Skip to Content

Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Mokala, Namaqua, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld
User avatar
Rookie
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:18 am
Location: Cape Town

Day visitors

Unread post by Rookie » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:55 am

Hi

What is the system for being a day visitor into the park?
We will be staying outside the park for a couple of days before actually entering the park to stay and want to come in as a day visitor on these days.

I would appreciate any feedback.
KTP - 27/12 - 3/1/16

Div
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Kimberley

Re: Day visitors

Unread post by Div » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:10 am

Hi Rookie

It is the same as in other national parks. Just find out at what time the registration office open, pay your day fees, obtain your permit and enjoy!

User avatar
Rookie
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:18 am
Location: Cape Town

Re: Day visitors

Unread post by Rookie » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:16 am

Thanks Div, but at all the other national parks, you can get in when the gates open and not have to wait for 2 hours for the office to open.
I have a wild card so don't have to pay any fees or anything, I just need the permit. :(
KTP - 27/12 - 3/1/16

User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1322
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

Re: Day visitors

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:53 am

Hi Rookie
In October we stayed outside the park for the first night. We went into the park late afternoon and explained the situation to reception then. They made a note and issued the permit to us that afternoon. When we left that evening, the gate keeper told us to take the permit with us. When the gates opened the following morning, we presented the permit to the gate keeper(who made the usual notes about our intended drive) and we were in! This system seemed to work! Hope this helps!

Hope you guys have a super trip! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014

Ina K
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:25 am

Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Ina K » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:36 am

Good Morning,
I just found out last night that as from 1 May 2017 a gate quota will apply at the Twee Rivieren Gate.
This is ONLY for DAY VISITORS and entering via the Twee Rivieren Gate.
You can pre-book a permit but now my question is,
WHERE can I pre-book, an e.mail address would be much easier for me, as an international visitor.
Thanks,
Ina

User avatar
barryels
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8005
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Pretoria, SA

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by barryels » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:30 am

Dear Ina K,

Welcome to the forums :thumbs_up: .

You can contact Kgalagadi management at the following E-mail: kgalagadi@sanparks.org

The Parks Tourism Manager is Christa von Elling with E-mail: christa.vonelling@sanparks.org

Enjoy the park :thumbs_up: .

Regards,

barryels
Always be humble and understanding.
KNP 5-12 September 2017
KTP 21-28 Nov 2017

Ina K
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:25 am

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Ina K » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:46 am

Thank you, will send an e.mail straight away..

User avatar
Muhammad
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2125
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:33 pm

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Muhammad » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:06 pm

Not sure why was this notice not posted here?

Image

Ina K
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:25 am

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Ina K » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:01 pm

@ Muhammad, that is the post I read last night and had a big fright as i booked about 9 months ago and am now busy trying to sort out day permits as we are not staying in the park. I have mailed Christa for info and am praying she can help. ALso have no idea what they need for day permits name, or car registration which I don't have as we will be hiring ( international visitor) or payment up front? can not find anything on this.

User avatar
barryels
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8005
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Pretoria, SA

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by barryels » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Ina K wrote:@ Muhammad, that is the post I read last night and had a big fright as i booked about 9 months ago and am now busy trying to sort out day permits as we are not staying in the park. I have mailed Christa for info and am praying she can help. ALso have no idea what they need for day permits name, or car registration which I don't have as we will be hiring ( international visitor) or payment up front? can not find anything on this.


@Muhammad, This was what I also thought and due to the fact that the info to contact Kgalagadi reception directly is not available on the notice, I have added the above contact details.

@Ina K. Your are in good hands with Christa :thumbs_up: .
Always be humble and understanding.
KNP 5-12 September 2017
KTP 21-28 Nov 2017

JimS
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:21 am
Location: johannesburg

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by JimS » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:04 pm

I know that Kruger limit the number of day visitors during school holidays and long weekends, but today I learnt that Kgalagadi are introducing similar day visitor restrictions, not only at holiday season but every day. The number of day visitor vehicles will be limited to 20.

I had tried to book two weeks accommodation in KTP during the month of June, but I could not book consecutive nights, so I booked accommodation at a Lodge close to the Park. This morning a received a mail from the Lodge providing details of the new day visitor restrictions. As I planned to be in the Park each day I phoned SanParks Central Reservations to book an entry permit for each day of my visit. I was told that permits can only be booked through TR. I phoned TR, was answered very quickly and the permit was booked without any hassles, and a booking confirmation has been e-mailed to me, excellent service. As a Wildcard holder there was no charge.

It may be worth a permanent notice on the forum detailing the new restrictions. I would hate to by the 21st day visitor. Day visitors are only allowed to enter the Park at 07h00. Not a problem in winter, but in summer photographers will miss 60 – 90 minutes of early morning light.

I do support these new restrictions, KTP is too delicate to allow unfettered day visitors.

Jim

User avatar
Elephantears
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:08 pm
Location: London England

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Elephantears » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:34 am

FAO InaK
Having seen this post I was also in the same predicament as JimS had thought not wanting to be the 21st person to be at the gate and to be told- Sorry but all done for the day, you might want to have look around Ashkam, there are goats and donkeys along the way!!
Anyway, I have contacted persons given here by ever reliable mr B yesterday and received the confirmation for my permits this morning. Although Christa is away currently but the matter was dealt with great efficiency. Excellent service from SANParks.
I have provided my SANParks client code and the WILDCARD number and of course the number of people visiting.
I hope you have done the same and organised you permits. If not send an email. Best of luck.
Thanks very much for bringing this to attention.

Ina K
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:25 am

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Ina K » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks to barryels , I sent an e.mail to Christa got an out of office forwarded it to the e.mail given in the out of office mail of Christa and this morning I had an e.mail from Bernadett Mienies and am now waiting for my confirmation e.mail, VERY QUICK SERVICE from them and thank you once again barryels for also responding as we are going in a few weeks time.

Ina K
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:25 am

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Ina K » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Just received my day permits for this May...thanks

User avatar
Son godin
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1887
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:03 pm
Location: Trichardt, MP

Re: Day Visitors Permit for Kgalagadi

Unread post by Son godin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:56 pm

Alternative will be to book a game drive, but what is the number of people the park can accommodate on game drives and will it be possible to book for activities on-line now that there is a quota.

Will Botswana at Two Rivers and Namibia at Mata-Mata also implement a daily quota or is it only applicable on South African side at Twee Rivieren?
Next trip: Kgalagadi in July 2017

Last trip: Tsitsikamma NP, Addo Elephant NP and Mountain Zebra NP


Return to “Arid Parks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Lotta Norin at 14:43:40
orpen
Submitted by ANN ANSELL at 08:30:20
satara
Submitted by Dibles at 14:50:46
nossob
Submitted by romanera at 21:25:40