The eighth annual South African National Parks Week


elephant-at-watering-holeFor one week in September, South Africans will be allowed to enjoy their natural heritage free of charge, with a day visit to the Kruger National Park and almost all other national parks in the country.

The eighth annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week runs from 9 to 13 September, and offers South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 national parks, except for the Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony in Table Mountain National Park.

With the aim of encouraging South Africans to take care of the country’s conservation areas, South African day visitors who present their Identity Documents will be allowed free entry that week.

For Capetonians, there’s the opportunity to visit Cape Point and spend the day exploring the majestic most south-westerly point in Africa.

Free guided walks along the coast of the Cape of Good Hope will be available from Tuesday, 10 September to Thursday, 12 September on a first come, first served basis.

Walks are scheduled for 10h00, 11h00 and 12h00 from Tuesday to Thursday and are two to three hours in length. Early registration is essential, as there is only space for 20 people per walk – email before Thursday, 5 September to sign up.

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