Are you a South African citizen with pensioner’s status? Are you passionate about exploring the wilderness? Did you know that you can save up to 40% on your stay at selected national parks and reserves?

The invigorating effects of nature have no boundaries when it comes to age. Even better, South African pensioners can enjoy all the sights and sounds of the wilderness at a much-deserved discount rate. With savings of up to 40% at destinations across the country, it’s no wonder pensioners call these the golden years.


South African pensioners, make the most of your free time and save on accommodation in 18 national parks. The good deal doesn’t end there. With SANParks’ senior citizen discount, you will also save on game drives at the Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe National Park, Marakele National Park, and Mokala National Park.


Discounts vary between 20% and 40% and are specific to certain times, parks, camps and accommodation types. Mark these dates for the key discount periods on your calendar and plan accordingly:

  • 16 January to 19 March 2018
  • 6 May to 14 June 2018
  • 20 August to 20 September 2018
  • 10 October to 29 November 2018

Good to know: Fridays, Saturdays and long weekends are excluded. Tariffs and concessions are subject to alteration without advance notice.

Game drives: Senior citizens save 40% on game drives at Kruger, Mapungubwe, Marakele and Mokala during the above discount periods (Fridays, Saturdays and long weekends excluded).

To book: Call SANParks Central Reservations on +27 (0)12 428 9111. Senior citizen discount does not apply when making an online booking.

Download a list of all accommodation types, discounted rates and where you can enjoy a game drive.


Senior citizens planning a wilderness escape in the Western Cape will save 30% on all CapeNature accommodation options throughout the year. The discount applies from Mondays to Sundays throughout 2018 excluding the Easter school holidays, Easter weekend, and December/January school holidays.

The senior citizen discount is available only through CapeNature’s Central Reservations on +27 (0)21 483 0190. Take note that tariffs are subject to change without notice. For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

South African residents 60 years and older qualify for a discount of 20% on accommodation during low season. These discounts exclude high season, wilderness trails, overnight hiking, bush camps and bush lodges.

Download Ezemvelo’s 2018 tariffs for more information.