19 June 2017 - NW1096
America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs
(a) What has been the income generated directly for SA National Parks (SANParks) by franchise and concession operators in the Kruger National Park for each of the past 10 years in terms of (i) tour operators, (ii) private open-safari vehicle operators, (iii) private lodges and (iv) private restaurant franchises and operators and (b) where are these figures reflected in SANParks' annual financial statements?
(i) On tour operators, SANParks only has information for the last four years as follows:
- 2013/14 R66 866 711 million
- 2014/15 R65 471 604 million
- 2015/16 R76 641 603 million
- 2016/17 R83 305 805 million
(ii) Private open-safari vehicle operators operate under permit system and their income is not shown separately it is reflected under conservation fees.
(iii) The income from private lodges is R187.4 million over the last ten years.
(iv) The income from private restaurant franchises and operators is R231.3 million over the last yen years.
(b) Yes. The figures are reflected in the SANParks Annual Financial Statements.