Kruger Park instates gate quotas for June school holidays

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Skukuza - The Kruger National Park will once again be instating gate quotas for day visitors during the upcoming June school holidays. 

Starting from Saturday, 28 June, visitors to the park are advised to arrive at the gate very early in the morning, as the service is on a first come first served basis.

Alternatively, they can pre-book their entrance with the central reservations office in order to ensure that they gain access to the park. 

Pre-booking comes with a non-refundable deposit of R32 per adult and R16 per child entering the park, which must be paid in advance. Visitors with a pre-booking will also be expected to pay the normal conservation fees upon arrival at the gate. 

Day visitors with advanced bookings are expected to arrive at the booked gate and date by not later than 13:00, after which the booking lapses. 

“Our gates have experienced a high volume of visitors during the past holidays, reaching their full daily quota fairly early in the day; therefore we are calling on everyone who is planning to visit the park as a day visitor to please make the necessary arrangement before hand in order to secure entry”, said the GM: Communication & Marketing in the KNP, William Mabasa.  

Day visitors, who may not be able to gain entry due to the gate quotas can make use of the park and ride a facility which is available at certain gates.

While this will cost extra, it will at least give guests the opportunity to enter the park.

KNP has 10 entrance gates i.e. Pafuri, Punda Maria, Phalaborwa, Giriyondo, Orpen, Paul Kruger, Phabeni, Numbi, Malelane and Crocodile Bridge.  

Other important info:
 
- The upgraded museum at Skukuza, which was temporarily closed for renovation since December 2012, will be open for tourists from Monday, 30 June 2014. 

- Day visitors are NOT allowed to bring alcohol to the park, as the consumption of alcoholic beverages has been banned in public areas. This is a permanent rule and enforced at all times.  

- For pre-booking, contact the Central Reservations Office on 012 428 9111

- Visitors can report any rules and regulations infringement to the Emergency Call Centres on 013 735 4325/013 735 0197 or 076 801 9679.   

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