South African National Parks (SANParks), the body responsible for managing South Africa’s National Parks, just announced the closure of all tourism facilities in its National Parks from 25 March 2020 (and not from 26 March 2020!) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Guests will not be allowed to enter any national park, whether as day or overnight visitors, from 25 March 2020 until further notice.
All guests from high-risk countries currently resident in any National Park managed by SANParks are instructed NOT to leave the Parks. All such guests have been identified and SANParks staff on the ground will provide them with support and further information regarding their travel arrangements as well as facilitate contact with their embassies. We’ll keep you posted!