Table Mountain National Park remains open under the adjusted level 3 lockdown, that took effect on Tuesday, 29 December.
South Africa will be under lockdown until mid-January 2021.
Under the adjusted level 3 lockdown, the aim is to limit super-spreader events and to keep the economy as open as possible.
Under the current regulations, the following are closed to the public:
Swimming pools (except for professional training);
Bars, taverns, and shebeens;
Public parks, including facilities there, where there is no access control;
Beaches, parks, and dams in hotspot areas.
In a statement on Tuesday, SANParks announced that it would remain open subject to strict level three regulations.
“At this stage, overnight reservations at Parks where there is controlled access remains unaffected,” read part of the statement.
Here are the permitted and non-permitted activities along Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)
- Hiking Trails and Cycling
All hiking and cycling trails, including the iconic Lions Head, remain open to all users. Relevant permits are required when carrying out activities such as dog walking, cycling, etc. All users are to exit the open access areas by 20:00 pm ahead of the 21:00 pm curfew.
- Picnic and braai sites
All picnic sites are subject to strict capacity restrictions and Covid-19 protocols.
• Oudekraal picnic and braai site – CLOSED
• Newlands picnic and braai site – OPEN
• Tokai picnic and braai site – OPEN
• Silvermine picnic area – CLOSED. No swimming is permitted within the dam area as per amended regulations.
Boulders Penguin Colony Beach area has been closed. The boardwalk and information centre remain open, subject to capacity restrictions.
- Accommodation facilities remain open under strict conditions.
A Covid-19 health-related questionnaire to be completed upon arrival at the gates, as well as mandatory temperature screenings.
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