Tips for a self-drive trip to SANParks during 8 to 15 September 2019

22 July 2019

Tips for a self-drive safari as SANParks offer free entry between 8 to 15 September 2019. 

Fill up the tank and pack the bird book and binoculars – it’s time for a safari road trip! 

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From 8 to 15 September 2019, you’ll be able to get into most of South Africa’s 21 national parks for free. Experience South Africa’s unique wildlife and be reminded of the incredible natural and cultural biodiversity right on our doorstep. Bookmark these tips for a sensational self-drive safari.


While this might sound obvious, there are 21 parks in the South African National Parks group, you’ll be hard pressed for choice. Aside from the main deciding factor of which area you’d like to visit, you’ll also need to choose the type of experience you’re after – whether it’s spotting the Big Five, or hiking. The national parks include savanna parks, arid semi-desert parks, coastal parks, Cape floral kingdom parks, and parks with forests and grasslands. While large African game is a feature of many of the parks, others are more focused on aquatic eco-systems, vegetation, cultural or scenic landscape.