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Lion's Head To Close for Maintenance

Lion's Head To Close for Maintenance

Jan 2019

Pics by Shaen Adey

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to inform all Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) visitors of the pending trail maintenance that will take place on Lion's Head from 7 January 2019 to 15 February 2019. Successful completion of this much needed intervention on the popular spiral trail up to the summit requires full closure of the trail during the maintenance period.

Table Mountain and Lion's Head at sunset with the mist rolling in.

During 2017, a Trail Audit Report for the Lion's Head and Signal Hill footpath network was completed. The outcome of the report resulted in recommendations to improve the longevity of the trail, safety of hikers in the area and the environmental protection of  Lion's Head and Signal Hill.

Since the inception of the report, the TMNP management has formulated a phased approach to implement the recommended actions. Minor work that would pose the least interrupted usage of the trail has been completed and includes closure of unauthorised pathways and desire lines, directional signage erected to guide hikers along the official trails and completion of the assessment for certification of the climbing infrastructure along the trail.

View of Twelve Apostles seen from Lion's Head.

TMNP will now embark on one of the more intensive phases of the project where the condition of the trail will be addressed.

Kindly note that no access will be permitted to hikers or runners via the track entrance along Signal Hill Drive. This includes the restriction on access after sunset and before sunrise. Due to the maintenance in progress, SANParks cannot guarantee the safe passage of visitors along the path way and hence the entire trail will be closed.

Signal Hill will remain open to the public as a viewing point.

Lion's Head at full moon.

Table Mountain National Park management wishes to thank visitors for their cooperation during this time.

For more information on which paths you may use for hiking or if you would like to talk to us, please visit the social media pages:
Facebook – SANParks_TMNP
Twitter - @SANParks_TMNP

Alternatively, forward your enquiries to:
Mathabatha Matjila, Table Mountain National Park, Tel: 021 422 1601; Email: [email protected]

View of Twelve Apostles seen from Lion's Head.

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