Interprovincial travel is now allowed! If you’re packing the bags already, here’s where to go, what to expect and how to travel South Africa safely during Level 2.
Level 2 regulations pertaining to travel
• Interprovincial travel, for any reason, is permitted.
• Hotels and accommodation establishments are allowed to open for all kinds of travel.
• International travel remains prohibited with the exception of repatriation flights.
• The curfew of 10 pm to 4 am remains in place, except for essential workers.
• Restaurants are allowed to open, adhering to the 10 pm to 4 am curfew.
• Alcohol can now be served in all licensed restaurants.
• Guest numbers will remain limited to allow for social distancing.
Travel trends and destinations
Domestic destination travel trends:
• Road trips
• Microcations (holidays shorter than five nights)
• Off the beaten path experiences
• Hiking weekends
• Glamping and camping
• Perhaps even relive the romance of train travel
Here are some destination suggestions:
• Camp in our National Parks - the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape is a truly off the beaten path gem. Don't miss the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route.
• In the Eastern Cape, journey to the magical mountain hamlet of Hogsback – boasting forests and waterfalls that are often dusted with snow at this time of year.
• Explore the Golden Gate National Park, easily combinable with a visit to cosy Clarens.
• Check into the idyllic bush. The Kruger remains a favourite, especially in winter, for good reason.
• Embark on an epic road trip of KZN's coastal route from north to south.
• Enjoy the ultimate South African road trip experience, exploring the timeless Garden Route, the Eastern Cape's unspoiled Sunshine Coast or head off the beaten track in the Northern Cape.
• Book now for spring. The wildflowers, whales and other seasonal spring activities are soon to bloom from next month.
What to expect from the travel experience?
• Temperature scans upon entering premises and compulsory use of hand sanitiser.
• You'll be asked to complete and sign a health questionnaire.
• Thorough staff training on COVID-19 preventative measures, with educational signage for both staff and guests.
• PPE for staff where necessary.
• Social distancing in public areas.
• No more buffet-style dining.
• Dining areas are allowing for social distancing (at least 1.5 metres) and limited to a maximum number of people at any given time (currently 50 people maximum).
• Guests are encouraged to opt for room service if they feel more comfortable doing so.
Flexible bookings are key!
Another pressing question: what if I need to cancel? In other words, what if I get sick and need to cancel my trip, or what if the government regulations change and I am no longer allowed to travel?
Ask about Flight Centre’s Moneyback Guarantee. All customers need to do is contact their travel expert, in writing, 24 hours before the intended check-in date, and we will refund immediately – no questions asked.