If you were looking forward to the annual SA National Parks week, you’ll have to hang tight a little longer… It’s been announced that SANParks together with Total Energies and FNB will be hosting the 16th annual SA National Parks Week in November 2021.
SANParks’ General Manager: Media, PR and Stakeholder Relations, Rey Thakhuli said, “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,” Thakhuli adds.
SA National Parks Week is an annual week-long campaign that provides all South African citizens with the opportunity to visit national parks for free. However, the free access to parks does not include free accommodation or access to other tourist activities.
Thakhuli went on to say that: “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.”