Table Mountain Region
The Table Mountain region supports the Table Mountain Nation Park (TMNP), the only unique ‘open access’ national park in the country, allowing visitors free access to many outdoor attractions.
This Natural World Heritage Site and home to one of the New 7 Wonders of nature is also a place of magnificent fynbos-covered mountains, crystal clear oceans and white sandy beaches of the Cape Peninsula.
The TMNP stretches 70km from Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the north to Cape Point in the south and is part of the Cape floral kingdom and home to many fascinating animals, plants and tree – many of which are found nowhere else in the world, with at least 2200 species of plants growing within its borders. TMNP is one of South Africa’s tourism hotspots attracting over 4 million visits per year.
The Honorary Rangers from the Table Mountain region are typically involved in fund raising to support various projects and wish list items; maintaining the structural integrity of many of the mountain hiking and cycling trails; maintenance of various park infrastructures; visitor safety patrols (vehicular, bicycle and on foot, on Table Mountain and other high visitor areas; environmental interpretation & educational displays at various event; assisting with various scientific research project;, erection of educational signage, graffiti removal off natural rock structures and other park owned infrastructures; alien vegetation clearing; visitor education at Boulders (penguins) and a support function for the TMNP visitor safety K9 unit.
Table Mountain Patrol with SANParks