Visitors to any National Park in South Africa (see list) will pay a conservation fee for every day spent inside the parks. The fees are payable at the entrance gates and offices.


Visitors can join a loyalty programme (called Wild Card) which gives them access at a reduced rate - should they stay for longer than 5 or 6 days.

Different rates apply to South African citizens, citizens of the South African Development Community countries (SADC) and visitors from any other country will pay the standard fee.

Please also see
NationalPark Regulations as well as ExitPermit requirements for Kruger Park.

Daily Conservation Fees

The daily conservation fees will vary according to the park visited, as per the table below:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE FEES ARE ONLY APPLICABLE FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2021 TO 31 OCTOBER 2022
 

Cluster / Park SA Residents (with ID) SADC Nationals (with Passport) Standard Fee
  ADULTS
(12 years and older)
CHILDREN
(2 to 11 years)
ADULTS
(12 years and older)
CHILDREN
(2 to 11 years)
ADULTS
(12 years and older)
CHILDREN
(2 to 11 years)
Kruger National Park R110 R55 R220 R110 R440 R220
Arid Cluster
Augrabies Falls
Kgalagadi Transfrontier
Mokala
Namaqua
Richtersveld

R60
R104
R52
R50
R72

R30
R52
R26
R25
R36

R120
R208
R104
R100
R144

R60
R104
R52
R50
R72

R240
R416
R208
R100
R272

R120
R208
R104
R50
R136
Cape Cluster
Bontebok
West Coast - in flower season
West Coast - outside flower season

R50
R100
R70

R25
R50
R35

R75
R150
R105

R37
R75
R52

R150
R220
R105

R75
R110
R52
Frontier Cluster
Addo Elephant
Karoo and Mountain Zebra

R90
R60

R45
R30

R180
R120

R90
R60

R360
R240

R180
R120
Garden Route Cluster
Tsitsikamma - Storms River
Tsitsikamma - Nature's Valley
Wilderness

R68
R60
R50

R34
R30
R25

R136
R60
R100

R68
R30
R50

R272
R120
R170

R136
R60
R85
Northern (Grassland and Savannah) Cluster
Golden Gate Highlands
Marakele and Mapungubwe

R60
R60

R30
R30

R120
R120

R60
R60

R240
R240

R120
R120

Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Mozambique, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe

Wild Card

The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that provides access for one year (*subject to accommodation availability) to South African National Parks and Cape Nature Conservation Reserves.
The card can be purchased at the Parks or on their website and is valid for 1 year from date of purchase.

South Africans and SADC Nationals

Card Access To Individual Couple
(any 2 persons)
Family
(2 Adults + 2 children)
All Parks Cluster All Parks R720 R1190 R1450
SANParks Cluster Kruger, Addo, Golden Gate and Mapungubwe, Kgalagadi and !Ai-!Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Parks and Augrabies, Karoo, Namaqua and Tankwa Karoo National Parks, Agulhas, Garden Route, Table Mountain and West Coast National Parks, Bontebok, Camdeboo, Marakele, Mokala and Mountain Zebra National Parks. R690 R1120 R1345
Msinsi Cluster Focused on the wonderful dams of Msinsi the River Cluster includes the Albert Falls, Hazelmere, Inanda, Nagle and Shongweni Dams and Bon Accorde resort. R625 R1020 R1210
Cape Nature Cluster Anysberg, Assegaaibosch, Bird Island, Cederberg, De Hoop, De Mond, Gamkaberg, Gamkaskloof, Goukamma, Groot Winterhoek, Grootvadersbosch, Hottentots Holland, Jonkershoek, Keurbooms River, Kogelberg, Limiteberg/Tweede Tol, Marloth, Matjiesrivier, Outeniqua, Robberg, Rocherpan, Salmonsdam, Swartberg, Vrolijkheid and Walker Bay. R625 R1020 R1210
Swaziland Big Game Cluster The Kingdom of Swaziland's Big Game Parks offer an exciting combination of wildlife, adventure and culture. Experience great variety – from bushveld to highveld, dung beetles to elephant, backpackers to up-market lodges and relaxed braais to overnight trails and camp fires. Three parks are included: Hlane, Mlilwane and Mkhaya. R515 R845 R1035
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife The Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Cluster provides access to Amatigulu, Chelmsford, Cobham, Didima, Garden Castle, Giant's Castle, Harold Johnson, Highmoor, Hilltop, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Ithala, Kamberg, Lotheni, Midmar, Monk's Cowl, Ndumo, Oribi Gorge, Pongola, Royal Natal, Rugged Glen, Spioenkop, Umlalazi, Vernon Crookes, Wagen Drift and Weenen. R655 R1055 R1270

International Visitors

International visitors have to purchase a card (All Clusters) that gives them access to all parks. The cost for 1 year is:
Individual     R3265
Couple        R5100
Family        R6100  (2 adults plus children up to 18 years)

List of National Parks:

Addo Elephant ParkAugrabies Falls National Park | Bontebok National Park  | Golden Gate Highlands National Park | Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari) | Karoo National Park | Knysna National Lake Area | Kruger Park | Marakele National Park | Mountain Zebra National Park | Namaqua National Park | Ai Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park | Tankwa Karoo National Park | Tsitsikamma National Park | Mokala National Park | Mapungubwe National Park | West Coast National Park | Wilderness National Park