South African National Parks | National Parks Guy

Updated (12/12/2015)

South African National Parks | National Parks GuyThe National Parks in South Africa are run by South African National Parks (SANParks). There are 19 major parks and along with Partner Parks, Reserves and Resorts you have access to over 67 Nature Reserves in South Africa. Below are details of the SANPark National Parks. For a list of associated parks in South Africa and Swaziland click here.

Habitats of South African National Parks

The Habitats of South Africa are varied and you will not be disappointed for choice. Ranging from lush green dense forests to dry semi-arid desert, South African National Parks cover each habitat in detail. SANParks has been conserving nature since 1926 and dedicated vast areas of land to this commitment.


National Parks of South Africa:

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National Park Location
1. Addo Elephant National Park

2. Agulhas National Park

3. Augrabies Falls National Park

4. Bontebok National Park

5. Camdeboo National Park

6. Garden Route National Park

7. Golden Gate Highlands National Park

8. Karoo National Park

9. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

10. Kruger National Park

11. Mapungubwe National Park

12. Marakele National Park

13. Mokala National Park

14. Mountain Zebra National Park

15. Namaqua National Park

16. Table Mountain National Park

17. Tankwa Karoo National Park

18. West Coast National Park

19. |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

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SANParks Contact details  Reservations Line:
+27 (0)12 428 9111
Main SANParks Contact:
+27 (0)12 426 5000
Postal Address:
South African National Parks
PO Box 787
South Africa
Languages of South Africa Afrikaans
Sesotho sa Leboa
Currency  Rand
Population  51 770 560 (2011 Census)
Time zone  2 Hours ahead of GMT
South African Website
Inoculations (Suggested)  Must have Yellow Fever if travelling from  Yellow Fever endemic area.

Traveller Suggested Vaccines:

 Malaria suggested if travelling to certain parts  of South Africa.

Emergency Telephone No. Main Number – 112
Police – 10111
Ambulance – 10177
Private Medical – 082911
British Travel Advice
American Travel Advice
Electricity 220/230 volts – 2 and 3 round prong sockets
International Airports Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
Johannesburg – O.R Tambo (JNB)
Johannesburg – Lanseria (HLA)
Drinking Water Quality  High Quality tap water in urban areas
South Africa’s Land Mass  121 909 000 ha
National Parks Area  4 047 600 ha
% of National Parks Land to South Africa’s Mass  3.32% of SA Land Mass
% Of SA National Parks To World Land Mass
(14 842 900 000 ha)


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