Table Mountain National Park Reopens Lions Head Summit

Photo credit: Brain van Hansen

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Wednesday that the Lions Head summit situated within the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has reopened on 9th of September 2020 after it was closed in June due to non-compliance with Lockdown Level 3 regulations.

The reopening comes after The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) opened at the beginning of the month.

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 Lions Head.
  • Picnicking and gathering in social groups is not allowed.

“We encourage all users to adhere to the regulations imposed by the NCCC and SANParks to avoid possible re-closure of the iconic summit.” – SANPARKS