There is some great news for the residents of the Cape Point peninsula from the Table Mountain National Parks, with the introduction of a new residents card- called The Green Card. This is essentially a Wild Card with a limited number of entries per year and is solely for the benefit of local people.
Enjoy the beauty of Cape Point Peninsula for less
In order to get the card you need to be able to prove you are a permanent resident of the Cape Point Peninsula. Just present this proof (rates bill presumably) with two passport sized photos and your id to any TMNP entry point (Boulders, Cape Point- probably doesn’t include Silvermine though as those guys struggle with electricity and so their scanning equipment isn’t always working) and hand over R80. This will get you 12 entries per year to all of the areas national parks (excludes Kirstenbosch and the Table Mountain cable car- obviously) which when you consider that The Cape Of Good Hope National Park costs R80 to get into it is a pretty good deal.
You can only have one card per year, so if you use all 12 pretty quickly then that is that for the year and you will have to get a proper wild card. We got a couples cape cluster card last year which was a similar deal. The advantage of this card is that you can get more than one person in using the card and each guest counts as one entry, so if friends and relatives are visiting from Gauteng-aleng then they won’t need to stump up the entry fee, and you can look like a great host (unless they are rich northerners in which case maybe they should have to pay double for having the privilege of setting their dirty, dusty feet on our pristine wilderness and for making use of our nice clean air- you can’t put a price on that- you just can’t…)
Enjoy the beauty of the Cape Point Peninsula
When you consider what the entry to some of the parks in the area can end up costing you this card represents great value and I heartily recommend you go and get one as soon as possible- before SANParks change their minds.