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.
|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|
Knysna Lakes Section
|Kgalagadi Transfrontier||1931||959 103||0||959 103|
|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|
|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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