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South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates National Parks Week from September 12-16 in most of South Africa’s national parks, some of which celebrate the week for a week (through September 18). Free access is given to day visitors, with a particular focus on attracting people from local communities. Free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.

Parks not participating are Namaqua National Park and Boulders Penguin Colony in Table Mountain National Park.

National Parks week was launched in 2006 with the objective of cultivating a culture of pride for all South Africans under the theme “Know Your National Parks“.

This initiative in partnership with Total SA and FNB is in line with SANParks vision statement of ‘A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society’.

It should be noted that free access to parks is limited to South Africans and foreigners with residency visas. This does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities. Some of the parks will be extending the week to include the weekend. For More information visit https://www.sanparks.org/about/events/parks_week

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