Hlokomelo Mabogale |
In an effort to revive the tourism sector after it received a knock from Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the South African National Parks (SANParks) is giving the citizens a free access to parks from Monday, 16 November to Friday 20 November 2020.
This is in-line with the marking of the 15th annual SANParks Week. SANParks has partnered with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa to make this possible.
However, not all national parks will be participating in this week’s commemoration. Namaqua National Park and the Boulders section of Table Mountain National Park wont offer free access.
On the parks that offer free access, visitors are required to have a South African ID book/smart card to be granted a permission. As other national parks will overall to weekend, the Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant, Karoo National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier will not extend the free access to the weekend.
Visitors are urged to observe all necessary safety protocols like wearing of face masks, keeping social distance between each other and continuously washing of hands.
CEO of SANParks Mfundisile Mketeni, urged South Africans to visit national parks to experience the beauty of the country’s parks.