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Tourism: South Africa’s hotel brand, Legacy set to reopen with lockdown eased to level 2

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Leading South African hospitality brand, Legacy Hotels and Resorts have announced plans to commence operations following the recent announcement by President Ramaphosa on the lockdown situation.

Like many countries across the globe, South Africa had instituted strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic since March.

However, the country has moved on to Level 2 of the lockdown, following the President’s announcement, and Legacy Hotels & Resorts are happy to announce that tables are set and beds are made.

President Ramaphosa announced that leisure travel can be resumed from 18 August 2020, on condition that safety protocols are maintained. He praised South Africans for their diligence and compliance during a very rough winter.

Ramaphosa explained that the disease had reached a peak in July, with infections reaching almost 14 000 people each day. The surge has since subsided, with the number of daily cases dropping considerably.


That’s good news for those of us who desperately need an escape to feel like world travellers again, even though international travel is still off the table.

And what better way to get the spark back, then checking into a Legacy hotel?

Legacy “cannot wait to welcome business and leisure travellers” once more, and added that the chain prepared for the ease of lockdown restrictions by implementing several measures to do their bit to combat the virus.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts Managing Director, Paddy Brearley, says that the hotel group’s commitment towards service excellence has not changed and acknowledged that the hotel group had to adapt due to the pandemic.



All properties across the country will open in due course. Legacy Hotels & Resorts pledges to take “every necessary precaution to minimise the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19”.

Brearley adds that the “signs are promising”, even though there’s still a long way to go.

He said that in order to accommodate all guests, “Legacy has also increased flexibility with travel planning including current and future reservations, postponements and payment”.


Legacy adheres to protocols as set out the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry of Health or Department of Health, and the guidelines as set out the Ministry of Tourism or relevant Tourism bodies in country of operation.

A COVID-19 Health and Safety officer was appointed in every operation. Staff and contractors adhere to medical declarations and receive training on health and safety protocols.

In addition, heightened sanitising and hygiene are practised in all areas of operation, including but not limited to shuttles, reception, public areas, housekeeping, gym and fitness areas, restaurants, bars, restrooms, and more.

Special attention areas include surface areas, luggage handling, cash handling, physical distancing measures, and removing unnecessary surfaces, equipment and procedures.


Earlier this year, Legacy partnered with Nutriwell to assist in feeding communities.

In June 2020, the bar was set pretty high: to feed 10 million children in the coming two years.

To date, the project has contributed meals to Friends for Life in Alexandra, each of the North West’s Mogwase and Ledig communities and households in Belfast in Mpumalanga.  

Both SizaBantswana Orphans in Hazyview and Baphemele Children’s Home in Cape Town have also received meals. Donations can be made by following this link.

Source: thesouthafrican.com

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