Kruger warns of festive season gate quotas

2013-12-06 08:37
Skukuza - The Kruger National Park will once again be enforcing gate quotas for day visitors this festive season.    To avoid disappointment, day visitors are urged to book their entry into the park in advance, as once the daily quota has been reached, only people with valid bookings will be allowed in.  

Day visitors who pre-book their visit are expected to pay a non-refundable deposit of R32 per adult and R16 per child, which is meant to secure their space because they would have been counted in the number that make the daily quota.  

Although operational all throughout the year, the gate quotas are mostly reached during long weekends and public holidays.  

“If anyone is planning a visit on those days, it is recommended that they either arrive at the gate very early in the morning as the service is on first come first served basis or pre-book their entrance via Central Reservations,” explained the KNP’s GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa.  

Day visitors who have pre-booked should also take note that this does not exempt them from paying conservation fees upon arrival and that they are expected to arrive at the booked gate by no later than 13:00.  

To enhance efficiency at the gates, various security structures as well as honorary rangers will be deployed in order to assist gate staff with managing the queues and other different services of the gates.  

“All visitors are also reminded to adhere to the rules and regulations of the KNP, with particular emphasis on littering, speeding, getting out of cars, loud noises; otherwise it becomes one of the potential areas of possible conflict between park officials and the public,”concluded Mabasa.  

Each gate has its limited number of Day Visitors that can be allowed per day.  Kruger Gate allows 750 entries per day, and each of the others 500.  

Call Kruger National Park Central Reservations on 012 428 9111
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