Don’t be left in the dark this festive season – take note of operating hours for the Wild Card and partner parks.

Wild Card Call Centre

The Wild Card Call Centre will be open during the following hours over the festive season:

  • 16 December: closed
  • 17 December: 08:00–13:00
  • 19–22 December: 07:30–14:00
  • 23 December: 07:30–10:00
  • 24–27 December: closed
  • 28–29 December: 07:30–14:00
  • 30 December: 07:30–10:00
  • 31 December to 2 January 2017: closed

Normal office hours will resume on 3 January 2017.

SANParks

SANParks Central Reservations will operate during the following office hours over the festive season:

  • 16–17 December: 08:00–13:00
  • 19–22 December: 07:30–14:00
  • 23 December: 07:30–10:00
  • 24–27 December: closed
  • 28–29 December: 07:30–14:00
  • 30 December: 07:30–10:00
  • 31 December to 2 January 2017: closed

Normal office hours will apply from 3 January 2017.

The national parks will welcome visitors as usual on the public holidays.

Kruger National Park: Find out more about daily quotas that will apply during the 2016 holiday season.

CapeNature

The CapeNature call centre (+27 (0)21 483 0190) will be closed on 25–27 December. All other days regular operating hours will apply:

Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 16:00

Saturdays: 08:00 to 12:00

All CapeNature reserves will be open to the public and accessible throughout the festive season.

For more details regarding opening times for each reserve, please visit the CapeNature website and navigate to the reserve you would like to visit. Alternatively, send an email to reservation.alert@capenature.co.za.

Big Game Parks

Big Game Parks central reservations office will be closed on 25–27 December, as well as 1–2 January 2017. Contact Big Game Parks on +26 8 2528 3943/4 or send an email to reservations@biggameparks.org.

Gate times will not all be affected during the festive season:

Hlane Royal National Park: 06:00–18:00

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: Open 24/7, but closed to day visitors from 18:00

Mkhaya Game Reserve: Only from 10:00–16:00 and pre-booking is a prerequisite

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Central Reservations will be operating from 08:00 to 16:30, but on 23 and 30 December 2016 the offices will only operate half day.

Central Reservations will be closed on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December.

The following gate times will apply at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife‘s resorts:

All camps, excluding these listed below, will be open from 05:00-19:00.

Thendele & Giant’s Castle: 05:00-22:00

Monks Cowl & Kosi Bay: All year round 06:00-18:00

Msinsi Resorts & Game Reserves

Central Reservations (+27 (0)31 765 7724) will operate from 08:00 to 16:00.

Take note that Central Reservations will be closed on 25-27 December 2016, and 1-2 January 2017.

Visit their website for the contact details of each resort.