Booze-free day visits at Kruger Park
Johannesburg - Day visitors to the Kruger National Park are no longer allowed to take alcohol into the park, or buy it in shops at the camps, Beeld reported on Monday.
The national park's new regulations came into effect on Friday.
Only holders of a "Wild Card" and those staying overnight are exempt from the rules. Day visitors are however still allowed to have liquor with food they purchase at restaurants.
The rules were imposed after the park received over 130 complaints about visitors' bad behaviour in December.
Park spokesperson Laura Mukwevho said many people arrived at the park this weekend not knowing about the new rules.
"Most of them accepted it, but there were some who complained bitterly. In those cases we called the park's security guards to defuse the situation," Beeld quoted her saying.
Park officials didn't confiscate the alcohol, but asked visitors to leave it outside the nature reserve.