You can visit SA’s national parks for free this month!

You can visit SA’s national parks for free this month!

November comes with this amazing opportunity for you and yours. 

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So, November is quarter to holiday season but you have the chance to get into the holidays spirits a little earlier at no cost whatsoever. All you would need is your cooler box with refreshments and some snacks. Then you and your loved ones are set for a day at any of these national parks for free. 

From November 22 to 28, 2021 the SA National Parks will allow South African citizens to enter most of their parks for free.

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This is an entire week-long event they are doing in partnership with Total Energies and FNB for the the past 16 years. 

The event usually takes place during September, Tourism Month, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South African National Parks acting Chief Executive Officer Luthando Dziba shared, 

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"It is important for South Africans to visit and know the importance of national parks," he continued.

"There is a growing need for national parks to be relevant, particularly to young people and communities living adjacent to parks."

Among the parks South African and travellers and tourists can visit for free is the Agulhas National Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Bontebok National Park, Camdeboo National Park, Golden Gate Highlands National Park and Karoo National Park among the many. 

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Free access for those visiting Addo, Kgalagadi, Kruger and the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park will only be valid until Friday, November 26.

Please note that this free access to parks does not include Boulders section at Table Mountain National Park, free accommodation or access to other tourist activities. 

"Every year, SANParks aims to increase the number of citizens that are granted free access to national parks. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of free access guests that the parks can cater for will be subject to gate quotas and extra visitor management procedures will be in place to manage visitor volumes," added Dziba.

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So, take this chance to visit any of these if you can! 

For any places to visit outside the country, you can consider these

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