Here’s an update to my article on “Here's how to get you and 11 friends into Cape Point for R5 each”. Inflation has moved the price of the “My Green Card” up to R80, but it’s still an awesome deal. Read further to see how you can get a family of 4 on to Table Mountain for R308 on your birthday.
Here’s the URL: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/tourism/wildcard.php#green
Where can I buy the TMNP Activity Permit?
- Shop A1, Westlake Square, Cnr Westlake Drive & Steenberg Road, Westlake (Mondays to Fridays from 08:00-16:00)
- Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre, Cape of Good Hope Section of TMNP (Mondays to Sundays from 08:00-16:00).
- Boulders, Kleintuin Road, Sea Forth, Simonstown (Mondays to Sundays from 08:00-17:00)
- Tokai Forest, Tokai Road, Tokai (Mondays to Fridays 08:00-16:00 closed between 13:00-14:00)
See here for an updated list of sales offices: Sales offices:
Remember to take along: your SA ID book, printed proof of residence, 2 ID photos and R90.
So, if you want to take your family of 4 (2 adults, and 2 kids under 18) up Table Mountain then instead of paying R580, you can buy the “My Green Card” for R80 and it will cost an additional R464.
Note: “My Green Card” reduced tickets can only be bought at the ticket office (not online): So, the ticket office price would have been R580 - that’s a saving of 20% (=R116). If you buy tickets online, then it would have cost you R520.
To save more… go up on your birthday for free: then the family trip for 4 will cost only R388 (incl. the R80 for the Green Card) [R308+R80]. That’s a saving of R192 if you had paid at the ticket office and R132 if you had paid online.
Download calculator: http://www.mediafire.com/file/86426ccb1paob6e/TableMountain.xls
Birthday special: Celebrate your birthday on the top of Table Mountain, taking the cable car up and back (=return ticket) free of charge courtesy of Table Mountain Cableway. Remember to take your South African Identity Document with you on the day and present it at the ticket office before departure. Valid for adult (18 years+) return trips only.
Should the Cableway be closed due to adverse weather conditions on the day of your birthday, you will still have to collect your ticket on that day. This Birthday Special ticket issued on a closed day is valid for 7 days from the date of your birthday.
See here for webcams on Table Mountain: http://tablemountain.net/visitor_info/weather_and_webcam
Note: Children under 4 travel for free.
Updated on 12Dec2011: I have just got my Green Card and the cost has gone up to R85 (still a gr8 deal)
Updated on 20Sept2013: I see the URL has changed and the price is now R90:
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