We have recently been informed by CapeNature of the changes regarding the permit system in Rocklands:
1. A bouldering permit (R60 per day, or R270 per week; NOT covered by Wildcard) is required to enter the bouldering area on CapeNature’s land, but this includes the usual conservation fee.
2. To hike or climb outside the bouldering area, no bouldering permit is required but the conservation fee is payable (R60 per day or Wildcard). The Tariff on CapeNature’s website is not clear on this and CapeNature will be amending it soon.
3. Permits are obtainable from:
• Clanwilliam Tourism Bureau, Main Road, Clanwilliam (phone 027 4822024; email email@example.com) – their website says they are open from 0830 – 1700 on weekdays, and 0830-12h30 on Saturdays and public holidays (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year);
• Thys at De Pakhuys; and
• Kliphuis campsite itself (open during office hours, including Saturdays).
MCSA will be liaising with CapeNature in the coming months in attempt to amend the new permit costs/regulations and will keep you all updated on our progress. Kindly note that we will be revisiting the current EMP during this time and we urge all climbers to please continue to look after the environment and be conscious of the impact bouldering does have on these areas.
Any questions, please feel free to contact Delaney on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convenor for MCSA Rock Climbing Sub Committee
Related article: Rocklands Update