South African National Parks Week
When watching your finances and counting your pennies under debt review, you have to be wise with how you spend money on entertainment. You may hear about other parents or friends who are able to visit and pay for entrance to the National Parks. Places such as Addo Elephant Park or Augrabies Falls or even Kruger might seem out of your family’s reach due to the entrance fees.
While this might usually be the case, once a year SAN Parks holds a free access “know your parks” event. This event sees access fees for SA citizens dropped and free access to anyone with a SA ID.
The free access runs from the 18th of September till Friday the 22nd. Some of the parks are also extending free access till Sat the 23rd (which might be more convenient for those who work all week).
Here are some of the free parks:
Addo Elephant Park (Elephants!!!)
Agulhas National Park (See the Tip of Africa And visit the lighthouse)
Augrabies Falls National Park (Water Falls)
Garden Route National Park (observe some of the fire damage)
Kruger National Park – weekdays only (Phalaborwa Gate has an Expo as well)
Mountain Zebra National Park (first 100 visitors on Sat and Sunday also free)
Ai|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (also open on Sat)
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Have Some Fun
When under debt review it is important to have a little fun and do interesting things as well. You cannot allow your entire life to revolve around paying off debt. If you allow your debt review to put your entire life on hold you will find it hard to stay under debt review for the many years it normally takes to progressively become debt free. Over time the weight of the debt review will become unbearable and may move you to make a foolish decision, such as trying to leave debt review halfway through. So, take advantage of opportunities like these to break out of the rut and have some fun. Your family will also enjoy something affordable (take snacks and just pay for transport), entertaining and as a bonus educational.
You can find out more on the official SAN Parks website: HERE