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South African National Parks


PO Box 787
South Africa

Tel: 012 426 5201
Fax: 012 343 0153
Contact: Ms Wanda Mkutshulwa

South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of national parks that represent the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of South Africa. 

There are currently 22 national parks under SANParks’ jurisdiction (see list below). 

National parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of tourism opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to natural, cultural and historical experiences.

Three fundamental areas of focus
  • To conserve a representative sample of the country’s biodiversity
  • To maintain a relationship of community upliftment and capacity building amongst people living in the areas in and around parks.
  • To provide recreational outlets to the general public

SANParks recognises that viable tourism is essential to provide the financial resources required by the organisation in order to sustain its mandate.

While tourism manifests itself in many different ways, SANParks' definition involves the movement of people into the parks to interact with the environment. Once there, visitors use facilities offered by the parks and they take part in various activities in natural and pleasant surroundings.



Addo Elephant National Park 

Agulhas National Park 

Augrabies Falls National Park

Bontebok National Park

Camdeboo National Park 

Garden Route National Park 

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Karoo National Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kruger National Park

Mapungubwe National Park

Marakele National Park 

Mokala National Park 

Mountain Zebra National Park

Namaqua National Park

Table Mountain National Park

Tankwa Karoo National Park

West Coast National Park

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