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As South Africans, we often don’t get the chance to visit some of the world’s favourite attractions even though they’re in our backyard. If you ever wanted to visit the Kruger National Park, but couldn’t afford the entry fees, now is your chance.

This year, South Africa National Parks Week takes place from 16 to 20 November. This means that you can enter almost all the parks managed by SanParks for free this week – including the world-famous Kruger.

The week-long celebration usually takes place in September, but due to COVID and travel restrictions, it was postponed.

Like with most things in life nowadays, there is a catch: some national parks will be implementing a maximum daily quota of visitors to ensure their numbers are monitored in an attempt to stop the spreading of the Coronavirus.

So, if you’re thinking of taking the family to a national park this week, make sure you get there early to avoid being turned away at the gate.

There are two parks that won’t be offering free access this week. They are the Namaqua National Park and the Boulders section of Table Mountain National Park. SanParks didn’t elaborate on why these two parks won’t be offering free access.

Don’t forget to take your ID along to prove that you are a South African as this week always only applies to locals.

Image credit: Footprint Forever

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