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Can a foreigner living in South Africa purchase a Wild Card for locals?
Yes, but you have to provide proof of South African permanent or temporary residency or a work permit (valid for more than six months) to be eligible for the card. You will also be required to show this proof whenever you wish to access one of the partner parks. If you don’t have South African residency, you have to purchase an International Wild Card – unless you are from a SADC country, in which case Local membership applies.
Can SADC residents purchase Local Cluster Cards?
Citizens (nationals) of SADC countries qualify for the same benefits as South African residents.
If you therefore are a South African resident or a citizen (national) of one of the neighbouring countries i.e. Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana or Namibia, you will be allowed to obtain a Local All Cluster Card, or one of the other clusters options.
As a citizen (national) of a neighbouring country, you must provide valid proof of your citizenship when you apply for a Local Cluster Card. You will also be required to show this proof whenever you wish to access one of the partner parks.
I have a residence/work permit for one of the neighbouring SADC countries; can I get a Local Cluster Wild Card?
If you have a South African residence or work permit, you can purchase an All Parks Cluster or any of the Local Cluster Wild Cards, provided you present your passport and work permit/residence permit when purchasing your card.
You also have to show proof of your South African residency every time you wish to enter one of the partner parks or reserves.
Work permits or residence permits for other SADC states, including neighbouring countries, are not accepted. In this case you will have to purchase an International Wild Card.
My partner is a foreigner with an international passport (no residency). Can we get the Couple Card for locals?
If your partner has no residence status (not even temporary residence), the only option would be for you to purchase a South African Individual Wild Card for yourself, and an International Wild Card for your partner or an International Couple Card for the two of you.