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Kruger National Park. Photo: iStockPhoto

South African National Parks (SANParks), together with Total Energies and FNB, has announced that this year it will be hosting the 16th annual SA National Parks Week a little later than usual – in November 2021 – rather than this month.

SANParks General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations, Rey Thakhuli said in a statement on Tuesday morning:

“SANParks is postponing the free access week which is traditionally held in September, to November due to concerns regarding the number of COVID-19 cases across the country. The safety of both guests and staff is of utmost priority and we therefore have to ensure that we are in a position to effectively implement the COVID-19 visitor management procedures in all our parks at all times.”

SA National Parks Week is an annual weeklong campaign that provides all South African citizens the opportunity to visit national parks for free.

“The exact dates will be announced shortly. Visit a national park this year for free during SA National Parks Week, to see what it has to offer and do your part by getting to know your national parks #SANationalParksWeek and #LiveYourWild,” said Thakhuli.