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    National Parks are a site of attraction to tourist visiting from different places over the world. The national parks in Cape Town are significant with its uniqueness in pulling numerous visitors every year. Situated in the southwestern curve of South Africa with a warm Mediterranean weather and mild moderately wet winters, the city is close to several notable national parks. The national parks in Cape Town celebrate a national park week, SANParks Week (South African National Parks Week) which gives free chances to the visitor to roam about in their local national park every year. The city has a beautiful view from the top of the mountain’s dock towards the Robben Island (World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1999) and is mainly seen from the most well known national parks in Cape Town- the Table Mountain National Park Peak. Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa, is situated in the southwestern coast on a peninsula below the Table Mountain range with a surface area of 400.3 sq km and a total population of 4.34 lakhs according to 2011 census.

    National Parks in Cape Town

    The scenic beauty of the region attracts people from different places to the national parks near Cape Town. The city has several national parks nearby. Each of the national parks is famous with their uniqueness in attracting visitors all over the world.

    National Parks Cape Town Accommodation does not consist of free admission to visitors. There are boarding houses, tents, old farms, lodges provided with different rates to the people by the national parks in Cape Town.

    1. Table Mountain National Park

    Table Mountain National Park

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    Viewing the city from the peak of Table Mountain range can be called as an iconic vision of the country. The park (TMNP) is the largest and significant national parks in the country. It spreads out from the Table Mountain over 221 sq km to Cape Point. The park is also well-known for its exclusive vegetation of Fynbos in the region. Wildlife in the estate is limited to small mammals, antelope, birds, and reptiles. There are several access points of the park with no requirements of admission fee for most of them. With its uniqueness in bordering the city, people mostly take advantage of mountain bike, to hike the protected region, for a picnic, or simply to take views.

    Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: Boulders- adults R70 per person, Children R35
    Cape of Good Hope- adults R135 per person, children R70
    Silvermine- adults R50 per person, children R25

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    2. West Coast National Park

    West Coast National Park

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    The park locates in the West Coast province of Cape, South Africa with a distance of 120 km north of the city. This park is also one of the important national parks of Cape Town with an area of 36,259.8 hectares. The park is famous for its feathered creatures and spring flowers occurring from August to September, mainly in the Postberg flower store section. To the west, the park borders the Atlantic Ocean and to the south, it borders R27 coastal road running from Yzerfontein town to the Langebaan Lagoon.

    Location: Western Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: R60 for South Africans, R84 for SADC visitors and R1 for international visitors and children up to the age of 12 pay half price.

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    3. Agulhas National Park

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    Agulhas National Park is situated in the Agulhas Plain, in the southern part of the Overberg area of the Western Cape and is about 200 kilometers south-east of Cape Town. It is a South African National Park stretching along the region of the coastal flat-land between the cities of Gansbaai and Struisbaai including the southern tips of Africa at Cape Agulhas. According to January 2009 survey, it is estimated in covering a surface area of 20,959 hectares. The famous tourist attraction of the park is the Cape of Agulhas and is believed to be the meeting end of two oceans (Atlantic and Indian Oceans). The months of November to January are mainly for whale watching in the Agulhas National Park. Animals mainly found in the region are the Southern Right Whale, Cape platanna, Damara tern and African Black Oystercatcher.

    Location: Western Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: According to daily conservation and entry fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. Different rates according to age groups and Id proofs. Availability of Wild Card Year Permits for all guests.

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    4. Tankwa karoo National Park

    Tankwa karoo National Park

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    South African parks with a different picturesque view have a remarkable place to visit in a unique place between mountains and the Tankwa River. The park lies within it and was established in the year 1986 with an area of 1,436 sq km. Located in one of the aridest regions of South Africa, wildlife in this park is very rare. And with the slow existence of wildlife, only a variety of antelope and small mammals like hares, porcupines, and mongooses, including other animals like leopard, aardvark, aardwolf and caracal are found. Overnight accommodations of boarding houses, tents, lodges and old farmhouses are managed by the South African National Parks in Cape Town. The Park is famous for an event is known officially as Burning Man regional event. And it is commonly known as AfrikaBurn to the local people of the region.

    Location: Northern Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: According to daily conservation and entry fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. Different rates according to age groups and Id proofs. Availability of Wild Card Year Permits for all guests.

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    5. Bontebok National Park

    Bontebok National Park

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    Bontebok National Park was built in 1931 with an initiative to preserve the Bontebok. It (Bontebok)is a creature found in countries like South Africa, Lesotho, and Namibia. The park is also known for its uniqueness in preservation as a Species-Specific national park in South Africa. Located in the Western part of Cape in South Africa, it covers 27.86 sq km in terms of area and is smaller than twenty national parks of South Africa. It is bordering the Breede River to the south and is located 6km south of Swellendam in the foothills of Langeberg Mountains. Apart from the Bontebok other breed seen in the park are Stanley’s bustard, Secretary bird, the African Clawless Otter, the Blue Crane, Cape Grysbok, Duiker, Red Hartebeest, Grey Rhebok, and Cape Mountain Zebra. The estate is also known for being a part of the World Heritage Site of the Floristic Region.

    Location: Western Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: According to daily conservation and entry fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. Different rates according to age groups and Id proofs. Availability of Wild Card Year Permits for all guests.

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    6. Namaqua National Park

    View of Namaqua National Park

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    This is a national park of South Africa and is situated in the Northern Cape Town. It is 22km northwest of Kamieskroon with an area of 700 sq km. established in the year 1999, the beautiful landscape of flower carpets of this park invites thousands of visitors every year to feel its breath-taking site. It is estimated of 100,000 tourists visiting the park every year. The main tourist’s attraction is the blooming of the spring flowers in the wheat fields. The park is also well known for providing shelter to the world’s tinniest tortoise, commonly known as the Namaqua Speckled Padloper. This park was created mainly to protect its flowers with juicy plants in its arid environment. It is semi-desert with hot and arid summers and freezing winters with the eastern part receiving more rainfall than the west.

    Location: Northern Cape, South Africa
    Entry fees: According to daily conservation and entry fees for 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. Different rates according to age groups and Id proofs. Availability of Wild Card Year Permits for all guests.

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    The picturesque beauty of these parks invite visitors from various places of the world, and creating an awareness of visiting these National Parks in and around Cape Town will attract tourists from different parts of the world. So, plan a trip to South Africa and experience the rustic wilderness it has to offer.

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