President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would remain on adjusted alert level 1 of the national lockdown on Sunday 28 November 2021.  During this trying time, it is important we support our local attractions as much as is safely possible.

We have compiled a list of our #AAVEA2021 members and their attractions’ operating hours, protocols and safe events, which will be updated regularly as below:

Cape Town and surrounds:

The City of Cape Town’s official marketing destination agency, Cape Town Tourism, has released an excellent guideline document about international travel. View it here.

When exploring the Mother City, here are our top attractions’ news:

V&A Waterfront:

Shop safely at the V&A Waterfront this festive season. Image credit: V&A Waterfront

This popular harbourside attraction will kick start its festive season late-night trading period from Wednesday, 15 December until Thursday, 23 December 2021 from 9am to 10pm. A short break and  a revert to normal trading hours (9am to 9pm) will take place on Christmas Eve, with an optional trading day on Christmas. Late-night trading hours resume from 26 to 30 December 2021.Normal trading hours will commence on New Year’s Eve.

For the V&A Waterfront’s COVID-19 protocols, please click here.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway:

Cape Town’s most recognizable attraction recently launched its fast track pass service  to help visitors skip the queues. For their operating hours and safety regulations, please click here.

Two Oceans Aquarium:

The Two Oceans Aquarium can’t wait to “sea” their visitors this December! Image credit: Two Oceans Aquarium

The cutest penguins and all of the other amazing marine life await visitors and their loved ones at the Mother City’s award-winning Two Oceans Aquarium this December!

The Aquarium team is excited to “sea” their visitors. Please remember to follow their safety protocols.

Cape Town Diamond Museum:

Enjoy a safe and glamourous shopping experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum this festive season. Image credit: Cape Diamond Museum

In addition to host an exclusive Diamond Tour, with bubbly, wine and snacks at the V&A Waterfont’s Clocktower on Thursday 2 December 2021, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is looking forward to welcoming visitors to its glamourous site this festive season. You can view their COVID-19 rules and regulations here.

Aquila Private Game Reserve:

Have a safe and beautiful getaway at Aquila Private Game Reserve! Image credit: The Aquila Collection

Visitors keen to live on the wild side and in the lap of luxury can escape to the beautiful Aquila Private Game Reserve, just a few hours outside of Cape Town.

With a range of fantastic deals that include your stay, experiences and meals, Aquila is the ultimate getaway this festive season. For their COVID-19 safety measures, click here.

Johannesburg:

City Sightseeing South Africa:

Hop on and off at 20 of Jozi’s best attractions with City Sightseeing South Africa. Image credit: City Sightseeing South Africa

Hop on and off the iconic Red Bus in the City of Gold and visit over 20 local attractions including the Johannesburg Zoo and Constitution Hill! Discounts on tickets are available for this must-do visitor experience.

Explore safely with City Sightseeing South Africa’s COVID-19 protocols.

Mpumalanga:

Graskop Gorge Lift Co:

Get your hearts racing with a safe visit to Graskop Gorge Lift Co! Image credit: Graskop Gorge Lift Co

Get your thrill on this festive season at the picturesque Graskop Gorge! All of their exciting facilities, including the lift, forest, Big Swing and Zipline are open during the adjusted Level 1 lockdown. For their COVID-19 protocols, click here.

If you would like your attraction’s Adjusted Level 1 news added to this blog post, please send your content and images to fazielah@aavea.org.za.