SANParks free access week begins November 16

By MapMyWay
16 November 2020

Cape Point Art Route, Cape Town Big6, #CTBig6
15th annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week

The 15th annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week begins on November 16 until November 20.

  • Locals with valid South African identity documents can visit any national park without having to pay an entrance fee at the gate.

Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa Karoo and West Coast National Park will be extending South African National Parks Week until Sunday, 22 November 2020.

The only non-participating parks are Boulders Penguin Colony, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park, and Namaqua National Park.

It is important for South Africans to visit and familiarise themselves with the country’s national parks. They act as spaces to practice sustainable conservation, as spaces that preserve and celebrate our culture and heritage, and we now see national parks playing the critical role of empowering communities living adjacent to parks through job creation and we continue to explore ways of creating business opportunities particularly for small business owners.

What to do in the Cape Region SANParks

Agulhas National Park – Come and explore the Southern Most Tip of Africa boasting magnificent views, and take a walk along the shore to view a graveyard of shipwrecks along the Agulhas coastline.

Bontebok National Park – One of the smallest parks managed by SANParks offers you sightings of a countless Bontebok roaming around, canoeing along the Breede River Dam, and endless hiking trails to explore and embrace what nature has to offer.

Tankwa Karoo National Park – Experience the quietness and most scenic 4×4 routes this park has to offer.

Table Mountain National Park – Enjoy a braai at one of our many braai spots such as Tokai Forest, Newlands, Silvermine and Oudekraal, and indulge in the essence of the Cape of Goodhope “Where two ocean meet” and its many activities it has to offer.

West Coast National Park – Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldana Bay, and only 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town’s City Centre, one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of West Coast National Park.

Due to Covid-19, all the parks will be operating under capacity constraints, and a first come – first serve basis principle will apply.

Visit the website for more information: https://www.sanparks.org/about/events/parks_week/

WHAT: SANParks free access week
WHEN: 16 – 20 November. Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa Karoo and West Coast National Park will be extending South African National Parks Week until Sunday, 22 November 2020
HOW: All South Africans who enter over the age of 18 years must produce SA ID or SA drivers licence to enter for free during South African National Parks Week. SANParks does accept electronic copies of ID.
INFO: Visit the website for more information

See also Cape Town Green Map

SANParks free access week fromNovember 16 – locals with valid SA identity documents can visit any national park without paying entrance fee at the gate

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