WATCH: Hikers who were attacked take their Table Mountain back
Is Cape Town's iconic national park under threat or will authorities save it in time?
The Table Mountain National Park has experienced one of its most violent periods in history, with close to 100 people being attacked last year and two murders in the first months of 2018.
The Western Cape government has proposed a budget specifically for security in the 22,000-hectare park, but hikers have also launched their own initiative, #TakeBackOurMountain.“I started this hike after some of my hiking group were violently attacked in Silvermine in January. We’re trying to bring the victims back to the mountain in a safe way,” said Taahir Osman, of Hikers Paradise Adventure Club.
Times Select video reporter Anthony Molyneaux interviewed a group of hikers who were stabbed during a walk onTable Mountain, and spoke to provincial authorities on a proposal to address the problem.