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Kruger National Park (Getty)
  • South Africans can get free access to most parks managed by SANParks from November 16 to 22. 
  • Only Namaqua National Park and Boulders in Cape Town are excluded, and for some of the bigger parks - like the Kruger, Addo and Karoo National Park, the offer ends on November 20.
  • There will also be daily visitor quotas at some park gates.
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From 16 to 22 November, South Africans can get free access to most parks managed by South African National Parks (SANParks).

Only the Namaqua National Park and the Boulders section of Table Mountain National Park won’t be free this week. The Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant, Karoo National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier will be free until 20 November, but not during next weekend.

For the past fourteen years, the free access week, offered in partnership with FNB and Total South Africa, usually took place in September, but this year it was postponed due to lockdown.

In response to the pandemic, SANParks will also implement daily quotas at some park gates throughout the week:

Entry will be free, but it doesn’t include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.

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