South African National Parks (SANParks), the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks, has announced the dates of the SA National Parks Week 2022. The 17th edition of the annual event will take place from 11 to 16 September 2022. The week grants free access to most of the 22 (19?) national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. It should be noted that free access to the national parks does not include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities. Some of the parks will be extending the week to include the weekend.
Since its inception in 2006, the SA National Parks Week has seen an influx of over 619 252 day visitors in all participating national parks in South Africa.
P.S.: In the previous years, when the SA National Parks Week took place in September, 18 national parks took part and 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 were excluded from the event.