SANParks has announced that as of 1 September 2021 it will implement cash-free payment systems in 12 of its national parks. This is part of a two-phased approach towards environmental responsibility and efforts to promote ease of use…

“From 1 September, cash will no longer be accepted as a method of payment in some of the parks. SANParks clients will be encouraged to make use of pre-booking payment systems and/or speed point payment systems in parks. All trade and tourism activities will be cash-free and therefore cash will not be accepted,” says SANParks’ Chief Financial Officer, Dumisani Dlamini.

The 12 national parks that will no longer be accepting cash payments as of 1 September 2021 are:

Western Cape

  • Table Mountain National Park
  • Tankwa Karoo National Park
  • West Coast National Park
  • Garden Route National Park – including Knysna, Wilderness and Tsitsikamma

Eastern Cape

  • Mountain Zebra National Park
  • Camdeboo National Park
  • Addo Elephant National Park

Northern Cape

  • Agulhas National Park
  • Namaqua National Park
  • Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park


  • Mapungubwe National Park

Free State

  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Visit SANParks’ website for more information about its cashless payment implementation.

Source: SANParks

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