Table Mountain National Park to get major upgrade

2014-06-23 09:41
Cape Town - Table Mountain National Park will be getting a R50m upgrade in an effort to enhance its super popular tourist offering.  

SANParks announced in a statement that over the next 18 months, a total of more than R50m will be invested into three critical tourism hubs within the park, including the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders.  

These two destinations are both must-do sites for both foreign and local tourists to Cape Town and have reached phenomenal visitor numbers of 860 000 and 680 000 per year respectively. Both are also considered integral to the tourism economy in Cape Town.  

IOL reports that upgrades to Cape Point will include n upgrade of the entrance gate, rehabilitation of the road between the gate and the Point, and a new sewerage treatment plant. Upgrades at Boulders will mainly be focused on improving visitor flow.  

While somewhat removed from the main tourist thoroughfare, SANParks will also be investing in Tokai, which is a major gateway for local users.  

Visitors can look forward to a multi-user access road and improved services to the area. The overall development will require a new office building for the park which will be built according to ‘green building’ principles.  

“The investments into TMNP will ensure that the park remains a destination of choice for local and international visitors for years to come,” says Paddy Gordon, Park Manager of the Table Mountain National Park.

“We would like to use the incident of the park’s 16th birthday to share the good news with our stakeholders.”  

It is anticipated that the upgrades and constructions also represent considerable job creation opportunities for Cape Town.  

This will add to the cumulative economic injection of more than R275 million in employment programs implemented by the TMNP over the past 16 years. 
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