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Karoo National Park: Maintenance Notice

28 February 2024

Please note that in an effort to continually maintain the Park’s infrastructure, the rethatching of the men’s ablution block in the caravan park will take place between 4 and 11 March.  For showering purposes during this time, one of the Family Cottages (providing two full bathrooms) will be made available to our male guests.  Management apologises for the inconvenience.

Karoo National Park: Cash-free

28 February 2024

Cash is no longer an accepted method of payment at Karoo National Park. Instead, guests are urged to make use of the speed point payment systems in the Park. All trade and tourism activities (entrance/conservation fees, activity fees and accommodation fees) are cash-free and therefore cash will not be accepted.   The independently owned and run shop and restaurant, however, will still take cash as a form of payment.

Addo Elephant National Park: Addo Main Camp and Kabouga Entrance Gates are Cashless

28 February 2024

The Addo Main Camp and Kabouga entrance gates are cashless. Unfortunately, network challenges at Camp Matyholweni mean that they are only taking cash. If guests do not have cash, they will be directed to make their card payments at Main Camp before exiting at either of the gates.  Woody Cape and Darlington are also cash-only due to a lack of network connectivity.  Park Management apologises for the inconvenience.

Kruger National Park: Intention to Adopt the Kruger National Park Management Plan 2018 – 2028 and the Generic Environmental Management Programme

23 February 2024

This serves as notice of the intention to adopt the Kruger National Park Management Plan 2018 – 2028 and the Generic Environmental Management Programme for the Kruger National Park as Environmental Management Instruments and to exclude Identified Activities from the Requirement to obtain an Environmental Authorisation.

Bontebok National Park: Closure of camp site on Breede River

20 February 2024

Please note that we have provisionally closed our riverbank camp sites situated along the Breede River due to flood damage. All other camp facilities are still available.

Kruger National Park: Road and bridge closures due to flooding

28 January 2024

  • Skukuza: S1, S3,S4 are closed.
  • Crocodile Bridge S102 is closed.
  • Lower Sabie S30 is closed.
  • Tsokwane S83 is closed.
  • Satara S127 is closed.
  • Letaba S62 and S48 is closed.
  • Phalaborwa S131 and  h14.

EIA: Environmental Basic Assessment for Proposed Diepwalle Forest Tented Camp

26 January 2024

Notice is hereby given of a Public Participation Process in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No 107 of 1998 as amended).

The Applicant, South African Experiences Trading (Pty) Ltd., has appointed an independent EAP, Cape EAPrac, to facilitate an Application for Environmental Authorisation via a Basic Assessment (BA) process for the proposed ‘Diepwalle Forest Tented Camp’, a temporary, seasonal tented camp within the Diepwalle Forest section of the Garden Route National Park, Knysna (Remainder Farm 218 Deep Wall).

The Draft Basic Assessment Report (DBAR) will be available for a review & comment period of 30 days, from Tuesday, 6 February to Wednesday, 6 March 2024, on the Cape EAPrac website: www.cape-eaprac.co.za / Active Projects.

To register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) for the BA process, individuals are requested to submit their complete contact details and comments to Cape EAPrac in writing (to address below) on or before 6 March 2024.

Contact: [email protected], P.O. Box 2070 George 6530, Telephone: 044 874 0365

Garden Route National Park: Road Maintenance: Storms River Mouth Rest Camp – Tsitsikamma

22 January 2024

There will be road maintenance conducted on the main access road to the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp in the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park. Please expect delays. The road maintenance work will start on 1 February 2024 and is expected to be completed on 06 May 2024. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Table Mountain National Park: Filming, Events and Functions

15 January 2024

Table Mountain National Park will close for all filming, events and functions (bar Signal Hill) on 15 December 2023 and reopen on 15 January 2024. Oudekraal remains open for function bookings.

General: Welcome to the new SANParks website

01 December 2023

We’re delighted to launch our brand new website, featuring improved functionality and a completely new and contemporary design, yet still familiar to what you may have become accustomed to over the years.

We invite you to discover our new site and look forward to hearing your feedback.

West Coast National Park: Filming, Photography & Events

29 November 2023

The Park will close for all filming, functions and events from 15 December 2023 and reopen on 15 January 2024.

Tankwa Karoo National Park: Closure of 4×4 Trails

27 November 2023

The 4×4 routes within the Park are closed due to recent rain damage caused by flash floods. The damage to the routes is extreme and will take some time to be fixed. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Addo Elephant National Park: Closure of the Bedrogfontein 4×4 Trail

24 November 2023

The Bedrogfontein 4×4 trail will be closed for a considerable period going forward. A section of the trail washed away during recent rains and will take some time to be repaired.

Additionally, bookings for both the Mvubu camp site and Kabouga Cottage are closed until further notice. Park Management apologises for the inconvenience, but they assure guests that improved facilities await them once all are re-opened.

Kruger National Park: Renovations of guest cottages at Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

19 September 2023

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our visitors’ experience and provide the best accommodations, we are renovating five guest cottages starting in September 2023 until March 2024. We sincerely apologise for any disruptions that may occur during this time and appreciate your understanding and patience.

EIA: New Reception Area, Upgrading of the Main Entrance Gate, New Day Visitor’s Area and Family Chalets at Addo Elephant National Park

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park: Sendelingsdrift Border Post and Pontoon Reopens

31 August 2023

  • SANParks is pleased to announce that the Sendelingsdrift border post and pontoon at |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park will officially re-open on Friday, 1 September 2023.
  • The border post and pontoon will operate seven (7) days a week from 08h00 until 16h15, daily.
  • The Sendelingsdrift border post was closed for three (3) years since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Road conditions

24 August 2023

  • We recommend the use of 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities.
  • We insist on 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities for bookings at Bitterpan and Gharagab. No SUVs or AWDs will be allowed on these routes. The same is applicable to the Leeudril 4×4 and the Nossob Eco-Trail.
  • No Overlanders, Unimogs or similar vehicles are allowed on the roads to Bitterpan, Gharagab, Leeudril or the Nossob Eco-Trail.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Tourists crossing into Namibia

24 August 2023

Tourists crossing into Namibia, kindly note that the standard black and white ‘ZA’ vehicle sticker is required. Please also see the Border Arrangements notice.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Nossob 4×4 Trail

24 August 2023

  • Reservations can be made by contacting Ian Heyns at [email protected]
  • Trail fees include one camping site at Nossob Rest Camp on the eve or end of the trail, depending on where the trail starts.
  • The duration of the trail is four days and three nights.
  • Only 4×4 vehicles with high-ground clearance and low-range capabilities are allowed. No Overland, Unimogs or similar vehicles will be allowed on the trail.
  • No trailers will be allowed on the trail.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Border Arrangements

24 August 2023

Border Posts

  • Botswana and South Africa: All border posts have now opened. Guests will be able to enter from one country and exit into another providing:
    • Guests have to spend a minimum of 2 nights in the Park.
    • Clearing Customs and immigration for Botswana and South Africa at Twee Rivieren.
  • Namibia: The border post at Mata Mata for both countries have now opened. The following applies:
    • Guests have to spend a minimum of 2 nights in the Park.
    • Clearing Customs and immigration for South Africa at Twee Rivieren
    • Day visitors from Namibia must show their passports to the Namibian Customs and Immigration ever if they are returning to Namibia the same day.

Border Regulations

Please check each country’s website including:

Clients wishing to make use of the farm stall in Namibia whilst staying at Mata Mata, must have cleared passport control at Twee Rivieren; i.e. they need to have stamped their passports out at Twee Rivieren.

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