Kick off spring on a wild note and visit 19 national parks and 24 nature reserves this September for free. During SANParks Week and CapeNature Free Access Week, South African day visitors pay no entry fees to discover South Africa’s natural heritage.

SANParks Week 2018

From 10 to 14 September 2018, South African citizens have the opportunity to enter all 19 national parks and not pay a cent in entrance fees. Answer this: How can you find pride in SA’s natural wonders when you have never experienced them for yourself?

Take a look at the list of SANParks destinations and make it your mission to explore our natural heritage during this free-access week for all day visitors.

Parks famous for their landmarks

  1. Langebaan Lagoon
  2. Mapungubwe Hill
  3. Augrabies Falls
  4. Valley of Desolation
  5. Table Mountain

Good to know

  • Free access is granted to all South African day visitors with an official identity document. Children under the age of 16 will be allowed free access without proof of identity.
  • Free access does not include accommodation and any commercial activities in the park such as guided safaris or guided walks.
  • As some of the national parks will be extending SANParks Week 2018 to include the weekend, visit the SANParks website for individual park dates.

Garden Route National Park

Visitors to the Garden Route National Park will enjoy an extra day of free access on 15 September 2018. Best of all is that free access includes all park gates:

  • Wilderness Section: Ebb & Flow Rest Camp, Goudveld, Farleigh, Woodville
  • Knysna Lake Section: Diepwalle, Harkerville
  • Tsitsikamma Section: Nature’s Valley, Storms River Rest Camp

Your Garden Route wildlife wish list

  1. Knysna seahorse
  2. Knysna turaco
  3. Cape clawless otter
  4. Knysna dwarf chameleon
  5. African penguin

CapeNature Free Access Week 2018

CapeNature’s 24 reserves protect and conserve some of the Western Cape’s most precious fauna: Cape leopards in the Cederberg, African penguins at Bird Island, critically endangered riverine rabbits at Anysberg and the incredibly scarce geometric tortoise – to mention but a few.

From 17 to 24 September 2018 visitors will pay no conservation fees when entering any of the CapeNature reserves open to the public. Take note that normal rates and access fees apply for any accommodation booked online or via CapeNature’s Central Reservations.

Unforgettable activities at CapeNature