Lion’s Head is open again - with a warning for hikers who don't stick to the rules

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rooftop pool overlooking lion's head in camps bay
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  • The summit of Lion's Head is now open again for hikers.
  • Early in June, it was suddenly closed after hikers failed to adhere to Covid-19 regulations. 
  • Strict measures are in place and visitors are warned to adhere to them to avoid another possible closure. 
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After three months, the summit of Lion’s Head was reopened for hikers on Wednesday.

Early in June, the hiking destination was abruptly closed after visitors didn't comply with regulations, including physical distancing and mask wearing.

SANParks, which manages Table Mountain National Park, announced the re-opening of the hiking destination - which is situated in the park - along with these restrictions: 

  • Physical distancing of at least 1.5m must be maintained.
  • Users accessing the summit must wear their masks at all times. 
  • Users must sanitise their hands before and after making use of the staples, ladder and chain area.
  • Picnicking and gathering in social groups are not allowed.

SANParks warned that if visitors fail to comply with the regulations, the summit could be at risk of a possible re-closure.

Rangers will be positioned at various entry points to check that users are compliant with Covid-19 regulations, and the number of visitors may be limited.

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