Locals to pay less from November 2018


This, according to South African National Parks General Manager Strategic Tourism Services Joep Stevens who states that this is an effort to align TMNP fees with the rest of SANParks where differential fees were implemented as early as 2003.

At the time the differential system was implemented, a benchmarking exercise was embarked upon comparing our conservation fees to those of reputable national parks locally, across Africa, and globally with rates that were set accordingly continues Stevens.
The reason that differential Conservation Fees were not implemented in 2003 was due to the complexity of processing visitors at the two key access points, namely Cape Point and Boulders. The process required visitors to provide proof or residence and/or nationality and given these are high volume access points, it would delay access.
A new system is being sourced for these access points with the emphasis on reducing processing at the gates. Guests and operators will be able to capture permit details online before arrival and certain validation would take place for payment to be made before arrival.

This means as of November 1, 2018 the standard conservation fees will be:

Cape Point
R303 (€19 or $21) for international adults,
R152 for SADC nationals and
R76 for SA Residents

R150 (€9-50 or $11) for international adults,
R75  for SADC nationals and
R38  for SA Residents

Besides the new access system currently being sourced, there are upgrades taking place at both facilities and SANParks believes that these two iconic destinations offer excellent value for money.
“We further aim to increase accessibility to South Africans, especially the sectors of society that do not traditionally visit national parks.”

Issued by: South African National Parks (SANParks)
Corporate Communications Tel: 012 426 5170
Media enquiries: Janine Raftopoulos, SANParks Head of Communications. Contact: Tel: 012 426 5170, cell: 071 444 3121 or email: janine.raftopoulos@sanparks.org
Reynolds Thakhuli General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations.
Tel: 012 426 5170, Mobile: 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org


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