TA B L E
1 Newlands Forest Station B AY
and tracks under Sea Point Signal
the management N
of TMNP are open
to dog walkers CAPE TOWN
except for areas Clifton Lion’s Head
depicted below Groote
Camps Bay Aerial 2
Please keep dogs on Cableway
leads until you reach Devil’s Peak
the forest area
All dog faeces must TABLE MOUNTAIN
Union Avenue Beacon Newlands
2 Silvermine Dam Cecilia
EL Orange Plantation
Llandudno M Kloof
No dogs allowed Constantia
Keep dogs on leads Tokai
allowed All dog faeces must Plantation
be removed Koeel Bay
2 Head Office
3 Scarborough Beach SILVERMINE
Chapman’s Peak M
Keep dogs on leads 4
All dog faeces must
All dog faeces must
FA LS E
4 Boulders Beach / Willis Walk
Dogs to be kept on
No dogs allowed leads on Willis Walk
All dog faeces must
Scarborough 3 4 Boulders
Because recreational and sporting 65
activities have a negative impact
on the biodiversity of the TMNP, all
recreational and sport users must
have an activity permit. The Wild Card
5 Noordhoek Beach costs R60; Allows 12 free entries to
park pay entry points and also allows
recreational and sporting permits
to be loaded onto the card for an
• The additional fee for walking with
dogs is R55 (i.e. total cost of card Smitswinkel Bay
CHAPMAN’S BAY is R115); which allows unlimited
access to permitted areas for
walkers accompanied by dogs.
This also allows unlimited access CAPE OF
through the Silvermine entry pay GOOD HOPE
point. Only two dogs per permit
Keep dogs on leads are allowed with their Card Owners.
All dog faeces must • This activity permit will be
be removed automatically included in the Cape
and all Cluster package. Buffelsfontein
No dogs allowed • Permit for walking with 2 more Visitor Centre
dogs and in remote wilderness
zones can be applied for at the
TMNP head office at
no extra cost. AT L A N T I C
to walkers with
dogs to prevent
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No Dogs Special Permit Special management
Road Allowed Area* considerations
Water Point • Table Mountain * Walkers accompanied by dogs may utilise the
National Park ‘Remote Wilderness’ zones on condition they
have in their possession a special permit, granted
Noordhoek No dogs allowed Urban Roads for these areas by TMNP.
Beach on boardwalk These ‘remote wilderness zones’ include:
Keep dogs Management • Devil’s Peak: 1st Waterfall Ravine
on leads Tracks • Twelve Apostles: Hout Bay Corner and
Access route Ou de Kraal Ravine
for walkers Footpaths
All dog faeces must be • Karbonkelberg: Coastal Route
removed from the parking
area and access route.
Water Bodies 1 to 5 See detailed inserts
• Dog handlers must always carry a leash.
Dogs must be leashed:
SANParks is committed to ensuring responsible access to, - Upon instruction from any Park official.
and use of, the Table Mountain National Park for the purposes - As required by any official Park notice and/or signage.
of walking with dogs. This responsible use is captured in - While passing through designated parking areas, picnic
the revised Environmental Management Programme (EMP): areas and braai sites.
Walkers accompanied by Dogs. The EMP sets out the - If the handler is unable to control the dog or if it is
rationale for management of walkers with dogs, as well aggressive or otherwise dangerous.
ensuring compliance with National Legislation. • Dog handlers must remain on Park approved paths and
tracks at all times, unless in the event of an emergency
or in exceptional circumstances.
The essence of the EMP is captured in a Code of Conduct • Dog handlers must remove their dog’s faeces from paths,
which all walkers taking their dogs into the Park are required car parks and any other demarcated areas used by park
to adhere to. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to : visitors and/or Park staff.
• Promote good behaviour and consideration towards other • In special management areas (as indicated by signage),
Park users and visitors; and faeces must be removed.
• Develop a respect for, and reduce the impacts on, the • Dog handlers must ensure that their dogs do not injure
globally and nationally unique natural and cultural or kill any wild life.
features of the Park.
• Aggressive dogs must be muzzled.
The Code of Conduct is divided into two parts, namely • No more than two dogs per person may be taken into
Compliance with Park regulations and desirable good the Park (unless the handler has obtained a special permit
Etiquette for dog walkers. from the Park).
• Walking with dogs must only occur in the designated • When meeting a leashed dog, the handler of the
areas (see accompanying maps) and subject to any unleashed dog should provide space for both dogs to
special management conditions that may apply.
pass without contact.
• All Park notices and Park signage, and any legitimate
• Dog handlers should not allow their dogs to foul
instruction from a Park official, must be complied with.
footpaths and tracks; hence faeces should be removed
• All dog handlers must carry a valid Wild Card, issued in
and deposited in bins, where these are provided.
their name, with the necessary dog walking
• Dog handlers should not allow their dogs to interfere
activity permit loaded onto the card.
with the pleasure of other users in the Park.
• Dogs taken into the Park must be under
effective control of the handler at all times • Dog handlers should give right of way to people
(Should the handler or their dog cause unaccompanied by dogs.
an incident, the dog will be deemed to • Dogs should be called to heel if the handlers see horses
be out of control and the handler and joggers approaching.
can be held liable). • Dog handlers should restrain their dogs from disturbing
any wild life.
• Bitches in heat should not be walked in the Park.
• Dogs taken into the Park should have a valid
• Dog handlers should be sensitive to other Park users.
Not everyone likes dogs and some people are afraid of
them. Handlers should control their dogs if anyone in the
immediate area seems ill at ease.
• Dogs should be leashed at the beginning and end of walks.
• Table Mountain National Park is a National Park situated
entirely within the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.
• TMNP stretches about 60 km’s from Signal Hill and Table
Mountain in the north to Cape Point in the south and includes
the oceans and many of the beaches around the peninsula.
• A Natural World Heritage site, the TMNP is a part of the
Cape Floral Kingdom and is home to many interesting
animals and thousands of exquisite plants and trees - many
of which are found nowhere else on earth!
• Two marine systems mix at Cape Point - the cold Benguela and
the warm Agulhas - resulting in a startling array of marine life.
• The TMNP is one of South Africa’s tourism hotspots,
attracting over 4 million visits per year.
• The TMNP is primarily an open access Park offering visitors
free access to many gorgeous attractions. There are 4 pay points
where funds are collected for conservation and maintenance.
Buy a WILD Card* for only R60 and enjoy reduced rates at:
• Cape of Good Hope • Boulders Penguin Colony • Silvermine
• Oudekraal braai & picnic site
While the following areas are open access, you pay for use
of braai and picnic facilities. Use your WILD Card*
at these areas too:
• Perdekloof braai and picnic site
• Newlands braai and picnic site
• Tokai braai and picnic site
* Visit www.sanparks.org for more information
about how WILD Cards give you affordable
access to National Parks around the country
P.O. Box 37, Constantia, 7848
Tel:+27 21 701 8692 or Fax: +27 21 701 8773
e-mail: email@example.com • website: www.wildinafrica.com
A Park for All, Forever ‘n Park vir Almal, vir Altyd
iPaka yoluntu lonke ngonaphakade
The areas under the control of SANParks are used entirely at your own risk and SANParks
shall not be liable for any claims, accidents, injuries or loss, etc. arising from such use.
Please note that visitors are subject to the conditions set in terms of Section 86 of the
National Environmental Management Act (107 of 1998) and the National Environmental
Act: Protected Areas Act (Act 57 of 2003) for the duration of their stay in the National Park.