CapeNature Reserves Now Open

CapeNature Reserves Now Open
By VersatileLyle

CapeNature reserves now open for overnight bookings ahead of the long weekend

Just in time to take advantage of the upcoming long weekend, CapeNature is pleased to announce
the reopening of overnight stays for self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking
trails, and eco-venues from Friday, 7 August 2020. This comes off the announcement by Tourism
Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s that South Africans will be allowed to travel for leisure again
within their respective provinces.

Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Mr. Anton Bredell
says “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.”

With the safety of visitors and staff remaining a top priority, 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 4-step check-in process for the safety of all our visitors. This
process will involve the compulsory sanitising of hands, wearing masks, temperature checks, and
completion of a quick “Visitor Access Register”. A compulsory 5th step for all overnight visitors has
been added, which is the completion of a “Visitor Screening Questionnaire”, for each person.

Keurbooms Nature Reserve – Western Cape – South Africa – Scott Ramsay

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 staff, have been affected. This is an
opportunity for us to generate much-needed revenue and to add value again to the Western Cape

The entity will momentarily close some of our tourism products and conditions such as 50%
occupancy for dormitory-style accommodation will apply to certain tourism products, due to the strict
social distancing protocols. In addition, picnicking and selected activities on reserves will not be

How do I know if the tourism product is momentarily closed?

A list of all available and closed tourism products until further notice will be regularly updated here.
Please familiarise yourself with our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ here before planning your trip.

How to make a booking for overnight tourism facilities?

All visitors wanting to make a booking are encouraged to make use of the online booking portal or speak directly to a customer service agent on 087 087 8250.

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