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Media Release: Kruger Elephant Cull Denied

Date: 2000-03-11

The South African National Parks (SANP) has poured cold water on a sensational and misleading report in the Mail and Guardian that 1000 elephants will be culled next year. According to Mavuso Msimang the Chief Executive of SANP "no decision has been taken to kill any elephants in the Kruger National Park".

Media Release: Life in Kruger National Park Returns to Normal

Date: 2000-03-30

South African National Parks (SANP) are happy to report that life in the Kruger National Park has become normal again after the most devastating floods in the history of the Park since it was opened to tourists in 1927.

Media Release: Advisory on Access Roads to kruger National Park

Date: 2000-04-19

Television viewers who watched SABC’s news bulletins last night, Tuesday 18 April 2000, may have got the erroneous impression that the Kruger National Park is still closed and inaccessible to visitors because of the bad conditions of the roads that lead to it.

Promotion at Ebb & Flow (Wilderness) in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2013-09-04

SANParks is offering a special 40% discount at Ebb-and-Flow Rest Camp in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park.

Media Release: South African National Parks And The University Of Port Elizabeth To Collaborate To Turn Greater Addo National Park Into Reality

Date: 2000-05-04

The offices of the Scientific Services Section of the South African National Parks (SANP) in Port Elizabeth were officially launched today at a ceremony at UPE. The establishment of an office of the Scientific Services Section of the South African National Parks (SANP) in Port Elizabeth arises from the organisation’s commitment to the Greater Addo National Park project as discussed at a Stakeholder Workshop held in February 1999 at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE). In this regard the SANP relocated three scientists (Dr M Knight, Dr G Castley and Mr T Simelane), a game capture veterinarian (Dr P Morkel); and a support staff member (Mr R Williams) from the Kimberley Scientific Services office in December 1999 to the new Port Elizabeth office. They bring ecological and veterinary expertise gained in managing ten other national parks in diverse systems such as the Karoo to Richtersveld, and Kalahari to Limpopo.

Media Release: Fire in Soetkraal controlled

Date: 2013-09-03

A fire that threatened to wipe out one of the most scenic spots in Tsitsikamma, the Soetkraal, was successfully controlled. The fire started on Friday evening, the 30th of August 2013.

Media Release: Visit Karoo for free during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2013-09-03

From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Karoo National Park for free.  This is thanks to the fact that South African National Parks (SANParks), the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, will be allowing locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.

Media Release: Public Must Be Aware Of Rip-offs In The Name Of South African National Parks

Date: 2000-07-14

South African National Parks (SANP) would like to warn the unsuspecting public about a group of unscrupulous individuals, clad in SANP look-alike uniforms, selling items like pens and key holders supposedly to raise funds for nature conservation.

Media Release: Visit Camdeboo for free during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2013-09-03

From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Camdeboo National Park for free.  This is thanks to the fact that South African National Parks (SANParks), the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, will be allowing locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.

Media Release: West Coast National Park: Flower Season

Date: 2000-07-28

The management of the West Coast National Park is happy to announce that, due to the late rains, the Postberg Flower season will start on 14 August 2000 and run for 2 months, until 8 October 2000.

Media Release: Namaqua land Springs To Life

Date: 2000-08-16

The renowned Skilpad Section of the Namaqua National Park has opened its gates to visitors this flower season. The late and erratic rainfall has resulted in a later flower season, but the Skilpad Section is a mass of orange daisies. Visitors that take the time to walk some of the short trails will be rewarded with a spinning diversity of spring annuals and bulbs.

Media Release: South African National Parks (SANP) Amends Rules on Deposits and Pensioners Discount

Date: 2000-08-17

South African National Parks (SANP) is pleased to announce that it has amended its policy on deposits for visits to parks with immediate effect. Unlike the old policy which required full payment within 30 days of booking, the new one only requires that 33% of the amount be paid within 30 days of booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival at the parks.

Media Release: Kruger National Park Puts Tourists Highjacking in Perspective

Date: 2000-09-12

Media reports about the highjacking of two American tourists over the weekend have created the impression that the incident took place at the Kruger National Park. This is, however, incorrect and the Kruger National Park would like to put the incident in perspective.

Media Release: KNP to apply the high intensity prescribed burn

Date: 2013-09-03

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Scientists and Rangers in conjunction with Working on Fire teams will apply the high intensity prescribed burn in the southern part of the Park on 2 - 3 September 2013. The teams will start with what is called a multiple spiral ignition on the 2nd of September at 15:30 and then perimeter ignition on the 3rd of September, also in the afternoon. Some parts of the gravel roads will temporarily be closed during the burn; in order to completely allow the ignition to end.

Media Release: Tri-Nation Agreement on development of the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park

Date: 2000-11-10

The Ministers responsible for environmental matters in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe signed an Agreement this morning formally committing the three nations to collaboratively establish what for the time being is being referred to as the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park.

Media Release:Kruger Ready for Holidaymakers

Date: 2000-12-07

The festive season is upon us and with it the mass exodus from the cities to places of leisure. For those who will be visiting the Kruger National Park, there is good news.

Media Release:New Telephone Numbers For SA National Parks

Date: 2000-12-14

South African National Parks’ telephone numbers have changed. Reservations must still, however, be made on (012)343-1991. Administrative enquiries can be made at (012) 426-5000.

Media Release: Free access to National Parks Week starts next week

Date: 2013-09-02

From Monday, 9 September until Friday, 13 September, the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, South African National Parks (SANParks) will allow locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice free of charge.

Media Release: Skukuza Marathon books out whole camp

Date: 2013-09-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to inform the public that the Skukuza camp will be booked out for the annual Skukuza Half Marathon 2014 runners on 1 and 2 August 2014. This announcement comes ahead of August 2014 bookings opening on Monday, 2 September 2013. 

40% discount at Nqweba Campsite in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2013-08-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for camping at the Nqweba Campsite in the Camdeboo National Park at Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape. 

Media Release: Entry for SANParks Green Awards extended

Date: 2013-08-29

The 2013 Kudu Awards organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) has extended the deadline for entries until 13 September 2013. 

Media Release:Explore Northern Kruger

Date: 2000-11-28

Escape from the crowds by visiting a secluded spot in the Kruger National Park. New developments are making the Mopani region in the Northern section of the park an attractive destination away from the busier Southern region.  

Rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-08-29

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested four suspected rhino poachers for Conspiracy to illegally hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past twenty four hours.  

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

Date: 2013-08-28

As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

Date: 2013-08-28

As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

Date: 2013-08-28

As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.

New tenders published on the SANParks website

Date: 2013-08-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to invite all suitable service providers to sumbmit bids for the following tenders:

Media Release: Otter pulls the big names

Date: 2013-08-23

World champion trail runner to contest Otter African Trail Run.

Media Release: SANParks scoops two awards at Crime Line's Gala Event

Date: 2013-08-23

South African National Parks (SANParks) shone at the 6th Anniversary Gala Event of Crime Line last night, 22 August 2013 held in Sandton, Johannesburg. 

Media Release: Commercial pine harvesting in Tokai Plantation, TMNP

Date: 2013-08-23

Come Monday 26 August 2013, harvesting of the next section of commercial pines in the Tokai plantation will begin. The pines will be harvested by forestry company, Cape Pine (formerly MTO Forestry) per the company’s harvesting schedule. The section, or ‘compartment’ of pines to be harvested is located along upper Tokai Road, opposite the Table Mountain National Park’s (TMNP) Tokai picnic and braai site.


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