CapeNature announced their self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking trails and eco-venues are open again for inter-provincial travellers from Friday, August 7.

A myriad of destinations around the Western Cape are beginning to reopen their offerings now that intra-provincial  leisure travel is allowed under Level 3 lockdown.

All visitors entering a controlled CapeNature reserve entrance gate will be subjected to a screening process upon arrival. This will include the mandatory completion of a four-step check-in process for the safety of all visitors. This process will involve:

– the compulsory sanitising of hands

– wearing of masks

– temperature checks

– completion of a quick “Visitor Access Register”.

A compulsory fifth step for all overnight visitors has been added, which is the completion of a “Visitor Screening Questionnaire” for each person.

“The easing of national lockdown regulations comes as a huge relief for CapeNature and the Western Cape travel and tourism sector as a whole, who are finally able to open their doors again for overnight stays,” said Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Mr. Anton Bredell.

Dr. Razeena Omar, CapeNature Chief Executive Officer, reiterated, “We’re looking forward to welcoming our visitors for overnight stays again in line with the easing of regulations and following the strictest health protocols. This is certainly a step in the right direction as the tourism sector has taken a massive knock and the livelihoods of many, including our own staff, have been affected. This is an opportunity for us to generate much needed revenue and to add value again to the Western Cape economy”.

Some of CapeNature’s tourism products will momentarily close, and a list of all available and closed tourism products until further notice will be regularly updated here. Conditions such as 50% occupancy for dormitory-style accommodation will apply to certain tourism products, due to the strict social distancing protocols. Picnicking and selected activities on reserves will not be permitted.

To make a booking, use CapeNature’s online booking portal or to speak directly to a customer service agent on 087 087 8250.

Also read: SANParks accommodation reopens for intra-provincial residents

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