Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Table Mountain – still a big tourist attraction

By Rhodé Marshall
28 August 2007

During a briefing meeting hosted by the MEC’s for Community Safey, Leonard Ramatlakane and for Finance and Economic Development Lynne Brown, it was revealed that close to four million local foreign and local tourists are visiting Table Mountain and other tourist attractions per year.
The Provincial Government of the Western Cape says they find these reports extremely encouraging.

“I am pleased with the security plan that the South African Police and the Table Mountain national park security have rolled,” says Ramatlakane.

According to reports at the meeting said, 18 incidents of muggings have been reported on Table Mountain since January 2007 until August 2007.

“I am pleased with the report from the police and Community Safety, that they have a wonderful plan and from a tourist perspective there is no reason to panic,” says Brown.

The two ministers agreed on a follow up stakeholders meeting on Thursday September 6, to further evaluate the security arrangements on Table Mountain.

“We call and advise those who will be visiting and climbing the mountain to walk in groups, avoid walking alone or climbing in areas which will move you away from the sight of other people,” says Ramatlakane.

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