At JENMAN African Safaris, we are proud to celebrate South African National Parks Week! South Africa is home to many stunning national parks, and for the 18th year in a row, the country has decided to dedicate a week to celebrating its magnificent national parks. Thus, South African residents benefit from free access to the parks for a week in September. South African National Parks Week will take place from 16 to 24 September 2023.
South Africa is home to 21 beautiful national parks, and 18 of them will be open to South African residents for free! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of South Africa and learn more about our country’s natural environment. It’s a fabulous time to visit the country’s national parks, as spring sets in and new life is everywhere.
West Coast National Park
Visiting the West Coast National Park is highly recommended as it is wildflower season and the flowers are in full force. It is a natural wonder that will take your breath away. When you visit West Coast National Park, you will also be able to enjoy the Trail and Eve’s Footprint as well as countless activities.
Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park will be open. Table Mountain National Park is home to many attractions such as the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach where you can spot penguins, Table Mountain, Silvermine Dam and hiking trails, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head, as well as many beautiful beaches.
Kruger National Park offers unparalleled game viewing opportunities. This phenomenal park covers more than 2 million hectares. When you visit Kruger, keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five, the Small Five, fantastic bird species and extraordinary flora, to name just a few.
Garden Route National Park
The Garden Route National Park covers three areas, namely Knysna, Tsitsikamma and The Wilderness. This national park is known for its beautiful coastline, lush forests and its famous Otter Trail. When you visit the Garden Route National Park, you can expect to go on wonderful hikes, see beautiful birds and enjoy a variety of water sports.
Situated in the wonderfully wild Eastern Cape, you will find Addo Elephant National Park. This park is home to a staggering 600 elephants and is home to an abundance of other species including the Big Seven, namely rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, as well as the great white shark and whales southern franks.
For more information on which parks will be free during this time, visit National Parks of South Africa website. Don’t miss this opportunity. Take full advantage and immerse yourself in all that the wonderful country of South Africa has to offer.