Lion’s Head reopens for visitors

Posted on 9 September 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced that the Lion’s Head summit situated within the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) will reopen on September 9, 2020.

The much-loved Cape Town peak opened to the public briefly after lockdown regulations eased, but was closed again soon after as the nature of the trail made social distancing difficult to implement. As a result, authorities found that many visitors failed to comply with the required protocols.

Lion's Head reopens for visitors

Outdoor enthusiasts love Lion’s Head.

The following protocols have been put in place:

  • Rangers will be positioned at various entry points to check that users are compliant with Covid 19 regulations stipulated by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC).
  • Limitations of user numbers may be imposed at the sergeant ranger’s discretion.
  • Maintain social distancing by at least 1.5m at all times.
  • Users accessing the summit must wear their masks at all times. No mask no entry.
  • Users are to sanitize their hands before and after making use of the staples/ladder and or chain area of Lion’s Head.
  • Picnicking and gathering in social groups is not allowed.

‘We encourage all users to adhere to the regulations imposed by the NCC and SANParks to avoid possible re-closure of the iconic summit,’ SANParks said in a statement.

Image: Unsplash 

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