The hiking trail on Lion’s Head will be closed closed from today for maintenance until February 15 after South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the closure of the site in November last year.
SANParks spokesperson Saskia Marlowe said “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 the Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.”
Marlowe said the successful completion of the much needed intervention necessitated the full closure of the sight during the maintenance period.
Some of the work that will be conducted during the closure of the trail 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.