Hiking

Don’t underestimate the mountain, says hiking expert

A hiking expert has warned the public to be extra-cautious when venturing out onto the Mother City’s mountain hiking trials. A 21-year-old Cape Town woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell 13 metres while hiking up Lion’s Head. It’s believed that CPUT student Mieshka Dollie fell[…]

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Minors arrested for alleged robbery on Signal Hill

A group of hikers were allegedly robbed by three minors on Table Mountain on Friday, November 8, but were quickly apprehended thanks to the quick actions of Table Mountain rangers. The alleged robbers, ages 15, 16 and 17, were immediately arrested and will appear in court soon on charges of[…]

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Table Mountain crime map for hikers

Following a number of attacks on hikers within Table Mountain National Park, a local hiker from Kenilworth has taken the initiative to create a Google map, called Table Mountain Crime Map, for recording crime in the area and preparing those who plan to explore the mountain trails. The recent murder[…]

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Lion’s Head hiking trail closed until 15 Feb

The Lion’s Head hiking trail, one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, has been closed for maintenance. This is as a result of a 2017 audit report compiled by the Table Mountain National Park on Lions’ Heads’ footpath networks, which made recommendations to improve hiker safety. The spiral route is[…]

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Safety guide for hikers

Over the weekend, Cape Town residents were alarmed when first-time hiker, Ebrahim Dawood, was discovered battered and bruised the morning after he was reported missing by his fellow hikers. Dawood ventured into the popular hiking trails of Newlands Forest, located on the slopes of Table Mountain, where he decided to[…]

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