Some rules are very strict
26. Offences and penalties
In addition to any offence in terms of section 89 of the Act, in terms of Regulation 61 read with Regulation 64 of the
Proper Administration Regulations any person who contravenes or fails to comply with—
26.1. a provision of these internal rules;
26.2. a condition mentioned in a permit issued in terms of these internal rules; or
26.3. a prohibition, instruction, rule or order imposed, given or issued under these internal rules;
shall be guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding R 5 million or to imprisonment for a
period not exceeding five years or to both a fine and such imprisonment and, on second or subsequent conviction;
to a fine and or imprisonment not exceeding R10 million or 10 years as the case may be.
I like this bit: You may not disturb an animal or third party enjoyment13. Prohibited acts – vehicles
13.1. No person driving any vehicle in the PA shall:
Drive, park or stop in such a manner that it constitutes a nuisance, disturbance, inconvenience or
danger to any other person, causes an obstruction, blocks the pathway of an emergency vehicle
or causes damages of any kind including damage to plants.
Park a vehicle in a place other than on a designated road or parking area or in a place specifically
designated for that purpose.
Drive anywhere excepting on the road or other specifically permitted place.
Damage or potentially damage any road or property.
Without the special permission of the Authority, in a PA exceed such speed limits as the Authority
may from time to time impose and display by means of signage. Unless otherwise indicated the
speed limit on all roads shall be 40km/hr
Officers on duty and in demarcated vehicles may exceed the stipulated speed limits and generally
operate at 60km/hr where necessary and safe to do so.
Deliberately drive a vehicle close to any game animal with the intention, or where the result is,
that the animal in question is disturbed in its natural environment.
No person shall drive a vehicle close to any game animal where, by doing so, they risk damage
or injury to any person or property including their own.
Show intolerance or discourtesy to any other road user in the PA.
No person may alight or leave a vehicle for any reason whatsoever except in a visitor area
specifically designated for such purpose unless authorised to do so by an Officer.
13.2. No person shall without the permission of the Authority, operate any vehicle or combination of vehicles
on any road in any the PA if any axle weight thereof exceeds the maximum axle weight determined by
the Authority from time to time. Unless otherwise indicated the maximum axle weight permitted in the
PA is 8, 164 kg.
13.3. No person shall drive any vehicle in the PA in a reckless or negligent manner. Without restricting the
ordinary meaning of the word “reckless” a person driving a vehicle will be deemed to have driven the
vehicle in a reckless manner if it is driven in deliberate or wilful disregard for the safety of any person,
animal, reptile, bird, plant or property of whatever nature or in a manner that unduly disturbs or disrupts
third party enjoyment of the PA.
13.4. No person shall play music, hoot or excessively rev a motor engine so as to cause a disturbance to the
environment and nature.
13.5. No person may drive after sunset and before sunrise without the permission of an officer.
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Now please implement an enforcement plan!