They emerged one by one in the dark of the early morning as thick mist formed a blanket on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town - and as the sun started to break through, it looked like hundreds of walkers, joggers and cyclists had converged on this popular strip that stood empty for a month.
Aljoscha Kohlstock captured the 06:00 to 09:00 exercise period permitted under Level 4 regulations, which come into effect at midnight.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, in a recent briefing, said that some 22 000 submissions had been received, requesting exercise under Level 4.
The new regulations permit you to walk, run or cycle within a 5km radius of your home. But no group activities are allowed.