Tourism development and marketing who released some preliminary statistics for the year. Between the 2012 2013 and 2014 15 financial years the number of day visitors entering the kruger national park grew by an additional 239 817.
Most visitors want to view wildlife especially the big five.
Kruger national park tourism statistics. Tourism can provide financial incentives for conservation but a successful tourism strategy must ensure opportunities for high quality visitor experiences. The new wild card will be issued to you with a default pin and when you use it for the first time you will be given an option of creating your own pin which only you should know. This is according to glen phillips managing executive.
The kruger national park is south africa s oldest largest and most successful national park in terms of both its local and international profile and its ability to generate income from tourism sanparks 2018a 29. Unfortunately there are some human activities that are negatively impacting the park. Some of the most harmful human activities on kruger national park are poaching development and pollution.
The sabi game reserve the 4600 km core of the current national park was originally proclaimed by president paul kruger of. The new pin which will be issued to you with your new wild card will grant you access to our wild card partner parks and reserves according to your wild card type and cluster. Kruger national park is an extremely popular tourist attraction for people all over the world.
Increasing business travel to sa business tourism to south africa is estimated to bring about r20 billion annually into the economy and south africa is ranked as the 28th most popular business tourism destination in the world. Day visitor volumes picked up noticeably in december with 148 138 day visitors entering the park. Kruger national park is a south african national park and one of the largest game reserves in africa it covers an area of 19 485 km 2 7 523 sq mi in the provinces of limpopo and mpumalanga in northeastern south africa and extends 360 km 220 mi from north to south and 65 km 40 mi from east to west the administrative headquarters are in skukuza.
Africa s wildlife tourism industry which usually generates 29 billion a year and employs 3 6 million people is under threat as the coronavirus has brought leisure travel to a near halt a. Steady growth for sa tourism industry with over 15m foreigners visiting in. The kruger national park knp south africa s flagship park receives 1 4 million visitors annually.
Of this number 1 277 397 were day visitors and 382 396 were overnight guests. South african national parks sanparks tourism income surpassed the half billion rand mark in the financial year ending on march 31 2008. Table mountain the kruger national park and the robben island museum attract millions of foreign tourists every year.
The park offers a wildlife experience that ranks among the best in the world. This account will provide better statistics on the contribution of tourism to the economy.