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Camdeboo National park to extend free entry

Author: Staff Reporter Updated: 11:31 13-09-2017

Camdeboo National Park will one-up the typical South African National Parks Week by extending free entry to include the 23rd and 24th of September.

SANParks week allows South Africans to visit national parks free of charge nationwide, affording everyone the opportunity to admire our incredible natural heritage.

Camdeboo National Park, situated just outside the Eastern Cape town of Graaff-Reinet, is home to the eerily beautiful Valley of Desolation.

The Karoo landscape is inhabited by several species of antelope, as well as the rare Cape mountain zebra and Cape buffalo. There are also hundreds of species of birds!

There are several hiking trails tucked away in the park, and if you prefer going on wheels, there are two 4X4 trails as well.

If you’re planning on making a vacation of it, why not pack your tent, too? The park has 19 campsites in total.

SANParks week will serve as an opportunity for local communites to experience the park, and the extra two days will give working people more opportunity to get away.

“Camdeboo’s People and Conservation Department will host various groups from around the Park to informative sessions about the Park, its history, conservation ethics and initiatives and much more,” says SANParks. “Some groups will also be treated to a visit to the world-renowned Valley of Desolation, which for some of the visitors will be their first time, even though they’ve lived within close proximity all their lives.”

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Published: 10:00 12-09-2017

Posted by on September 12, 2017.

Categories: Explore SA, Travel

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