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Dual pricing implemented for non-South African, South African residents at Kirstenbosch Garden

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has decided to implement dual pricing at the National Botanical Gardens from 1 April 2021. Sanbi considered the increased costs to the organisation and financial setbacks of 2020 due to Covid-19 during its annual entry ticket pricing review.
The institute concluded that a different pricing structure for Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will provide sufficient revenue that will meet the rising conservation needs and ability to maintain a high standard for visitors. 

From 1 April 2021, Kirstenbosch will implement dual pricing for non-South African and South African residents visiting the garden. Non-South African residents of 18 years and older will pay R200 for an entry ticket. 

Regular visitors to Kirstenbosch would have noticed that our entry fees remained unchanged since 1 September 2019. While the new price of R200 for adults is implemented from 1 April, South African residents can enjoy a discounted rate that is only marginally more expensive than the current rate; adults (18 years and older) will pay R80, and South African students R45. 

All learners between six and 17 years will pay R25 from 1 April and children under six years will continue having free access to the garden, irrespective of where they reside. 

To claim the lower ticket rate, South African residents over 18 years can show their ID, a certified paper copy of their ID, an electronic copy of their ID or their driver's licence. Students from a South African tertiary institute need to show their student card to qualify for the South African student rate. 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden entry fees from 1 April 2021:

Non-South African Residents of 18 years and older: R200
South African Residents of 18 years and older (with ID): R80
Students from a South African institute (with student card): R45
Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years): R25
Children under 6 years: Free
BotSoc members (with membership card): Free
South African residents over the age of 60 (with ID): Free on Tuesdays except on public holidays

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The absolute idiocy of this move! This should make everybody in tourism in South Africa rise up in revolt. Double pricing is a tourist trap rip-off. People come to SA partly because they see it as a value-for-money destination. This move will end THAT perception.Also, any brand reputation person will tell you it's very bad to tell international guests that they're so much trouble they need to pay more than locals.Time to change the name of South Africa to Shoot-Ourselves-In-The-Foot Africa
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 15:26



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