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Nature's Best!

South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country. Of all the national parks, most have overnight tourist facilities, with an unrivalled variety of accommodation in arid, coastal, mountain and bushveld habitats.

National parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of adventure tourism opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to cultural and historical experiences. Conferences can also be organised in many of the parks. We'd love to welcome you to one of these parks and challenge you to go wild as you take a walk on the wild side of SANParks - SA's natural heritage.


Our Vision:

A sustainable National Park System connecting society.

Our Mission:

To develop, expand, manage and promote a system of sustainable national parks that represents biodiversity and heritage assets, through innovation and best practice for the just and equitable benefit of current and future generations.

Parks

Sizes (in Hectares) of parks
Park Date Proclaimed Area in 1994 Area added since 1994 Current size
Addo Elephant 1931 51 309 112 661 164 233
Agulhas 1999 0 5 690 5 690
Augrabies Falls 1966 11 743 29 933 41 676
Bontebok 1931 2 786 0 2 786
Camdeboo 2005   19 405 19 405
Golden Gate Highlands 1963 11 633 0 11 633
Garden Route
Knysna Lakes Section
Tsitsikamma Section
Wilderness Section
2009
1985
1964
1985

15 000
63 942
10 600

0
0
0
157 000
15 000
63 942
10 600
Kgalagadi Transfrontier 1931 959 103 0 959 103
Karoo 1979 41 047   83133
Kruger 1926 (1898) 1 962 362 0 1 962 362
Mapungubwe 1989 0 5 356 5 356
Marakele 1993 37 035 13 691 50 726
Mokala 2007 n/a 19611 19611
Mountain Zebra 1937 6 536 s 28 412
Namaqua 1998 900 134 000 135 000
Richtersveld 1991 162 445 0 162 445
Table Mountain 1998 0 24 310 24 310
Tankwa Karoo 1986 27 064 16 835 121 565
West Coast 1985 32 361 3 912 36 273

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