Outdoor enthusiasts get ready, one of the Cape’s favourite gardens will soon welcome visitors again. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, August 3 for outdoor exercise only.
This follows the announcement by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy on July 30 that all national botanical gardens will be allowed to open on Monday.
In line with Level 3 regulations, Kirstenbosch has implemented strict health protocols, including:
– Screening and contact tracing will be done upon entry
– The wearing of masks in public is mandatory: no mask, no entry
– Visitors will be expected to wear masks at all times while visiting Kirstenbosch
– Picnicking and gathering in social groups are not allowed
– Physical distancing measures will be strictly enforced
– The use of kiddies jungle gym is prohibited
– Limitations of visitor numbers may be imposed
The Kirstenbosch Tea Room, Moyo Kirstenbosch Restaurant, Garden Centre, Bookshops and Giftshops are open. The layouts have changed to reduce the number of customers, and all patrons are required to wear masks, except while eating and drinking.
“The welfare of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us, and we therefore urge our patrons to follow the prescribed COVID-19 regulations currently applicable under advanced level 3,” say Ms Carmel Mbizvo, Acting Chief Executive Officer in a statement.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be open every day from 8am-6pm. To reduce contact, book and pay tickets online at Webtickets.
Picture: Facebook / Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden