The custodians of the fifteen protected areas in the North West Province of South Africa, the North West Parks Board, announced the reopening of Pilanesberg National Park and several other selected Nature Reserves from June 12 and 13, 2020.
According to the North West Parks Board press statement released by the Pilanesberg National Park and Wildlife Trust, only self-drive excursions for day visitors will be allowed in line with South Africa’s alert level three regulations.
“This means sedan vehicles, LDV, SUV’s and minibuses will be allowed, but no busses or game drive vehicles,” read the statement.
“Visitors are also reminded that the general regulations for transport for alert level three also applies in the reserve and minibuses will only be allowed 70% of loading capacity.”
Protected areas and public nature reserves that opened on June 12, 2020 include the Pilanesberg National Park through the Bakubung and Bosele Gates and the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve.
Those that opened on the 13th include the Mafikeng and Botsalano Game Reserves.