Get ready for a fun and free adventure. South African National Parks (SANParks), together with Total South Africa and FNB will be hosting the 15th annual SA National Parks Week from November 16 to 20, 2020.
The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. Some of the parks offering free access during this period include Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National park, West Coast National Park and Table Mountain National Park.
Free entry excludes Namaqua National Park, Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.
It should be noted that free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.
The inaugural South African National Parks Week took place in 2006 and was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global national movement and to also showcase the best of South Africa’s national parks.
Free access week is traditionally held in September, but SANParks was forced to postpone due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 2 regulations which restricted the number of persons allowed within public spaces.
With Level 1 in place, the special week may commence. Additionally, SANParks have implemented extra visitor management procedures in the parks to manage visitor volumes in line with regulations to further mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus at this time.