In celebration of spring and in a bid to stoke Mzansi pride, South African National Parks (SANParks) is launching a week-long campaign that will give South African residents free access to nearly all of the 19 national parks from Monday, 10 September to Friday, 14 September 2012.
In the Cape Region, Agulhas National Park, Bontebok National Park, Tankwa National Park, Table Mountain National Park (excluding Boulders) and West Coast National Park will waive their costs and will usher in visitors for less than even a pretty penny. What’s more, as a special inclusion, Table Mountain National Park will extend the admission-free policy until Saturday, 15 September, and Tankwa National Park and Bontebok National Park will do so until Sunday, 16 September.
To qualify for this stunning seasonal offer, it’s merely necessary to present an official, green SA ID at the time of entry. Though, as the campaign particularly looks to drive adolescents to the parks, young persons under the age of 16 will be granted free access even without proof of identity.
What’s more, recognizing that many Capetonians don’t have easy access to private transport to take them to the national parks, SANParks Cape Region partnered with Metrorail and HGTS Tours, who have arranged specialized return train-trips from Cape Town Station to Simons Town (followed by a luxury coach to Cape Point) at R75 p/p. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Various events will be taking place for the local communities in each park, including soccer tournaments, educational tours and game drives.