How to travel South Africa under Level 2

How to travel South Africa under Level 2

18 August 2020

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.

Browse all our Homegrown Holidays here.


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?
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