Free Entry This Week At Most South African National Parks

If you’re South African and love national parks, this is the week to get out and visit — because most of them are offering free entry.

For the 12th year in a row, South African National Parks (SANParks) is allowing SA residents free entry to most parks in the 21-park network, with only a few exceptions.

SANParks’ goal is to help locals familiarize themselves with their culture and heritage, and to draw attention to conservation issues in the country.

It’s expected that over 100,000 visitors per day will take advantage of the promotion and visit participating parks.

The free entry program does not include free access to accommodation facilities or other tourist activities.

To enter, visitors need to present an official, green bar-coded ID card, or smart South African ID. Children under the age of 16 do not need to show ID.

Participating parks:

Addo Elephant National Park 18-22 September 2017
Agulhas National Park 18 – 23 September 2017
Augrabies Falls National Park 18 – 23 September 201
Bontebok National Park 18 – 24 September 201
Camdeboo National Park 18 – 24 September 201
Garden Route National Park 16 – 23 September 201
Golden Gate Highlands National Park 18 – 24 September 2017
Karoo National Park 18 – 22 September 2017 (First 100 visitors per day on the Saturday (23 September) and Sunday (24 September) gain free access.)
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 18 – 23 September 2017
Kruger National Park 18 – 22 September 2017
Mapungubwe National Park 18 – 24 September 2017
Marakele National Park 18 – 24 September 2017
Mokala National Park 18 – 23 September 2017
Mountain Zebra National Park 18 – 22 September 2017 (First 100 visitors per day on the Saturday (19 September) and Sunday (20 September) gain free access.)
Table Mountain National Park 18 – 23 September 2017 (Free entry excludes Boulders Penguin Colony)
Tankwa Karoo National Park 18 – 24 September 2017
West Coast National Park 18 – 22 September 2017
|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park 18 – 23 September 2017

More articles about South African National Parks from AFKTravel:

From Addo To Mountain Zebra: A South African Park For Every Purpose
15 Reasons to Explore South Africa’s Garden Route
Space, Silence, And Stars: Exploring South Africa’s Karoo Region
Seeing Lions And Causing Trouble In Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Visitor’s Guide To Kruger National Park
Exploring Table Mountain

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