Basic Rules to adhere to while visiting the park or out game viewing.
Due to complaints from visitors to the park and from staff I have taken some ‘Regulations’ from the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act – Act 57 of 2003.
If all guests and staff follow the few simple rules it will make the park a better place for all, if a staff member or visitor to the park don’t adhere to these rules they will be heavily fined or even have to appear in court.
DO NOT !
1. Use any recording of the sound of a species or specimen or imagery or scent of a species or specimen to attract animals (DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS).
2. Remove any wood, sand, gravel, stone, sea shell, guano or other material.
3. Enter, leave or travel at any time other than the times determined by the management authority.
4. Drive or park anywhere except on a designated road or place.
5. Drive or operate any vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner or in a deliberate or intentional disregard for the safety of any person, species, specimen or property of whatever nature.
6. Throw, roll or discharge a stone, substance or missile to endanger any person or species or specimen. (Try to get the animals attention for a better photo).
7. Drive vehicle off-road or off designated roads or tracks (The Kalahari sand system is a very fragile system and when going of the road it will take years for the area to recover- don’t go over the shoulder of the road).
8. Hinders troubles, intimidates, or obstructs an authorized official in the execution of his/her duties, or the performance of his/her functions.
9. Violates, refuses or fails to obey or comply with any prohibitation, request or instruction imposed by these regulations or by the management authority or authorised official.
10. Violates, refuses to obey or comply with any prohibitation request or instruction, by alighting from a motor vehicle or protruding from an open window door or roof. (Only get out of the vehicle where there is a board/sign stating you can do so).
Then obviously the traffic rules as on South African roads as set out in Section59(1)(a)(4)(b)(c) read with 57(9), 58(2), 69(1), 73, 89(3) of Act 93 of 1996 & Regulations, 284-291 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 200G.G 20963 dated 17/03/200 will have to be adhered to.
These were just some of the Do’s and Don’ts of the National Parks
Head: Field Guiding
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parkjan.firstname.lastname@example.org
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