Free entry to Kruger Park for SA day visitors 9-13 September
South African day visitors will have free access to the Kruger Park and other national parks from 9-13 September during the annual South African National Parks Week.
The aim is to create awareness and understanding among South African citizens of environmental conservation .
During this week KNP Management will “connect to society” by engaging with various community groupings such as park forum members in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. The will also be visiting sick children at Maphutha L. Malatji Hospital in Phalaborwa and hosting a group of individuals with visual disabilities, affording them an opportunity to touch and feel the bush.
“From a distance, the experience of nature conservation looks like it is out of reach, whereas in fact it forms part our culture and heritage” says KNP’s GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa.
Conditions applicable to the free entry are that access will only be granted to day visitors upon presentation of a green bar-coded identity document; children below the age of 12 years gain entry without proof of identity. Groups regarded as commercial ventures i.e. private open safari vehicles operators, tourists who come to the park on tour buses and overnight visitors are not included in this free access arrangement.
“The normal daily quota at the gates will still apply during that week and preference will be given based on first come first served basis,” Mabasa added.
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