For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the South African department of Health’d website on www.sacoronavirus.co.za
COVID-19 Management In West Coast Way South Africa
COVID-19 Management in West Coast Way South Africa is there to help us continue welcoming visitors to the Cape West Coast, but in a responsible manner that ensures we do our part to ‘stem the curve’. We encourage social distancing and responsible behaviour. In the end it is up to each one of us to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.” Carmen Lerm founder West Coast Way
With the spread of COVID-19 leading to the declaration of a National Disaster by the Presidency of South Africa, the business of tourism has become far from ‘usual’ and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
With the statement issued by the Presidency on Sunday 15 March, strict measures have been put in place to help South African locals as well as visitors to go about their daily routines with extra caution. Read more here: Presidency Speech On COVID-19
“The West Coast Way road trips are hosted on well-maintained roads that start at Cape Town’s door and lead adventurers from the crowded cities and suburbs to the Cape West Coast’s wide, open spaces – perfect for social distancing.”
West Coast Way has responded in a pro-active way and has noted that the top accommodation places and attractions in the Cape West Coast have taken strict measures in accordance with the recommendations made by both President Ramaphosa and various government departments. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees, suppliers, as well as creating a safe experience for our guests.
COVID-19 Management In West Coast Way South Africa
The below is just a small portion of what establishments are doing to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to create a healthy tourism destination:
During these uncertain times, it is important for businesses to take steps to not only develop and implement strategies to adapt to the current crisis but to plan to again thrive in the future.
Vensterklip in Elands Bay offering easy takeaway options now
Vensterklip offers takeaway orders for pizzas tonight. Order before 16h00 and pick up by 19h00. The playground is open. The bar closes at 18h00. Two delicious pizzas for R170! Call 022 972 1340 NOW! The restaurant opens, as usual, this weekend. However, the bar closes at 13h00 on Sunday. Vensterklip offers safe and healthy family time in Elands Bay.
“We will continue to do what we have always done: be the best possible hosts whilst keeping you safe.” Jane Louw Owner
Club Mykonos in Langebaan: open for business
Whilst they may not be in a position to host shows and events during this time, Club Mykonos is still open for business. As always, they remain concerned about visitors’ health and safety and have implemented strict guidelines to create a clean and safe holiday resort.
“In closing, I would like to assure you of our commitment to always do our utmost to keep everyone safe when visiting Club Mykonos and to assist and co-operate with our Government to keep this global pandemic under control.” Jon Kilroe-Smith General Manager
!Khwa ttu San Heritage Center has voluntarily closed
!Khwa ttu believes that this will help them play their part in reducing transmission rates of COVID-19, and keep staff, their families and communities, and visitors as safe as possible.
“We will keep in touch via the !Khwa ttu website and social media platforms, so please continue to visit them there regularly or phone for a chat on +27 (022) 492-2998.” Michael Daiber General Manager
Thali Thali Game Lodge sterile conditions for holiday fun
Thali Thali has taken measures to ensure that their restaurant and bathroom facilities are regularly cleaned and staff are trained to maintain social distancing when serving guests. Accommodation, including the glamping tents, have hand sanitiser for guests. The bar’s opening and closing hours are as per the newly gazetted guidelines: Operating Monday to Saturday 09h00 – 18h00 and Sunday 09h00 – 13h00
“Our Game Drives and Archery Lessons will operate as usual, but we are taking precautions to ensure that they are under sterile conditions in line with government recommendations. ” Thys and Amalia van Niekerk Owners
Riebeek Valley Tourism (Olive Festival) cancelled
A new date will be communicated once clear directions have been received from the government. All tickets already booked will be fully refunded via www.webtickets.co.za.
“Due to the increased concerns around the spread of COVID-19, the governmental ban on public gatherings (bigger than 100 persons) and a deep acknowledgement of our social responsibility to reduce social contact, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the much-loved Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2020 until further notice.” Riebeek Valley Olive Festival Support Team
Travellers should rest assured that the West Coast’s hospitality and tourism businesses are being cautious about COVID-19 and taking steps to ensure travellers’ health and wellbeing.
West Coast Way is on standby to help Cape West Coast visitors navigate the COVID-19 challenges when they go on a road trip this school holiday. For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.