Lion’s Head will remain closed under Alert Level 2. Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) decided to keep the popular peak closed as the nature of the trail is not in accordance with social distancing norms.
The hike requires people to use chains and ladders to reach the summit, making these parts high-touch zones.
In a statement, TMNP said: “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.”
SANParks noted that the mountain will remain closed until further notice.
The parody Lion’s Head Twitter account is making light of the situation and giving Capetonians something to laugh about.
Cool idea: Reopen Lion’s Head.
— Lion’s Head (@LionsHeadCPT) August 12, 2020
— Lion’s Head (@LionsHeadCPT) August 10, 2020