Kruger National Park’s Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips, cuts the ribbon at the prayer room entrance for women. With him are Yusuf Dockrat and a Junior Honorary Ranger from the JHB South Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers.
Muslim Prayer Facilities
The SANParks Honorary Rangers, Johannesburg South Region, raised approximately R850 000 to construct Muslim prayer facilities in the Kruger National Park.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) opened its first Muslim prayer facility for men and women at the Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park on Monday 3 Dec 2018.
The facility includes an ablution area, known as a Wudhu facility, for both men and women. Muslim guests are required to provide their own prayer mats knows as Musallas.
The Lower Sabie ablution and prayer facility was opened on 17 Dec 2018, while the facility at Afsaal was opened on 18 February 2019 and at Satara on 27 March 2019.
Construction at the Tshokwane Picnic Site will be commencing soon.
Yusuf Dockrat, Chairperson of the SANParks Honorary Rangers Johannesburg South Region, thanked SANParks Management for their approval and support for the much-needed facility. He also thanked members of the Johannesburg South Region and the Muslim community for funding the project.