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National Parks Week – Visit a Park For Free Tomorrow or Friday

Updated Friday, 11 January 2019

There are only two days left to take advantage of National Parks Week.

This annual celebration of spring allows South Africans FREE access to most of the 21 national parks across the country, from this Monday to Friday, the 18 or Saturday, 19 September 2015, depending on the park.

This is the tenth year that SANParks has held this week as a way to encourage locals to connect with their culture and heritage (September is also heritage month).

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All you have to do to qualify for your free entry is to present your official, green barcoded, or smart SA ID at the entrance to any national park. Children under 16 will get in free regardless (they do not need proof of identity).

Please Note: Nature reserves not included in the list include the Namaqua National Park and Boulders Penguin colony in the Table Mountain National Park.

Entry is still subject to the individual reserve’s daily quotas. So, get there early.


Addo Elephant Park National Park
Agulhas National Park
Augrabies Falls National Park
Bontebok National Park
Camdeboo National Park
Garden Route National Park
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Karoo National Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kruger National Park
Mapungubwe National Park
Marakele National Park
Mokala National Park
Mountain Zebra National Park
Namaqua National Park
• Table Mountain National Park
Tankwa Karoo National Park
West Coast National Park
• Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier

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Why I Love Kruger National Park