CapeNature, the public institution with the responsibility for biodiversity conservation in South Africa’s Western Cape, has announced the reopening of overnight stays for self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking trails and eco-venues from today (07 August 2020). 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 our visitors. This process will involve the compulsory sanitising of hands, wearing of masks, temperature checks and 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.
CapeNature 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 permitted. We’ll keep you posted!