Cape Point Route was delighted to be part at the launch of the My Green Card at Boulders Beach Lodge in Simon’s Town today. The card costs R80 for Cape Town residents and allows 12 free entries into any of the Table Mountain National Park pay-points!
Here’s the official press release and information!
Table Mountain National Park Launches Latest Access Card for Locals
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today launched its latest limited entry access card – My Green Card – which was produced in association with Hi-Tec. The card, available exclusively to Cape Town residents, provides twelve free entries into any of the TMNP pay-points– Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal, Silvermine and the braai/picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. The cost of the card – R80 – is linked to the cost of one adult entry into Cape Point. It will increase to R85 on 1 November 2011, in-line with South African National Parks annual tariff increases.
“From its early years, the park has recognised the need for affordable access for local residents and introduced the Go Green Card in as early as 1999. This card was replaced by the Cape Town Wild Card, which has now subsequently been revised again as the My Green Card” says Park Manager for TMNP, Paddy Gordon. “We still endeavour to make the park accessible to the broader community of Cape Town and this is achieved through the saving of at least R880 when using a My Green Card. We anticipate welcoming new visitors who recognise the use of this card as a new opportunity, as well as visitors who historically visited the park, returning to favourite destinations of the past.”
Ian Little, Hi-Tec Marketing Manager had this to say, “Hi-Tec has a long established relationship with SANParks and is delighted to partner with TMNP on the My Green Card. We are committed to supporting initiatives which allow the public the opportunity, at low cost, to experience the Cape’s wonderful fauna and flora, hopefully in their Hi-Tec footwear!”
What sets My Green Card apart from previous TMNP local access cards is that card production and administration costs have been significantly reduced, ensuring that the bulk of the purchase price goes directly into conservation efforts. Also unlike its predecessors, My Green Card will be easier to obtain in a variety of places throughout the Cape Town Metropole via TMNP offices immediately and Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres from September this year.
My Green Card holders are also eligible for a 20% discount off Table Mountain Cableway tickets and 20% off their new Cable Card, which allows the holder free cable car trips for a year.
When purchasing TMNP’s My Green Card, a South African ID, 2 ID photographs and proof of residence is required.
Press Release Issued by: Wanika Rusthoi, Public Relations Officer: Cape Cluster*, South African National Parks. Email: Wanika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Queries: Nicole Biondi, Regional Marketing Manager Cape Region *, South African National Parks (SANParks) Email: email@example.com
Tel: 27 (0) 21 799 8873 | Cell: 072 2838315
*Agulhas, Bontebok, Tankwa, Table Mountain & West Coast National Park