South Africans have free access to Cape Point Nature Reserve during SANParks (South African National Parks) Week from 18 to 22 September.
Cape Point is also offering a two-for-the-price-of-one-adult ticket to ride on the funicular, which means that a trip to the reserve and a ride on the funicular will cost very little, while a child may travel for free.
Built during 1996 the electrically powered funicular is named after the Flying Dutchman ghost ship sighted by sailors over the past three-and-a-half centuries. It is a fun way to travel from the car park to the historic lighthouse to soak up glorious ocean and mountain scenery. The change in altitude is just 87m but the steep climb takes the 40 capacity (6 seated and 34 standing) cars about 3 minutes to travel the 585m of rail.
Fresh sea air is known to work up an appetite, so once visitors have descended on the funicular they can head off to the Two Ocean’s Restaurant where kids eat free during SANParks week.
The restaurant was refurbished in 2012 to offers visitors an airy, stylish interior. A sushi bar has been added, the menu overhauled and a viewing deck allows patrons to become a part of the picture perfect setting. With every main meal ordered by an adult, a child will receive a free meal. The Kids Menu offers fish goujons, macaroni and cheese, chicken strips and calamari.
As part of SANParks Week, free guided walks are also on offer in the Park, and Metrorail is offering daily trips on their Tourism Train from Cape Town to Simons Town stations Monday to Saturday.
Cape Point Nature Reserve is open 7 days a week (7 am to 5 pm April to September, 6 am to 6 pm October to March), with the Flying Dutchman funicular, Two Oceans restaurant and the Curio Stores open from 9 am to 5 pm.
ABOUT CAPE POINT
ABOUT CAPE POINT PARTNERSHIP
In 2003, Tolcon in conjunction with Thebe Tourism Group were awarded the contract by South African National Parks to manage Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park and promote it as one of South Africa’s key tourism icons. Facilities include the Flying Dutchman Funicular, the Two Oceans Restaurant and the retail shops.