VISIT OUR NATIONAL PARKS – FOR FREE
ON Sunday, South African National Parks (SANParks) launched the 13th annual campaign to grant free day access to national parks for South Africans. The week-long offer started yesterday and continues until Friday.
The launch was held at the Kruger National Park in Limpopo. The week gives day visitors free access to most of the 21 national parks, with special emphasis on ensuring that people from local communities get to experience the parks.
Those excluded from the offer are Namaqua National Park, the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Cableway. The offer does not include free access to accommodation and other tourist activities.
Speaking at the launch, SANParks chief executive Fundisile Mketeni said the free national parks week arose from the realisation that the majority of South Africans were not visiting national parks.