SANParks Wild Card 2023: Access to Over 80 Parks + Reserves


There’s hardly a better time to get into nature and explore our awe-inspiring country.

South Africa abounds with natural beauty, with the Cape’s very own southwestern corner boasting its fair share of awe-inspiring parks and reserves.

While the Table Mountain National Park may be the one the Cape is most famous for, adventurous hearts also long to explore the windswept coastlines of Agulhas, the vast expanse of the Karoo, and the lush forests of the Garden Route.

Wild Card 2023: Cape Nature Parks

And we haven’t even mentioned the wealth of wondrous wilderness areas that fall under the jurisdiction of CapeNature, a governmental organisation that cares for around 25 nature reserves, including the sacred and silent Cederberg Wilderness Area, the majestic and mountainous Jonkershoek region, the whale-watching paradise of Walker Bay Nature Reserve, and the ancient rock formations of Robberg Nature Reserve.

It’s a vast world waiting to be explored, and the good news is that the SANParks Wild Card grants you free access for an entire year to all parks and reserves throughout the country.

Wild Card 2023: Augrabies

How does the Wild Card work?

Wild Card holders have access to all the reserves and national parks within the cluster pertaining to your particular card.

Certain adventure tour providers will also grant you discount prices – and you will pay reduced rates on certain toll roads – if you’re in possession of a valid Wild Card.

Wild Card 2023: Kruger National Park

Wild Card: Good to know

  • Wild Cards are valid for 365 days from date of purchase.
  • Once the 365 days are up, you will have the option to renew your Wild Card membership. Renewals will be registered on the card already in your possession; you won’t need to apply for a new card.
  • You can purchase a Wild Card for an individual, a couple, or a family of up to seven people (maximum two adults).

Important note Physical wild cards are no longer being issued. After applying online and purchasing your membership, you’ll receive a confirmation letter via email. Please show this as well as your ID at the entrance of the parks to enter as a member.

Contact 0861 46 9453,
Apply online

Wild Card prices (rates valid until 31 October 2023)

Park Cluster Individual Couple Family
All Parks (80+ parks and reserves throughout the country, including SANParks and CapeNature) R790 R1 300 R1 590
SANParks (includes 21 national parks throughout South Africa) R760 R1 230 R1 475
CapeNature (includes 24 CapeNature reserves in Western Cape) R685 R1 120 R1 340
All Parks (rates for non-SA citizens) R3 575 R5 585 R6 685

Time to answer the call of the wild!

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 02 November 2022

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16 Responses to “SANParks Wild Card 2023: Access to Over 80 Parks + Reserves”

  1. Russell Welsh

    Hi I would like to purchase a Wildcard.
    1 x Couple
    2 x children age 21 and 18
    1 x mother age 86

    Please advise

    • Inside Guide

      Hi Russell
      You’re through to Inside Guide. You’ll need to contact SANparks directly.

  2. Ted Weber

    Please register me for your newsletter

  3. Antoinette Coetzer

    Need more info

  4. Andreas Hendel

    we will be on tour from the 13 th of October

  5. Lindsay Muller

    Wanting to tour South Africa using the National Parks as a base

  6. Johanna Van der Walt

    Please add me to receive your newsletter

  7. Nico Botha

    Please add me to receive your newsletter

  8. Eddie Land

    Is there an Android App for the Sans Park Wild Card?

  9. Andries Coetzer

    Can’t wait to get my first newsletter!

  10. Alwyn Grobler

    I want to jion the wildlife card family

  11. Lorna Collender

    I wish to renew my card. The last payment was October 2019. Due to mainly Covid I have been unable to renew before now.

  12. Bernadette Huisamen

    yes please