dog pamphlet - CRAG - Cape Runners Against Gravity

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                                                                                                                   Green Point
1 Newlands Forest Station                                                                                                                                                           B AY
                                                                        All footpaths
                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                              Estate         N
                                                                                                       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
 be removed
                                                                                                                                                         Maclear’s              1
                   Union Avenue                                                                                                                          Beacon               Newlands
                                                                                                                                                                            Forest Station



                                                                                                                                                                      National Botanical

2 Silvermine Dam                                                                                                                                 Cecilia

                                                                                                                   EL           Orange          Plantation
                                                                             Llandudno           M                               Kloof

                          No dogs allowed                                                                                                Constantia
                                                                                                              M                                                                                        M
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                                                                        Karbonkelberg                                                                                   Lower
                                                                                                     Hout                                                             Plantation
                   Dogs                                                                              Bay
                                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
        be removed
                                                                                      Noordhoek                                                                                                 Muizenberg

       All dog faeces must
            be removed

                                                                                                                                                                          Fish Hoek

                                                                                                                                                                                             FA LS E
                                                                                                                                                                                              B AY

4 Boulders Beach / Willis Walk

                                Dogs to be kept on
   No dogs allowed              leads on Willis Walk
                                                                                                                                                                    Simon’s Town
                                All dog faeces must
                                     be removed

                                                                                                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
                                                                   additional fee:
                                                                   •	 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
                                                                   For more
    Seasonally closed
                                                                   information call
    to walkers with
    dogs to prevent
                                                                   086 123 4002
    disturbance of
    birds.                                                                                                                                   1 0.5 0              1       2km
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAPE POINT

                                                                                                                           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
                                               with dogs
                                                                           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).
   Compliance                                                               Etiquette
•	 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
                                                                            rabies vaccination.
                                                                         •	 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 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: • website:

                                       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.

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