OSV Operators contract directly with SATSA who implements the project on behalf of SANParks. The current five-year agreement is effective from date of signature up to 31 March 2020. Once the agreement between SATSA and SANParks is renewed the new contracting period will be effective from 1 April 2020. Permits of contracted Operators are renewed on an annual basis.

The five-year Terms and Conditions Agreement, signed between SATSA and the OSV Operators, is done electronically with an electronic signature to reduce paperwork and travel/postage requirements. Annual permits are valid from 1 April to 31 March each year and Operators are required to update all expired documentation and information on each annual renewal.

An Operator may not market or solicit any OSV business from within the boundaries of the Park but may pick up persons on a pre-booked tour within the park.

Annual Fees 2019

Annual Permit Fee
Per vehicle excluding Vat = R 5,700.00
Vat (15%) = R 855
Total Fee = R 6,555.00

Daily Vehicle Entrance Fee
(1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019) = R 31 per vehicle per day

The relevant SANParks Conservation Fees are also be applicable to all guests entering the Park.

Discount Structure 2019 (All discounts quoted are excluding VAT)

EME Discount
Where an operator is an EME (Exempt Micro Enterprise) under the Tourism B-BBEE Codes (i.e. has a turnover of less than R5 million) an annual discount of R1,000 will apply per vehicle.

Black-Owned Discount
Where an operator is more than 51% black-owned an annual discount of R1,000 will apply per vehicle.

SATSA Member Discount
Where an operator is a member of SATSA, as a result of the reduction in administrative requirements for such Operators, an annual discount of R1,000 will apply per vehicle.

Pro-Rata Discount
Where an application is received during the course of the permit period, a pro-rata fee is applied, and the operator pays only for the portion of the permit year remaining.