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The pandemic has meant the annual Parks Week hosted by SANParks has been postponed; we can share that this year it will be happening in November!


South Africa (13 September 2021) – The inaugural South African National Parks Week took place in 2006. It was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global, national movement and showcasing the best of South Africa’s national parks.

Each year since the SANParks group has opened its doors free of charge to people wanting to see the world’s natural wonders. This year the week is set to take place in November. It was postponed due to Covid.

“SANParks is postponing the free access week which is traditionally held in September, to November due to concerns regarding the number of COVID-19 cases across the country. The safety of both guests and staff is of utmost priority and we therefore have to ensure that we are in a position to effectively implement the COVID-19 visitor management procedures in all our parks at all times.” – Rey Thakhuli, SANParks General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations

SA National Parks Week is an annual week-long campaign that provides all South African citizens with the opportunity to visit national parks for free.

“The exact dates will be announced shortly. Visit a national park this year for free during SA National Parks Week, to see what it has to offer and do your part by getting to know your national parks #SANationalParksWeek and #LiveYourWild”, concluded Thakhuli.

Let us know which National Park is your favourite to visit? Once the official dates have been announced, we will share those along with the list of parks you will be able to visit. Stay tuned!

Sources: SANParks – Supplied
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