Lions Head closed 6 days after reopening

DURBAN – Under lockdown level 3 regulations, the public is allowed to hike in various hiking spots around the country. One of the famous hiking spots in Cape Town is Lion’s Head.

However due to non-compliance with these regulations, Lion’s Head has been closed to the public with immediate effect from Saturday, June 6.

SANParks announced via Twitter: “Table Mountain National Park management has made the decision to close the Lions Head section of Table Mountain with immediate effect, until further notice. Due to the nature of the trail, recreational activities are no longer permitted in these areas due to non-compliance by users in accordance to the Alert Level 3 regulations of the nationwide Lockdown.” SANParks has not responded to requests on further information on this matter.

Other areas within the park that would remain closed are Boulders Beach, Cape Point, Silvermine Gate 1 and 2, Upper Tokai and all picnic sites. However, the trails around Signal Hill are still open to the public.

Those that wished to hike various trails that were opened from June 1, were advised to wear face masks and abide by the level 3 regulations which involves no hiking in groups and the public would be allowed to exercise outdoors from 6:00am to 18:00pm.

 

 

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