Oudtshoorn, 17 March 2020 – In light of the President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Declaration of a National Disaster to limit public social activities, Cango Caves will suspend operations from Wednesday, 18 March to 1 April 2020.
The motion to suspend services were tabled by the Executive Mayor, Councillor Colan Sylvester in a Special Council meeting on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
“There is no higher priority than the safety of our guests and staff. Since the onset of COVID-19, Cango Caves have followed the guidelines of national and provincial authorities,” Mayor Sylvester said.
“Based on the rapid spread of the virus it has been proven that no country or town is immune to COVID-19. As for yesterday 16 March 2020, a total of 62 cases had been confirmed in South Africa and this number is expected to rise. We have never before been confronted with such a severe situation.”
“Over the past week several events such as the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) and Bi-Athlon National Championships among others, have been postponed to limit the movement of people as a response to slow down the possible transmission of the virus.”
“We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and will re-evaluate as needed. There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Cango Caves.”
For pre-paid reservations tourists may call the Cango Caves at 044-272 7410 between 9am and 4pm and the Cango Caves staff will reschedule the bookings for another date or issue a refund.