SANParks reopens Silvermine Gate 1, Oudekraal and more

Posted on 23 September 2020

Silvermine Gate 1, situated within the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is open as of Wednesday, September 23.

Boulders, Oudekraal and Newlands picnic sites will reopen on National Heritage Day, September 24.

Rangers will be positioned at entry points to check that visitors are compliant with COVID-19 regulations stipulated by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC).

Silvermine:

The following protocols have been put in place:
• Gate entry times will be 07h00 am – 18h00 pm with exit time at 19h00 pm daily.
• No mask- no entry.
• Limitations of visitor numbers may be imposed at the Picnic site at sergeant ranger’s discretion.
• Free standing braai Gas stoves are not permitted at the picnic site and we encourage guests to make use of the existing braai facilities.
• Maintain social distancing by at least 1.5m at all times.
• No alcohol and no Gazebos permitted on site.

Boulders:

The following protocols have been put in place:
• Entry times at Boulders will be 08h00 am – 16h00 pm.
• The curio shop will be open for these times as well.
• Visitors will be screened upon entry. No mask- no entry.
• Limitations for the boardwalks are 45 people at any given time with a maximum of 45 people on the beach.
• Visitors are requested to respect penguins and to remain in the boardwalk at all times.
• Maintain social distancing by at least 1.5m at all times.

Newlands and Oudekraal Picnic Sites:

The following protocols have been put in place:
• Please note these two picnic sites will open for the National Heritage Day only and will reopen again on Thursday, 01 October 2020.
• Entry times at Newlands and Oudekraal will be 08h00 am – 16h00 pm.
• Visitors will be screened upon entry. No mask- no entry.
• Newlands will take a maximum of 350 people while Oudekraal will take a maximum of 250 people only.
• Free standing braai Gas stoves are not permitted at the picnic sites and we encourage guests to make use of the existing braai facilities.
• Maintain social distancing by at least 1.5m at all times.
• No alcohol and no Gazebos permitted on site.

‘We encourage all visitors to adhere to the regulations imposed by the NCCC and SANParks. We kindly request all visitors to pick up their litter after use. For the love of nature: Take only photos and leave only footprints,’ said SANParks.

 

Image credit: Getaway Gallery






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