National Parks visitation up by 24% in 2017

The South African National Park (SANParks) announced on Monday that its ‘Know Your National Parks’ campaign increased the number of visitors to its parks by 24% in 2017. “We had an increase of just over 24 percent this year from last year’s 62,312 visitors. SA National Parks Week aims to create a culture of pride in all South Africans in their relationship with the country’s natural, cultural and historical heritage,” SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni said in a statement.