South Africa's National Parks are Closed


The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, announced today that all of South Africa's National Parks will be hereby closed during the Corona Virus Lockdown.

South Africa has 19 National Parks:

1. Kruger National Park

2. Addo Elephant National Park

3. Table Mountain National Park

4. Augrabies Falls National Park

5. Bontebok National Park

6. West Coast National Park

7. Tsitsikamma National Park

8. Mokala National Park

9. Namaqua National Park

10. Golden Gate Highlands National Park

11. Agulhas National Park

12. Karoo National Park

13. Mountain Zebra National Park

14. Garden Route National Park

15. Camdeboo National Park

16. Richtersveld National Park

17. iSimangaliso Wetland Park

18. Kgalagadi National Park

19. Mapungubwe National Park

The explanation on the Nation Parks closure comes in at 1:39:20 on the video above.

All of the above parks are closed to visitors during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Existing international visitors to the parks who fall into the category of "visitors from high risk countries" have been placed in isolation.

Department of Health is being called in to discuss the way forward regarding those visitors.

All aspects of ranger services and wildlife management services will continue, so as to protect the parks and their wildlife.

Stay safe everyone!