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RepealedThis By-law was repealed on 11 July 2014 by Repeal.
This is the version of this By-law as it was when it was repealed.
Camping Areas By-law, 2002
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 5859 on 19 April 2002
- Commenced on 19 April 2002
- [This is the version of this document from 19 April 2002 and includes any amendments published up to 17 March 2023.]
- [Repealed by Repeal on 11 July 2014]
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law, unless inconsistent with the context—"animal" means any mammal, reptile, amphibian or fish;"camp" or "camping" means to occupy land by picnicking thereon or by standing thereon with a caravan or vehicle or erecting thereon a tent or temporary structure and using such caravan, vehicle, tent or temporary structure for the purpose of habitation and/or sleeping or as a shelter or protection against the weather;"camper" means the person who camps and, in relation to a camping area, to whom a camping permit is issued."camping area" means land vesting in and set aside by the Council as a public picnic, camping or caravan park site or a similar facility approved by the council on private land;"camping permit" means a document printed and issued by the council for the purposes contemplated by this by-law or the Council’s official receipt issued against payment of the prescribed camping charges in respect of the occupation of a camping area;"camping site" means any part of a camping area, demarcated or assigned for the purpose of camping thereon;"caravan" means a motor vehicle or trailer permanently equipped to provide living and sleeping accommodation for persons;"caravan park" means any land used or intended to be used for the accommodation of caravans and mobile homes;"caretaker" means the official appointed by the council or an owner to ensure that the provisions of this by-law is complied with and includes any employee of the council or owner, acting in the capacity as caretaker or acting in terms of a direction by or authority of the caretaker;"council" means the council of the Swartland Municipality;"nuisance" means any act, omission or condition which is offensive or injurious or dangerous to health, or which materially interferes with the ordinary comfort, convenience, peace or quiet of persons in a camping area or adversely affects the safety of such persons;"owner" means the persons to whom the Council has granted written permission to permit camping on private land;"Medical Officer of Health" means the Medical Officer of Health, or part-time Medical Officer of Health appointed by the Council or any other medical doctor designated by the council;"prescribed charges" means the charges prescribed by the Council for entrance to and use of a camping area and the amenities connected therewith;"vehicle" means a device designed or adapted mainly to travel on wheels or crawler tracks and also includes a trailer, and"waters" include rivers, streams, dams, reservoirs and furrows together with the banks thereof and any part of such waters.
Camping in land vested in our under control of the Council
2.No person shall camp on any land vesting in and/or under the control of the Council except on a camping site within the boundaries of a camping area, and then only subject to the provisions of this by-law.
3.The right of admission to a camping area or any part thereof is reserved and the caretaker may refuse such admission to any person.
4.No person shall camp on any land within a camping area without being in possession of a valid camping permit.
5.Any person making use of a camping area or any amenity therein for whatever purpose shall do so at his own risk and the Council shall, in the absence of proof of negligence on its part or any of its employees, not accept responsibility for the death of such person or injury, damage or loss suffered by such a person in the process.
6.No camping permit shall be issued unless the prospective camper—
8.The occupier of a camping site must be the person whose name appears on the camping permit and he or she may not sublet, cede, dispose of, or in any way alienate his rights thereunder.
11.When a camper’s camping permit expires on account of efflux of time or withdrawal such a camper shall—
12.Only one caravan with not more than two side tents forming part thereof, is permitted per camping site on those camping sites set aside within a camping area for the accommodation of caravans and mobile homes only. One tent only per camping site will be permitted on those camping sites set aside within a camping area for the accommodation of tents only.
13.No camper shall make his or her camp or picnic on a camping site other than that assigned to him or her by the caretaker or refuse to obey the reasonable instructions of such officer or to comply with the caretaker’s demands as to the manner of making such camp. The caretaker shall have absolute discretion in this regard as also with regard to the acceptability and sufficiency, or not, of any dwelling/ sleeping accommodation, fencing, shelters, temporary structures, erections and the number and type of vehicle/s to be permitted on camping site.
14.any camper may be instructed by the caretaker at any time to move his or her camp to another camping site if the caretaker considers such moving to be desirable in the public interest or for the sake of the safety of person and/or property or for purposes of executing urgent Council works.
15.No camper shall—
16.No person shall in a camping area—
17.Organised dancing within the camping area shall be prohibited.
18.No person suffering from any loathsome, infectious or contagious disease may enter a camping area or remain therein. A camper shall whilst in occupation of a camping site, notify the caretaker forthwith of the occurrence of any of the aforementioned diseases whereafter the caretaker shall upon advice of the Medical Officer of Health take the necessary measures.
19.The Council may—
20. Camping on private land
21. PenaltiesAny person who contravenes any provision of this by-law or disregards or fails to comply with a lawful instruction from the caretaker shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a penalty not exceeding—
History of this By-law
11 July 2014Repealed by Repeal
19 April 2002 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 5859By-law commences.
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