I've also asked a few question and would like to get feedback on why an 18 year old is no longer part of a family. I can nearly say all 18 year old visiting SANParks are still at school and therefore not possible to generate their own income. They also visit the park with mom / dad and very few of them will have cars to travel on there own.
Why can't students and Grade 12's be part of the family card as long as they don't use the card on their own and only travel with the main card holders. A more realistic cut off date for family card should be < 21 years and not < 18 years.
Children older than 12 already pay adults fees for accommodation, but now you as parent need to get two Wild cards to pay for instead of one. What will happen to my family card when my child turns 18 years. Do I need to apply for 2 new cards and do I only pay pro-rata on my family card for the months before my child turns 18 years.
Hope you can get some answers to my questions and maybe there are more forumites sitting with the same problem.
I would like to know why a child of 18 years and older that is still living with his parents can not be kept on the family wild card and need to get his own Wild card. Most children of 18 is still in school and those under 21 years might be studying without any income. Can't this limit be changed to 21 years. I cannot see the difference between a child with disabilities and the one without if both are dependent on the parents and cannot purchase the card him / herself due to no income received during studies at school or tertiary institution.
My second question is a proposal rather and want to know why can't you get a student card to be issues for individuals still studying if they can't fall under their parents Wild Card? (18 - 25 years) for half the price of ~ R180.
This means that for a family of 3 adults the cost will be R595 (couple) + R180 (student) = R775. This will be less expensive for parents with 1 child age 18 years. The current cost is R955 vs. R745 the previous year when the child was 17 years old.
When making a purchase or renewal, can a child that is 18 years old or older, but still lives with me be or remain on my Family Card?
If there is only one adult member on a family card, the child that is over 18 can be a partner on the card, otherwise unfortunately he/she will need to obtain an Individual Wild Card for himself/herself.
I have a child who is mentally challenged and is 18 years or older, can he/she be on my Family card?
If the child that is over 18 is mentally challenged and has been certified by the doctor as being dependent on parents or guardian, then they are liable to be a child member on the card. You will need to send us proof of his/her condition when making the purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to +2712 426 5480.
Considering the fact that one can add 5 children that are not dependent on your income on a family card I feel that the system for 18 years old and students needs to be revised. The family card needs to be revised to eliminate the fact that the family card can be misused by adding your grandchildren / niece / nephews or your child's friends on the card. In case of 2 families joining the park looses R150 per year and even more, while those with older kids need to pay R210/R360/ up to R600 more depending on the number of children over and under 18 years of age. If all your kids still fit into one car and the child have no other means of visiting the park than driving with you they should still fall under one card and not 2 cards (family and Individual).
How many people may be added to a Family Card?The Family card allows for a maximum of seven people added to the card. This could thus be a maximum of two adults and five children or one adult and six children.