South African National Parks (SANParks) recognised the need to diversify and expand their current tourist activities to provide meaningful experiences to its visitors.  Astrotourism has been identified as a potential activity with minimal environmental impact, while providing visitors with the opportunity to experience the natural environment in a unique way. The primary objective of this study is to determine the feasibility and tourist interest in stargazing activities in SANParks. For any queries please contact Amélia Wassenaar at

Participation in the research process is voluntary and all information will remain confidential and anonymous. Your contribution to the study is important and its success depends on the number of respondents who complete the survey. Completion of the survey will be viewed as consent to participate in the research. Participant rights and responsibilities can be viewed here.

Please answer all questions in a way that best describes your opinion. There are no correct or incorrect answers and all responses are equally valuable to the research. All answers are confidential. The final report produced will present responses in an aggregated form in which no individual respondent will be identifiable. Demographic information will in no way enable the researcher to identify individual respondents and will be used for statistical purposes only.

Thank you for your participation in this survey.

*Astrotourism refers to tourist activities relating to observation and appreciation of the night sky; stargazing refers to the observation of stars and other celestial bodies; light pollution refers to the inappropriate use of artificial light at night, considered an environmental pollutant.
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