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SA National Parks Week 2023

  • Date: 16 September 2023 – 24 September 2023

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be presenting its 18th annual SA National Parks Week from 16 to 24 September 2023 and is once again proud to celebrate it with our partners TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa and FNB. This year SANParks is once again extending SA National Parks Week to include weekends at some of the national parks.

The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. It should be noted that free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.

Dates Per Park:

Addo Elephant National Park

Dates: 18 to 22 September 2023

Agulhas National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

Augrabies Falls National Park

Dates: 18 to 22 September 2023
Activities on offer:

  • Hiking Trails
  • Self-guided game drives
  • Visit the thundering falls
  • Bird watching from the bird hide
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnic and braai at picnic site
  • Swimming pool at picnic site still closed due to maintenance

Bontebok National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

Camdeboo National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

Garden Route National Park

Dates to be confirmed

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

View the activities on offer

Karoo National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023
Activities on offer:

  • Visit Predator Centre at Nossob
  • Visit Raptor Interpretation Centre at Mata Mata
  • Self-drive game drives
  • Game drives (paid activity)
  • 4×4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Visit Khomani San Trade Tree and purchase local craft
  • Visit Twee Rivieren Interpretation Centre

Kruger National Park

Dates to be confirmed.

Mapungubwe National Park

Dates: 16 to 23 September 2023

View the activities on offer

Marakele National Park

Dates to be confirmed.

Mokala National Park

Dates: 16 to 22 September 2023
Activities on offer:

  • Fly fishing (pre-booking required and paid activity)
  • Visit the Interpretation Centre and 2000 year old rock engravings
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives (self-drive) or (Paid guided drives: Morning/ Day drives)

Mountain Zebra National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

Namaqua National Park

***Excluded from SA National Parks Week.

Table Mountain National Park

Dates: 16 to 22 September 2023

Tankwa Karoo National Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023

West Coast National Park

Dates: 16 to 22 September 2023

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Dates: 16 to 24 September 2023
Activities on offer:

  • Hiking trails
  • Visit of succulent nursery
  • 4×4 trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly fishing (Paid activity)