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Table Mountain - Safety and Security

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Tiki » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:43 am

Is Table Mountain safe if you just do the touristy cable car up and down? We weren't planning to hike or go off by ourselves but we were hoping to get some kind of shuttle there and back from V&A Waterfront.
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:37 pm

Quite safe Tiki,

The nonsense takes place in places where there are not a lot of people, or traffic.

If you want any more info, PM me and I would be glad to help.
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby ctmole » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:25 pm

Hi all

It sounds like things have calmed down quite a bit regarding security issues on table mountain. Does anyone know of any recent attacks because nothing has really been written in the media etc... (that I've heard of anyway).

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:18 pm

From the home page, my words. A 'suspect' was caught on Lion's Head on Saturday after a couple was mugged and the 'suspect' was in possession of their goods. Another one escaped......

At least one will be out of circulation for a while.
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Lumi » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 am

Myself and my partner are visiting Cape Town for four nights in August. We are both keen (nature) photographers and are planning to visit Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulder's Beach and West Coast NP. Because we have to carry camera gear with us, we'd really like to get some tips about safety issues.

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby arks » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:26 pm

Lumi wrote:Myself and my partner are visiting Cape Town for four nights in August. We are both keen (nature) photographers and are planning to visit Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulder's Beach and West Coast NP. Because we have to carry camera gear with us, we'd really like to get some tips about safety issues.

Hi Lumi and Welcome!

I had visited all those places as a solo female with camera gear and never had any problems. However, since I'm alone, I don't wander too far from my car, but as there are two of you, in most cases you should be just fine. I would just be normally aware of your surroundings in the parks. The mugging problems seem to be mainly around hiking trails on Table Mountain and Lion's Head, as well as the trails up the mountain from Kirstenbosch.

I've not heard of problems at Cape Point, Boulders (go to the southern entrance where there is a family swimming beach, much more fun than the northern entrance where all the big tour coaches go!) or WCNP. These are all places where you can get out and explore on foot, as there are no large predators. Have a great trip!
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Lumi » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:29 pm

Thank you! That's good to know.

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:10 pm

Like all world cities Lumi, just have your wits about you should be ok. Leave your flash jewelery and the like at home.
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby saraf » Fri May 15, 2009 6:54 pm

Brilliant.

Well done to all involved. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat May 16, 2009 9:12 am

LMHO

suspects - caught red handed on the job - suspects

Shame mabye they were poor hungry souls


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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Micetta » Sat May 16, 2009 9:21 am


This I have said before: Why is there almost never a date on these news?

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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:18 pm

How dare you defend yourself with pepper spray. You might harm some poor innocent mugger. :big_eyes:
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Re: Table Mountain - Safety and Security

Unread postby Kalika » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:58 am

Hi all!

I'm currently a Geography Honnours student at the University of Stellenbosch and I will be doing a project regarding crimes against tourists within the Table Mountain National Park.

I'm looking for data regarding these crimes from 2004-2010, specifically the LOCATIONS of where the crimes occurred in the park (i.e. Platteklip, Silvermine, Cape Point etc). My aim is to map these crimes using a GIS (Geographic Information System), therefore the locations are crucial to the study.

I will then be able to visually represent these crimes and how they might have been displaced due to stricter security enforcements.

I would really appreciate any data or information regarding this study!

Kind regards,
Kalika

P.S. Richard, I've noticed that you have already done a similar effort with Google Maps. Have you since expanded on this type of representation of crime in the park?


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