So, as per our plan, we have sold our house and moved to Kirstenhof in Tokai for a month while we wait for the transfer to take place before we set off on the road on our South African Tour. After being a West Coast family for over a decade, we are temporarily ‘people of the South-ern suburbs’ and we are taking every opportunity to rediscover the place where Anton and I grew up.
We mentioned before how we wanted to take our kids to see Cape Point but couldn’t bring ourselves to pay the R380 per family, entry fee. Which brings me to Cape Town’s best kept secret for LOCALS. Or maybe it isn’t a secret and I’m the only one who had to be given the heads up by my friend Bernadette.
Can I get a show of hands? How many of you know about My Green Card that is issued by SANPARKS? It costs R125 and gives you 12 entries to Cape Point, Boulders and a few other Table Mountain national parks. The best part, that one card can be shared, essentially as long as the person to whom the card was issued, is part of the group. Just remember that all the grown ups in the group need to take their ID along when they want to use it.
So, earlier this week, we had 2 ID photo’s taken for Anton, found a proof of address (rates or electricity account) and popped into the tourism office in Simonstown – it’s on the square where you can find the statue of Just Nuisance.
The process was super simple and we now have a much more cost effective way to visit Cape Point. Which we will do later this week so we can tell you all about it.
If you are new to our site, and you don’t know about our plan, have a look here and see what we plan to do this year.