Level 3: Tshwane closes recreational facilities, nature reserves remain open

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The City of Tshwane has closed a number of facilities, including public pools.
The City of Tshwane has closed a number of facilities, including public pools.
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  • The City of Tshwane has closed a number of recreational facilities in line with the adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations.
  • A number of recreational resorts have also been closed.
  • Nature reserves will remain open, but certain activities have been banned. 

The City of Tshwane has closed a number of recreational facilities, including swimming pools, picnic areas and camp sites, in line with adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations which were gazetted on Tuesday.

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the government's decision to move back to a Level 3 lockdown amid rising Covid-19 infections. He said the decision was necessary because of the spike.

As of 29 December, South Africa recorded 1 021 451 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 27 568 Covid-19-related deaths.

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Several areas were also identified as hotspots and Tshwane was one of them.

According to a statement from the City of Tshwane, the following recreational resorts have been closed:
  • Fountains Valley
  • Derdepoort
  • Rooihuiskraal
  • Ga-Mothakga
  • Kwaggaspruit
  • Zwartkop Lapa
  • Moretele
  • Bronkies Angling
  • Die Draai
  • Klipkruisfontein
  • Joos Becker Caravan Park
  • Rietvlei Angling

The following nature reserves will remain open between 09:00 and 18:00:

  • Wonderboom
  • Groenkloof
  • Austin Roberts
  • Klapperkop
  • Rietvlei
  • Faerie Glen
  • Moreletakloof
 

The City said these facilities will only be open for self-drive game viewing, hiking and mountain bike trails. Picnic sites and bird hides, however, will be closed at all nature reserves.

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Also, in line with the new regulations, no alcohol will be allowed during self-drive game viewing, hikes and mountain bike trails.

All dams, municipals swimming pools, camping and picnic areas will be closed until further notice.

- Compiled by Alex Mitchley


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