South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the dates of the South African National Parks Week 2019. The 14th edition of the annual event will take place from 08 - 15 September 2019. Following the request from South Africans who don't have time to visit national parks during the week, SANParks has decided to extent this year's South African National Parks Week to include weekends.
The South African National Parks Week gives South African (!) day visitors free access to most of the 21 national parks in South Africa, with special emphasis on ensuring that people from local communities close to parks get to know and experience a national park. Like in the previous years, only the Namaqua National Park (annual natural flower show will be in full bloom in September) and the Boulders Penguin Colony area in the Table Mountain National Park will be excluded from the South African National Parks Week 2019. The free access does not include accommodation facilities and other tourist activities (including the Table Mountain Cableway).