SANParks EMP for TMNP

In October 2004, SANParks accepted and published the Environmental Management Program (EMP) for Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). The purpose of this document was to formalise and regulate flying sites and activities taking place within the Table Mountain National Park.

Pilots flying regularly any of the sites within TMNP should familiarise themselves with these documents to understand the ecological concerns about each of the sites:

The TMNP Working Committee

The TMNP Working Committee consists of volunteer pilots in the Cape Town area who have been nominated and authorised to maintain a dialogue with SANParks:

  • Wayne Heuer (Chairman) +27 (83) 251 9892
  • Ria Moothilal +27 (72) 288 9922
  • Earl Valentine +27 (72) 576 5294
  • Grant Smith
  • Thomas Webb

Any flying-related concerns pertaining to SANParks or TMNP should be referred to the working committee.

TMNP Activity Permit

Pilots are required to be in possession of:

  • Valid SAHPA membership (local pilots) or a Foreign Pilot Permit (visiting pilots)
  • Valid SACAA National Pilots Licence for Paragliding or Hang gliding
  • a TMNP Level 2 Activity Permit. More details on the SANParks website.

Affected Sites

  • SITE NO. 1: SIGNAL HILL NORTH (THE BUTTRESS)
    LOCATION: S 33º 55´. 074: E 18º 24´. 143
  • SITE NO. 2: SIGNAL HILL NORTH (THE AERIAL
    LOCATION: S 33º 55´. 023; E 18º 24´. 226
  • SITE NO. 3: SIGNAL HILL CENTRAL (THE BENCH)
    LOCATION: S 33º 55´. 287; E 18º 23´. 858
  • SITE NO. 4: LIONS HEAD LOWER LAUNCH SITE
    LOCATION: S 33º 56´. 291: E 18º 23´. 297
  • SITE NO. 5: LIONS HEAD TOP LAUNCH SITE
    LOCATION: S 33º 56´. 059; E 18º 23´. 248
  • SITE NO. 6: TABLE MOUNTAIN GULLY
    LOCATION: S 33º 57.616; E 18º 24.363
  • SITE NO. 7: TABLE MOUNTAIN FRONT FACE
    LOCATION: S 33º 57.723; E 18º 24.702
  • SITE NO. 8: TABLE MOUNTAIN RUNWAY
    LOCATION: S 33º 57.707; E 18º 24.683
  • SITE NO. 9: TABLE MOUNTAIN MACLEARS
    LOCATION: S 33º 58.034; E 18º 25.660
  • SITE NO. 10: TABLE MOUNTAIN ABOVE KIRSTENBOSCH
    LOCATION: S 33º 59.501; E 18º 24.955
  • SITE NO. 11: DEVILS PEAK
    LOCATION: S 33º 56´. 777: E 18º 26´. 353
  • SITE NO. 12: SILVERMINE – SOUTH
    LOCATION: S 34º 04´. 428: E 18º 22´. 862
  • SITE NO. 13: SILVERMINE – SOUTH WEST (TRIG BEACON)
    LOCATION: S 34º 04´. 385; E 18º 22´. 808
  • SITE NO. 14: SILVERMINE – WEST
    LOCATION: S 34º 04´. 256; E 18º 22´. 879
  • SITE NO. 15: SILVERMINE – FENCE WEST
    LOCATION: S 34º 04´. 063; E 18º 22´. 868
  • SITE NO. 16: SILVERMINE – ST. JAMES
    LOCATION: S34° 06.807; E18°27.429
  • SITE NO. 17: SILVERMINE – CONSTANTIABERG SE
    LOCATION: S 34º03’.281; E 18º23’.279
  • SITE NO. 18: SILVERMINE – CONSTANTIABERG WEST
    LOCATION: S34°02.870; E18°23.264
  • SITE NO. 19: SILVERMINE – FIRE BREAK
    LOCATION: S34°04.794; E18°24.670
  • SITE NO. 20: LITTLE LIONS HEAD AERIAL
    LOCATION: S 34º 00´. 791: E 18º 20´. 840
  • SITE NO. 21: LITTLE LIONS HEAD SLOPE
    LOCATION: S 34º 00´. 877: E 18º 20´. 666
  • SITE NO. 22: SANDY BAY
    LOCATION: The slope of Karbonkelberg above the beach