According to the statement made by the Minister of Tourism of South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane, Table Mountain National Park is now open to hikers from Monday 1 June, after almost 80 days without visitors.
Hiking and game drives (in private vehicles) are allowed under Alert Level 3, between 06:00 and 18:00. All visitors have their temperature taken, respect the social distancing and go on a solo hike. Table Mountain National Park is taking extra precautions in cleaning and sanitising public bathrooms and any other facilities that visitors use.
“Visitors are urged to follow government directives regarding number of passengers in vehicles, wearing of face masks as well as the prohibition of group exercise; visitors failing to adhere to these regulations will be subject to fines by SANParks law enforcement officials,” the South Africa National Parks stated.
Table Mountain is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and will be a key part in the tourism recovery. Once travel is allowed, nature and sustainable tourism is likely to be tourist’s first choice.