Business travel during Level 3 Lockdown

business travel

Level 3 Business Travel Regulations has literally opened doors.  Many places of accommodation began to accept business travellers from 1 June.  Airlines started flights on 5 June with most resuming flights from 15 June.  Car hire companies were allowed to operate from Level 4.

Business travel permits required

All places require a permit of some kind to accept a booking. Business travellers, apart from the normal ID requirements, need to carry two items; firstly a letter on a company letterhead signed by a manager of the company stating that the person is travelling on essential business, secondly a copy of the businesses Essential Service Certification.

Business travellers are also required to wear face masks and follow all the sanitisation rules of the service provider.

Sanitisation by service providers

Service providers are required to sanitise before opening and after each guest departs.  Airports and airplanes have very strict rules.  Read more about what is required on the government corona virus website here.

Airlines and airports – who is open?

Airports are having a rollout with OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Lanseria International Airport now open.  No dates have yet been given for the other airports.

The airports company website will provide updates on openings.  Click here to visit their site and to download their Domestic Screening Questionnaire that will assist in processing your transition through the airport.

All air travel organisations are warning not to buy tickets until all the Level 3 Documentation has been acquired.

As of 5 June CemAir  and of 8 June Airlink are operating. FlySafair will take to the skies on 15 June as will Mango.   In all cases flights are limited as not all airports are open and there are fewer flights between airports that are open.

Road Travel

Road travel between provinces is still restricted to essential services and now to permit carrying businessmen.


Accommodation opened to permit carrying business travellers on 1 June.  Not all hotels and guest houses have opened so it is best to check that your home away from home is actually open before travelling.

Below is a list of accommodation places open at present:


All Over Africa Guest House, Kempton Park

Apollo Hotel, Ferndale Johannesburg

Casa Toscana, Pretoria

Marle Lodge, Alberton

Moonflower Self Catering Cottages, Randburg


Aloe Bush Game Lodge, Marblehall


Oliver’s, White River

Eastern Cape

Jemimas Hospitality Guest House, East London

Isango Gate Boutique Guest House, Port Elizabeth

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge, Port Elizabeth

Dune Ridge Country House, St Francis Bay

Western Cape

Vredenburg Manor, Somerset West

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Kuils River

Table View Lodge, Cape Town

Sandcastle B&B, Melkbosstrand

Glenfinnan Guest House, Langebaan

Schaftplaas Cottages, Langebaan

The Hyde Hotel, Cape Town

Hemel en Aarde Village, Hermanus

Hermanus Beach Front Lodge, Hermanus

Hermanus Beach Villa, Hermanus

Hermanus Lodge On The Green, Hermanus

The Whale’s Tale Guest House, Hermanus

Whale Coast Hotel, Hermanus

High Season Farm, Hermanus

Sandals Beach Villa, Hermanus

Saxon Lodge, Gansbaai

Bon Accord Guest House, Uniondale

Mes Amis Guest House, Wilderness  

Spirit of the Ocean, Victoria Bay

The Paper Fig House, Plettenberg Bay


T&T by the Sea, Port Edward

Ngoye Lodge, Mtunzini

Eagles View, Kloof, Durban

Royston Hall, Port Shepston

Flitwick Ranch, Kokstad

Glen Ormond, Midlands

Anchor’s Rest, Umhlanga Rocks

SeaXplore, Sodwana Bay

The Guest House, Pongola

Salt Rock Manor

Aloe Lifestyle Hotel, Eshowe

Ammazulu Palace, Kloof, Durban

Free State

Nick’s Place, Smithsfield

Oregon Cottages, Ficksburg

Clarens Retreat, Clarens

Drs Place Country Guesthouse, Fouriesburg

Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm, Bloemfontein

Cranberry Cottage Guesthouse, Ladybrand

If you are looking for great discounts on accommodation then visit Bargain Buys.

For more business travel updates during C19 click here

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