KZN game reserves ready to reopen

KZN game reserves ready to reopen

KwaZulu-Natal game reserves are gearing up to reopen under Level 3 lockdown. 

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Nature lovers will get to enjoy self-drive safaris.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park says it's busy preparing for the safe return of staff and visitors. CEO Sibusiso Bhukhosini says the park will reopen on 8 June.

"This means that we are only open for self-drive to the park and we will also be allowing fishing activities, but of course those will be allowed making sure that there is a permit that is in place. 

"Recreational fishing is also going to be allowed. People can now access the beach in terms of jogging and other recreational activities."

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Meanwhile, KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife's Musa Mntambo says they're excited to reopen. They're still deciding on a date.

"We have to make sure that we have all the PPE that we need to have at the gate, including scanners, and also clean our facilities that will be used by the public who'll be visiting our parks. 

"We hope that maybe sometime next week, although we are not sure as yet, and as per the regulations that they'll be able to self-drive themselves into the park."

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