Addo Elephant National Park: Travelling to the Park
Guests travelling from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) to the Park are advised to avoid the R335 via Motherwell route due to safety concerns. Instead, please make use of the N2 via Colchester and either enter at Camp Matyholweni near Colchester, or via Paterson to Main Camp.
EIA: Application For Environmental Authorisation – Mobile Tented Safari Facilities
EIA: Proposed development of the Mapungubwe Visitor Interpretation Centres and Overnight Facilities, Limpopo Province
- Notification of the Public Participation Process: Proposed Development of the Mapungubwe Visitor Interpretation Centres and Overnight Facilities, Limpopo Province – Published 3 October 2022
- Notification of the Public Participation Process
- Draft Basic Assessment Report
- Appendix A – Maps:
- Appendix B – Photographs
- Appendix C – Facility Illustrations:
- Appendix D – Specialist Report:
- Appendix F – Impact Assessment
- Appendix G – Environmental Management Programme
- Appendix H – Details of the EAP
- Appendix J – Additional Information
Agulhas National Park: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Precinct Development
South African National Parks (SANParks) committed to the upgrade and renewal of the existing Cape Agulhas Lighthouse precinct within Agulhas National Park, in order to provide an improved tourism offering and facilities.
What is Planned?
The development will include a tourism reception area for Agulhas National Park, a restaurant, a retail facility, an interpretation and exhibition area, a multi-use auditorium, vendor stalls, toilet facilities and an outdoor multi-use open area for events, as well as a parking area.
|Construction complete (estimate)
Impacts during Construction
- Every effort will be made to minimise impacts on our visitors as we complete these works.
- During the course of construction, it might be necessary to close the lighthouse temporarily to the public.
- There will be no ablution facilities available during the entire construction period.
- There will be a loss of parking spaces at the back of the lighthouse, however, there are limited parking spaces off the paved road at the front of the lighthouse on the seaside. Visitors are also welcome to park at the southernmost parking area and walk along the boardwalk to the lighthouse.
Kruger National Park: Guests advised to use Phabeni Gate instead of Numbi Gate
Please note that due to safety and security concerns, guests are advised to enter/exit the Kruger National Park via Phabeni Gate instead of Numbi Gate. Guests are also advised to make use of the R40 road instead of the R538 between White River and Hazyview.
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: Hours for the laundry facilities
Please be advised that the laundry facilities in the camping terrain can only be utilised during working hours which is between 07h30 and 16h00. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
West Coast National Park: Wild Cards Sales
Wild cards at West Coast National Park can only be purchased at the visitor centre at Geelbek or at the Langebaan office. Currently, such cards cannot be purchased at either of the two gates (Langebaan or R27 gate). No refunds are available to visitors who enter the park at either of these two gates and pay conservation fees and then purchase a wild card thereafter. Visitors are thus encouraged to renew or purchase their wild cards (where applicable) online or at the Langebaan office before entering the park.
Table Mountain National Park: Drones
We do not allow recreational drones to overfly Table Mountain National Park at any location.
Table Mountain National Park: Differential Tariffs at Cape Point and Boulders as of 1 November 2018
SANParks announced on 1 November 2017 that Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would be charging differential tariffs as of 1 November 2018 at all its entry gates. The year’s notice was afforded to allow the public and commercial business the opportunity to prepare for the rates change.
This announcement was put out via a press release and on the SATSA website and has been followed up with numerous articles in a range of magazines and newspapers as well as radio interviews.
All the other 19 National parks have been charging differential tariffs since 2005 and Table Mountain National Park has now moved to follow suit.
As of 1 November, the park will have three rates for entry at the gates.
The Standard rate is what Foreign Visitors will pay.
The SADC rate afforded to those visitors who can prove they are SADC Nationals by producing their original passport on arrival at the gate
And the Local rate which South African Residents will be charged if they can prove they are SA residents at the gate on entry
The required proof for the local rate is one of the following documents:
SA ID Book, SA ID Card, SA Drivers Licence, SA Passport, proof of Permanent Residency or valid visa (work, spousal, volunteer, retirement, study)
We require all visitors to produce original valid proof of Residency or Nationality. We do not accept photocopies or scanned copies. This is a requirement for entry across all 21 national parks and is not unique to Table Mountain National Park.
Should you have any queries around the new rates please contact:
Hospitality Services Manager
[email protected] or call her on 021 712 7471 during office hours Monday to Friday
Thank you for your continued support
Table Mountain National Park Management
Table Mountain National Park: Buy and Renew Activity Permits and Green Cards
The Tokai wild card office is open to buy and renew green cards and activity permits as well as wild cards. The office is open Monday to Friday 08h00 to 12h30 and 13h00 to 15h45.
Currently, this is the only office in Cape Town that is operational to sell and renew cards and permits. Should a card or permit holder be unable to visit the office in person, provided they have signed the application form at the bottom and provided the required documentation, a representative can bring the paperwork for the applicant.
The application forms and further information can be found on the following link:
Activity Permits and Green Cards
Mokala National Park: Closure of Restaurant at Mosu Lodge
Please note that there are no restaurant facilities available in Mokala National Park anymore. The Shop at Mosu will stock basic necessities.
Mapungubwe National Park: Malaria Alert
Please take note that Mapungubwe National Parks falls within the malaria endemic area of South Africa. Please consult your travel doctor/general practitioner about how you can prevent malaria while visiting this Park.
Bontebok National Park: Die Stroom Gate opened
Bontebok National Park has opened Die Stroom Gate for all visitors. Please use these GPS coordinates: S 34°3.2327′ / E 20°25.7654′. The old reception is no longer in use.
Augrabies Falls National Park: Guided Game Drives no longer offered
Please note that we no longer offer guided game drives. All guests are invited to explore the Park at their own convenience and time.
Addo Elephant National Park: The Park’s Shop Trading Hours
Trading hours for The Park’s Shop are from Mondays to Sundays from 08:00 AM to 17:00 PM.
Table Mountain National Park: Buses at Cape Point
Large buses need to exercise caution when using the bus lane at Cape Point Main Gate as we are in the process of adding an additional lane to the gate. Although there are barrier fences up and warning and directional signage in place, the lane is narrower than usual due to the upgrade. In addition there are workers and delivery vehicles on site so we ask that drivers be extra cautious when approaching the facility.
Kruger National Park: Malaria Alert
Please take note that Kruger National Park falls within the malaria endemic area of South Africa. Please consult your travel doctor/general practitioner about how you can prevent malaria while visiting.
We request visitors who contract malaria after having visited the Park to immediately report this to the doctors in Skukuza, as this can assist in recording and identifying the affected areas. There are resident medical doctors permanently based in Skukuza, Kruger National Park’s main camp, and the public can consult them for information and advice prior to their visit to the Park on +27 13 735 5638.