Thanks for the link. Even if you have a permit you are restricted to certain conditions. Further on the application form question are asked if you want to go off-road, non-tourist area, after gate times etc. It seems that provision can be made to film without strictly adhering to the conditions of the park. In that case there might be another closure that say you can only do it under supervision of SANParks employees
The conditions for photography in the park as quoted from the application form are:
We agree to abide by the conditions set out in the National Environmental Management:
Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 and regulations made in respect of this Act, as well as any rules and regulations
made by the Park Management. In particular the following shall apply:
• The instruction of SANParks staff shall be complied with.
• No damage shall be permitted to any natural vegetation, environment or property.
• No form of wildlife may be injured, fed or disturbed in any way.
• The SANParks normal activities or business operations are not to be interfered with in any way.
• The use of accepted roadways only shall be permitted. Please ensure that the indicated speed limits are not
exceeded. No off-road driving will be allowed.
• No parking shall be permitted in entrances to access roads. All vehicles parked in the rest camps shall be parked
legally i.e. within demarcated parking bays and shall do not disrupt the use thereof by the general public.
• Strictly no fires, smoke machines or audible generators will be permitted.
• Visitors to the area may not be hindered in any way.
• The areas under the control of SANParks are used entirely at your own risk and SANParks shall not be liable for
any claims, accidents, injuries or loss, etc. arising from such use.
• You are subject to Section 86(1) of the National Environmental Act; Protection Areas Act
(Act 57 of 2003) for the duration of your filming in the National Park.
There is no reference to drone photography on the application form except if you want to film from a helicopter or aeroplane.