13 September 2016

Cape Point Launches Free Audio Tour

In time for tourism month, Cape Point has launched a free audio tour for those wanting an even more memorable experience at the iconic attraction. For a fun, information-rich and easy-to-use way of enhancing your exploration, simply download the tour, plug in your earphones and push play.

Starting from the main parking area, the audio tour shares fascinating information about the national park’s maritime history, fauna, flora, Cape Point legends and the funicular. It is geared for guests on a tight schedule, as well as those who would prefer a more leisurely stroll.

There are two tours: Riding the Flying Dutchman Funicular up, the Quick Tour leads you around the various top lookout points and up the steps to the old lighthouse, before heading back down the funicular; while the Full Tour meanders along the path to the top viewing points, up to the old lighthouse, down the lighthouse keeper’s walk and returns to the parking lot via the funicular.

If you’re more than 500m from the starting point, you can choose to “Get Directions” to the location or “Play Anyway” - which enables you to listen to the tour even when you are not on site.

“We are delighted at how the new audio tour enhances our visitors’ experience at Cape Point,” says Judiet Barnes, Marketing Manager of Cape Point Partnership. “The audio tour is mainly targeted at our self-drive visitors who aren’t accompanied by a tour guide, however it has been crafted to enhance all visits, even for those traveling in large tour groups.”

A highly accessible platform created by VoiceMaps, the audio tour is available for free download via the Apple and Google Play App stores in a few simple steps:

  1. Open the Apple or Google Play App store
  2. Search for and download the VoiceMap app
  3. Once the App is installed, hit the Start button and follow the instructions
  4. Click the three-striped icon, select Cities, scroll down to South Africa and click Cape Point
  5. Download both the available tours to enable you to choose your preference on the day of your visit to Cape Point
  6. Find the audio tour under My Routes

It’s advised that you complete all downloads prior to visiting Cape Point, as the cellular signal in the park fluctuates.

Why not head to Cape Point during SANParks Week (12 – 17 September) and test out the audio tour then? South African citizens can enjoy free entry to the park and take advantage of various specials of offer at the Cape Point facility. 

For more information visit www.capepoint.co.za or call the Information Centre on (021) 780 9010/11. Follow Cape Point on Twitter @CapePointSA and Like Cape Point on Facebook.

 

Issued on behalf Cape Point Partnership                     

For further info:     Vicki Smith

                           +27 21 447 1208 or 074 137 5411

                            vicki@splashpr.co.za