Slangkop Tented Camp at Table Mountain National Park has been forced to close down because of several crime incidents at the camp.
Slangkop Tented Camp is located among the milkwoods on the Hoerikwaggo Trail, almost right on the ocean at the edge of Kommetjie.
According to News24, Saskia Marlowe manager of the park’s Hospitality, Film and Events services said:
“We have experienced a number of crime incidents in the camp in recent months and have decided that we can no longer offer guests a secure environment to overnight in. We will be temporarily closing Slangkop Tented Camp to investigate if additional crime mitigation measures would improve the security on site.”
Smitswinkel which lies at the entrance of Cape Point, is one of four tented camps that were built for the Hoerikwaggo trail that is currently open.
The Silvermine Tented Camp burnt down in the 2015 fires and has not been rebuilt, while the Orangekloof Tented Camp was closed in 2018 because of robberies.
Guests who had a booking Slangkop during the closure period were notified with the option of a refund or credit with SANParks.
SANParks in a press statement:
“Table Mountain National Park would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to our valued guests and would like to stress that the decision to close the tented camp was made in the interest of our guests and was not taken lightly.”