11 December 2012

Kruger National Park: Gate quotas during the festive season

update (13 Dec 2012): According to an interview with a SANParks spokesperson on eNCA this morning, the enforcement of gate quotas at Kruger National Park gates will run until the end of school holidays in January 2013.

update (12 Dec 2012): According to Times Live, the gate quotas Kruger National Park is implementing during the festive season are as follows:
  • Giriyondo Gate – 275/day
  • Pafuri Gate  – 385/day
  • Punda Maria Gate – 385/day
  • Orpen Gate – 550/day
  • Phalaborwa Gate - 550/day
  • Phabeni Gate – 550/day
  • Malelane Gate – 550/day
  • Crocodile Bridge Gate – 385/day
  • Numbi Gate – 550/day
  • Kruger Gate – 750/day
Day visitors planning to visit the Kruger National Park during this festive season are reminded that gate quotas will be enforced. Day visitors are advised to make a pre-booking to secure their entry at the entrance gate. Day visitors who make a booking prior to their arrival are expected to pay a non-refundable deposit of R28 per adult and R14 per child. The amount is meant to secure the space so that they can be counted in the number that makes a daily quota at that particular gate. Kruger National Park uses gate quota system to control the influx of people coming in the park to avoid overcrowding.
Once the daily quota has been reached, only people who made pre-bookings are allowed to enter. The rest will have to queue and rely on the people to move out of the park in order to create a space for them. However, this situation does not affect overnight visitors.

All visitors should be able to produce their identity document or any alternative form of identification at the gates to avoid problems. Each gate has its own number of daily visitors allowed e.g. Kruger Gate is 750 people.
Visitors to the Kruger National Park can gain access through one of the following gates: Crocodile Bridge, Malelane, Numbi, Phabeni, Kruger, Orpen, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria, Pafuri and Giriyondo.

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