COVID-19 Update

Posted on Mon March 16, 2020.

At Buyskop Lodge, Conference and Spa, the safety of our guests and employees are our top priority.

Dearest valued Guest,

We trust you are well and up to date after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address regarding the COVID-19 situation in South Africa on 15 March 2020.

We as a nation are grateful for Mr. Ramaphosa’s clarification on how to stand together in fighting this worldwide pandemic. As mentioned in the statement (attached), personal hygiene is of utmost importance wherever you find yourself in the country.

At Buyskop Lodge, Conference and Spa, the safety of our guests and employees are our top priority. Buyskop Lodge offers an exclusive getaway just 1.5 hours from Pretoria or 2 hours from Johannesburg. Our private, individual and independent chalets are spaciously separated from each other and we accommodate no more than 80 guests on full occupancy (unless with a private function).  Our promise to you is an escape from the stressful climate we’re currently facing where you can enjoy nature and fully put your concerns to rest. We also offer the perfect spot to relax at the Baobab Spa, which is available for exclusive use for guests at Buyskop Lodge. Here, you and your loved ones are perfectly taken care of and ensured that your health is fully restored.  At Baobab Spa, hygiene protocols will stay in place and extra measures are implemented: wiping and sanitizing ALL surfaces with anti-bacterial cleansing solution after each client; we will not use facial sponges, only cotton pads; staff to wear face masks and we encourage clients to reschedule appointments if they feel ill.

We support our President’s efforts in taking action to ensure the safety of our people. Therefore, we want to make you aware of the steps we are taking to protect everyone’s health and safety. We can assure you that we have always followed safety and hygiene protocols (as can be seen on our fantastic Tripadvisor reviews). We are committed to providing a hygienic environment and safe haven for our guests.

Some of the extra safety steps suggested and addressed by the Department of Health, which we undertake, includes:

• Our housekeeping and maintenance employees have been fully informed on the required cleaning measures and equipment to be used.

• Wiping down all surfaces with disinfectant cleansing solution with 70% alcohol.

• Having hand sanitizer available in our chalets and ablution facilities for guests to use at their discretion.

We at Buyskop Lodge run a sterilized establishment - this is what we have offered over the past 11 years and will continue to offer to our guests in the future. We believe that, as a nation, we can continue with a normal, happy functional life and enjoy getaways together, if we implement personal hygiene and safety precautions. We will continue to update you on any additional guidelines from government agencies, as they relate to our business.  In the meantime, please stay safe and thank you for your patronage.

As our President states: “… If we act together, if we act now, and if we act decisively, we will overcome it…”.

We are still looking forward to welcoming you at Buyskop Lodge, Conference and Spa.