Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Public Relations

Kruger opens some of its camps

Kruger National Park (KNP) will partially open some of its camps for accommodation from Friday, 14 August 2020 in line with the Level 3 regulations on intra-provincial travel.
The park’s management said there the regulations would be strictly enforced, and travellers may only overnight in their province of residence. For example, if they are from Limpopo, their booking must be for KNP rest camps in that province. The Olifants River is recognised as the boundary between Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
The following rest camps and accommodation facilities are in the Limpopo Province: Pafuri Border Camp, Punda Maria Rest Camp, Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Mopani Rest Camp, Shipandani Overnight Hide, Tsendze Rustic Camp, Boulders Bush Lodge, Shimuwini Bushveld Camp, Sable Overnight Hide, Letaba Rest Camp and Olifants Rest Camp. Punda Maria, Shingwedzi and Letaba will reopen on 20 August 2020.

The following rest camps and accommodation facilities are in the Mpumalanga province: Balule Camp, Roodewal Bush Lodge, Satara Rest Camp, Tamboti Tent Camp, Talamati Bushveld Camp, Skukuza Rest Camp, Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Malelane Camp, Biyamiti Bushveld Camp, Lower Sabie Rest Camp and Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp. Satara and Pretoriuskop will reopen few days later on 17 August 2020.

Gareth Coleman, managing executive of the KNP, said the park is ready to welcome back overnight guests but this will be done in phases. “As the regulations of Covid-19 continuously change; it is imperative that we as KNP also adjust to make sure that those who will be visiting enjoy their experience regardless of the pandemic. The issue of PPE, training and the recording of personal details of visitors will be strictly adhered to; we are pleading with our clients to work with the gate and camp staff members on the observation of Health Protocols around the virus for safety.”

The guidelines to adhere to during the intra travel overnight stay in the KNP are as follows:

  • Maintain social distancing by at least 2m at all times.
  • Limitations on vehicle capacity and number of occupants will be firmly enforced upon entry at gates. The restriction is that occupants may not exceed more than 70% of capacity and we request visitors to adhere so they are not turned back at the gates.
  • Guests visiting the park must wear masks in the public areas as this is compulsory in South Africa; the driver of the vehicle must also ensure all passengers travelling with them adhere to this.

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