Easter Weekend: Kruger advises visitors of daily gate quotas, to pre-book online

2017-04-07 08:30
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Cape Town - The busy Easter Weekend is almost upon us and visitors to the Kruger National Park are being reminded of the Day Visitor quotas in place. 

SANPakrs says "visitor management is a vital part of ensuring the best possible experience".

Visitors are urged to make pre-bookings for their visits prior to the Easter Weekend, Thursday 13, until Monday, 17 April 2017 - click here to access the online booking.

There are three time slots from which to choose:

  • Time slot 1: 06.00 to 08:00
  • Time slot 2: 08:00 to 10:00
  • Time slot 3: 10:00 onwards

The Day Visitor Quota for the park is always in place but is useful to avoid queues or disappointment during the high-volume, peak holiday periods - as pre-booked day visitors are given preference over non-booked day visitors at the gate.

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Visitors should also take note of the following important information:

- Day Visitor pre- bookings are subject to a non-refundable booking fee of R38 per adult and R19 per child.

- Day Visitors who have pre-booked will still be required to pay Conservation Fees or use a valid Wild Card to enter the Park. The Conservation Fee for SA residents is R76 per adult and R38 per child between ages 2 - 11 and for international guests it is R304 per adult and R152 per child.

- Guests planning to use Wild Cards are requested to ensure membership is valid before arrival - click here to check Wild Card validity

- The number and profile of persons (adults and children) on the reservation and actual persons arriving should correspond.

- All guests (drivers and passengers) will be required to identify themselves upon admission (by producing a South African driver’s license, identity document or passport); please ensure you are in possession of one of these documents.

- Due to existing contractual arrangements with Open Safari Vehicles (OSVs), they are regarded as pre-booked for all Day Visitor admissions and in order to ensure better distribution of vehicles are authorised to enter 15 minutes before Gate opening time.

“For busy periods such as the Easter Holidays, we aim to better manage the volumes that we expect, as well as our visitors’ expectations. The three different time slots are aimed at improving the spread of vehicles and, as far as possible prevent unnecessary waiting periods at gates”, said the SANParks Acting Head of Communications, William Mabasa.

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Pre-booked day visitors must ensure that they arrive within the time slots, as per their reservation. Arriving outside the booked time slot, will be regarded as non-booked and therefore will not receive preference. These bookings can be changed as well through SANParks Reservations offices if for some reason one decides to do so.

Mabasa also reminded Visitors to read the permits which they receive at the gates because all the rules and regulations of the park are clearly stipulated on these documents. “Please do not bring liquor with you because the alcohol ban on public areas in the Park is a permanent rule which is enforced at all times; other Park rules are intended to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience and hence must be adhered to at all times whilst in the Park with special emphasis on adherence to speed limit and littering”; he advised. 

Visitors can report any rules and regulations infringement which they witness to the Emergency Call Centre numbers 013 735 4064/013 735 0197/076 801 9679. 

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