SANParks South Africa

Conservation in South Africa started way back in 1658 when Jan van Riebeeck issued a ‘placaat’ to burghers to stop cutting down trees on the eastern side of Table Mountain and, throughout the last 300 years, there have been private or provincial efforts to conserve certain areas. However, it was only in 1926 that Minister Grobler introduced the National Parks Bill in Parliament. He presented it as a realisation of President Kruger’s ideal. In 1927, the Kruger National Park opened its gates to the public and, since then, 20 parks (now with the recent opening of the Mokala Park) have been opened up for visitors. SanParks has been acquiring land by design to establish areas throughout the country to protect certain species of flora and fauna that are unique to the area and in need of protection. FREE printed and downloadable guide will give you by far the best information you need when visiting any of the  SANParks parks.

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