Tour Locations | Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour
Table Mountain National Park
NARRATOR: Keep following the path, with the gorge on the left. If you look on the left of the path, you’ll see an ankle-height plaque. This is the boundary of the Table Mountain National Park. Lesley-Ann Mayer is the Park Manager.
LESLEY-ANN: In my capacity as Park Manager I deal with everything from conservation management and alien species, to tourism and heritage. I've always loved mountains and use every opportunity to spend time up there to enjoy the many special places and experiences it has to offer. Before 1998, when Table Mountain was finally declared a national park, there had been very little concern for the ecology. But since then, after years of careful protection and management, the health of the whole mountain range has definitely improved. We've seen the return of a range of animals, from birds and insects to larger creatures like the rooikat.