Plan your next CapeNature getaway virtually!
The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the travel and tourism sector severely. CapeNature reserves remained closed during the national Alert Level 4 and will continue to remain closed as the country transitions to Alert Level 3. The entity stands in solidarity with the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Wesgro, who has encouraged locals to continue dreaming of returning to nature across the Western Cape, post the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Wesgro launched the innovative “One Day” campaign to virtually showcase our beautiful province to those currently in lockdown in South Africa, and around the world, reminding them that one day, Cape Town and the Western Cape will again be open for them to explore and experience. Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, says, “This campaign was derived to keep Cape Town and the Western Cape as a prime destination, to find new avenues for tourism amid an unprecedented crisis, and to support local guides, many of whom are out of work right now. There is also a desire for people who want to get back to nature, and who want to bring the outdoors, indoors while they’re in lockdown. The ‘One Day’ campaign enables us all to dream of the day when we’ll be exploring our most beloved places with our loved ones again.”
One of the ways CapeNature will be supporting this initiative is by digitally displaying reserves and encouraging visitors to book now for later dates. Post-lockdown, visitors will be spoilt for choice to get back into nature at any one of the many reserves in the CapeNature stable. While all tourism activities are currently prohibited at CapeNature reserves, essential services are still active. This includes the CapeNature contact centre, which is available during office hours on one of the following remote contact numbers: 061 871 2539, 074 936 2139, 062 318 2987 or 061 855 4066. Friendly agents are on standby to engage and assist the public at large with booking their next holiday.
Check out CapeNature’s popular destinations and trails including Cederberg, Grootvadersbosch, Robberg, De Hoop (Whale Trail), Gamkaberg, Kogelberg, Stony Point, Anysberg and Jonkershoek nature reserves by navigating to discoverafrica.com/trailfinder and entering CapeNature into the search box.
CapeNature CEO, Dr Razeena Omar looks forward to welcoming visitors back onto the reserves in the future, “We encourage the public to stay home and stay safe, while taking this time to reminisce and plan for the next CapeNature experience. Our teams on the ground are working diligently to put in place measures to ensure visitors return to a safe and trusted environment.”
Dr Omar adds CapeNature reserves are ideal for families in search of supporting local affordable getaways that encourage social distancing.
Visit capenature.co.za for more information or book online now.