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(SANParks) has announced the dates of the South African National Parks Week 2015.

National Parks Week 2015 in South Africa


The 10th annual SA National Parks Week will take place from 14 to 18 September 2015. The inaugural South African National Parks Week took place in 2006 and was aimed at linking the South African national parks system to the global national movement and to also showcase the best of South Africa’s national parks.


A new water park is in the offing for the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The water park, which is to based on American style water parks like Typhoon Lagoon in Florida, is to be funded privately and will be located close to the Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort in Kelso.

Amazon Water Park in Kelso, KZN South Coast

Sketch of proposed Amazon Valley Water Park

The developer of the Water Park, Peter Meyer, expects work to start on the new Water Park in January 2016 and plans to complete the project by December 2016. READ MORE

Free WiFi at SA Airports

News December 17th, 2014

We have all faced that annoying flight delay or long wait between connecting flights. Well filling that time doesn’t have to be spent walking around shops selling items you really don’t need. This year Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) introduced 30 minutes or 50MB of FREE Wifi at the following airports:

  • OR Tambo International (Johannesburg)
  • Cape Town International
  • King Shaka International (Durban)
  • Bram Fischer International (Bloemfontein)
  • Port Elizabeth International
  • Upington International
  • East London
  • George
  • Kimberley


Free WiFi at airports in South Africa

OR Tambo


South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the ninth annual South African National Parks Week will be from 8 to 12 September 2014.

SANParks started this local initiative in 2006 to promote a sense of pride and to encourage a culture of protecting our national parks across all South African citizens.

During the four days, South African day visitors will have free access to most of the 21 national parks in the country. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park and the Boulders section of the Table Mountain National Park. It should be noted that free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities. The excluded Parks will apply normal entry tariffs, as they have been declared non-participants in the free access scheme, due to the seasonality of their product offering.

Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape


The Eastern Cape seaside town of Port Alfred will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its first ever mayor over the weekend of October 24th to October 26th 2014. The celebrations will be tied in with the annual Kowie River Festival and the festivities kick off on Friday evening with a flotilla down the river itself and a seafood festival and Mardi Gras along Wharf Street.

Port Alfred celebrates 125 years

Throughout the weekend events will be taking place that the whole family can take part in. These include water-based fun for the young ones down at Kiddies Beach on the Saturday and Sunday, a fun-fair and entertainment area down at Guido’s on the beachfront, surfing lessons on East Beach, beach volleyball and football on West Beach (by Guido’s) and the infamous ‘Anything that Floats’ Race down the Kowie River on Sunday.