Open Country - South Africa's National Parks

Take a tour of some of South Africa's National treasures

By South African Tourism

The Addo Elephant National Park

Rated as one of the best places in Africa to see these Elephants up close, The Addo Elephant Park is also South Africa's third-largest safari park.  

Agulhas National Park

At Agulhas National Park visitors can see the southernmost lighthouse in Africa, swim in 2 oceans on the same day and Explore the true wonder of fynbos – and its rarer coastal cousin, strandveld.

Table Mountain National Park

In addition to housing Cape Town's beautiful and famous Table Mountain this park has a multitude of rare indigenous flora.  Approximately 1 100 indigenous plant species exist in the park, some of which occur nowhere else on Earth. 

The Golden Gate National Park

The Golden Gate National Park borders the magnificent Maloti Mountains, which dominate its landscape.  It is renowned for its impressive sandstone features which rise up from the valley. The park holds many secrets; the oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered were found at Golden Gate, fossilised pre-historic animal remains have been unearthed and San rock paintings uncovered.

The Pilanesberg National Park

Set in the eroded remains of an ancient volcano, the Pilanesberg offers a dramatic landscape which supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. The park contains all of the "Big 5" as well as African wild dogs, brown hyenas (or ‘strandwolf’ in Afrikaans) and sable antelope – all 3 of which are endangered.

The Mountain Zebra National Park

Set in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, the establishment of the Mountain Zebra National Park has played a key role in saving the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra who can now be seen roaming the hills of the park. These are not the only animals in the park however, it also contains lion, black wildebeest, falcons and cheetahs.

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