Month: August 2020

Virgin Atlantic offers free COVID-19 cover

Virgin Atlantic will cover all new and existing bookings with free COVID-19 insurance for up to £500 000 (R11m). In the event that a traveller becomes ill with COVID-19 while travelling with the airline, costs will be covered, regardless of the trip’s duration or destination. The insurance policy is fulfilled by Allianz Assistance and covers emergency…
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August 25, 2020 0

Table Mountain cable car opens soon – and if you had a birthday during lockdown you can claim a free ride

With lockdown restrictions being eased, tourist attraction sites such as The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company will be reopening for local and domestic travellers from 1 September. “We are really looking forward to being able to carry local visitors and domestic travelers up to the top of Table Mountain,” says Wahida Parker, Managing Director at…
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August 24, 2020 2

Taking to the skies: How flying looks under Level 2 lockdown

WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT FLYING UNDER LEVEL 2? AT THE AIRPORT The arrival time for domestic travellers at the airport has been extended from one hour to two hours before the departure of the flight, so be there in plenty of time. Expect long queues as passengers will be subject to strict sanitisation measures before…
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August 24, 2020 0

Cape Town receives globally recognised Safe Travels Stamp

Cape Town has been approved as a user of the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) safety stamp. According to WTTC, the global protocols take into account the current guidelines of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, said that the safety stamp…
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August 24, 2020 0

Road tripping: The best stops between Cape Town and Knysna

GRABOUW As you pass through the spectacular natural landscapes of the Elgin Valley, make the charming farming town of Grabouw your first stop. Home to the famous “Appletiser” apple orchards, this lovely little town has breathtaking scenery and is peaceful and quiet – a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ll…
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August 21, 2020 0

Cape Town implements new safety measures

The City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism (CTT) have implemented new safety measures for tourists with an emergency response app and by establishing standard operational practices for tourist guides. As part of its TravelWise initiative, which provides visitors with health and safety information, CTT has partnered with safety response app, Namola. The app…
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August 20, 2020 0

All tourism attractions now open

South Africa’s minister of tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, announced that all tourism attractions were open to operate under Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy, at a media briefing yesterday (August 19). “These include, but are not limited to, theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centres, zoos, aquariums, science centres, nature and game reserves,…
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August 20, 2020 0

V&A Waterfront adopts global safety standards

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. The stamp is the first global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism and has also been awarded to the Western Cape town of Stellenbosch. The WTTC has awarded the stamp to 80 travel destinations…
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August 18, 2020 0

SA to move to Level 2: What you can and cannot do

South Africa will move to Level 2 from midnight on Monday. The tobacco ban will be lifted completely, while alcohol sales will be allowed under certain restrictions. Interprovincial travel will be allowed. On midnight at Monday, South Africa will move to Alert Level 2 of the national lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday evening…
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August 17, 2020 0

Everest set to reopen

Nepal has started issuing climbing permits for Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks, four and a half months after its government halted expeditions, according to Nepal’s state-run Anadolu Agency. Last week, the government lifted its four-month nationwide lockdown and a tourism ministry spokesman said trekking and mountaineering would have to comply with a health protocol to…
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August 4, 2020 0