– South Africa: South African National Parks is getting ready to reopen accommodation facilities in its National Parks!

In the wake of an announcement by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa that accredited and licensed accommodation providers can resume operations in alert level three of the country’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19, South African National Parks (SANParks) is preparing for a recall of its hospitality staff and for a phased-in approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities. According to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni, SANParks will approach the opening of its accommodation facilities responsibly to ensure that the gains made by South Africa in curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are not compromised.

SANParks’ CEO further said that hospitality staff will get a re-training on new operating protocols in line with industry standards to ensure compliance with regard to the regulations in South Africa. SANParks will announce the dates for the reopening of accommodation bookings in the next few days. We’ll keep you posted!