Table Mountain National Park| safari.com

Overview

The iconic Table Mountain and New 7 Wonder of Nature is one of 21 Parks in the South African National Parks (SANParks) stable. Established in 1998, the TMNP is surrounded entirely by a City and for this reason it is fragmented by urban development and privately owned land. This combined with the fact that it is primarily an open access Park with only four managed pay points, has resulted in it being the most visited of all National Parks receiving an annual quota of 4.2 million visits annually.

Also forming part of the TMNP is the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK), the smallest and richest of the six floral kingdoms that occur on earth. The CFK spans the eastern and western Cape and in June 2004, was declared to be of universal significance to humanity and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site.

Accommodation

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This tented camp, situated just over the road from the entrance to Cape Point , lies in the shade of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation Its’ location provides the ideal base from which to explore the wealth of attractions in the South Peninsula. Boulders Beach , home to the world-renowned colony of African Penguins, is just 15 minutes drive away.

Slangkop Tented Camp – unwind next to the ocean

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. This is also the only camp with a dedicated play area for small children.

Silvermine Tented Camp – explore the mountain

Situated amongst pristine fynbos inside the Silvermine section of Table Mountain National Park, this tented camp is the ideal base from which to enjoy a range of outdoor activities - hiking, swimming, rock-climbing and mountain biking. Relevant permits and codes of conduct apply with regards to these activities.

Orange Kloof Tented Camp – relax in an ancient forest

The turnoff to this camp is just down the road from Constantia Nek going towards Hout Bay. The camp itself lies nestled within the ancient restricted-access Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof. The magic of the forest and tranquillity of the setting provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Activities & Facilities

Explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park and the various activities the renowned Cape Point has to offer.
Take a picnic to Boulders Beach and see the world-renowned colony of African Penguins.
Grab your bicycle and head out to Cape Point or along the scenic coastal road

Important Information

When hiking in or visiting the Table Mountain National Park, it is advisable to ensure that you are equipped for all weather types. TMNP and Cape Town have a Mediterranean climate – characterised by typically hot, dry summers and short, wet, yet mild winters.

Cape Town is also known for the South Easter winds that often rip through the city in Summer. With the mountain topography of the Park – this means that weather patterns can change quickly, often creating a hot, clear day in one area, and rainy, misty conditions in another.

Be advised to bring all weather-gear when hiking visiting TMNP as you can never quite predict the weather patterns.

Directions

Differs for each section in the park

Reviews


Bliss to feel so far from civilisation! We stayed two nights and experienced the best of Cape Point. On the first day the weather was still and warm and there was a spectacular pink sunset. On the second day the wind came up and we experienced the more typical Cape Point weather. It was perfect for walking on the beach and discovering the nearby sharing this. Children also found a whale carcass . The house itself is perfect for two or three families and the kids enjoyed being in the Annex room alongside the house . In the morning three ladies came to clean up, which was a lovely surprise. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. I would highly recommend stay at Olifantsbos if in the Cape.

Georgina Gain

The iconic Table Mountain and New 7 Wonder of Nature is one of 21 Parks in the South African National Parks (SANParks) stable. Established in 1998, the TMNP is surrounded entirely by a City and for this reason it is fragmented by urban development and privately owned land. This combined with the fact that it is primarily an open access Park with only four managed pay points, has resulted in it being the most visited of all National Parks receiving an annual quota of 4.2 million visits annually.

Also forming part of the TMNP is the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK), the smallest and richest of the six floral kingdoms that occur on earth. The CFK spans the eastern and western Cape and in June 2004, was declared to be of universal significance to humanity and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site.

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This tented camp, situated just over the road from the entrance to Cape Point , lies in the shade of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation Its’ location provides the ideal base from which to explore the wealth of attractions in the South Peninsula. Boulders Beach , home to the world-renowned colony of African Penguins, is just 15 minutes drive away.

Slangkop Tented Camp – unwind next to the ocean

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. This is also the only camp with a dedicated play area for small children.

Silvermine Tented Camp – explore the mountain

Situated amongst pristine fynbos inside the Silvermine section of Table Mountain National Park, this tented camp is the ideal base from which to enjoy a range of outdoor activities - hiking, swimming, rock-climbing and mountain biking. Relevant permits and codes of conduct apply with regards to these activities.

Orange Kloof Tented Camp – relax in an ancient forest

The turnoff to this camp is just down the road from Constantia Nek going towards Hout Bay. The camp itself lies nestled within the ancient restricted-access Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof. The magic of the forest and tranquillity of the setting provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park and the various activities the renowned Cape Point has to offer.
Take a picnic to Boulders Beach and see the world-renowned colony of African Penguins.
Grab your bicycle and head out to Cape Point or along the scenic coastal road

When hiking in or visiting the Table Mountain National Park, it is advisable to ensure that you are equipped for all weather types. TMNP and Cape Town have a Mediterranean climate – characterised by typically hot, dry summers and short, wet, yet mild winters.

Cape Town is also known for the South Easter winds that often rip through the city in Summer. With the mountain topography of the Park – this means that weather patterns can change quickly, often creating a hot, clear day in one area, and rainy, misty conditions in another.

Be advised to bring all weather-gear when hiking visiting TMNP as you can never quite predict the weather patterns.

Differs for each section in the park

Bliss to feel so far from civilisation! We stayed two nights and experienced the best of Cape Point. On the first day the weather was still and warm and there was a spectacular pink sunset. On the second day the wind came up and we experienced the more typical Cape Point weather. It was perfect for walking on the beach and discovering the nearby sharing this. Children also found a whale carcass . The house itself is perfect for two or three families and the kids enjoyed being in the Annex room alongside the house . In the morning three ladies came to clean up, which was a lovely surprise. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. I would highly recommend stay at Olifantsbos if in the Cape.

Georgina Gain

Accommodation options

Eland Family Cottage (FF6B)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 110 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
18 Jan 2022 — 16 Mar 2022 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
17 Mar 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 99 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
From $ 88

For 4 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 1 bedroom with bunk bed - 1 bedroom with double bed - Kitchen - Late entry restricted to 21h00 daily - Outside shower - Wc and bath 

Olifantsbos Guest House (GO6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 277 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 277 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 346 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
18 Jan 2022 — 16 Mar 2022 $ 277 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
17 Mar 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 312 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 277 $ 57 $ 28 12 people
From $ 277

For 1 person

- My Green Card' not accepted as conservation fees - 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Annex only available at additional pp tariff - Annex with 4 single beds and 1 bunk bed - Check in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr- Sept) - Check in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar) - Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted - Gas stove, gas fridge, and gas lighting - Kitchen - Lounge - No electricity - No functions or commercial activities permitted - No late entry after gate closure - No late exit after gate closure - No refunds for late arrivals - No Smoking - Not suitable for wheel chair access - Vacate before 10h00 -Wc and shower - Wc,shower and bath

Duiker Family Cottage (FF6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 110 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
18 Jan 2022 — 16 Mar 2022 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
17 Mar 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 99 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 88 $ 19 $ 9 6 people
From $ 88

For 4 people

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 1 bedroom with bunk bed - 1 bedroom with double bed - Kitchen - Late entry restricted to 21h00 daily - Outside shower - Wc and bath 

Slangkop Tent (SLT2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 44 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 44 - - 2 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 50 - - 2 people
18 Jan 2022 — 16 Mar 2022 $ 44 - - 2 people
17 Mar 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 44 - - 2 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 44 - - 2 people
From $ 44

For 2 people

- 2 sleeper tent - Units equipped with beds and mattresses - Provide own bedding, food and water - Communal ablutions, hot showers - Communal kitchen, fully equipped 

Smitswinkel Tent (SMT2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 55 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 55 - - 2 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 61 - - 2 people
18 Jan 2022 — 16 Mar 2022 $ 55 - - 2 people
17 Mar 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 55 - - 2 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 55 - - 2 people
From $ 55

For 2 people

- 2 sleeper tent - Toilets in tent - Kitchenette, hot plate, fridge - Units equipped with beds and matresses, bring own bedding - Communal boma and braai area - Hot showers - Wheelchair accessible 

4 Bed Wash House Room (PLR4)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
18 Jan 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
From $ 75

For 2 people

- 1 double bed 2 single beds - Bedding and Towels Supplied - Check-in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr-Sep) - Check-in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar) - Communal braai area - Equipped kitchenette to self cater for 4 persons -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted - Min adult rate: R994.00 (Additi charges may apply) - No late entry after gate closure - No Security Patrolling at Night - No smoking - No wood allowed, please supply own charcoal - Not suitable for wheel chair access - TV with limited Channels - Vacate before 10h00 - WC and shower

4 Bed Wash House Room (PLR4C)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
18 Jan 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
From $ 75

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds - Bedding and Towels Supplied - Check-in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr-Sep) - Check-in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar) - Communal braai area - Shared kitchenette -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted - No late entry after gate closure - No Security Patrolling at Night - No smoking - No wood allowed, please supply own charcoal - Not suitable for wheel chair access - Vacate before 10h00 - WC and shower

4bed Wash House Room (PLR4D)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
18 Jan 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 86 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 75 $ 36 $ 18 4 people
From $ 75

For 2 people

- 1 double bed 2 single beds - Bedding and Towels Supplied - Check-in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr-Sep) - Check-in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar) - Communal braai area - Equipped kitchenette to self cater for 4 persons -Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted - Min adult rate: R994.00 (Additi charges may apply) - No late entry after gate closure - No Security Patrolling at Night - No smoking - No wood allowed, please supply own charcoal - Not suitable for wheel chair access - TV with limited Channels - Vacate before 10h00 - WC and shower

Overseers Mountain Cottage (OC)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
12 Apr 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 228 $ 36 $ 18 16 people
01 Nov 2021 — 07 Dec 2021 $ 260 $ 36 $ 18 16 people
08 Dec 2021 — 17 Jan 2022 $ 228 $ 36 $ 18 16 people
18 Jan 2022 — 01 May 2022 $ 260 $ 36 $ 18 16 people
02 May 2022 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 228 $ 36 $ 18 16 people
From $ 228

For 6 people

- 1 Room - 2 single beds - 1 Room - 4 single beds - 1 x Room - 2 beds = 1x bunk bed - 1x Room - 4 beds = 2 bunk beds - 2x Rooms - double bed per room - Access on foot: no vehicular access permitted - Check-in 14H00 to 17H00 winter (Apr-Sep) - Check-in 14H00 to 18H00 summer (Oct-Mar) - Communal kitchen, equipped for 16 persons - Contact number: 0214627861 to arrange porterage - Firearms, pets and day visitors not permitted - Gas stove and fridge - Guest to arrange arrival time a day in advance - No electricity.Bring head light - No functions or commercial activities permitted - No late entry or exit after gate closure - No lifts available up and down the mountain - No permits for Private vehicles allowed - No Security Patrolling at Night - No smoking - No wood allowed, please supply own charcoal - Not suitable for wheel chair access - Porterage to be arranged by guest in advance - Vacate before 10h00