Some of South Africa’s stunning national parks are set to receive infrastructure and maintenance upgrades in the near future.
According to Tourism Update, the South African Department of Tourism is investing in destination enhancement and route development initiatives to help ensure diverse tourism offerings as well as enhance the visitor experience within these parks.
The Department has allocated R120 million in funding for these maintenance programmes set to take place in several South African National Parks (SANParks) properties across the country.
Which of the national parks will see upgrades?
SANParks has since submitted business and implementation plans to launch the upgrade programme in the following parks:
- Addo Elephant,
- Golden Gate Highlands,
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier,
- Table Mountain,
- Tankwa Karoo,
- West Coast and
Some of South Africa’s national parks are tourism gold and considered top attractions within the country. Kruger National Park and Table Mountain are just two such parks that see loads of local and international visitors flock to them each year.
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela said:
“These projects maximise the benefit of local communities and engender a shared ownership of our parks. That way we take tourism to the people and collectively enhance the visitor experience,”