Kgalagadi to enforce gate quotas for day visitors at Twee Rivieren


Cape Town - South African National Parks will be enforcing a strict quota at its Twee Rivieren entrance gate of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on the border of SA and Botswana from 1 May 2017. 

The gate quotas will only be applicable to day visitors, and will only allow 20 vehicles maximum to enter at a time. The gates will open at 07:00 daily.  

Day visitors will be able to reserve their entry into the park beforehand via the official SANParks website, the Kgalagadi Head Office at 054 561 2000 or Twee Rivieren reception at 054 561 2050. 

SEE: Exploring the national parks of the Northern Cape

The quota system represents the maximum amount of day visitors allowed in the Park at any given point in time and when the quota is reached, the gates are closed for day visitors. When any number of day visitors leaves the park, the same number of new visitors can be allowed to enter again.

According to Nadia Lemmetuis, spokesperson for SANParks' Arid Region says, there has been a substantial growth in the number of day visitors and vehicles entering the park at Twee Rivieren gate over the past two and a half years. 

ALSO SEE: ALERT: No unleaded fuel at Kgalagadi's Twee Rivieren, travellers urged to fill up

These day visitors all make use of the limited tourism roads network in the southern section of the park, which has led to the congestion and over-loading of available infrastructure, SANParks says. 

Park Management, in consultation with Head Office will, therefore, be implementing a day visitor entrance gate quota as a managing tool to control the number of visitors, to ensure that the infrastructure is able to accommodate the number of vehicles and visitors.

The Kruger National Park also enforces gate quotas to ensure the infrastructure of the park is not overloaded - SEE: Kruger with the kids: How to make the most of this popular day trip

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