Lion’s Head re-opens to the public
Calling all hiking enthusiasts, we’ve got some exciting news to share – Lion’s Head will officially re-open to the public on the 9th of September 2020. This means keen hikers will finally be able to take on the slopes of the ever-popular Lion’s Head once again, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
In a statement released by South African National Parks (SANParks) announcing the re-opening of Lion’s Head, they outlined the various protocols that should be adhered to in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable hiking experience for all.
The following protocols have been put in place:
- Rangers will be positioned at various entry points to check that all hikers are compliant with the COVID-19 regulations stipulated by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC).
- Limitations of user numbers may be imposed at the sergeant ranger’s discretion.
- Social distancing of at least 1.5m should be maintained at all times.
- Hikers accessing the summit must wear their masks at all times. No mask – no entry!
- Hikers must sanitize their hands before and after making use of the staples/ladder and/or chain area of Lion’s Head.
- Picnicking and gathering in social groups is not allowed at this time.
“We encourage all users to adhere to the regulations imposed by the NCC and SANParks to avoid possible re-closure of the iconic summit” – SANParks