SA National Parks entry is free next month


All national parks across the country will allow visitors free entry kicking off from the second week of September.

The national parks managed by SANParks throughout South Africa, including the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, will allow visits to all South African visits free of charge for five days as part of the national body’s promotion of the work they do in preserving naturalherigate.

The dates are the Monday of 12 to the Friday of 16 September 2016.

“September is both tourism and national heritage month. We would like to encourage South Africans, in particular those in the local communities that are bordering the parks and have never had an opportunity to visit the park to come in their numbers,” spokesman William Mabaso said.

“It is against this background that the South African National Parks Week offers free access to its national parks to all citizens,” he said.

The South African National Parks or simply ‘SANParks’, accounts to Minister Edna Molewas Department of Environmental Affairs and manages 20 national parks across South Africa.

Both Mpumalanga’s Kruger National Park and Western Cape’s Table Mountain are the most visited of all the 20 parks managed by SANParks.

“On day one visitors will be exposed to a variety of exhibitions , day two and three will be the park’s ‘Learn and Walk on the Wild Side and day five management will visit sick children at Shongwe Hospital. There’s a lot that will be happening. So people are invited in

numbers,’ he said.

(edited by ZK)

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