WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
(previously "FAUNA CONSERVATION")

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Controlled Hunting Areas (Fees) Order

Declaration of Controlled Hunting Areas Order

Declaration of Private Game Reserve Order

Declaration of Private Game Reserves Order

Declaration of Sua Pan Flamingo Sanctuary Order

Educational Game Reserve Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Capture of Animals) Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Compensation for Destruction of Livestock and other Property) Order

Fauna Conservation (Controlled Hunting Areas Fees) Order

Fauna Conservation (Driver-Couriers) Regulations

Fauna Conservation (General) Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Hunting on State Land) Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Mannyelanong) Game Reserve Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Names of Animals) Regulations

Fauna Conservation (Trophy Dealers) Regulations

Gemsbok National Park Regulations

National Parks and Game Reserves Regulations

Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Cheetahs) (Killing Suspension) Order

Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Hunting and Licensing) Regulations

Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Lions) (Killing Restrictions) Order

Wildlife Conservation (Possession and Ownership of Elephant Tusks or Ivory) Regulations

DECLARATION OF PRIVATE GAME RESERVES ORDER

(section 9)

(24th June, 1968)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

   PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Declaration of private game reserve

   3.   Persons entitled to hunt in private game reserve.

      SCHEDULE

G.N. 17, 1967,
G.N. 102, 1967,
S.I. 55, 1968,
S.I. 79, 1968,
S.I. 87, 1968,
S.I. 3, 1969,
S.I. 44, 1970,
S.I. 19, 1971,
S.I. 48, 1971,
S.I. 59, 1973,
S.I. 107, 1974,
S.I. 153, 1974,
S.I. 27, 1985,
S.I. 28, 1985,
S.I. 93, 2008.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Declaration of Private Game Reserves Order.

2.   Declaration of private game reserve

   Any area of land described in any Part in the Schedule to this Order is hereby declared to be a private game reserve area for the purpose of protecting and preserving such animals or species of animals specified in that Part of the Schedule subject to such terms and conditions laid down in the Schedule.

3.   Persons entitled to hunt in private game reserve

   Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 2, where an area of land has been declared a private game reserve, the following persons, namely-

   (a)   the owner of the said land;

   (b)   subject to the provisions of section 56 of the Act, a person acting under the written authority of the owner of the land;

   (c)   a person entitled to a landholder's privileges under section 20 of the Act; or

   (d)   a person granted a licence under section 39 of the Act by the Minister,

may hunt game on the said land in accordance with the provisions of the section of the Act under which he is entitled to hunt.

SCHEDULE

PART I
Animals to be Protected

   Hippopotamus, klipspringer, sable antelope, bush pig, duiker, impala, kudu, bushbuck, red hartebeest, steenbuck, tsessebe, warthog, waterbuck, guinea fowl, francolins (all species), bustards (all species) and sandgrouse-

   (a)   certain piece of land being Portion A of the farm Sherwood No. 39 situate in the Tuli Block measuring 1 000 morgen; and

   (b)   certain piece of land being Portion 4 of the farm Sherwood No. 39 situate in the Tuli Block measuring 604,7367 morgen.

PART II
Wild Animal Life

The farm No. 10-NQ (formerly Farm 35)

The farm LUCILLA No. 13-NQ (formerly Farms Nos. 33 and 34, called Lucilla)

The farm No. 14-NQ (formerly Farm No. 84)

The farm No. 15-NQ (formerly Farm No. 85)

The farm BALGOWNIE No. 20-NQ (formerly Farm No. 86)

Portion 3 of the farm TATI SOUTH No. 77-NQ (formerly portion 3 of Farm No. 127)

Portion 4 of the farm TATI SOUTH No. 77-NQ (formerly portion 4 of Farm No. 127)

The farm 100-OQ (formerly Farm No. 137)

The farm 101-OQ (formerly Farm No. 138)

The farm 115-OQ (formerly Farm No. 139)

PART III
Wild Animal Life

The following farm situated in the Tati Concession Area-

Farm No. 99-OQ.

PART IV
Wild Animal Life

   Farm Sowenflat No. 2-KO to be a private game reserve for the protection and preservation therein of wild animal life.

PART V
Wild Animal Life

1.   . . . . . .

2.   The following lot situated in the Francistown District-

   Lot 17 Francistown (Wenela Airfield, Francistown).

PART VI
Wild Animal Life

   Farm Gerald Estates No. 35-NQ situated in the Tati district to be a private game reserve for the protection and preservation therein of wild animal life.

PART VII
Wild Animal Life

1.   The following farms situated in the Francistown District-

   (a)   Farm No. 112-OQ;

      farm No. 3-NQ;

      farm No. 9-NQ.

2.   The following farms situated in the North East District-

   (a)   Tati Co. Ltd

Bosodi Ranch No.

6-NQ

32-NQ

37-NQ

43-NQ

Lady Mary Annex

42-NQ

The Lady Mary

45-NQ

Farm Nos.

56-NQ

66-NQ

71-NQ

72-NQ

Portion 1 No.

46-NQ

Remainder No.

46-NQ

3.   Bechuanaland Exploration Co.

Portions 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11 and Remainder of the Farm Tati South No. 77-NQ.

PART VIII
Wild Animal Life

   The following farms situated in the Kgalagadi-Ghanzi District:

SERIBE

NO. 25-NK

FARM

NO. 26-NK

QUAGGANI

NO. 27-NK

NUGAS

NO. 33-NK

FARM

NO. 34-NK

DABI

NO. 42-NK

GHANZI FARM

NO. 55-NK

WELLINGTON

NO. 56-NK

WELTEVREDE

NO. 36-NK

EIGHTY-EIGHTY

NO. 50-NK

KORABIS

NO. 43-NK

ELANDSHOEK

NO. 46-NK

NAITSU

NO. 41-NK

PART IX
Southern District Council

Mr. V. E. Flattery

   Portions 1 and 3 of Wood Hall Farm (No. 11-JO) which portions are commonly known as Spitskop and Christina.

PART X
Talana Farms Game Reserve in respect of all animals

1.– 3 . . . . . .

4.   FARM Gesond No. 45-MR.

   SITUATE in the Central Administrative District.

   MEASURING one thousand eight hundred and two comma six three zero nine (1802,6309) Hectares.

PART XI
Bruwer Farms Game Reserve

A.   CERTAIN farm "GRASSY PARK" No. 87-NL; SITUATE in the Ghanzi District; MEASURING 5654,2961 Hectares.

B.   CERTAIN farm "MANEWICKS PAN" No. 88-NL; SITUATE in the Ghanzi District; MEASURING 5683,8917 Hectares;

C.   CERTAIN farm No. 77-NL called SOUTH ISLE (BLOCK B); SITUATE in the Ghanzi District; MEASURING 4679,3340 Hectares.

   (a)   Any person who would have been entitled to landholder's privileges in terms of section 20 if the said farms had not been declared private game reserves shall not lose these privileges by virtue of the fact that the said farm is a private game reserve and may hunt or authorize any other person to hunt on the said private game reserve in accordance with the other provisions of the Fauna Conservation Act relating to the said landholder's privileges.

   (b)   Any breeding or cross-breeding scheme involving the introduction of wildlife species into the private game reserve and any culling or capture, or both, of animals therein shall require the prior authority of and be subject to terms and conditions determined by the Chief Game Warden or in force under the Act from time to time.

   (c)   Any permit, licence or authorization for the hunting, capturing or culling of any animal may be terminated at any time if no reasonable and satisfactory efforts are or have been made by the owner to practise good land and wildlife management including provision of drinkable water for wild animals and the construction and maintenance of fire-breaks against veld fires in respect of and within the said private game reserve.

PART XII
Beefcor Farms Game Reserve

A.   CERTAIN farm No. 128-NL called "BALI"; SITUATE in the Ghanzi District; MEASURING 4048,4017 Hectares;

B.   CERTAIN farm No. 127-NL called "ROSS"; SITUATE in the Ghanzi District; MEASURING 4138,2619 Hectares.

   (a)   Any person who would have been entitled to landholder's privileges in terms of section 20 if the said farms had not been declared private game reserves shall not lose these privileges by virtue of the fact that the said farm is a private game reserve and may hunt or authorize any other person to hunt on the said private game reserve in accordance with the other provisions of the Fauna Conservation Act relating to the said landholder's privileges.

   (b)   Any breeding or cross-breeding scheme involving the introduction of wildlife species into the private game reserve and any culling and or capture of animals therein shall require the prior authority of and be subject to terms and conditions determined by the Chief Game Warden or in force under the Act from time to time.

   (c)   Any permit, licence or authorization for the hunting, capturing or culling of any animal may be terminated at any time if no reasonable and satisfactory efforts are or have been made by the owner to practise good land and wildlife management including provision of drinkable water for wild animals and the construction and maintenance of fire-breaks against veld fires in respect of and within the said private game reserve.

PART XIII
Northern Tuli Game Reserve

A.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being portion 1 of farm Oerwoud No. 40-MR,

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

4147.1347 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1823/55 dated 16th September, 1955, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 558/46 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

B.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being farm Helena No. 41-MR,

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

856.518 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 410/2006 and 2721/2001 dated 26th June, 2006 and 22nd October, 2001, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 2133/41 drawn land surveyor N. Manasche;

C.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being farm Fairfield No. 42-MR,

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2569.5541 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 410/2006 and 2721/2001 dated 26th June, 2006 and 22nd October, 2001, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 2247/33 drawn by land surveyor V.J. Holzer;

D.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being farm Tiganie No. 43-MR,

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1546.5778

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 133/89 dated 20th February, 1989, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 1643/ drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and V.J. Holzer;

E.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being farm Riven Hill No. 44-MR,

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1713.0361 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 133/89 dated 20th February, 1989, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 2248/33 drawn by land surveyor V.J. Holzer;

F.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of Portion 1 of farm Safari No.1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2766.381 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 38/66 dated 13th May, 1966, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 7187/49 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

G.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 2 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2766.384 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 38/66 dated 13th May, 1966, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 7188/49 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

H.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 3 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1142.0238 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 49/68 dated 1st March, 1968, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 614/51 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell;

I.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 4 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1284.7771 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer Nos.
1804/98 dated 15th December, 1998;
2103/99 dated 15th December, 1998; and
2977/ 01 dated and 21st November, 2001,
as described by Diagram S.G. No. 615/51 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell;

J.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 5 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2997.8587 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 67/67 dated 21st July, 1967, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 3320/59 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell, R. J. Serfontein and L. J. L. van Rensburg;

K.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 6 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1284.75 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 477/99 dated 31st March, 1999, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 9184/59 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell, R. J. Serfontein and L.J.L. van Rensburg;

L.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 7 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1284.7771 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 44/70 dated 20th March, 1970, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 9185/59 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell, R.J. Serfontein and L. J. L. van Rensburg;

M.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 8 of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1713.0361 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 44/71 dated 30th March, 1971, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 40/63 drawn by land surveyor L.J. Bredell, R.J. Serfonteinand L.J.L. van Rensburg;

N.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of farm Safari No. 1-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

4366.2866 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 6/64 dated 13th January, 1964, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 7186/49 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

O.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of Portion 1 of farm Loensa la Moridi No. 2-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

782.3064 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer Nos.

(a) 243/84, dated 20th June, 1984;

(b) 244/84, dated 20th June, 1984; and

(c) 144/75 dated 7th April, 1975,

as described by Diagram S.G. No. 7579/52 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

P.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 2 of farm Loensa la Moridi No. 2-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2569.554 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 130/60, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 7580/52 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

Q.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 3 of farm Loensa la Moridi No. 2-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

613.4185 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 34/70 dated 21st March, 1970, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 5783/54 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

R.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of farm Loensa la Moridi No. 2-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

in extent 3965.2768 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 161/68 and 115/86 dated 27th June, 1968 and 14th March 1986, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 3947/47 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

S.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being farm Uitspan No. 3-MS,

SITUATE:

in the Northern administrative District,

MEASURING:

4283.0542 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer Nos

(a) 334/84 dated 10th August, 1984;

(b) 2721/01 dated 22nd October, 2001;

(c) 09/64 dated 29th January, 1964;

(d) 343/83 dated 9th September, 1983;

(e) 209/73 dated 12th October, 1973;

(f) 689/86 dated 5th December, 1986;

(g) 440/75 dated 8th October, 1975;

(h) 167/94 dated 14th February, 1994; and

(i) 406/77 dated 21st December, 1977

as described by Diagram S.G. No. 3946/47 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

T.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of Portion 1 of farm Merryhill No. 4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1731.8808 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 67/67 dated 21st July, 1967, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 5231/53 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

U.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 2 of farm Merryhill No. 4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1284.7771 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 104/96 dated 12th February, 1996, as described by Diagram S.G. No. 5349/55 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L. G. Joubert;

V.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 3 of farm Merryhill No. 4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1284.7771 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 46/69 and 220/83 dated 18th March, 1969 and 17th June, 1983 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 8350/55 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

W.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 4 of farm Merryhill No.4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2141.2951 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 249/93 and 251/93 dated 26th March, 1993 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 8751/56 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

X.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 5 of farm Merryhill No. 4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1070.0569 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 47/69 and 329/74 dated 18th March, 1969 and 27th September, 1974 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 11984/57 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and L.G. Joubert;

Y.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of farm Merryhill No. 4-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1070.0569 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 133/89 dated 20th February, 1989 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 3945/47 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

Z.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 1 of farm Glennel No. 5-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

578.1643 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 47/69 dated 18th March, 1969 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 4674/59 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie and R.G. Grobler;

AA.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 2 of farm Glennel No. 5-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

21.4129 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 688/86 dated 5th December, 1986 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 4675/59 drawn by land surveyor R.G. Grobler;

BB.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 3 of farm Glennel No. 5-MS in extent 2717/8724 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1703/91 dated 5th December, 1991 as described by Diagram D.S.L. No. 89/74 drawn by land surveyor R.R. Renent;

CC.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 4 of farm Glennel No. 5-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1806.7539 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1116/95 dated 29th December, 1995 as described by Diagram D.S.L. No. 2451/94 drawn by land surveyor C.P. Vista;

DD.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of farm Glennel No. 5-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

3440.9911 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 53/64 dated 4th August, 1964 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 1602/49 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie;

EE.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 1 of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS in extent 2569.5542 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 251/82 dated 4th June, 1982 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 34/64 drawn by land surveyor J.A.A. Kruger;

FF.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 2 of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

1822.8689 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1703/91 dated 5th December, 1991 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 35/64 drawn by land surveyor J.A.A. Kruger;

GG

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 3 of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2225.7119 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1456/93 dated 24th December, 1993 as described by Diagram D.S.M. No. 520/98 drawn by land surveyor G.G.I. de Wilde;

HH.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 4 of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2141.2951 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 195/73 dated 28th September, 1973 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 37/64 drawn by land surveyor J.A.A. Kruger;

II.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being Portion 7 of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2141.2951 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 312/86 dated 26th June, 1986 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 51/69 drawn by land surveyor J.A.A. Kruger; and

JJ.

CERTAIN:

piece of land being remaining extent of farm Charter Reserve No. 6-MS

SITUATE:

in the Northern Administrative District,

MEASURING:

2165.4698 hectares

Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 1703/91 dated 5th December, 1991 as described by Diagram S.G. No. 1601/49 drawn by land surveyor J.M. Rabie.

The owner of the private game reserve shall have the power to regulate, determine and approve"”

   (a)   the taking of such steps as will ensure the security of the animals and vegetation in the reserve and the preservation of the reserve and the animals and vegetation therein in a natural state;

   (b)   the sale or exchange of any specimen of animal or vegetation in the reserve;

   (c)   the purchase, exchange or other mode of acquisition of any specimen of indigenous animal or vegetation which it may consider desirable to introduce into the reserve;

   (d)   the taking or collection or removal of any specimen of animal or vegetation from the reserve, or the doing of anything otherwise prohibited under the Act, for scientific purposes;

   (e)   scientific investigations, subject to such permits as may be required from the relevant government department;

   (f)   the killing, capturing, impounding or disposal of any animal within the reserve, or the destruction or removal of any species of vegetation in the interest of the conservation of the flora and fauna of the reserve, and of their management and control;

   (g)   the burning of grass and the cutting of trees and vegetation within the reserve;

   (h)   the setting aside of any areas in the reserve"”

      (i)   as breeding places for indigenous animals; and

      (ii)   nurseries for indigenous trees, shrubs, plants or flowers;

   (i)   the protection from damage or defacement, by writing or otherwise of any tree, rock, bridge, fence, seat or any other object within the reserve;

   (j)   the construction of such roads, bridges, aerodromes, soil and water conservation works, irrigation works, buildings and fences, and to carry out such other works as it may consider necessary for the purpose of such private game reserve;

   (k)   the carriage of passengers within the reserve and the closing of roads at specified times;

   (l)   conditions governing the use within the reserve of vehicles, aeroplanes and micro light aircraft;

   (m)   the erection, construction, maintenance and administration of hotels, lodges, rest camps, restaurants, shops or other buildings for the accommodation or recreation of visitors, residents and staff, and to control the manner in which such undertakings are carried on;

   (n)   the control, restriction or prohibition of boating and yachting on, or fishing in, any waters in the reserve, the issue of permits or licenses in respect therefore and any fees to be paid in respect thereof;

   (o)   the defining and controlling of the points at which persons may enter the reserve and the roads by which they may pass through the reserve;

   (p)   the exclusion of members of the public from certain areas within the reserve;

   (q)   the conditions subject to which permission to enter, be or reside in the reserve, may be granted, and the periods or times during which the reserve or any part thereof shall be open to the public;

   (r)   the fees, if any, to be paid by persons entering the reserve or doing any specified thing within the reserve or for the use of any article or facility therein; and

   (s)   the conditions under which domestic animals may be introduced into and conveyed through the reserve.

DECLARATION OF PRIVATE GAME RESERVE ORDER

(section 9)

(31st January, 1992)

S.I. 7, 1992,
S.I. 35, 2000.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Declaration of Private Game Reserve Order.

2.   Declaration of private game reserve

   The area of land described in the Schedule hereto is hereby declared to be a private game reserve for the protection and preservation therein of all species of wild animal life indigenous to, or that were once indigenous to, that area, to provide an orphanage for orphaned, injured or confiscated wild animals and birds, and to make the area available under suitable management for purposes of education and tourism.

3.   Restrictions in respect of certain practices

   (1) Any breeding or cross-breeding scheme involving the introduction of wildlife species into the reserve, and the culling or capture of animals therein, shall be subject to the prior permission of the Director of Wildlife Conservation and National Parks, and to such terms and conditions as he may determine, or as may be prescribed by or under the Act.

   (2) Any development or arrangement of facilities for the purpose of breeding, putting on display, trading or rehabilitation of animals shall require the prior approval of the Director and be subject to such terms and conditions as he may determine or as may be prescribed by or under the Act.

   (3) Any permission, approval, or authorization by the Director may be withdrawn at any time if, in his opinion, no reasonable or satisfactory steps have been taken to introduce good land and wildlife management practices, including the provision of adequate water facilities for the animals, or fire-breaks for the control of veldt fires.

SCHEDULE

(para 2)

MOKOLODI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

   (a)   Remaining extent of Portion 11 of the farm Crocodile Pools 15 KO in extent ...........................................808.0599 hectares


      Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 570/79 dated 9th. November, 1979, as described in Diagram DSL 15/ 1977 drawn by land surveyor W. Nieuwveld.


   (b)   Remaining extent of Portion 2 of the farm Traquair 10 KO in extent ..................................................... 895.8080 hectares


      Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 56/72 dated 7th. March, 1972, as described in Diagram SG 61/1940 drawn by land surveyor S. Moorcroft.


   (c)   Remaining extent of the farm Traquair 10 KO in extent ..........................759.8822 hectares


      Being held under Deed and Transfer No. 573/79 dated 29th. November, 1979, as described in Diagram A 32/1926 drawn by land surveyor S. Moorcroft


   (d)   Portion 10 a Portion of Portion 6 of the farm Crocodile Pools No. 15 KO in extent.........1329.4773 hectares


      Being held under Deed of Transfer No. 235/98 dated 4th March, 1998, as described in Diagram DSL No. 14/1977 drawn by land surveyor W. Nieuwveld.

DECLARATION OF CONTROLLED HUNTING AREAS ORDER

(section 11)

(28th February, 1968)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

   PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Declaration of controlled hunting areas

      Schedule - Controlled Hunting Areas

S.I. 4, 1968,
S.I. 15, 1968,
S.I. 22, 1968,
S.I. 27, 1968,
S.I. 12, 1970,
S.I. 41, 1970,
S.I. 43, 1970,
S.I. 53, 1971,
S.I. 83, 1973,
S.I. 5, 1975,
S.I. 93, 1977,
S.I. 26, 1985,
S.I. 61, 1995.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Declaration of Controlled Hunting Areas Order.

2.   Declaration of controlled hunting areas

   Each area described in the Schedule hereto is hereby declared to be a controlled hunting area for the purposes of the Act.

SCHEDULE
CONTROLLED HUNTING AREAS

KACHIKAU CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 1)

   Commencing at a point on the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel being a point on the Chobe National Park boundary (as defined in the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act due north of a beacon situated on Fire-break No. 19 at Ngoma, the boundary runs due south to the said beacon; thence southwards following the eastern edge of the said Fire-break No. 19 for a distance of approximately twenty and one half miles; thence due west to the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel being a point on the Chobe River; thence generally north-eastwards following the said international boundary to the point of commencement.

KASANE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 2)

   Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park being the intersection of the said boundary and the direct road from Serondela to Lesoma, the boundary runs generally eastwards following the middle of the said Lesoma road to its intersection with the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe at the Lesoma Gate; thence generally south-eastwards following the said international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe to the middle of the gate on the road from Kanyu to Matetsi in Zimbabwe at Pandamatenga; thence generally south-westwards following the middle of the said road from Matetsi to Kanyu to its intersection with the road from Dodo to Masame at Dodo; thence generally westwards following the middle of the said road from Dodo to Masame to the borehole at Masame; thence in a straight line due west to the eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park; thence generally northwards following the eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park to the point of commencement.

MASAME CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 3)

   Commencing at the junction of the Kanyu to Pandamatenga and Nunga to Ngwezumba roads, the boundary runs generally westwards following the middle of the Nunga to Nwezumba road for a distance of approximately four miles to the intersection of this road and the road from Pandamatenga to Masame, thence generally westwards following the middle of the Pandamatenga to Masame Road to the borehole at Masame; thence due west to the eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park; thence generally southwards and westwards to a point on latitude 19° south being exactly twelve miles due west of the stock-route from Bushman Pits to Kazungula; thence in a straight line due south to the point where this line is intersected by the straight line drawn between the junction of the old road from Maun to Joverega and the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory and the north-east beacon of the Marulamantsi Ranch boundary; thence eastwards following the latter line for about one mile to its intersection with the middle of the road from Kanyu to Pandamatenga; thence generally north-eastwards following the said road from Kanyu to Pandamatenga to the point of commencement.

TAMAFUPA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 4)

   Commencing at a point on the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe being a point in the middle of the gate at Pandamatenga on the road from Kanyu to Matetse (in Zimbabwe) the boundary runs generally south-westwards following the middle of the said road from Matetse to Kanyu to the point where it is intersected by the straight line drawn between the junction of the old road from Maun to Joverega where it intersects the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory and the north-eastern beacon of Marulamantsi Ranch; thence eastwards following the latter said line to the said beacon at Marulamantsi Ranch; thence southwards following the eastern boundary of Marulamantsi Ranch to a point three miles distant from the said beacon; thence due east to a point on the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe; thence generally north-westwards following the international boundary to the point of commencement.

KWANDO CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 5)

   Commencing at the point of intersection of the middle of the Okavango River and the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel, the boundary runs north-eastwards and south-eastwards following the said international boundary to the point where the west bank of the Chobe River makes its most northern contact with the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel approximately five miles north of Jame's Camp and approximately twenty miles north of the junction of the Selinda and the Chobe Rivers; thence in a straight line south-westwards to Gwilingwa; thence due south to the southern bank of the Selinda; thence generally southwards following the eastern and southern bank of the Selinda to its confluence with the Ng-gokha River; thence due south to the middle of the Ng-gokha River; thence generally westwards and north-westwards following the middle of the Ng-gokha River to its confluence with the Okavango River; and thence following the middle of the Okavango River north-westwards to the point of commencement.

SAVUTI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 6)

   Commencing at the intersection of the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel and the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory, the boundary runs southwards following the said Tribal boundary for a distance of about thirty-four miles to the point where the boundary is intersected by the middle of the Tsetse Control track which runs from Tsantsara westwards on an approximate bearing of 283° (true north) to an island in the eastern extension of the Selinda; thence continuing on this bearing to the point of intersection of this bearing and a straight line drawn from Gwilingwa to the point on the international boundary where the Chobe River first touches the northern boundary of Botswana, being a point about five miles north of Jame's Camp and about twenty miles north of the junction of the Chobe and Selinda Rivers; thence north-eastwards following the said line to the said point on the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel; thence generally south-eastwards, southwards and north-eastwards following the said international boundary to the point of commencement.

KHWAI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 7)

   Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory being the point of intersection of the said boundary with the middle of the Tsetse Control track which runs from Tsantsara westwards on an approximate bearing of 283° (true north) to an island in the eastern extension of the Selinda, the boundary follows the middle of the said Tsetse Control track westwards, and its extension on a bearing of 283° (true north) to the point where this extension meets a straight line drawn from a point on the northern boundary of Botswana five miles north of Jame's Camp and approximately twenty miles north of the junction of the Selinda and Chobe Rivers to Gwilingwa; thence in a straight line south-westwards to Gwilingwa; thence due south to the south-eastern bank of the Selinda; thence generally southwards following the south-eastern bank of the Selinda to its junction with the Ng-gokha River; thence due south to the middle of the Ng-gokha River; thence generally eastwards following the middle of the Ng-gokha River until it becomes the Moanachira River; thence generally eastwards following the middle of the Moanachira River until it becomes the Khwai River; thence generally eastwards following the middle of the Khwai River to the point where it is intersected by the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory at a point about eight miles north-west of Kudumane; thence due north following the said Tribal boundary to the point of commencement.

MABABE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 8)

   Commencing at a beacon situated on the southern edge of a molapo known as Tsantsara (also known as Gatgarra) being a point on the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory, the boundary runs in a south-easterly direction following the southern edge of the Tsantsara Molapo to its intersection with the western edge of the sand ridge known as Magwikwe; thence generally southwards following the western edge of the Magwikwe Sand Ridge to its point of intersection with Latitude 19° south; thence eastwards following the said Latitude 19° to a point on the said Latitude 19° south twelve miles due east of the stock-route from Bushman Pits to Kazungula; thence in a straight line due south to its point of intersection with a straight line drawn between the beacon at the north-east corner of Marulamantsi Ranch and the point where the old road from Maun to Joverega intersects the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory; thence eastwards in a straight line to the said point of intersection of the old road from Maun to Joverega and the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory; thence due north following the Tribal boundary to the point of commencement.

MATSEBE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 9)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the Thaoge River twenty miles north-east of the kgotla in Gomare, the boundary runs generally southwards following the middle of the Thaoge River to a point south-east of Tsau where it is intersected by the middle of the Tsetse Fly Control track from Toteng to Tsau; thence following the middle of the said track eastwards to the point where it intersects the cut line of the outer Tsetse Control fence approximately six miles north of Toteng Bridge; thence north-eastwards, north-westwards and north-eastwards following the said cut line and the Tsetse Control Fence to the point where it intersects the eastern bank of the Xudum River; thence generally north-westwards following the eastern bank of the Xudum River to the point where the Xudum River enters Qo Lagoon; thence in a straight line north-westwards to the point of commencement.

BOTETI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 10)

Sub-division One

   Commencing at the point where the eastern boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve meets the new Maun to Nata road, the boundary runs eastwards, following the middle of the said road, to the point where it is intersected by the western boundary of the Bamangwato Tribal Territory (marked Bamangwato Reserve on some maps); thence southwards and eastwards following the said Tribal boundary to the point where it meets the northern edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan; thence generally westwards and southwards following the northern and western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan to the point where the edge of the said Pan is intersected by the eastern boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve; thence due north, following the Reserve boundary, to the point of commencement.

Sub-division Two

   Commencing at the point where the eastern bank of the Boteti River enters Lake Xau, the boundary runs westwards and northwards, following the eastern bank of the said river to the point where it meets the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve; thence eastwards, southwards and north-eastwards to the point where the boundary of the said Game Reserve intersects the western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan; thence southwards and south-eastwards following the edge of the said Pan to the point where the western bank of the molapo running from the north-eastern corner of Lake Xau to Makgadikgadi meets the edge of the said Pan; thence south-westwards following the western bank of the said molapo to the point where it enters Lake Xau; thence westwards following the northern edge of Lake Xau to the point of commencement. The above sub-divisions are shown more fully on Plan 00-2 deposited with the Department of Surveys and Lands, Gaborone.

RAKOPS CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 11)

   Commencing at the point of intersection of the middle of the Boteti River and the western boundary of the Bamangwato Tribal Territory the boundary runs down the middle of the Boteti River generally eastwards and southwards to the point where the said river enters Lake Dow; thence following the western, southern and eastern shore of Lake Dow to the point where the said river emerges; thence north-eastwards following the southern bank of the river to the point where it enters Makgadikgadi Pan; thence generally northwards, south-eastwards and eastwards following the southern edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan to the point where it adjoins Sua Pan; thence generally south-eastwards following the southern edge of Sua Pan to the intersection of the Pan edge and the Dukwe/Mokoba Fence; thence generally south-westwards following the prolongation of the Dukwe/Mokoba Fence to its intersection with the south-western boundary of the Bamangwato Tribal Territory; thence north-westwards and northwards following the said Bamangwato Tribal Territory boundary to the point of commencement.

SHASHE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 12)

   Commencing on the southern bank of the Shashe River where it is intersected by the middle of the road from Palapye to Francistown at Tonota the boundary runs generally south-eastwards following the southern bank of the Shashe River to its intersection with the western end of the boundary of the Tuli Circle; thence following the boundary of the Tuli Circle generally south-westwards to its intersection with the back-line fence of the Tuli Block; thence generally southwards following the back-line fence of the Tuli Block to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the Motloutse River; thence generally westwards following the middle of the Motloutse River to the point where it is intersected by the road from Palapye to Francistown near Foley Siding; thence generally northwards following the middle of the road from Palapye to Francistown to the point of commencement.

WESTERN KGALAGADI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 13)

   Commencing at the junction of the northern boundary of the Kgalagadi District and the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia, the boundary runs eastwards to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the road from Thakatshwane to Tshane to Tshabong; thence southwards following the middle of the said road from Thakatshwane to Tshane to Tshabong to the point where it is intersected by the parallel of south latitude which passes through Werda Village; thence westwards to the point where the said parallel of south latitude is intersected by a line drawn from Latitude 25° 30' south, Longitude 21° 30' east to the intersection of Latitude 24° 21' 37" south with the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia; thence north-westwards following the said line to its point of intersection with the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia; thence due north following the international boundary to the point of commencement.

EASTERN KGALAGADI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 14)

   Commencing at the point on the northern boundary of the Kgalagadi District being the intersection of the said boundary with the middle of the road from Thakatshwane to Tshane to Tshabong the boundary runs eastwards along the said northern boundary to the north-eastern corner of the Kgalagadi District; thence southwards along the eastern boundary of the Kgalagadi District to the intersection of the prolongation of the eastern boundary with the parallel of latitude passing through Werda Village; thence westwards along the said parallel of latitude to its intersection with the middle of the said road from Thakatshwane to Tshane to Tshabong; thence generally northwards along the middle of the said road to the point of commencement.

SEPOPA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 15)

   Commencing at a point on the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel being the intersection of the said boundary with the middle of the Okavango River, the boundary runs generally south-eastwards following the middle of the Okavango River to the point where it becomes the Thaoge River; thence following the middle of the Thaoge River generally southwards to the point where it is intersected by the parallel of south latitude 19° 45'; thence due west following the said parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia; thence due north following the said international boundary to its intersection with the international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel; thence eastwards following the latter international boundary between Botswana and the Caprivi Zipfel to the point of commencement.

KUKI WEST CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 16)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the Thaoge River being the point of intersection of the said river and parallel of south latitude 19° 45', the boundary runs generally southwards following the middle of the Thaoge River to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the Tsetse Control track from Tsau to Toteng south-west of Tsau; thence generally eastwards following the middle of the said track to the point where it is intersected by the cut line of the outer Tsetse Control Fence six miles north-west of Toteng Bridge; thence in a straight line to the middle of the Toteng Bridge; thence generally westwards following the main road from Maun to Ghanzi through Sehitwa and the Dautsa Flats west of Lake Ngami to the middle of the Kuki Gate; thence due west following the Kuki Fence to its intersection with the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia; thence due north following the said international boundary to its intersection with the parallel of south latitude 19° 45'; thence due east to the point of commencement.

JAO CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 17)

   Commencing in the middle of Dobe Lagoon, the boundary runs due south to the northern bank of Chief's Island; thence generally north-westwards, westwards and south-eastwards following round the bank of Chief's Island to a point on the south-western bank due east of the middle of Qo Lagoon; thence due west to the middle of Qo Lagoon; thence north-westwards in a straight line to a point in the middle of the Thaoge River twenty miles north-east of the kgotla in Gomare; thence generally northwards following the middle of the Thaoge River to the point of its divergence with the Ng-gokha River; thence generally eastwards following the middle of the Ng-gokha River to the middle of the Dobe Lagoon being the point of commencement.

SANTANTADIBE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 18)

   Commencing at a point on the north bank of Chief's Island due south of the middle of Dobe Lagoon, the boundary runs due north to the middle of Dobe Lagoon; thence following the middle of the Moanachira River generally eastwards to the point where it impinges on the north-western corner of the boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve; thence following the western boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve south-eastwards to the point where it intersects the Gomoti River; thence generally westwards following the middle of the western source of the Gomoti River to its point of divergence with the Santantadibe River being a point on the northern bank of Chief's Island; thence generally north-westwards following the northern bank of Chief's Island to the point of commencement.

MAQWEE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 19)

   Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve being its intersection with the parallel of south latitude 19° 21'; the boundary runs due east following the said parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the northern extension of the Mogogelo River; thence generally southwards, south-westwards, westwards and north-westwards following the said Mogogelo River to its point of intersection with the eastern boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve to the point of commencement.

CHITABE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 20)

   Commencing at the confluence of the Santantadibe and Thamalagane Rivers, the boundary runs generally north-westwards following the western bank of the Santantadibe River to the point of confluence of the western source of the Gomoti River and the Santantadibe River; thence generally eastwards following the southern bank of the western source of the Gomoti River to the point where the Gomoti River is intersected by the western boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve; thence south-eastwards following the western boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve to its most southern intersection with the middle of the Mogogelo River; thence generally south-eastwards following the middle of the Mogogelo River to its confluence with the northern extension of the Thamalagane River; thence generally southwards following the western bank of the Thamalagane River to its point of commencement.

KHURUNXARAGA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 21)

   Commencing at a point on the western bank of Chief's Island due east of the middle of the Qo Lagoon, the boundary runs generally south-eastwards following the western bank of Chief's Island to the point where the Boro River diverges from the said bank of Chief's Island; thence due south to the middle of the Boro River; thence generally southwards following the middle of the Boro River to the point where it is intersected by the outer Tsetse Control Fence about nine and one half miles north of Maun; thence generally south-westwards following the said outer Tsetse Control Fence to its junction with the middle of the Khwapa River; thence north-westwards following the middle of the Khwapa River to its point of divergence with the Xudum River; thence following the middle of the Xudum River generally northwards to the point of commencement.

KUKI EAST CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 22)

   Commencing at the intersection of the road from Maun to Kuki Gate which passes through the Dautsa Flats and to the west of Lake Ngami, and the road from Mathamagana to Motlhatlhogo, the boundary runs generally eastwards and south of Lake Ngami following the middle of the latter road through Bodibeng Village to the kgotla at Motlhatlhogo; thence following the straight line drawn from Motlhatlhogo kgotla to Toteng Bridge to the point where this line is intersected by the southern bank of the Nxhabe River; thence generally north-eastwards following the southern bank of the Nxhabe River to its confluence with the Boteti River; thence following the southern bank of the Boteti River generally eastwards to its point of intersection with the Makalamabedi Fence; thence due south following the Makalamabedi Fence to its point of intersection with the Kuki Fence; thence due westwards following the Kuki Fence to its point of intersection with the main road from Maun to Ghanzi at Kuki Gate; thence generally northwards following the Maun to Ghanzi road to the point of commencement.

LAKE NGAMI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 23)

   Commencing at a point on the Toteng Bridge where the main road from Maun to Sehitwa intersects the middle of the Matsebe River, the boundary runs southwards in a straight line to the Kgotla in Motlhatlhogo Village; thence generally westwards following the road from Motlhatlhogo to Mathamagana via Bodibeng and the southern shore of Lake Ngami to the intersection of this road and the main road from Maun to Kuki via Sehitwa; thence following the middle of the latter road from Maun to Kuki generally eastwards to the point of commencement.

MAKALAMABEDI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 24)

   Commencing at the point where the Makalamabedi Fence intersects the middle of the old road from Bushman Pits to Maun, the boundary runs northwards following the fence line to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the old road from Maun to Joverega about four miles east of Rakoko; thence eastwards following a straight line drawn between this point and the most north-eastern beacon on Marulamantsi Ranch to the point where this line intersects the middle of the new stock-route from Bushman Pits to Kazungula; thence generally south-westwards following the middle of the said stock-route to its intersection with the old road from Kanyu to Maun; thence generally westwards following the middle of the said road from Kanyu to Maun via Bushman Pits to the point of commencement.

ODEAKWE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 25)

   Commencing at a point where the eastern boundary of Ngamiland District is intersected by a straight line drawn between the point of intersection of the old road from Maun to Joverega and the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory about four miles east of Rakoko and the north-eastern boundary beacon of Marulamantsi Ranch, the boundary runs eastwards following the said straight line to the intersection of the said straight line and the western boundary fence of Mahutumabe Ranch; thence south-westwards following the western boundary fence of Mahutumabe Ranch to the most south-westerly beacon of the said ranch being a point on the northern edge of the old road from Nata to Bushman Pits; thence westwards following the northern edge of the old road from Nata to Bushman Pits to the point where it is intersected by the eastern boundary of Ngamiland District; thence northwards, north-westwards and northwards following the eastern boundary of Ngamiland District to the point of commencement.

NATA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 26)

   Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of Marulamantsi Ranch; the said point being exactly three miles south of the north-eastern boundary beacon of the said Marulamantsi Ranch being measured along the said eastern boundary, the boundary runs due east to the point where it intersects the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe; thence generally south-eastwards following the said international boundary to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the Nata River; thence generally south-westwards following the middle of the Nata River to the point where it is intersected by the old motor bridge at Nata; thence following the middle of the old road from Francistown to Bushman Pits to a point in the middle of the said road due south of the most south-easterly boundary beacon of Marulamantsi Ranch; thence due north to the said boundary beacon of Marulamantsi Ranch; thence following the eastern boundary of Marulamantsi Ranch northwards to the point of commencement.

SUA PAN CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 27)

   Commencing at a point on the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe being the point of intersection of the said boundary and the middle of the Nata River, the boundary runs generally south-eastwards following the said international boundary to the point of intersection of the said boundary and the Dukwe Fence; thence south-westwards following the said Dukwe Fence to the point where it intersects the eastern bank of Sua Pan; thence generally northwards, north-westwards and southwards following the edge of the Sua Pan to the point where it joins the Makgadikgadi Pan; thence generally northwards following the eastern edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan to the point where it is intersected by the old road from Nata to Maun; thence generally south-eastwards following the old road from Nata to Maun to the middle of the bridge over the Nata River at Nata; thence generally north-eastwards following the middle of the Nata River to the point of commencement.

LEBUNG CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 28)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the Gate in the Makoba Fence where it is intersected by the road from Serowe to Rakops, the boundary runs generally southwards and south-eastwards following the middle of the old road from Makoba to Serowe which passes just north of Moijabana to a point in the middle of the said road due north of Moijabana; thence south-eastwards in a straight line to a point in the middle of the old road from Serowe to Mahalapye ten miles from Serowe; thence generally southwards following the old road which travels direct from Serowe to Mahalapye to the Mahalapye/Palapye road junction; thence southwards following the middle of the main road from Mahalapye to Dibete to the point where it is intersected by the molapo known as Serorome about seven miles south of Palla Road Siding; thence generally westwards following the middle of the Serorome Molapo to the point where it is intersected by the Dibete Fence; thence generally north-westwards through Lephephe Village following the Dibete Fence to the point where it is intersected by the western extension of the Dukwe Fence; thence north-eastwards following the Makoba Fence line to the point of commencement.

OKWA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 29)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the Mamono Gate on the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia the boundary runs eastwards along the middle of the road from Mamono-Ghanzi to a point in the middle of the said road due south of the south-western beacon of the Xanagas farms; thence due north to the said beacon; thence generally eastwards and northwards following the southern and eastern boundaries of the Xanagas farms to the north-eastern beacon of the said Xanagas farms; thence due north to a point on the international boundary between Botswana and Namibia; thence eastwards to the south-western beacon of the Ghanzi farms; thence generally eastwards along the southern boundary of the Ghanzi farms to the intersection of this boundary with the middle of the road from Ghanzi to Kang; thence south-eastwards following the middle of the road from Ghanzi to Kang to the point where it is intersected by the southern boundary of the Ghanzi District; thence due west to the international boundary following the southern boundary of the Ghanzi District; thence due north following the international boundary to the point of commencement.

ANDERSSEN'S VLEI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 30)

   Commencing at the point on the southern boundary of the Ghanzi farms where it is intersected by the middle of the road from Ghanzi to Kang, the boundary runs eastwards and northwards following the boundary of the Ghanzi farms to the point where it is intersected by the road from Dekar to Xade Pan; thence generally south-eastwards following the middle of the road from Dekar to Xade Pan to the point where it is intersected by the western boundary of the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve; thence due south following the western boundary of the Kgalagadi Game Reserve to its junction with the southern boundary of the Ghanzi District; thence due west following the southern boundary of Ghanzi District to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the road from Kang to Ghanzi; thence generally north-westwards following the middle of the road from Kang to Ghanzi to the point of commencement.

WESTERN KWENENG CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 31)

   The boundary of which commencing at the intersection of the middle of the road from Sekhoma Pan through Dutle to the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve with the southern boundary of the Bakwena Tribal Territory runs north-westwards northwards and eastwards along the said Bakwena Tribal Territory boundary to its intersection with the middle of the said road from Sekhoma Pan through Dutle to the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve; thence generally southwards along the middle of the said road to the point of commencement.

MIDDLE KWENENG CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 32)

   The boundary of which commencing at a point on the southern boundary of the Bakwena Tribal Territory due south of the southwestern corner of the Botswana Police Camp fence at Letlhakeng runs north-westwards along the said southern boundary to its intersection with the middle of the road from Sekhoma Pan through Dutle to the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve; thence generally northwards along the middle of the said road to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Bakwena Tribal Territory; thence eastwards along the said northern boundary to its intersection with the middle of the road from Letlhakeng to the Metsi-amanong; thence generally southwards along the middle of the said road to its intersection with the production of the line of the western boundary fence of the Botswana Police Camp at Letlhakeng; thence southwards along the boundary fence of the said Camp to the southwestern corner of the said fence; thence due south to the point of commencement.

EASTERN KWENENG CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 33)

   The boundary of which commencing at a point on the southern boundary of the Bakwena Tribal Territory due south of the south-western corner of the Botswana Police Camp fence; Letlhakeng runs due north to the said fence corner of the said Camp; thence northwards along the said boundary fence to a point on the production of the fence line in the middle of the road from Letlhakeng to Metsi-amanong; thence generally northwards along the middle of the said road to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Bakwena Tribal Territory; thence eastwards generally southwards and northwestwards along the Bakwena Tribal Territory boundary to the point of commencement.

TSHABONG CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 34)

   Commencing at the intersection of the parallel of south latitude which passes through Werda Village and a line drawn from Longitude 21° 30' east, Latitude 25° 30' south to Latitude 24° 21' 37" south, Longitude 20° 00' east, the boundary runs eastwards to the Police Camp at Werda; thence due south to the international boundary between Botswana and South Africa; thence generally south-westwards, westwards and northwards following the said international boundary to the southern boundary of the Gemsbok National Park at Twee Rivieren; thence due east to Longitude 21° 30' east; thence northwards along Longitude 21° 30' east to its intersection with Latitude 25° 30' south; thence north-westwards in a straight line to the point of commencement.

CHIEF'S ISLAND CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 35)

   Commencing at the point of confluence of the Boro and Thamalagane Rivers, the boundary runs generally north-westwards following the western bank of the Thamalagane River to its confluence with the Santantadibe River, thence following the western bank of the Santantadibe River generally north-westwards to a point approximately one mile west of the divergences of the Santantadibe River and the Boroka River, being a point on the north bank of Chief's Island; thence generally northwards, westwards and south-westwards following the periphery of Chief's Island to the point where the Boro River impinges on the south bank of Chief's Island about five miles north-east of the northern tip of Bokwe Island; thence following the northern bank of the Boro River generally south-eastwards to the point of commencement.

MOREMI CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 36)

   Commencing at Beacon "A" of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve the boundary follows the middle of the Khwai River generally in an easterly direction to its point of intersection with the eastern boundary of the Batawana Tribal Territory boundary at a point about eight miles northwest of Kudumane Village; thence due south following the said tribal boundary to its point of intersection with the parallel of south latitude 19° 20'; thence westwards following the said parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the eastern boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve; thence northwards following the said eastern boundary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve to the point of commencement.

MEA CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 37)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the gate in the Makoba Cordon Fence where the fence is intersected by the road from Serowe to Rakops, the boundary runs generally north-eastwards following the Makoba Fence to a point in the middle of the gate at Ntane being a point in the middle of the direct road from Mosu to Serule via Tlalamabele; thence following the middle of the said road from Mosu to Serule generally south-eastwards via Tlalamebele to its junction with the middle of the main road from Francistown to Mahalapye at Serule Siding; thence generally southwards following the middle of the main road from Francistown to Mahalapye to a point approximately three miles south of Palapye being the junction of the Francistown to Mahalapye road and the main road to Rakops via Makoba; thence following the middle of the Rakops/Makoba main road via Serowe generally north-westwards to the point of commencement.

DUKWE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 38)

   Commencing at a point in the middle of the Ntane gate in the Makoba Cordon Fence, the boundary runs northwards and north-eastwards following the said Cordon Fence through Dukwe to its junction with the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe at Maitengwe; thence generally eastwards and south-eastwards following the said international boundary to its junction with the western boundary of the North-East District Council at Gungwe; thence generally southwards following the western boundary of the North-East District Council to the point where it is intersected by the middle of the main road from Francistown to Palapye at Tonota Bridge; thence generally southwards following the middle of the said road from Francistown to Palapye to its junction with the direct road from Serule to Mosu at Serule Siding; thence following the middle of the direct road from Serule to Mosu to the point of commencement.

BAMANGWATO CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 39)

   The area of the Bamangwato Tribal Territory as defined under section 2 of the Tribal Territories Act which lies east of the Railway Line but excluding the Shashe Controlled Hunting Area (No. 12) referred to above.

NGWAKETSE CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA (NO. 40)

   Commencing at the intersection of the northern boundary of the Bangwaketse Tribal Territory with Longitude 24° 15' 00" east to the beacon of the said Tribal Territory at the intersection of Longitude 24° 15' 00" east with the parallel of Latitude passing 25 miles south of the centre of Khakhea Pan, thence north-westwards, westwards, northwards and south-eastwards following the boundary of the said Tribal Territory to the point of commencement.

Jwaneng Controlled Hunting Areas

   (a)   The Jwaneng Township

   (b)   Mine Lease Area

   (c)   Tribal land under the Ngwaketse Land Board.

DECLARATION OF SUA PAN FLAMINGO SANCTUARY ORDER

(section 12(a))

(23rd April, 2010)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Declaration of Sanctuary

S.I. 38, 2010.

1.   Citation

This Order may be cited as the Declaration of Sua Pan Flamingo Sanctuary Order.

2.   Declaration of Sanctuary

   The rectangular area measuring 24 kilometres by 17 kilometres encompassing the main Flamingo Breeding sites demarcated as follows-

   (a)   North Eastern most point

20.85 8

26.10 8

   (b)   South Eastern most point

21.09 8

26.10 8

   (c)   South Western most point

21.09 8

25.93 8 and

   (d)   North Western most point

20.85 8

25.93 8

has been declared a Sua Pan Flamingo Sanctuary.

FAUNA CONSERVATION (CONTROLLED HUNTING AREAS FEES) ORDER

(under section 12(2))

(24th April, 1968)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

   PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Payment of permit fees to district councils

S.I. 35, 1968.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Fauna Conservation (Controlled Hunting Areas Fees) Order.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Order "controlled hunting area" means a controlled hunting area as defined in the Declaration of Controlled Hunting Areas Order.

3.   Payment of permit fees to district councils

   The fees prescribed under the provisions of section 12(2) as read with section 101 of the Act for a permit to hunt in the controlled hunting area mentioned in the first column hereunder shall be payable to the District Council mentioned in relation thereto in the second column hereof-

First Column
Controlled Hunting Area

Second Column
District Council

Kachikau
Kasane
Masame
Mababe
Makalamabedi
Sepopa
Kuki West
Jao
Santantadibe
Maqwee
Chitabe
Khurunxarage
Kuki East

North West

Tamafupa
Boteti
Odeakwe
Nata
Sua Pan
Lebung

Central

Western Kgalagadi
Eastern Kgalagadi
Tsabong

Kgalagadi

Okwa
Anderssen's Vlei

Ghanzi

CONTROLLED HUNTING AREAS (FEES) ORDER

(under section 16(4))

(17th March, 1995)

S.I. 16, 1995.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Controlled Hunting Areas (Fees) Order.

2.   Controlled hunting area fees

   Any fees collected in accordance with the provisions of section 16(3) of the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act shall be paid to the district council of the district in which the controlled hunting area concerned is situated:

   Provided that if the controlled hunting area concerned extends over more than one district the fees shall be divided equally between each of the districts concerned.

FAUNA CONSERVATION (COMPENSATION FOR DESTRUCTION OF LIVESTOCK AND OTHER PROPERTY) ORDER

(under section 49(6))

(28th November, 1980)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

   PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Payment of compensation for destruction of livestock, etc.

      Schedule

S.I. 135, 1980,
S.I. 16, 1981.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Fauna Conservation (Compensation for Destruction of Livestock and Other Property) Order.

2.   Payment of compensation for destruction of livestock, etc.

   The amount of compensation payable to an owner whose livestock or other property has been destroyed by a predatory animal shall be the rate set out in the second column of the Schedule for the species of livestock or other property specified in relation thereto in the first column of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE

P

Mature bull .............................................

200

Horse, ox, immature bull .........................

150

Cow, tolly, heifer, mule ............................

100

Calf, foal ................................................

50

Ass, sheep, goat ....................................

15

Crops ....................................................

20

maximum per acre

Other property ........................................

300

maximum depending on nature and value of property and degree of damage to the property

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS (CHEETAHS) (KILLING SUSPENSION) ORDER

(section 90)

(22nd April, 2005)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Suspension of killing of cheetahs

   3.   Report to wildlife office

   4.   Offences and penalties

S.I. 26, 2005.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Cheetahs) (Killing Suspension) Order.

2.   Suspension of killing of cheetahs

   Section 46 (1) of the Act which permits the owner or occupier of land, or any agent of such owner or occupier to kill any animal which caused, is causing or threatens to cause damage to any livestock, crops, water installation or fence on such land shall not apply in respect of a cheetah.

3.   Report to wildlife office

   Where a cheetah causes damage to livestock or property, the owner or occupier of land or any agent of such owner or occupier shall make a report thereof, to the nearest wildlife office, within seven days of the event.

4.   Offences and penalties

   A person who kills a cheetah commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P1,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS (LIONS) (KILLING RESTRICTION) ORDER

(section 90)

(22nd April, 2005)

ARRANGEMENT OF PARAGRAPHS

PARAGRAPH

   1.   Citation

   2.   Restriction to kill lions

   3.   Report to wildlife office or police station

   4.   Conditions for killing lion

   5.   Prevention of damage

   6.   Burden of proof

   7.   Offences and penalties

S.I. 27, 2005.

1.   Citation

   This Order may be cited as the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Lions) (Killing Restriction) Order.

2.   Restriction to kill lions

   Section 46 (1) of the Act which permits the owner or occupier of land, or any agent of such owner or occupier to kill any animal which caused, is causing or threatens to cause damage to any livestock, crops, water installation or fence on such land shall not apply in respect of a lion.

3.   Report to wildlife office

   (1) Where a lion causes damage to livestock or property, the owner or occupier of land, or any agent of such owner or occupier, shall make a report thereof, to the nearest wildlife office or police station, within seven days of the event.

   (2) A person who kills a lion shall, within seven days of the event, make a report thereof to the nearest wildlife office or police station.

   (3) A person who contravenes a provision of this regulation commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P1,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

4.   Conditions for killing lion

   (1) A person may kill a lion where"”

   (a)   a lion or a group of lions has killed livestock; or

   (b)   a lion or a group of lions threatens human life in terms of section 47 of the Act.

   (2) Where a group of lions is involved, a person may kill only one lion in the group.

5.   Prevention of damage

   A person who kills a lion shall show that prior to killing the lion, he or she attempted to prevent damage from being caused to his or her livestock or property by the lion concerned or a group of lions through"”

   (a)   herding livestock; and

   (b)   enclosing livestock in a secure kraal.

6.   Burden of proof

   A person who kills or wounds a lion shall"”

   (a)   prove that the lion that was killed or wounded or the group of lions to which that lion belonged at the time it was killed or wounded caused damage to his or her livestock or property;

   (b)   prevent damage to the lion carcass and to the livestock carcass;

   (c)   skin the lion carcass and the livestock carcass in a manner which preserves the skin of the lion or livestock for forensic investigations; or

   (d)   preserve the area where the lion or the livestock were killed or wounded, for forensic investigations.

7.   Offences and penalties

   A person who contravenes any provision of this Order commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding P1,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (POSSESSION AND OWNERSHIP OF ELEPHANT TUSKS OR IVORY) REGULATIONS

(section 92)

(15th March, 1999)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   REGULATION

   1.   Citation

   2.   Discovery of elephant tusks

   3.   Transfer of ivory

   4.   Ownership of ivory

      Schedule

S.I. 27, 1999.

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Wildlife Conservation (Possession and Ownership of Elephant Tusks or Ivory) Regulations.

2.   Discovery of elephant tusks

   (1) A person who recovers an elephant tusk or any part thereof from any area whether obtained from activity such as hunting, culling, confiscation, problem animal control, finding of elephants that have died naturally or by any other means, shall mark it immediately with a temporary ivory registration label.

   (2) The temporary ivory registration label shall be in Form A of the Schedule.

   (3) Elephant tusks or any parts thereof, shall be delivered to the nearest Department of Wildlife and National Parks (hereinafter referred to as "DWNP") district office within seven days of the discovery.

   (4) The elephant tusks or any part thereof shall have the temporary ivory registration label removed within 24 hours of such delivery, and shall be marked with an indelible ink or punch dies with a code number at the lip mark of the elephant tusk consisting of the last two digits of the year followed by capital letters of BW, a serial number and the code of the district office where the elephant tusk or any part thereof was found.

   (5) An ivory registration certificate in Form B of the Schedule shall be completed and securely affixed to the elephant tusk or any part thereof on top of the code number and the temporary ivory registration label shall be filed at the DWNP district office.

   (6) The particulars of the ivory registration certificate shall be entered into the DWNP district office ivory register in Form C of the Schedule.

   (7) After compliance with subregulation (6) the elephant tusk or any part thereof shall be locked into secure storage.

3.   Transfer of ivory

   (1) Ivory shall be transferred on a monthly basis from district offices to the national ivory store.

   (2) Such transfers of ivory referred to in subregulation (1) shall only be made if a receipt and issue voucher is used and the elephant tusks despatched shall be recorded.

   (3) At the national ivory store the details of the elephant tusks or any part thereof shall be entered into the national ivory register in Form D of the Schedule.

   (4) After complying with subregulation (3), the elephant tusks or any part thereof shall be securely locked into the storage.

4.   Ownership of ivory

   The Director may, if he or she is satisfied after such enquiry as he or she may consider necessary, return the elephant tusks to the person producing them together with a certificate of ownership in Form E of the Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Form A
TEMPORARY IVORY REGISTRATION LABEL

REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA

Label Number:

..................................................................

Date of acquisition of tusk:

..................................................................

Specific location where ivory found/elephant killed:

..................................................................

Reason for acquisition of tusk: (cull, trophy, found, confiscated problem animal etc.)

..................................................................

Sex of elephant (if known)

..................................................................

Official document number: (hunting licence, case docket, occurrence book entry number, etc.)

..................................................................

Remarks: ..........................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

Name (Print):.......................................................Signature.................................................

Date....................................................................

This Label is not valid for export

Form B
IVORY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

Rev 63 B (Revised 1996)


Not Transferable

REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA


Certificate No.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS ACT
(Chapter 38:01)

Temporary Ivory Registration Label Number...................................................................................

PERMANENT TUSK NUMBER

Place of registration.....................................................................................................................

Date of registration........................................................................................................................

Tusk weight..................................................................................................................................

Curved tusk length (cm)................................................................................................................

Maximum tusk girth (cm)..............................................................................................................

Sex of elephant (if known).............................................................................................................

Source of tusk.............................................................................................................................

Cull

   Operation date:

Problem animal

   Occurrence book entry number:

Trophy

   Licence number:

Found

   Occurrence book entry number:

Confiscated

   Case docket number:

Other (specify)

Location where ivory found/elephant killed.......................................................................................

Name of Licensing Officer (Print)....................................................................................................

Signature of Licensing Officer.........................................................................................................

ID. Of Licensing Officer.......................................Date of Licence issue:..........................................

This certificate is not valid unless there is an official DWNP stamp in red ink on top of the Licensing Officer's signature

Form C
BOTSWANA DISTRICT IVORY REGISTER

Year:

Ivory Registration Certificate Details

Tusk number

Despatch details

Date marked

Weight

Length

Girth

Sex

Source (cull, found, trophy etc)

Country of Origin

Notes

Licences No. (if trophy)

Owner (if trophy

Despatch date

Destination

Gen 12 No

Form D
BOTSWANA NATIONAL IVORY REGISTER

Year:

Ivory Registration Certificate Distribution

Receipt of Ivory

Tusk number

Despatch details

Date sent

Destination

Gen 12 No.

Receipt confirmed

Date received

Sender

Gen 12 No.

Weight

Origin of Ivory (cull, found trophy etc

Notes

Despatch date

Destination

Gen 12 No

Form E
IVORY OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE

REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS ACT
(Chapter 38:01)

In terms of section 67(2) of the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act an ivory

ownership certificate is issued to:........................................................................................

of address:.........................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

Passport/Omang No: ...............................................Age: .............. Male/Female ................

Occupation:........................................................................................................................

to possess...............................tusk(s) of elephants weighing.................................kilograms.

Certificate issued by:.......................................................................at.................................

Signature of Licensing Officer...................................I.D. No..........................Date.................

This certificate is not valid unless there is an official DWNP stamp in red ink on top of the Licensing Officer's Signature

NATIONAL PARKS AND GAME RESERVES REGULATIONS

(under section 92)

(1st April, 2000)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   REGULATION

PART I
Preliminary

   1.   Citation and commencement

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
Management Plan for National Parks and Game Reserves

   3.   Management plan

PART III
Entry into and Movement within the National Parks and Game Reserves

   4.   Entry and movement

   5.   Fees payable

PART IV
Facilities within National Parks or Game Reserves

   6.   Designation of facilities

   7.   Permanent and non-permanent lodges

   8.   Mobile operator sites

   9.   Public camp ground

   10.   Wilderness camp sites

   11.   Observation hides

   12.   Day use facilities

   13.   Roads and tracks

   14.   Wilderness trails

   15.   Airstrips

   16.   Boat moorings

   17.   Walking areas

   18.   Community use zones

   19.   Information centres

   20.   Training facility

   21.   Educational group camp sites

   22.   Staff housing and administrative infrastructure

   23.   Other facilities

   24.   Offence

PART V
Means of Travel within a National Park or Game Reserve

   25.   Means of travel

   26.   Motor vehicles

   27.   Aircraft

   28.   Boats

   29.   Water sports

   30.   Fishing

   31.   Walking

   32.   Other means of travel

   33.   Offence

PART VI
Tour Operations

   34.   Tour operator

   35.   Professional guide

PART VII
Archaeological and Cultural Sites

   36.   Archaeological and cultural sites

PART VIII
General Conduct within National Parks and Game Reserves

   37.   General conduct

   38.   Use of firewood

   39.   Filming and research

   40.   Arms and ammunition, etc

   41.   Control programmes of animal and plants

   42.   Offence and penalty

PART IX
Miscellaneous

   43.   Nuisance or misbehaviour

   44.   Issue of an entry permit

   45.   Hunting rights

   46.   Issue of warning

   47.   Application of Regulations

   48.   Non-liability

   49.   General penalty

      First Schedule - Schedule Fees Structure for National Parks and Games Reserve

      Second Schedule - Aspects to be Covered in the Management Plan

      Third Schedule - Specifications for Non-permanent Structures

      Fourth Schedule - Opening and Closing Hours

      Fifth Schedule - Warning for Professional Guide

      Six Schedule - Warning to Non-Professional Offender

S.I. 28, 2000,
S.I. 64, 2006.

PART I
Preliminary (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation and commencement

   These Regulations may be cited as the National Parks and Game Reserves Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "approved litter bin" means a bin provided by the DWNP in a national park or game reserve for the disposal of litter;

   "boat mooring" means any location at which a boat, other than a dugout canoe, may be secured for a period longer than one day and may include a jetty;

   "day" means the period of time between the opening and closing hours provided in the Fourth Schedule for a national park or game reserve for a particular part of the year;

   "designated reservations office" means any office designated by the Director as an office at which reservations for facilities within the national parks and game reserves may be made;

   "Director" means the Director of DWNP;

   "DWNP" means the Department of Wildlife and National Parks;

   "harass" means to hunt or in any way significantly disturb or alter wildlife habitat;

   "land authority" means a land board established under the Tribal Land Act or an authorised person under the State Land Act whichever may be applicable;

   "lodge operator" means a person operating an enterprise or activity for which a valid tourism enterprise licence permitting the offer of fixed accommodation has been issued under the Tourism Act;

   "management plan" means a management plan prepared and approved for each national park or game reserve under regulation 3;

   "sunrise and sunset hours" in relation to a national park or game reserve, means the opening and closing times provided in the Fourth Schedule;

   "Officer-in-Charge" means the wildlife officer who shall perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred by regulation 3(5);

   "reservation voucher" means a reservation voucher in the form determined by the Director;

   "tourism enterprise licence" means a licence issued under the Tourism Act permitting the operation of a tourism enterprise; and

   "veld products" means non-domesticated, vegetative biological resources that may be used for construction, medical, food and cultural activities.

PART II
Management Plan for National Parks and Game Reserves (reg 3)

3.   Management plan

   (1) The Director shall cause to be prepared for each national park and game reserve, a management plan, to cover the aspects of development and management of the national park or game reserve set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) The Director shall approve, in writing and by initialling each page, a management plan made under subregulation (1) within 60 days of the official completion of the management plan.

   (3) Any part of the management plan may be substituted at any time if so approved by the Director.

   (4) A management plan prepared for a game reserve or national park on tribal land shall be approved by the Director and the appropriate Land Board, and signed by the Chairman of the Land Board to indicate approval.

   (5) The Officer-in-Charge is responsible for the implementation of, and shall be guided by, the management plan for the national park or game reserve unless directed otherwise by the Director.

   (6) In the absence of a management plan, the development and management of the national park or game reserve shall be guided by the draft management plan for the national park or game reserve, where such exists, or the instructions of the Director where such draft does not exist.

   (7) A management plan for a national park or game reserve may be reviewed as and when required, but shall be subject to a comprehensive review at least every five years.

PART III
Entry into and Movement within the National Parks
and Game Reserves
(regs 4-5)

4.   Entry and movement

   (1) No person shall enter or be within a national park or game reserve unless he is in possession of a valid entry permit issued by the Officer-in-Charge.

   (2) A person entering a national park or game reserve shall pay such fee as is specified in the First Schedule.

   (3) An entry permit, or any other permit that may be issued in respect of a national park or game reserve, shall be issued subject to the conditions contained in these Regulations and such other conditions as may be endorsed therein in writing by the Director or the Officer-in-Charge.

   (4) Except where authorised by the Officer-in Charge, no person shall enter or leave a national park or game reserve other than through a point of entry or exit, declared by the Director by notice in the Gazette and identified as such through a notice or a sign.

   (5) No person, under 18 years of age, shall enter a national park or game reserve unless he is accompanied by a person of 18 years of age or older.

   (6) A person entering or in a national park or game reserve may be required by a wildlife officer to produce proof of identity, age or residential status, professional guides licence or tourism enterprise licence or vehicle weight, and any person unable to produce the required documentation shall be charged a fee at a full non-resident rate or the heaviest vehicle category as applicable.

   (7) A person entering a national park or game reserve shall register the required details in the register provided at the designated entry point and any person failing to register may be prohibited from entering the national park or game reserve.

   (8) In the interests of maintaining densities of visitors within the carrying capacities or some other ground specified in the management plan, the Director or the Officer-in-Charge may restrict entry to a national park or game reserve to persons holding valid reservations for specified lodges, camp sites or other facilities or may restrict the number of persons without such reservations entering a national park or game reserve.

   (9) A national park or game reserve shall be open to the public throughout the year:

   Provided that the management plan or the Officer-in-Charge in charge of the national park or game reserve through a written instruction displayed at designated entry points, may declare the whole or part of the national park or game reserve closed for a specific period, in the interests of public safety or for the management of natural resources or for administrative reasons.

   (10) No person shall enter a national park or game reserve or move outside a designated lodge, campsite or observation hide or overnight camp in a designated walking area within the national park or game reserve between the sunset and sunrise hours set out in the Fourth Schedule except where-

   (a)   an employee of the Government acts in the execution of his official duties and is in possession of a valid authorisation in writing from the Officer-in-Charge of the national park or game reserve;

   (b)   a person is participating in an approved night game viewing drive in the company of a professional guide licensed to conduct such night game viewing drives in an area designated in the management plan as a night driving area and returns to the designated lodge, camp site or observation hide by 22.00 hours evening time; or

   (c)   a person holds a valid authorisation in writing from the Officer-in-Charge in charge of the national park or game reserve; or

   (d)   a person holds a filming permit or research permit endorsed for filming or research activities during such hours.

   (11) No person shall, within a national park or game reserve, deposit litter in any place except in an approved litter bin and where a litter bin is not provided, the litter shall be removed from the national park or game reserve.

   (12) In this regulation, "observation hide" means any facility designated as an observation hide in the management plan as provided for under regulation 6.

5.   Fees payable

   (1) The payment of fees listed under the First Schedule shall not apply to the following-

   (a)   persons to whom a waiver or a free entry permit has been issued by the Director upon application;

   (b)   persons in the employment of the Government, who with the written permission of the Officer-in-Charge, enter or reside in a national park or game reserve in the execution of their official duties;

   (c)   persons in transit through a national park or game reserve on a designated route;

   (d)   members of communities living adjacent to the national park or game reserve identified as such in writing by the appropriate traditional authority, where the issue of a free permit has been authorised in writing by the Officer-in-Charge;

   (e)   duly authorised visits of groups of students and others engaged in field trips;

   (f)   employees of tour operators, researchers and their assistants, where the issue of a free permit has been authorised in writing by the Officer-in-Charge;

   (g)   husbands, wives and children of those resident in a national park or game reserve.

   (2) An organized group associated with-

   (a)   Botswana based educational institutions visiting the national parks or game reserves for educational purposes shall pay 50% of the entry fees listed for citizens; or

   (b)   non-Botswana based educational institutions visiting the national parks or game reserves for educational purposes shall pay 50% of the entry fees listed for residents.

   (3) The Director or the Officer-in-Charge may waive or reduce any of the fees listed in the First Schedule for a person or an organized group if deemed to be appropriate for the purposes of education, promotion, research and in the interest of wildlife, wildlife conservation, the DWNP or the nation.

   (4) In calculating any of the fees payable for a national park or game reserve, each day's entry or residence or use of a facility shall be counted as one day irrespective of whether such entry or residence or use is only for part of the day.

   (5) A person shall only use a facility that permits overnight stays in a national park or game reserve after he has obtained a valid reservation voucher for such facility from a designated reservation office:

   Provided that this subregulation shall not apply to any permanent or non-permanent lodge operated by a corporate entity under a direct lease with an appropriate land authority.

   (6) Any fees payable for the use of facilities permitting overnight stays, shall be paid in full within 30 days of a reservation being made at a designated reservation office, failing which the reservation shall lapse.

   (7) There shall be no refund of any of the fees paid in accordance with subregulation (6) irrespective of whether the reservation is not or only partially used.

   (8) Any fees payable for overnight stays shall be deemed to include any sales tax that may be levied in accordance with the appropriate legislation.

   (9) In this regulation, "researcher" means a person or persons in possession of a valid research permit from the Office of the President and permitted to undertake research in a national park or game reserve by the Director.

   (10) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

PART IV
Facilities within National Parks or Game Reserves (regs 6-24)

6.   Designation of facilities

   (1) Subject to subregulation (2) and (5), no person shall enter or have access to any part of a national park or game reserve that is not a facility designated as such under subregulation (3).

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), the following persons may enter any part of a national park or game reserve-

   (a)   a wildlife officer in the execution of his official duties;

   (b)   an official on Government duty who is in possession of a valid written authorisation from the Officer-in-Charge; or

   (c)   a person holding a valid permit issued by the Director upon payment of fees set out in the First Schedule to carry out research, filming, photography, other art work or specialised activity and if that permit is endorsed for operation outside designated facilities.

   (3) Facilities within the national parks and game reserves shall include-

   (a)   permanent lodges;

   (b)   non-permanent lodges;

   (c)   mobile operator sites;

   (d)   public camp grounds;

   (e)   wilderness camp sites;

   (f)   observation hides;

   (g)   day use facilities;

   (h)   roads and tracks;

   (i)   wilderness trails;

   (j)   airfields;

   (k)   boat moorings;

   (l)   walking areas;

   (m)   community use areas;

   (n)   information centres;

   (o)   training facility;

   (p)   educational group camp sites; and

   (q)   DWNP staff camp; office; workshop or stores area and other administrative infrastructure.

   (4) All facilities listed in subregulation (3) shall be designated as such in the management plan for each national park or game reserve.

   (5) Where an approved management plan does not exist, the management of the national park or game reserve shall be guided by a draft management plan.

   (6) Each facility in a national park or game reserve shall be identified as such by a notice, sign or marker.

   (7) The Officer-in-Charge may, through a written instruction at designated entry points or by erecting a notice, sign or barrier, close the whole or part of any facility for a specific period, in the interests of public safety, for maintenance or rehabilitation purposes, for the management of natural resources or for administrative reasons.

   (8) Subregulation (6) shall not apply to a facility held or operated under a lease or management contract with the appropriate land authority or the DWNP unless with the prior, written, agreement of the holder of such lease or management contract.

   (9) Any person who contravenes subregulation (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

7.   Permanent and non-permanent lodges

   (1) A permanent lodge shall provide accommodation for not less than 24 guests.

   (2) A permanent lodge may be constructed with materials of a permanent nature and may include above ground masonry.

   (3) A non-permanent lodge shall comply with the specifications for a non-permanent structure set out in the Third Schedule.

   (4) A non-permanent lodge shall provide accommodation for not more than 24 guests, unless specified otherwise in the management plan.

   (5) The Director shall, prior to the initial construction of a permanent lodge or non-permanent lodge, or any alteration in the structures or operation thereof, approve the following in writing-

   (a)   architectural designs and operational plans which operational plans may include-

      (i)   details of ownership;

      (ii)   financing;

      (iii)   staffing; and

      (iv)   staff training and localisation programmes;

   (b)   staff housing, ablutions and amenities;

   (c)   workshops and storage;

   (d)   water supplies including boreholes, wells, pumps and generators, swimming pools, sprinkler and other watering systems and sewage disposal;

   (e)   subject to subregulation (1) and (4) guest numbers and services to be offered; and

   (f)   any other structures, facilities or activities proposed including, but not limited to, observation hides, airstrips, game viewing roads and waste disposal.

   (6) A permanent lodge or a non-permanent lodge shall be constructed at a site designated as such by the management plan for the national park or game reserve.

   (7) All non-combustible litter shall be collected in an approved scavenger-proof structure situated within the designated permanent or non-permanent lodge site and shall be removed from the national park or game reserve by the lodge operator.

   (8) Combustible litter may be burned within a permanent or non-permanent lodge site in an incinerator of a design approved by the Director.

   (9) An operator of a permanent or non-permanent lodge shall protect guests and staff from dangerous animals and may construct an electrified fence approved by the Director.

   (10) The DWNP may recover the cost of any problem animal control from the operator of a permanent or non-permanent lodge if the Officer-in-Charge is satisfied that the problem animal control is due to any action or negligence on the part of such operator, including the unauthorised provision of water or feed for animals.

   (11) If an operator of a permanent or non-permanent lodge vacates a site for whatever reason, he shall dismantle all structures and facilities thereof and rehabilitate that site at his own expense, without compensation, to the satisfaction of the Officer-in-Charge, within a period specified by the Director:

   Provided that the Director may direct that such structures shall remain, in which case they shall become the property of the State without compensation.

   (12) Subregulation (11) shall apply to any structures or facilities in existence in a national park or game reserve at the time of proclamation of these regulations or constructed thereafter, irrespective of whether such structures or facilities were constructed with the permission of the Director or not:

   Provided that this subregulation shall not apply where an existing lease or management contract with the appropriate land authority or the DWNP precludes the dismantling of such structures or facilities, or their transfer of ownership without compensation.

   (13) In this regulation, "problem animal control" means an activity undertaken to deter, capture or lethally remove game animals whose behaviour is causing, or threatening to cause, harm to people or damage to property.

8.   Mobile operator sites

   (1) A mobile operator site shall be located at a site designated for this purpose in the management plan or approved in writing by the Officer-in-Charge:

   Provided that the number of mobile operator sites, and their capacities, in each zone of the national park or game reserve shall not exceed the number and capacity specified in the management plan.

   (2) A mobile operator site shall be occupied by a tour group which shall-

   (a)   be conducted by holders of a tourism enterprise licence issued under the Tourism Act and permitting the provision of off-site accommodation as described in the First Schedule thereof;

   (b)   be accompanied by a licensed professional guide; and

   (c)   hold a valid reservation voucher for the site, issued by a designated reservations office.

   (3) No person shall occupy a mobile operator site unless he pays a fee specified in the First Schedule.

   (4) The Director may authorize a person or an organisation representing the users of mobile operator sites, in writing, to issue reservation vouchers for mobile operator sites.

   (5) A licensed mobile operator may be refused reservations for mobile operator sites, public camp sites and other facilities, if more than five warnings as provided for under regulation 35(9) have been issued, within a 12 month period, to a professional guide conducting tours for the mobile operator.

   (6) A mobile operator site shall be demarcated by a central marker and the camp site shall contain tents, parked motor vehicles, equipment, toilets and fires.

   (7) All tents, vehicles, equipment, toilets, fires and foot tracks within a mobile operator site shall be within a radius of 50 metres of the central marker.

   (8) A mobile operator site shall be occupied by not more than 20 persons including staff and not more than three motor vehicles.

   (9) No person shall erect any structure on a mobile operator site other than a tent.

   (10) The structures within a mobile operator site shall be temporary and all signs of occupation, apart from vehicle tracks and footprints, shall be removable within a period of six hours.

   (11) A mobile operator shall not occupy a mobile operator site for more than six consecutive nights.

   (12) A mobile operator site shall be vacated by 1100 hours in the morning on the day of departure.

   (13) All litter shall be removed from a mobile operator site and shall be deposited in an approved litter bin or shall be removed from the national park or game reserve.

   (14) Pit latrines of the mobile operator site shall measure 35 x 35 in centimetres in width and a minimum of one metre in depth.

   (15) A pit latrine shall be refilled with earth prior to vacation of the mobile operator site.

   (16) A mobile operator may set up a camp fire within a mobile operator site and shall ensure that-

   (a)   the camp fire does not destroy or endanger vegetation, game animals, people or property;

   (b)   the camp fire is, prior to the vacation of the site, fully extinguished; and

   (c)   all ashes from the campfire are buried in a pit latrine provided for under subregulation (14) prior to the vacation of the site.

   (17) In this regulation, "mobile operator" means an enterprise or activity for which a valid tourism enterprise licence permitting off-site operations has been issued under the Tourism Act.

9.   Public camp ground

   (1) A public camp ground shall be located at a site designated for this purpose by the management plan.

   (2) No person shall occupy a site at a public camp ground unless he holds a valid reservation voucher for the site issued by a designated reservations office and has paid the camping fee listed in the First Schedule.

   (3) The total visitor capacity of a public camp ground shall be as specified in the management plan.

   (4) Each public camp ground shall consist of marked camping sites.

   (5) Each camping site within a public camp ground shall have a maximum capacity of users, including staff, as specified in the management plan.

   (6) A mobile operator shall not occupy a site within a public camp ground for more than six consecutive days at a time and shall remove the camp, all staff and vehicles from the public camp ground at the end of the period of reservation:

   Provided that upon the expiration of six consecutive days of occupying the site within the public camp ground, the mobile operator shall not occupy another site within the public camp site.

   (7) Mobile operators shall not occupy more than half of the camping sites in a public camp ground.

   (8) The staff of the mobile operator shall be included in the total number of persons occupying sites in the public camp ground provided that they shall not, subject to subregulation (9), be charged the camping fees specified in the First Schedule.

   (9) Where the staff of a mobile operator occupy a site within a public camp ground without guests, the mobile operator shall be charged camping fees as if the same number of guests were occupying the site during the same reservation period.

   (10) All litter shall be placed in an approved litter bin or shall be removed from the public camp ground and the national park or game reserve.

   (11) A guest shall use the ablution or toilet facilities provided and approved by the management plan:

   Provided that where ablution or toilet facilities are not provided, guests may use pit latrines as specified in regulation 8(14), which pit latrines shall be refilled with earth prior to vacating the campsite.

   (12) Where a guest wishes to set up a camp fire he shall do so in the fireplace provided within a public camp ground and shall ensure that the campfire-

   (a)   does not destroy vegetation or cause danger to wild animals, people or property; and

   (b)   is completely extinguished prior to the vacation of the site.

   (13) Where a fireplace is not provided, a guest may set up a camp fire anywhere else within the public camp ground.

10.   Wilderness camp sites

   (1) A wilderness camp site shall be located at an area designated for that purpose in the management plan or in writing by the Officer-in-Charge.

   (2) No person shall occupy a wilderness camp site unless he holds a valid reservation voucher for the site issued by a designated reservations office and upon payment of a wilderness camp site fee set out in the First Schedule.

   (3) A mobile operator shall not occupy a wilderness camp.

   (4) The number of wilderness camp sites in a zone shall not exceed the number specified for the zone in the management plan for the national park or game reserve.

   (5) Notwithstanding subregulation (4), the Officer-in-Charge may designate additional wilderness camp sites in the national park or game reserve for a period not exceeding one month at a time for the use of persons holding authorisations under regulation 4(10)(a), (c) or (d) and may waive any of the subregulations hereunder except for subregulations (6), (7), (8) and (9).

   (6) The management plan shall specify the maximum number of persons and motor vehicles which may occupy a wilderness camp site.

   (7) A wilderness camp site shall-

   (a)   be demarcated by a central marker;

   (b)   comprise of an area of 30 metre radius of the central marker; and

   (c)   within this 30 metre radius therein contain all tents, motor vehicles, walking tracks and other equipment.

   (8) No person shall, within a wilderness camp site, erect any structure other than a tent and such a tent shall be temporary and all signs of occupation shall be removable within a period of three hours.

   (9) A wilderness camp site shall be vacated by 1100 hours in the morning of the day of departure.

   (10) No person shall dig a rubbish pit or bury litter in a wilderness camp site and all litter shall be removed from the site by the occupant upon departure.

   (11) Any litter so removed from the wilderness camp site shall be deposited in an approved litter bin or shall be removed from the national park or game reserve.

   (12) Where a pit latrine is not provided within a wilderness camp site, pit latrines as specified in regulation 8(14) shall be constructed by the occupier.

   (13) A pit latrine shall be refilled with earth prior to vacation of the wilderness camp site.

   (14) A user of a wilderness camp site may set up a camp fire within a wilderness camp site and shall ensure that the campfire-

   (a)   does not destroy vegetation or cause danger to wild animals, people or property; and

   (b)   is, prior to the vacation of the site, completely extinguished.

   (15) In this regulation, "wilderness camp site" means a site, without facilities except for a pit latrine, designated for purposes of camping.

11.   Observation hides

   (1) An observation hide shall be constructed in accordance with the approved designs and at locations specified in the management plan.

   (2) No person shall occupy an observation hide unless he is a holder of a valid entry permit into the national park or game reserve in which the observation hide is located between the hours of sunrise and sunset set out in the Fourth Schedule.

   (3) No person shall occupy an observation hide between the hours of sunset and sunrise set out in the Fourth Schedule, unless he holds a valid reservation voucher for staying overnight at the observation hide issued by a designated reservations office and is in the company of a professional guide:

   Provided that the facility may be closed by the Officer-in-Charge in the interests of public safety, management of natural resources or for administrative reasons.

   (4) The maximum number of persons who may occupy an observation hide shall be as specified in the management plan.

   (5) In using an observation hide all persons shall-

   (a)   park their vehicles in the designated parking places provided; and

   (b)   walk from the designated parking places to the observation hide on the designated walkways.

   (6) No person shall, in using an observation hide, make any noise that may cause any disturbance to either guests or game animals.

   (7) A guest shall only make use of approved toilet facilities provided at the observation hide or at another designated facility.

   (8) No person shall cook or make a camp fire within or adjacent to an observation hide:

   Provided that a simple gas appliance may be used to heat water or a cooked meal.

   (9) No person shall, in the use of an observation hide-

   (a)   deposit litter in any place other than an approved litter bin; or

   (b)   dig a rubbish pit or bury litter in or near an observation hide.

   (10) Where a litter bin is not provided, all litter shall be removed from the observation hide and deposited in an approved litter bin or removed from the national park or game reserve.

12.   Day use facilities

   (1) Day use facilities shall be constructed at locations and in accordance with designs set out in the management plan.

   (2) A day use facility may consist of toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, litter bins and parking places.

   (3) No person shall occupy a day use facility between the hours of sunrise and sunset set out in the Fourth Schedule unless he is a holder of a valid entry permit to the national park or game reserve:

   Provided that a person shall leave the day use facility in time to exit the national park or game reserve or return to a facility designated for overnight stays and for which he holds a valid reservation voucher before the sunset hours of the national park or game reserve.

   (4) No person shall, while occupying a day use facility-

   (a)   disembark from a motor vehicle in the vicinity of a dangerous animal; or

   (b)   move outside a radius of 100 metres of his vehicle.

   (5) No person shall, while occupying a day use facility, make such noise as to cause disturbance to either game animals or guests or erect any structures.

   (6) A person shall make use of approved toilet facilities provided at the day use facility or at another designated facility.

   (7) A person may cook food using firewood in fireplaces, if so provided, or by the use of a gas stove and he shall ensure that no danger is caused to vegetation, wild animals or property and if using firewood, that the fire is fully extinguished before he leaves the day use facility.

   (8) No person shall, in the use of a day use facility-

   (a)   deposit litter in any place other than an approved litter bin; or

   (b)   dig a rubbish pit or bury litter in or near a day use facility.

   (9) Where no approved litter bin is available in a day use facility all litter shall be removed from the day use facility and the national park or game reserve.

   (10) In this regulation, "dangerous animal" means an animal specified as such in the Ninth Schedule of the Act.

13.   Roads and tracks

   (1) Roads and tracks shall be constructed or used in locations designated for this purpose in the management plan and roads or tracks not designated shall be closed by the display of signs, notices or the construction of an appropriate barrier and shall be rehabilitated.

   (2) The Officer-in-Charge may erect signs or notices or construct appropriate barriers to indicate the closure of a road or track in accordance with regulation 6 (7).

   (3) Except as provided in regulation 4(10), no person shall drive a motor vehicle off a designated road or track.

   (4) The management plan or the Officer-in-Charge may designate a road or track as suitable only for four wheel drive motor vehicles, which designation shall be indicated by means of a sign or notice.

   (5) No person shall drive a two wheel drive motor vehicle on a road or track designated as suitable only for a four wheel drive motor vehicle as provided for under subregulation (4) without a written authorisation from the Officer-in-Charge.

   (6) A management plan may provide for, or the Officer-in-Charge may by way of erecting a notice at entrance points of the national park or game reserve designate, a road or track as a transit road.

   (7) A person who uses a transit road shall be exempted from payment of fees if the person does not leave the transit road during his travel on it throughout the national park or game reserve.

   (8) The Officer-in-Charge may authorise members of a community adjacent to the national park or game reserve to use a transit road or track in the national park or game reserve whether the roads or tracks is not designated as transit roads.

   (9) The Officer-in-Charge may, within a national park or game reserve, close any transit road, main road or public road considered as such under the Public Roads Act between the hours of sunset and sunrise set out in the Fourth Schedule, or such other times as deemed necessary, by means of a sign, notice or barrier.

   (10) No person shall-

   (a)   disembark from a motor vehicle at a point along a road or track unless there is, in the interests of public safety from a dangerous animal, a clear view of the surroundings at the point of disembarkation or the vehicle is within a designated facility or parking area other than a road or track;

   (b)   disembark from a motor vehicle along a road or track within 100 metres of a dangerous animal;

   (c)   when disembarking from a motor vehicle along a road or track, walk away from a motor vehicle for more than 25 metres, provided that there is no dangerous animal in the vicinity; or

   (d)   make up a fire or leave any litter when disembarking along a road or track.

   (11) In this regulation, "transit road" means a road or track designated as a transit road under these regulations for the conveyance of persons or goods or both through a national park or game reserve along the shortest practical route.

14.   Wilderness trails

   (1) Roads and tracks within a national park or game reserve may be designated as wilderness trails by the management plan or by the Officer-in-Charge through a display of a notice at the designated entry points to the national park or game reserve.

   (2) The number of wilderness trails shall not exceed the numbers specified for the national park or game reserve in the management plan.

   (3) A person who uses a wilderness trail shall-

   (a)   not disembark from a motor vehicle within the vicinity of a dangerous animal or walk within 100 metres of a dangerous animal;

   (b)   follow the designated wilderness trail;

   (c)   not make any fire unless he is within an area designated for camping; or

   (d)   not deposit litter in any place other than an approved litter bin nor dig a rubbish pit or bury litter in or near a wilderness trail and the national park or game reserve.

   (4) No person shall enter a wilderness trail area except-

   (a)   an officer of DWNP in the execution of his official duties;

   (b)   a public officer in execution of his official duties and holding a written authorisation from the Officer-in-Charge;

   (c)   a person who holds a valid reservation voucher for the wilderness trail issued by a designated reservations office and has paid the applicable fees specified in the First Schedule; or

   (d)   a person who holds a written authorisation from the Officer-in-Charge.

   (5) The number of groups that may be issued with permits for a wilderness trail at any one time by designated reservations offices shall be as specified in the management plan.

   (6) The minimum and maximum number of persons or vehicles in any one group for a wilderness trail shall be as specified in the management plan.

   (7) Overnight camping along a wilderness trail is permitted under the conditions set out for wilderness camp sites in regulations 10(7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) and (13) at the locations specified in the management plan and the camp site need not be demarcated by a central marker:

   Provided that the Officer-in-Charge may issue instructions concerning the location of campsites along a wilderness trail, which instructions shall form part of the reservation voucher for the wilderness trail.

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