Self Drive Safaris

South African National Parks

For those explorers in need of fresh air, experience the beauty and diversity of South African National Parks, travel and explore our national parks, wildlife and nature reserves right on your doorstep!

Please see detailed information on the location of game parks, visitor times and gate entrance fees.

Be sure to carry your identity book, driver’s license or passport to gain entry to the park.


Cash Free Payments

SANParks will be going cash-free from 1 September 2021. The cash-free payment system will be implemented in a two-phased approach. 12 National Parks will implement the system during 2021/2022 and the remaining parks will implement it during 2022/2023.


The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), has provided clarity to the rules around game drives in a statement made on Monday 1 June 2020. Game viewing is a key part of the collapsed tourism sector and the rules apply to private reserves, game farms as well as state-run parks.

Self-driving will be allowed provided that the passengers are from the same household. Masks are only required to be worn when using the refreshment stops and engaging with other members of the public. Guests are welcome to purchase food items from the restaurants on a take-away basis and make use of picnic sites. Picnic sites are spaced out evenly with social distancing in place and will be sanitized throughout the day.


Get the Wild Card

Wild Card

Wild Card Membership gives you one year’s unlimited entry to 80+ National Parks, Reserves and Resorts around Southern Africa, depending on the type of Cluster you choose.

Membership is valid from the date of purchase for 365 days and is available for an individual, couple or family (family: any two adults and up to five children under the age of 18 years.)

International Wild Card Membership is also available for our international guests.


Western Cape

Agulhas National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Weekdays07:30 – 18:00
Weekends and Public Holidays09:00 – 17:00(closed between 12:00 and 12:30)
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R48 per adult, per dayR24 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R96 per adult, per dayR48 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR192 per adult, per dayR96 per child, per day
Cash Free Payments: The Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express cards.

Bontebok National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
1 October to 30 April07:00 – 19:00
1 May to 30 September07:00 – 18:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R48 per adult, per dayR24 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R70 per adult, per dayR35 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR140 per adult, per dayR70 per child, per day

West Coast National Park

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Download the Gate Registration & Indemnity document and complete it before your visit in order to save time when entering the park.

Gate Times / Office Hours
September to March07:00 – 19:00Last vehicle entry at 18:30
April to August07:00 – 18:00Last vehicle entry at 17:30
Postberg opens during August & September(Flower season) 09:00 – 16:00Last entry to Postberg at 15:00
Daily Conservation & Entry FeesOutside Flower Season
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R66 per adult, per dayR33 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R100 per adult, per dayR50 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR100 per adult, per dayR50 per child, per day
Cash Free Payments: The Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express cards.
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees In Flower Season
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R94 per adult, per dayR47 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R144 per adult, per dayR72 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR210 per adult, per dayR105 per child, per day
Cash Free Payments: The Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express cards.

Eastern Cape

Garden Route National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily07:00 – 18:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R65 per adult, per dayR32 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R131 per adult, per dayR65 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR262 per adult, per dayR131 per child, per day
Cash Free Payments: The Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express cards.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily07:00 – 17:30
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R59 per adult, per dayR29 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R118 per adult, per dayR59 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR236 per adult, per dayR118 per child, per day
Cash Free Payments: The Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, and American Express cards.

Northern Cape

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
June & July07:30 – 18:00
September06:30 – 18:30
November & December05:30 – 19:30
August07:00 – 18:30
October06:00 – 19:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R101 per adult, per dayR50 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R202 per adult, per dayR101 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR404 per adult, per dayR202 per child, per day

Limpopo

Marakele National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily07:00 – 16:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R59 per adult, per dayR29 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R118per adult, per dayR59 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR236 per adult, per dayR118 per child, per day

Mpumalanga

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily06:00 – 18:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R105 per adult, per dayR52 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R210 per adult, per dayR105100 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR424 per adult, per dayR212 per child, per day

KwaZulu-Natal

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily06:00 – 18:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) & SADC Nationals (with passport)R120 per adult, per dayR60 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR240 per adult, per dayR120 per child, per day

midmar

Midmar

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Gate Times / Office Hours
Daily06:00 – 18:00
Daily Conservation & Entry Fees
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) & SADC Nationals (with passport)R40 per adult, per dayR20 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR80 per adult, per dayR30 per child, per day

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