Effective September 1, the Kruger National Park (KNP) will require guests who are 18 years and older to produce proof of identity to gain access to the park.
The new system will assist with monitoring of people’s movement who enter and exit the Park. Visitors will still be required to go through their normal check-in or check-out at the gate receptions before proceeding to the security scanning process where their passport or South African driver’s license will be scanned.
Training for the security personnel on the upgraded system is underway in order to minimise possible delays as soon as the new operation kicks-in.
“We recognise that we have to keep a very fine balance between imposing potentially anti-tourist friendly security apparatus whilst also ensuring the protection of both Tourists and Wildlife. We request the public to be patient during these very necessary security processes,” said KNP’s Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips.