A new SANParks Stokvels & Travel Clubs is taking the admin out of collecting and coordinating your next group travel in one of their amazing destinations.


Whether you’re planning your next staycation or road tripping a bit further afield with family or friends, explore South Africa like never before with the latest travel initiative recently introduced by South African National Parks (SANParks).

Stokvel: A traditionally South African savings pool where a group of individuals contribute an agreed-upon monthly sum. The group can make monthly pay-outs, or they could keep investing their savings and get a lump sum at the end of the year. The funds in the stokvel offer each member in the group an equal and fair benefit.

Keeping with the stokvel theme, South African National Parks has launched an exciting new product for Stokvels & Travel Clubs. This service offers special payment terms and discounted rates at selected National Parks on particular dates throughout the year and across the country.

Managing Executive: Tourism Development and Marketing, Hapiloe Sello, said, “Stokvel & Travel Club membership boasts many different types of personalities and profiles, ranging from the ordinary grandmother to the high earning CEO’s of companies and large corporate and public sector institutions. There are over 800 000 registered Stokvels and even more formal and informal travel clubs/ groups in South Africa. Travel clubs that qualify include groups of people who have special interests such as hiking or biking but also just groups of friends and large families that enjoy group travel.”

To qualify for the favourable payment terms, Stokvels and travel clubs have to register through the travel trade team in the Reservations department. Once registered with SANParks, the group will receive a client code that can be used whenever a booking is made. The client code will automatically qualify the group for favourable payment terms and special discounts.

Sello says, “unlike the traditional group travel that allows a group of individuals travelling together, our new Stokvel & Travel Club product allows a group of ten or more people to contribute money towards a combined visit to our parks on a future date of their choice.”


SANParks is offering a 20% discount at the following destinations:


  • Matyholweni Rest Camp in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Agulhas Main Camp in Agulhas National Park
  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Bontebok National Park
  • Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow in Garden Route National Park
  • Glen Reenen and Golden Gate Hotel in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Mopani Rest Camp in Kruger National Park
  • Skukuza Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park
  • Bontle Tented Camp in Marakele National Park
  • Leokwe Rest Camp in Mapungubwe National Park
  • Mosu Lodge in Mokala National Park


For bookings in the following periods:

  • 03/05/2021 to 14/06/2021
  • 22/08/2021 to 20/09/2021
  • 12/10/2021 to 30/11/2021
  • 19/01/2022 to 16/03/2022
  • 03/05/2022 to 14/06/2022
  • 21/08/2022 to 20/09/2022
  • 11/10/2022 to 30/11/2022


In conclusion, Sello said, ‘so join in the fun, invite your friends and family to form a travel club with you; tell your Stokvel buddies to plan for a shot left – this is an offer not to be missed.”

For more information or to register and make bookings please contact 012 426 5025 or email traveltrade@sanparks.org.


For additional general information and terms and conditions for this programme, visit  www.sanparks.org/tourism/stokvels-and-travel-clubs.php.