GOOD NEWS: All free National Parks Week venues CONFIRMED
All FREE National Parks Week venues have been confirmed, including KRUGER. Click here to see where and when you can VISIT.
It’s good news. Last month SANParks announced that its free National Parks Week would run from 16 to 24 September 2023. Now, the organisation has confirmed ALL the dates and venues for FREE visits for South Africans across the country.
Including the Kruger National Park (KNP), here’s when and where you can gain free access to any national park. The only catch is you have to bring your South African ID document and you have to book ONLINE before you visit to avoid being turned away.
FREE NATIONAL PARKS WEEK 2023
|Addo Elephant National Park||18 to 22 September 2023|
|Agulhas National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Augrabies Falls National Park||18 to 22 September 2023|
|Bontebok National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Camdeboo National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Garden Route National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Golden Gate Highlands National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Kruger National Park||18 to 22 September 2023|
|Mapungubwe National Park||16 to 23 September 2023|
|Marakele National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Mokala National Park||16 to 22 September 2023|
|Mountain Zebra National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|Namaqua National Park||Excluded from free National Parks Week|
|Table Mountain National Park||16 to 22 September 2023|
|Tankwa Karoo National Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
|West Coast National Park||16 to 22 September 2023|
|Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park||16 to 24 September 2023|
PARK RULES STILL APPLY
Free National Parks Week is an annual showcase for National Tourism and Heritage month. It also provides cash-strapped South Africans with the opportunity to explore a local park they might not normally have visited.
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Although 18 national parks will be open on select dates for South African day visitors to visit for free, note that all usual parks rules apply. These includes no alcohol or speeding in the parks, and free access does not include accommodation and other tourist activities.
To avoid disappointment, and to best take advantage of free National Parks Week, you must still make a booking online. You can do that HERE. Or get in touch with SANParks directly HERE. If you need more motivation, be sure to watch Themba Robin’s hilarious ad promoting free National Parks Week below …
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