Read Our Covid-19 Protocols

Accommodation Reservations

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South Africa’s international borders are now open for all international travel and all restrictions have been lifted for vaccinated travellers.

The negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test requirement has been lifted for fully vaccinated inbound travellers visiting South Africa. No test is required on arrival or during your stay.

  • No self-isolation is required in South Africa
  • Face masks are not required in public indoor or outdoor spaces
  • Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure to enter South Africa

For the latest Covid-19 information from the South African Government click here.

the perfect tonic to the pandemic

South Africa is a beautiful destination with vast open spaces and great natural beauty. The Royal Portfolio’s properties are located in iconic South African destinations and each offers the highest levels of privacy, security, hygiene and service.

Whether you are seeking the peace and remoteness of the African bush at Royal Malewane, the Champagne air of the seaside at Birkenhead House, a stroll through the gardens and vineyards of La Residence or a sanctuary in the centre of Cape Town at The Silo Hotel, you can rest assured that we have taken every precaution to protect our guests and our staff.

What Happens If You Need A Covid Test?

South Africa has one of the best private health care systems in the world with state-of-the-art hospitals located in close proximity to each of our hotels and lodges. We are able to get any guest to a private hospital within an hour and at Royal Malewane, in the Greater Kruger National Park, we also have a qualified medical professional on site.

Travellers departing South Africa from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg can get tested and collect their certificate at the airport prior to departure.

The PDF below explains the testing procedures at each hotel.

Covid Testing in South Africa (73.92 KB)