"Last year we had just under 63 000 visitors. We want to double that number so we are really urging visitors to take advantage. We want to encourage youth groups to come and visit the parks as they are going to be the custodians of the park in the future," explains SANPark's Reynold Thakhuli. Are you going to be travelling to one of the parks? Make sure that you are fully covered with comprehensive car insurance here!
"We have 19 national parks and only two aren't on offer which is Namaqua National Park. The park is full already to capacity because it's flower season.We also have the Boulders section of the Table Mountain National Park which is not open due to the fact that its a penguin colony and its quite a sensitive area so we didn't want to put the animals under any stress."The official launch of the National Park week was held at the Golden Gate Highlands Park in the Free State. This park played host to the oldest dinosaur embryo fossil ever found. According to Thakhuli, the park is preparing to start building a Dinosaur Interpretative Centre which is expected to be completed by 2019. If that's not enough for you, here is a list of all the national parks that are fall under SANParks: *For more information on the various activities that will be taking place, you can visit the SANPark Website.