Tokai operating hours

Tokai’s operating hours were changed in December 2017, at the time of the official reopening, in order to match the times of other access controlled sections of the Park, eg. Silvermine, Boulders, etc. which really only means more time to ride!

Opening and closing times for these areas are adjusted twice during the year, most easily identified as “Winter” and “Summer” times and coincide with the change in the rising and setting of the sun.

Time your ride well and make it to the exit by closing time to avoid any unpleasantries, like fines and stuff.

NOTE: If you have a mechanical or flat, or any mishap on the trail that prevents you from getting out in time, call us on the TokaiMTB emergency number (071 424 4712) and we’ll relay the message to the rangers on duty.



Tokai hours

Last entry

Exit time

Winter hours 

1 May – 31 August

08:00 – 18:00



Summer hours

1 September – 30 April

07:00 – 19:00



Permit fees

(Please note: TokaiMTB does not receive any funding from SANParks for the sale of Activity Cards or day permits sold at the Tokai trail-head. We rely purely on the goodwill of the public who, through their donations, want to see the trail network in Tokai improve. 100% of all funds received are directed to the trails and user safety.)

  • SANParks Activity Permit: Follow the link to get the up-to-date info and FAQ’s on Activity Permits from the SANParks website.
  • Tokai day permit – R86 (2019)

..or please contact the SANParks Tokai Tourist office for more information on:

  • Tokai tourist and permit office +27 (0) 21 712 7471

(Updated: 2019 – Information correct at time of publishing.)