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Not hiking yet? Tell us why! Take the Wild Hiking Survey and win

Date: 2015-05-05

You are invited to participate in a study conducted by the University of Pretoria which is investigating whether an accreditation system for hiking trails can motivate nature lovers who are not currently hiking to take up hiking as an outdoor activity. 

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The Two Lagoons Marathon is coming to town!

Date: 2015-04-30

The dual race event comprising of walks, running and open-water swims has the town of Wilderness and Sedgefield buzzing with excitement.  

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Media Release: 28 Rhino Poaching Suspects Arrested in KNP in April

Date: 2015-04-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of a further six suspected poachers and wounding of one in two separate operations. In the first operation, in the Stolsnek section – south of the Park, Rangers with close helicopter and dog unit reaction support arrested three suspects and recovered a firearm, ammunition and two freshly chopped off rhino horns.   

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Media Release: SANParks CEO congratulates rangers on arrests of suspected poachers in KNP

Date: 2015-04-28

There has been a rise in the number of arrests of suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) since the beginning of April of this year. Since the beginning of this month there have been 22 arrests for suspected poaching activities inside the KNP. This brings to 56 the total number of arrests in the Park since the start of 2015.

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30% discount on specific accommodation at Shingwedzi Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2015-04-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount to short notice online reservations for specific accommodation at Shingwedzi Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park

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A bush concert with Chris Chameleon at Mokala National Park

Date: 2015-04-23

This past weekend Mokala National Park hosted Chris Chameleon. The Honorary Rangers - Free State Region did a sterling job organising the Chris Chameleon Bush Concert at the newly renovated Stofdam bird hide. And what an auspicious occasion it was.

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Understanding spa facility preferences in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2015-04-22

SANParks has received numerous requests to expand activity offerings in national parks.  In light of this, SANParks is considering a spa facility in the Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.

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Media Release: SANParks condemns xenophobic attacks

Date: 2015-04-21

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to condemn in the harshest terms the recent spate of xenophobic attacks currently happening in various parts of our country. These attacks run contrary to everything that the struggle for liberation stood for and are undermining both social cohesion within the country and our international reputation. 

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Walking dogs in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2015-04-14

Due to the open-access nature of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), it is enjoyed by those who love the outdoors and adventure seekers. Outdoor activities for most in the Garden Route may include dog walking.

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Latest update on floods in Natures Valley

Date: 2015-04-08

Subsequent to 113 mm of rain on Saturday (the 04th April), the De Vasselot Rest Camp in Natures Valley was closed and hikers and campers relocated to the main camp in Storms River, Tsitsikamma.

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Media Release: Outgoing board of SANParks thanks stakeholders

Date: 2015-04-01

The outgoing Board of South African National Parks (SANParks), which was appointed for the three year period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015, has now ended its term.

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Media Release: Gate Quotas in force during the Easter Weekend

Date: 2015-03-30

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the coming Easter Weekend which starts on Thursday, 2 April until Monday, 6 April 2015. 

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Reservations: Operating hours during the Easter weekend and public holidays in April

Date: 2015-03-26

The operating hours for South African National Parks (SANParks) Reservations during the Easter Weekend and public holidays in April 2015.

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The 2015 SASOL Tankwa Birding Bonanza

Date: 2015-03-25

Join in all the birding fun and excitement at the 2015 SASOL Tankwa Birding Bonanza.

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An amazing sighting via the Orpen webcam

Date: 2015-03-24

The SANParks website offers a virtual link to some of our national parks via our very popular webcams. Recently, the Orpen webcam captured a particularly memorable sighting.

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