People vented their anger on social media after a hiker reported he was fined R2 500 for walking his dog without the My Activity Permit in Newlands Forest.
Hiker Simon Gobbler said he couldn’t believe it when he heard about the permit, as he always walked his dogs at Newlands Forest and has never seen a sign stating he needed a permit.
“We hike and walk with our dogs for protection, something we are not provided with. People have been complaining about break-ins in Newlands Forest and other Table Mountain National Park areas,” he said.
Parkscape chairperson Nicky Schmidt said when they asked SANParks staff about the R2 500, they were met with confusion and answers of “I don’t know” or “I think it’s R2 500”.