South African National Parks (SANParks) has launched a new product for stokvels* and travel clubs that offers special payment terms and discounted rates at selected national parks on particular dates.
Managing Executive: Tourism Development and Marketing, Hapiloe Sello, said, “Stokvel & Travel Club membership features many different types of personalities and profiles, ranging from the ordinary grandmother to the high-earning CEOs 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 the 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:
- Agulhas Main Camp
- Augrabies Falls
- Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow
- Glen Reenen and Golden Gate Hotel
- Skukuza Safari Lodge
- Mosu Lodge
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
*A stokvel/ travel club is a saving group of individuals, couples or families consisting of 10 or more members with a common goal. Members regularly contribute an agreed amount to a central fund on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.