National Parks


South African National Parks (SANParks) will be opening the gates and offering free access to Addo Elephant National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the Kruger National Park, and the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park for the 6th Annual SA National Parks Week from November 22 to 26.


  • Since the program started in 2006, some 591’234 South Africans have had the opportunity to enter national parks.
  • Every year SANParks aims to increase the number of citizens that are granted free access to national parks.
  • SA National Parks Week is made possible together with Total Energies and FNB.
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SANParks believes that there is a growing need for national parks to be relevant, particularly to young people and communities living adjacent to parks.


National Parks
Olifants Rest Camp is situated on top of a hill which towers several hundred feet over the Olifants river. Views from the lookout platforms allow one to see the valley below, just as elephants cross the rivver. Image: The Sandton Times

The week is meant to cultivate a sense of pride in South Africa’s natural, cultural and historical heritage and a deeper appreciation of biodiversity. It is important for South Africans to visit and know the importance of national parks.

// SANParks Acting Chief Executive Officer, Luthando Dziba


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of free access guests that the parks are able to cater to will be subject to gate quotas, and extra visitor management procedures will be in place to manage visitor volumes.


Visit the SANParks website for more information.


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