Lion’s Head full moon alert....

 Safety Awareness As hundreds of hikers prepare for the monthly Lions Head full moon experience, the Wilderness Search And Rescue unit (WSAR) would like to remind visitors to please be cautious.

The idea of this experience is attracting an increasing amount

of visitors to the Table Mountain National Park as more and more people become aware of this gem of an outing.

  Transport:- Traffic congestion at Kloof Nek can be expected, including extended travel time up to the Nek from all directions.

Please make use of the designated parking bays, and do not obstruct any traffic or drive on the vegetation.

The limited parking that is available does tend to be taken up by late afternoon, so please consider


There are parking bays on the Tafelberg road side of Kloof Nek.

Please be mindful of the fact that emergency vehicles may need to gain access.

Please obey the instructions of the South African Police Services (SAPS); the Metro Police and the SANParks Visitor Safety Patrol unit.

  For your hike:- Please be well prepared with headlamps and warm clothes.

Your litter must please be taken down/home with you.

Avoid packing in any glass containers and alcohol.

Enjoy the quietness by not playing any music, musical instruments or devices.

No smoking, gas stoves, Chinese lanterns, fire works or any open flames are permitted.

No overnighting is permitted.

Always be mindful of the fact that nature does have a nocturnal mode.

Please do not disturb the night time wildlife and animal activity.

Picture, with permission of the “Full Moon Hike” Facebook page admin.

  Trail safety:- Please give way (to the up slope side of the mountain) for faster or oncoming hikers.

Take extra care when negotiating the chains, ladders and staples.

Face the ladders and staples when using them, up and down.

Use both hands as well.

The metal does tend to become moist and slippery.

During hot conditions, snakes and scorpions have been observed at night  in the past.

Do not use any climbing gear such as ropes and anchoring equipment after dark.

If you are planning to enjoy the sunset and full moon from Table Mountain via the Cable Car, please make a note of the time for the last car down.

Most of all, we urge visitors and hikers from Cape Town and abroad to please enjoy the experience, have fun and accumulate those memories.

Be out and be safe.

  Call 021 937 0300 or 112 for any wilderness or mountain rescue response.

In association with the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services.

  WSAR is a member of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue.

    Please click here if you would like to support the WSAR Trust, thank you.


WSAR is a volunteer based organisation.
Call:021 937 0300 or 112 for any Wilderness or Mountain Rescue Emergency.

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