After much confusion regarding whether locals are allowed to travel or stay for leisure purposes, government has finally released directives stating exactly what is allowed.

Previously, government had said that accommodation establishments could open to accept business travellers but many felt they did not give a definitive answer about leisure stay and travel.

On July 10, government confirmed that leisure travel and stay at accommodation is allowed under lockdown Level 3 as long as residents stay within their respective provinces.

Private home stays, however, are still banned under the latest regulations.

Other directives released included exactly what is expected of restaurants accepting sit-down customers and which sports are allowed. Specific operation guidelines for salons and personal care services were also outlined once more.

So, Capetonians who have been aching to visit their favourite spots in the Western Cape, can now do so without worries. With snow on the forecast and the Cape receiving chilly weather this weekend, it the perfect time to book a stay for a wintery weekend.

Also read: How much it will cost you to see the snow

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