Where your WildCard can take you

Posted on 14 August 2023 By Jordyn Johnson

Most people don’t fully understand the power of the WildCard.

Sure, you waive the entrance fee to the Kruger National Park, but that little virtual card can get you into more than just a few game reserves.

If you love beautiful picnic spots, hiking, camping, fishing, and all things ‘outdoors,’ purchasing the WildCard: All Parks Cluster is a great idea.

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SANParks Cluster

Enjoy access to all 21 South African National Parks (SANParks) in South Africa.

SANParks is a leading conservation authority in the public sector of South Africa, managing national parks in seven of the nine provinces.

Picture: Getaway Gallery

You can cross the suspension bridges in Tsitsikamma, visit the elephants at Addo Elephant Park, see the flowers in the Namaqua National Park, and experience the power of the Waterfall in Augrabies National Park without paying an entrance fee.

CapeNature Cluster

Picture: Getaway Gallery

CapeNature is the ‘chief custodian of the Western Cape’s natural environment’ and oversees 24 parks and reserves.

Your WildCard: All Parks Cluster means, without paying an entrance fee, you can climb the challenging Twaalfuurkop Peak in Marloth Nature Reserve, hike to the Wolfberg Arch in the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and see the seals swimming along the coast of Robberg Nature Reserve.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife manages the nature conservation of 25 reserves and parks within South Africa’s East Coast province.

Enjoy free access to hikes in the glorious Drakensberg, a day spent along Midmar Dam, a morning looking for San rock art in the Kamberg Nature Reserve, and visiting the region’s beautiful game reserves.

Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves

Msinsi has six resorts and reserves between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, and your WildCard will allow you to waive the entrance fee for all of them.

Be spoilt for choice at the amount of dam days you can have, from Albert Falls Dam to Hazelmere Dam.

Swaziland’s Big Game Parks

Your WildCard: All Parks Cluster will even allow you to hop across the border to visit three of Swaziland’s game reserves. (You’ll obviously need a valid passport to ‘hop across’ the border.)

Swaziland’s Big Game Parks is a private non-profit trust dedicated to ‘hands-on conservation and tourism.’

Pictures: Alamy

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