The inaugural South African National Parks Week took place in 2006 and was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global national movement and to also showcase the best of South Africa’s national parks.
South African National Parks will be presenting the 14th annual SA National Parks Week from 8 – 15 September 2019. This year SANParks is pleased to announce that it has extended SA National Parks Week to include weekends, heeding the request from South Africans who don’t have time to visit national parks during the week.
The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. Free entry excludes Namaqua National Park and Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Cableway in Table Mountain National Park. It should be noted that free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.
Some of the parks include: Addo Elephant National Park, Agulhas National Park (The Park is an open access park with no pay points), Bontebok National Park, Camdeboo National Park, Garden Route National Park, Karoo National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Table Mountain National Park (Free entry excludes Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Cableway in Table Mountain National Park), Tankwa Karoo National Park and West Coast National Park.