All indications are that the three lion introduced into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in April last year have settled down well in their new home.
The Winterhoek homestead and adjacent wagon shed in Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. The end product will be a guest house for the accommodation of overnight visitors to the Park.
People across the globe are celebrating the World Environment Day (WED) today, 5 June 2014, under the theme "International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)”. The slogan this year is "Raise your voices, not the sea levels" and that is exactly what South African National Parks (SANParks) is doing across the country.
‘Raise your voice, not your sea level’
Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) managed by South African National Parks (SANParks), would like to distance itself from the job scam happening in the Qwaqwa area.
Need your fix of news from our national parks? Get your hands on the June edition of the SANParks Times, about to hit the streets. The printed version will be available as from Monday, 2 June 2014. The online version is already available. Subscribe now to see it first!
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation and camping at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
SANParks Rhino Champion Alyssa Carter, aged seven, handed over a cheque of R100 000 to the SANParks Honorary Rangers. Last year Alyssa was the winner of the Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award (Individual) at the SANParks Kudu awards. These awards were in recognition of her efforts to raise money to save South Africa’s rhinos.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, the Hawks and SANParks have welcomed the arrest of a former SANParks field ranger and two SAPS members by South African National Parks (SANParks).
South African National Parks (SANParks) honoured the SANParks Honorary Rangers at their 50th anniversary on Saturday, 24 May 2014.
South African National Parks (SANParks), Board Chairman, Mr. Kuseni Dlamini has on behalf of SANParks Board of Directors, Executive Management and the entire staff expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed minister of environmental affairs, Honorable Edna Molewa. “As the SANParks family we see the re-appointment of the Minister Molewa as a well-deserved moment of recognition for past achievements and future goals.”
Addo Elephant National Park’s Honorary Rangers handed over the keys to a brand new anti-poaching vessel to the Park and its marine team today.
22 May was International Biodiversity Day. Big word! The day is set aside to create awareness about the richness in species and ecosystems.
22 May 2014 - SANParks congratulated the SAPS who intercepted a group of suspected poachers who were on their way to the iconic Kruger National Park, possibly to illegally hunt rhino.
South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the family of Dr Anthony Hall-Martin. Dr Hall-Martin, a highly respected ecologist in African conservation, who specialised in the conservation of black rhinoceros and the African elephant, died in Somerset West yesterday (21 May 2014).
Media Release: Renewed call to all involved in rhino projects to provide details to the Department of Environmental Affairs
All Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), businesses and individuals involved in fighting rhino poaching are requested to submit information about their work to the Department of Environmental Affairs by 30 June 2014.
The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce their alignment with South African National Parks (SANParks). This relationship will further enhance the brand's commitment and support for SANParks efforts with events, activities and competitions to educate, raise awareness and help raise funds to protect our natural heritage.
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the SANParks Honorary Rangers. This will be celebrated in the Kruger National Park from 21 to 25 May 2014.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) has today announced the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the KNP.
South Africa and Mozambique have identified a number of projects to assist with the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management signed on 17 April 2014.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is proud to announce that two months after the opening of Mugg & Bean restaurant at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park (KNP) there has been a 127.67% increase in this facilities turnover.
All new public reservations made from 9 May 2014 onwards will automatically receive a 40% discount when booking any accommodation or campsite at Tankwa Karoo National Park.
Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.
On Friday, 25 April 2014 South African National Parks (SANParks) handed over a science laboratory to Setsoto Intermediate School in QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State. The school is one of the beneficiaries of SANParks’ CSI initiatives that aim to benefit those communities that live adjacent to the park and was chosen because of its proximity to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
The Touw River was breached on Wednesday, 23 April 2014, at 2,18 meters to prevent flooding.
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) turns 16 on 1 May 2014. As part of the celebrations we’re inviting all South African citizens to make the most of this Worker’s Day at Oudekraal, Perdekloof, Silvermine and Newlands Forest picnic and braai sites with our offer of FREE ENTRY. However, please note that the offer excludes free entry into the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony and Tokai Forest picnic site.
Please note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been reopended. The pontoon was closed as from the end of March due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River.
Bavaria Breweries and South Africa’s Big 5 retailers have stepped up to the plate and delivered on their commitment to support SANParks’ rhino conservation strategy through the Adopt So Our Rhino Don’t Die fundraising campaign. A cheque for over R3 million was handed over to South African National Parks (SANParks) and will be held in a ring-fenced account for strict utilisation by SANParks' rhino anti-poaching programmes and interventions.
17 April 2014 - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, and the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr Carvalho Muária, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on 17 April 2014.
South African National Parks (SANParks), in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Herewith the latest update on the refurbishment plan:
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