SANParks Wild Card: Unlimited Access To Over 80 Parks + Reserves

SANParks Wild Card: Unlimited Access To Over 80 Parks + Reserves Garden Route National Park, Craig Rodney

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.

SANParks Wild Card South Africa

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.

SANParks Wild Card Karoo

How does the Wild Card work?

If you’re in possession of a valid Wild Card, you have access to the reserves and national parks that fall within the cluster pertaining to your card.

Certain adventure tour providers will also grant you discount prices if you possess a Wild Card, and you will pay reduced rates on certain toll roads.

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.

Important note Physical wild cards are no longer being issued as a result of Covid-19. 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,
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Wild Card prices (rates valid until 31 October 2022)

Park Cluster Individual Couple Family
All Parks (80+ parks and reserves throughout the country, including SANParks and CapeNature) R755 R1 245 R1 520
SANParks (includes 21 national parks throughout South Africa) R725 R1 175 R1 410
CapeNature (includes 24 CapeNature reserves in Western Cape) R655 R1 070 R1 280
All Parks (rates for non-SA citizens) R3 420 R5 345 R6 395

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: 11 January 2022

13 Responses to “SANParks Wild Card: Unlimited Access To Over 80 Parks + Reserves”

  1. Gisela Schultz

    Weekly newsletter

  2. Chris Janneke

    Please give me rates for Eastern Weekend,

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Chris,

      Please note that the rates are set and will only change after 31 October 2022.
      Normal day visit rates depend on the SAN Park you wish to visit.

  3. Gerald Tait

    My wife and I have been Wild Card holders for many years and every year I attempt to renew on line. Not once have I been able to do so. The system is a shambles. We have to renew at the closest office.

    • Marié

      Yes, my experience too. I usually have to contact them by email, on which they do respond quite promptly. But it could have been so much easier to renew online 🙂

  4. Valeshia and Donny Jones

    Ready to explore the beauty of our national parks and forests…. Excited..

  5. Francine Nel

    I purchased a couple wild card on 22 12 2020. I have been to the SANS park center at the Wilderness to check I am on your system. I was given a note and requested to go on line to register.
    I do not find this on your system.
    #No PMT12990850 Client code KMGE003

    I need someone to ensure I have been set up on your system.

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Francine
      You are through to The Inside Guide.
      You will need to contact SanParks directly, and take this up with them.
      Good luck.

  6. Cameron van Rooyen

    I want the news letters please

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Cameron, we’ve subscribed you to our newsletter.
      Stay tuned for updates!

  7. Cameron van Rooyen

    Can I camp for one night only at the campsites

  8. Bronwynne

    I would like to subscribe, thank you!

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Bronwynne, we’ve subscribed you to our newsletter.
      Stay tuned for updates!