Sanparks rubbishes claims that it gives first preference to internationals

Head of Communications at South African National Parks (Sanparks), Janine Raftopoulos, rubbished claims that the park gives first preference to international visitors rather than locals.

She says that about 75% of visitors to Sanparks are local tourists.

The claims stem from concerns over local people standing in queues for over two days just to get a booking into the park.

Raftopoulos says it's people's choice to stand in the queues. The park does have online facilities that they can use to book a camp site for next year.

Read: Pensioners brave cold to queue for a spot in Kruger for 2018!

It's a preference to people who want to camp overnight and we're doing as best as we can. At some instances, we offer them coffee...

Janine Raftopoulos, Head of Communications Sanparks

You can book online, you really don't have to stand in the queue...

Janine Raftopoulos, Head of Communications Sanparks

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