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Streaming from webcams in several SANParks reserves is available, despite the closure of all parks during the national lockdown.
Some webcams offer live footage of the various locations, while the ‘still cams’ take pictures every few seconds. Webcams are located in the Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park.
To access the live and still cams click here. www.sanparks.org/webcams/
There have been shared messages from the British Consul General and the German Embassy in an attempt to reach any German and British nationals stranded in South Africa.
This follows the countrywide lockdown that commenced on March 27 and includes the prohibition of international and domestic flights.
The British High Commissioner to South Africa, Nigel Casey, said in his statement that the British Consul was speaking to South African authorities and airlines about what this means for British nationals currently in the country.
“If you are one of those affected, we would like to know who you are and where you are, so we can help you in whatever way we can,” said Casey. “We are facing unprecedented global demand for our services over the phone, so please keep trying. We’ll help you as soon as we can.”
German Ambassador, Martin Schäfer, said the embassy was working with South African authorities and SAA to start return flights for German travellers.
“Hopefully, toward the end of the week we can start our first flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Germany,” said Schäfer. “We can only schedule return flights for people who have confirmed or updated their dates after March 28.”
Schäfer asked German nationals in SA not to call the embassy with questions about individual flights, as the embassy would initiate the contact. “We expect the return programme to take several weeks.”
For the statement by the British High Commissioner, please click here. For the full statement by the German Ambassador, please click here.
SAA IS engaging with a number of countries to repatriate foreign tourists stranded in South Africa since the country went into lockdown, confirms Louise Brugman, spokesperson for SAA’s rescue practitioners, Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana.
She says this includes the repatriation on behalf of the German government of thousands of German tourists from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Frankfurt and Munich.
Regulations prohibiting international passenger flights to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (published on March 26 in terms Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act) have to be changed first before the flights can take place, she adds.
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SOUTH AFRICAN CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE NUMBER: +27 80 002 9999
Please use this hotline if you display any signs of the virus, don’t go to your Doctor and infect him and everybody in the waiting room. Share this number with everyone you know as well as your household staff‼