hi there,
That doesn’t sound right. Please allow me to follow up with SANParks and get back to you. Kind regards, Miriam

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