COVID-19 has hit South Africa pretty hard, especially the tourism sector, which is why the South African National Parks (SANParks) have decided to allow the public to visit any of the 21 national parks for free.
This opportunity is part of the SANParks Week promotion to promote tourism in the country.
This promotion is available from 16 to 20 November 2020.
Usually the free access week is held in September, however due to the COVID-19 Level 2 regulations, it had to be moved to November.
SANParks has implemented extra visitor management procedures within their parks to manage the visitor volumes, which will mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Free entry excludes Namaqua National Park, Boulders Penguin Colony, and the Table Mountain Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.
All you need is your South African ID, sunscreen, and your family, then off you go to have a wonderful time with South Africa’s beautiful animals.
Please be aware that free access does not apply to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.
Are you ready for @SANParks #SANationalParksWeek? Our Free Access week starts on the 16-22 November. All you need is your SA ID card/book. Approach #LiveYourWild pic.twitter.com/uNLZIqkx6v
— Mapungubwe National Park (@Mapungubwe_NP) November 14, 2020
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