It’s the final quarter of our competition to see how many parks and reserves you can visit in one year. Get your entries in for the Wild Parks Challenge.

We kicked off the Wild Parks Challenge on 1 November 2018 with a challenge to Wild Card members: How many protected areas will you visit in one year?

Whether it’s a quick weekend escape, a proper holiday or just a day visit, time in the wild is always worthwhile. And with more than 80 protected areas in the Wild programme network to choose from, there’s a lot of nature to explore.

Closing date for quarter 4

We didn’t send out a reminder of the closing date for quarter 4 of the Wild Parks Challenge, so we have decided to give you another week to get those entries in. Closing date: 17 November 2019

To participate in quarter 4, send pictures of the parks you visited between 1 August and 31 October 2019. Complimentary Wild Card renewal will be won by the member who visited the highest number of parks (individual parks not total visits).

This is also your last chance to be considered for the annual competition. If you didn’t manage to get your entries in for the earlier rounds, you can still submit your park visits between 1 November 2018 and 31 October 2019. Be sure to specify your Wild Card number (or application number) so we can track your park visits.

The grand prize is a five-day holiday in the national park of your choice.

Another chance to win

Even if you didn’t visit multiple parks, you should still enter. There is a bonus prize for one lucky Wild Parks Challenge entrant who visited one of the parks in the spotlight.

Parks in the spotlight: Agulhas, Golden Gate, Marakele, Mapungubwe, West Coast

If you visited one of these national parks between 1 August and 31 October 2019. get your entry in – you could be a winner!

Prize: Just what you need for the holidays, two gripping reads about nature.

Scent of Fear by Tony Park (R290, Pan Macmillan) is a dramatic tale of an anti-poaching squad in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

An Elephant In My Kitchen (R290, Pan Macmillan) is the memoir of Françoise Malby-Athony and describes her dream of building a wildlife rescue centre.

Also read: Tony Park on his Kruger affair



How to enter

Send a list of the parks you visited to [email protected] (subject line: Wild Parks Challenge).

Provide date and evidence of the visit: booking confirmation / entry permit number / photograph taken in the park or reserve.

Remember to supply your Wild Card number (or application number/receipt number) and contact details.

View the complete competition rules.