The Garden Route National Park’s (GRNP) extensive system of diverse biomes entices many in search of the revitalising effects that nature has on the soul. Its varied terrain also promises unadulterated fun! Voluptuous mountain ranges that extend for many miles, stand sentinel over a collection of lakes, rivers and estuaries. Surrounding these sweeping liquid landscapes are fertile tracts of Southern Cape indigenous forest and fynbos.
The GRNP is considered one of the gems within the South African National Parks (SANParks) stable, and is a transcendent example of the country’s unique fauna and flora. A myriad of outdoor recreational activities can be enjoyed throughout the park, such as hiking, birding, mountain biking, forest excursions, canoeing, snorkelling and swimming.
The SANParks Week initiative was launched almost a decade ago to encourage South Africans from all walks of life to enjoy the many attributes these natural playgrounds have to offer. The initiative, in partnership with Total SA, is in line with SANParks’ vision statement of “A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society”.
The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. This does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities.
Free access to the Garden Route National Park will take place on the 14 – 18 September 2015