table mountain national park MPA

"mountains in the sea"

Cape Town, Western Cape

Established in 1977



This 956 km2 MPA.



  • Safeguards threatened canyon habitat from trawling and mining (best option as less socio-economic cost than protecting canyon off Cape Point)

  • Important feeding area for whales and seabirds

  • Important for sustainability of small pelagic and hake fisheries

  • Ecotourism potential (e.g. whale watching)