Lion’s Head closed due to ‘non-compliant’ hikers
- Table Mountain National Park has closed Lion's Head with immediate effect, until further notice.
- This was due to hikers flouting Level 3 regulations.
- Hikers are only allowed out between 06:00 and 18:00, and can't walk in groups.
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Popular Cape Town hiking destination Lion’s Head has been closed with immediate effect, until further notice.
“Due to the nature of the trail, recreational activities are no longer permitted in these areas due to none (sic) compliance by users in accordance to the Alert Level 3 regulations of the Nationwide Lockdown,” announced Table Mountain National Park - which is part of South Africa National Parks (SANParks) - in a tweet.
According to Level 3 regulations, South Africans can only exercise outdoors between 06:00 and 18:00.
They also can’t walk in groups, and have to wear face masks.
SANParks has not yet responded to a request for more information.
Earlier on Saturday, the organisation announced that day visitors will be allowed to visit the Kruger and 17 of its other parks from Monday. But visitors are still not permitted at Boulders and Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park. The Namaqua National Park is also still out of bounds.
The Kruger Park’s "gate quotas" have been revised to one third of what they were before lockdown, and visitors have to arrive during three allocated time slots.
Hides and picnic spots remain closed, and braaiing is not allowed at SANParks parks.
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