Protesters shut Addo park gates

A group of restaurant workers are protesting near two entrances at the Addo Elephant National Park.

South African National Parks (SANParks) spokeswoman Fayroush Ludick said the park’s Main Gate and Nyathi Gate were affected.

“A group of employees of Cattle Baron restaurant, dismissed last week, are burning tyres in protest at [the park’s Main Gate],” she said.

“The restaurant is operating as per normal as the franchise holder has brought in staff from its other restaurants to service guests.”

Ludick said police were monitoring the situation.

She advised guests to enter the park via the Camp Matyholweni gate near Colchester.