Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) unveiled its revamped activity permit in September 2011 which allows year long, unlimited entry for permitted activity in the Park.
Following the recent launch of the access card, the ‘My Green Card’, the activity permit system was revamped to fit the same mould – now bearing the name ‘My Activity Permit’ and boasting the same look and feel as the ‘My Green Card’. The ‘My Activity Permit’ was produced in association with Hi-Tec and sports a new look and feel which is perfectly suited to the outdoors. The permit is available to the general public and allows members of the public to conduct specified activities such as mountain biking, dog walking and para-gliding in designated areas of the park for an annual fee. The card allows unlimited entry into the park for the year for the purpose of the specified activities. Entry into pay points such as Silvermine where the activities are allowed is also included.
Paddy Gordon, TMNP Park Manager said, “We recognised that when Table Mountain was declared a national park, users that were able to actively enjoy the park would fear being restricted because the focus was now on conserving our unique natural heritage. However, the park embraced the obligation to ensure recreational use by zoning the park according to ecologically significant areas and designating areas for certain recreational activities. Furthermore, park management engaged with recreational users to develop codes of conduct that would reduce the conflict between users and mitigate impact on the environment. For example, in some areas dog walking may be separated from cycling, while in other areas dogs are not allowed at all, as in the Cape Point Section of the Park”.
The ‘My Activity Permit’ incorporates all of these management objectives. TMNP invite all users to obtain their relevant activity permit and thus acknowledge both the privilege and the responsibility of enjoying a recreational experience in this spectacular national park.
“Hi-Tec has a long established relationship with SANParks and is delighted to partner with TMNP on the ‘My Activity Permit’. We are committed to supporting initiatives which allow the public the opportunity, to be active in the park hopefully in their Hi-Tec footwear and clothing”, said Ian Little, Marketing Manager at Hi-Tec.
When purchasing TMNP’s ‘My Activity Permit’, 2 ID photographs are required.
For further information on TMNP’s ‘My Activity Permit’, please call +27 (0)21 701 8692, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sanparks.org.
Article from the CAPE e-newsletter Oct 2011