Tourists fined R3,000 for exiting vehicle in KNP

Posted by Leila Stein on 12 January 2020

Four tourists who climbed out of their vehicle while in the Kruger National Park were fined R3,000 on the group.

Despite SANParks’ strict warnings about passengers exiting vehicles while observing animals, this group were caught sitting on top of their car with the doors open while observing lions, one of the most dangerous animals in the park.

Pictures of the incident were posted to social media, with the car registration included.

‘The section ranger went to the area and instructed them to get into their cars, a nearby peace officer then escorted them to Skukuza where a R3,000 fine was issued,’ KNP spokesperson Isaac Phaahla told The Citizen.

The official guidelines say that no part of the body may protrude from a window or sunroof, and by getting out of the vehicle the guests’ disregard for the rules can be seen as very irresponsible.

‘Just stay in your cars and enjoy the scenery and the animals. They won’t kill you, and we won’t have to kill them afterwards,’ Phaahla said.

Image: Facebook/SANParks Kruger National Park





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