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Visit South African National Parks for Free

SANPark Free Entry 8-12 September 2014

From Monday 8 September until Friday 12 September 2014, you can experience our province’s most beautiful fauna and flora up close, for free.

South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again opening up its gates to all South Africans with green barcoded IDs during SANParks Week. 

Youth under the age of 16 will be allowed free access without proof of identity.  

The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, with the exception of Boulders Beach in Table Mountain National Park and Namaqua National Park.

Locals, educators and school groups are encouraged to diarise these dates and plan a visit to a national park nearby

The theme for this year’s SANParks Week is “Know Your National Parks”.

According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications, Reynold Thakhuli, the objective of the week is to cultivate a culture of pride in all South Africans in their relationship with the country’s natural, cultural and historical heritage. “When people start to take pride in the national parks, then we believe that they will start to understand the importance of conservation”, he said.

Although, the week grants free access to all South Africans with green barcoded IDs to most of the 21 National Parks for day visitors, there are a few exceptions, namely:
 
• Namaqua National Park
• Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (both within Table Mountain National Park)
 
Some of the parks will be extending the week to include the weekend. For individual park dates please visit the SANParks website.

SANPark Free Entry 8-12 September 2014

 

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