The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 May 2016 implement an increase in the entry fees at its various nature reserves around the province.
The Agency had its tariffs established and it has been long since these have been reviewed. This increase will go a long way in addressing some of the infrastructure maintenance challenges experienced over a period of time.
“The increase in inflation rate has had a serious effect on most commodities and the MTPA is no exception. Our intention is to improve our facilities and the viewpoints at all our main nature reserves in order to provide visitors with the best possible experience”, said Mr Abe Sibiya, Acting Chief Executive, MTPA.
“The MTPA is governed by the MTPA Act of 2005, which obliges the Agency to progressively generate its own revenue collection. It is therefore important to note that the income in general will be used for upgrading the facilities and servicing the nature reserves”, said Sibiya.
As of 1 May 2016, all tariffs will be charged in South African rand and in other areas where applicable it will be per person. These tariffs will be increased annually according to the inflation rate for 2017/2018. Attached is the table indicating the rates per region.
See the table indicating the rates per region here: 2016_2017 Approved MTPA Tariffs