The need for improved safety measures was recently highlighted by Megan Taplin, Park Manager of Table Mountain National Park ( TMNP ), in a letter to tour operators and tour guides.
In light of rising crime in tourist hotspots, the city should intensify safety measures.
Taplin advised all mountain users to keep their activities on Signal Hill and Lion’s Head to the time between sunrise and sunset in order to address these worries.
We recognize the allure of these places, especially at sunrise and sunset, but recent events have brought attention to the need for improved safety precautions, the letter reads.
We strongly advise that activities on Signal Hill and Lions Head be restricted to the hours between sunrise and sunset in order to ensure the wellbeing of all participants.
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Additionally, the letter urges operators to forbid visitors from taking full moon or evening hikes on Lion’s Head because of the increased crime that occurs in the evenings and early mornings, which is said to compromise safety.
With the help of this safety measure, visitors can take in the breathtaking mountain views while still being safe from potential criminal activity.
The South African Police Services, SANParks, the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement, and other stakeholders are working together to implement safety and security measures, according to the letter.
The South African Police Services, SANParks, the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement, and many other stakeholders are working together to implement strong safety and security measures, but it’s critical to continue being watchful and proactive in addressing the rising crime rates.
The integrity of these experiences and Cape Town’s reputation as a top tourist destination depend on cooperation between tour operators, local authorities, and law enforcement.
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