Clearly South Africans want to get back to its game parks, and the surge in bookings over the past day has been so overwhelming it has caused the South African National Parks’ booking website to crash.

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The first family to visit Satara Camp after accommodation was opened for intraprovincial travel. Photo: Kruger Park.

“We are experiencing an unprecedented upsurge in traffic to our online booking system following the announcement of the lifting of interprovincial travel ban,” SANParks tweeted several times on Sunday. “This is creating major technical challenges and our technicians are busy attempting to resolve the problem. We urge you to be patient as we address this challenge.”

Last night, the lifting of the ban on interprovincial travel was announced as part of a raft of much less stringent lockdown regulations, making it possible to travel to any of the country’s game parks, no matter which province.

Over the past few days, SANParks has been promoting a forty percent discount for certain parks and lodges before 31 August if booked online. So look out for those discounts when SANParks finally come back online.