South African National Parks

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South African National Parks
SANParks
Logo of South African National Parks
Agency overview
Formed 1926
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters 643 Leyds Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
25°45′59″S 28°12′8″E / 25.76639°S 28.20222°E / -25.76639; 28.20222
Employees 3,367[1]
Annual budget R985,804,000[2]
Minister responsible Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
Agency executives Kuseni Dlamini, Chairperson of the Board
Dr. David Mabunda, CEO
Parent agency Department of Environmental Affairs
Key documents National Parks Act, 1976
National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003
Website www.sanparks.org

South African National Parks (SANParks) is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 22 parks[3] consisting of over 3,700,000 hectares (37,000 km2), about 4% of the total area of South Africa.[4]

The best known park is Kruger National Park, which is also the oldest (proclaimed in 1898), and the largest, at nearly 2,000,000 hectares (20,000 km2). The Kruger Park and Table Mountain National Park are two of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions.

List of parks administered by SANParks[edit]

South African National Parks is located in South Africa
Addo
Addo
Agulhas
Agulhas
Augrabies
Augrabies
Bontebok
Bontebok
Camdeboo
Camdeboo
Garden Route
Garden Route
Golden Gate
Golden Gate
Karoo
Karoo
Kgalagadi
Kgalagadi
Kruger
Kruger
Mapungubwe
Mapungubwe
Marakele
Marakele
Mokala
Mokala
Mountain Zebra
Mountain Zebra
Namaqua
Namaqua
Table Mountain
Table Mountain
Tankwa Karoo
Tankwa Karoo
West Coast
West Coast
Ais/Richtersveld
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South African National Parks

The following are designated as National Parks of South Africa:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report 2008/9. South African National Parks. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-621-38726-1. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Annual Report 2008/9. South African National Parks. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-621-38726-1. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Brett, Michael: Touring South Africa's National Parks, Cape Town, 2010
  4. ^ "About SANParks". South African National Parks. Retrieved 26 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "SANParks - South African National Parks (A-Z)". South African National Parks. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 

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