I made a few phone calls to SANParks.
I spoke a gentleman named Hilton who’s section manages the Higgovalle quarry. The gate has been put in place by SANParks as part of an incentive to keep the muggers and drug dealers out.
He said that there should not be any access problems with regards to hikers, climbers, etc.
They are in the process of making up more keys that can be issued similar to the arrangement that is in effect at Skoorsteenkop and Newlands.
He said that anyone wishing to query getting access to the Higgovalle quarry can give him a call on 021 422-1601.