Mapungubwe National park

Visiting the picture-perfect Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is a feast for the eyes. The Park’s variety of landscapes, seascapes and waterscapes is what draws visitors throughout the year to the Region. The Park spans across 128,000 hectares, 1/3 of this landscape are indigenous forests and some 2/3 of fynbos. Its waterscapes are of significant value for the conservation of biodiversity including Knysna’s estuary which is ranked number 1 by independent researchers for its biodiversity and Swartvlei ranked 6 out of 250 in South Africa.

The Park is popular and attracts both local and international visitors.

The GRNP has adjusted its entrance fees also known as conservation fees for most of its gates to include CPI (Consumer Price Index) this year. Suggestions from local cyclists were considered. A day’s pass for cycling the world-famous Harkerville trails and Homtini costs R53. There is an introduction of monthly, seasonal and a family permit for cycling.

There is also a 20% discount applicable to vessels that are kinder to the environment such as 4-stroke engines, provided there is proof thereof. Likewise, tariffs for canoes, rowing boats and electric boats get a discount to encourage more use of environmentally friendly activities. 30 day-permits cost R100 and annual permits R200.

Plants and trees sold at the Diepwalle nursery (Knysna forest) range from R18 for 1.0L to R213 for 20L.

Entrance Gate Fees:

Tsitsikamma Section

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R62 per adult, per day
R31 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R124 per adult, per day
R62 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR248 per adult, per day
R124 per child, per day

Nature’s Valley Section

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R56 per adult, per day
R28 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R56 per adult, per day
R28 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR112 per adult, per day
R56 per child, per day

Knysna Section

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R38 per adult, per day
R19 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R76 per adult, per day
R38 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR152 per adult, per day
R76 per child, per day

WildernessSection

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R46 per adult, per day
R23 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R92 per adult, per day
R46 per child, per day
Standard Conservation FeeR152 per adult, per day
R76 per child, per day

More information on tariffs is available on the Park’s website: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/tourism/tariffs.php