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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced free access to all national parks in SA from 10th to 14th September 2012.

This will be applicable to all the national parks managed by SANParks, with the exception of Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Table Mountain National Park and the Namaqua National Park. Table Mountain National Park (excluding Boulders) is extending SANParks Week until Saturday 15 September 2012 whilst Tankwa National Park and Bontebok National Park are extending the week to Sunday 16 September 2012.

Photo copyright Grant Atkinson

The objective of SANParks Week is to cultivate a sense of understanding and pride in South Africans, of their natural, cultural and historical heritage; which is the basis for the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’. SANParks Week is in its seventh year and has proven to be a successful campaign in terms of education and awareness of conservation issues.

For ideas on what to do this week, have a look at a few of our previous stories on National Parks in SA.

360 Cape Point



Kruger National Park


Tankwa Karoo and the kindness of strangers

Tankwa Karoo National Park

Bushveld Matador

Photo copyright Marius Coetzee
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