Lower Sabie Rest Camp closed after 10 staffers contract COVID-19

Posted on 15 January 2021

South African National Park (SANParks) announced the temporary closure of Lower Sabie Rest Camp as a precautionary measure on January 14 after 10 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The employees are in isolation and all protocols regarding these developments have been implemented accordingly.

All visitors who are still in the camp have been informed of the situation and offered alternative accommodation at unaffected camps or postponement of their visit, SANParks said. 

Managing Executive, Gareth Coleman apologised for the inconvenience caused by this development and appealed for understanding from all affected parties saying, ‘the park has implemented all necessary protocols for the safety of both employees and visitors.

‘The spike in infections among our staff has necessitated swift action from our side. We are busy with contact tracing while the employees are in isolation and will advise the public on the reopening date after a thorough assessment and decontamination of the rest camp has been made by the task team,’ concluded Coleman.

Guests with confirmed bookings are being contacted by the reservations team to make alternative arrangements which include opting for alternative camps or dates.

For more information, call central reservations on +27 12 428 9111 or email [email protected].

Picture: SANParks

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