Lions Head re-opening delayed

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Lions Head re-opening delayed

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As per Sanparks post on Facebook at about 1pm

Table Mountain National Park will continue with mop up operations today the 28th January 2019 to ensure the fire that started on the 27th January 2019 does not flare up again.

Firefighters will be active in the area for the next few days. We ask the public and all recreational users to remain out of the area whilst this occurs.

Signal Hill Road remains closed. This is a city road and the City will announce through their channels when the road will reopen.

The Fire has impacted the Lion's Head maintenance work which is currently underway.

This project will only be able to resume once the park has confirmation from the Fire Incident Commander that the area is safe to access.

Infrastructure on Lion's Head has been damaged and this will delay the reopening of Lion's Head. The reopening was originally scheduled for the 15th of February 2019.

As yet the park is unable to determine a new date for the reopening of Lion's Head.

The park requests hikers, trail runners and tourists to please remain out of the area until the Fire Incident Commander gives the location the all clear.
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Re: Lions Head re-opening delayed

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⚠️Lions Head remains closed under alert level 2⚠️
Table Mountain National Park management has made the decision to keep the Lion's Head section of Table Mountain closed until further notice.

Due to the nature of the trail, the inability of the visitors to maintain/practice safe social distancing and regular contact in the use of the chains and ladders, makes it a very high risk trail and unsafe to allow users to access the area.

Management would like to encourage visitors to abide by to the rules of the park and follow Covid-19 regulation safety protocols while visiting the park.
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TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK REOPENS LIONS HEAD SUMMIT
South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that the Lions Head summit situated within the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) will reopen on the 9th of September 2020.

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 NCC and SANParks to avoid possible re-closure of the iconic summit.
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