SANParks to offer free entry

Cape Town – SANParks will be offering local visitors free entry into the majority of their parks between Monday, 8 September and Friday, 12 September as part of the annual SANParks week.

The week-long campaign will be applicable to all the national parks managed by SANParks, with the exception of Boulders Beach in Table Mountain National Park and Namaqua National Park.

A number of parks will be extending free entry into the weekend and the Cape Point section of TMNP will be celebrating the week with a kiddies special, where children get a free trip on the Flying Dutchman Funicular and a free meal at the Two Oceans Restaurant, if accompanied by a paying adult.

 According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications, Mr 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.”

The idea of a national parks focus week is a world-wide campaign and was conceived in South Africa in 2006, after realising that a vast majority of South Africans were not accessing the national parks.

In order to make use of the opportunity, visitors are required to present their official Identity Document. Children under the age of 16 will be allowed free entry without proof of identity.

Accommodation and commercial activities will still be charged as usual.  

Check out the SANParks website for more information about SANParks Week