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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.

Media Release: SA government remains committed to fight rhino poaching

Date: 2013-08-23

The South African government remains committed to intensifying interventions to fight against rhino poaching through the enhancement of international relations. It has drawn up and negotiated a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of countries and is in negotiations with critical range states, such as Mozambique. 

The SANParks Research Report 2012

Date: 2013-08-21

The South African National Parks (SANParks) recently published its Research Report for 2012.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-21

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 21 August 2013. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season. The Flower season usually starts in July and lasts until September. This is a great opportunity for photographers to get some beautiful shots of nature in bloom. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-08-21

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 06:00 on 21 August 2013.

Media Release: Calling all birding enthusiasts

Date: 2013-08-20

The SANParks Honorary Ranger in the Mountain Zebra National Park region will be hosting their annual Sasol Birding Weekend in the Park from 6 to 8 September 2013.

Latest update on the ship wreck crisis by the JOC Goukamma Nature Reserve

Date: 2013-08-19

Saturday, 17 August 2013 - The Kiani Satu lifted off the Goukamma Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area today at 11.30am and is currently heading out to sea. The Buffalo Bay/Goukamma Joint Operations Centre (JOC) awaits word from SAMSA regarding its position.

Media Release: Churches assemble in KNP to pray against rhino poaching

Date: 2013-08-19

The Kruger National Park (KNP), in partnership with various denominations from the neighbouring communities of the Park, held a church service on Saturday, 17 August 2013 at the Skukuza Soccer Field to pray for the rhino species and to condemn rhino poaching.

Media Release: Plans to create the longest boardwalk in Africa

Date: 2013-08-19

Despite its undisputed unique global geographical position, the Cape Agulhas lighthouse precinct, along with the southernmost tip of Africa, remains one of South Africa’s most untapped tourism destinations. It mostly remains on the periphery of tourism flows in the Western Cape Region.

 

Latest update on the ship wreck crisis by the JOC Goukamma Nature Reserve

Date: 2013-08-16

The Buffalo Bay/Goukamma Joint Operations Centre (JOC) prepares to receive 600 kg spoiled food from the Kiana Satu. The food, which is expected to be airlifted from the vessel later today, is no longer fit for human consumption and most of it will be disposed under controlled waste removal procedures. 

SANParks happy with poacher's sentencing

Date: 2013-08-16

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 16 August 2013, welcomed the prison sentence meted out to a Mozambican National convicted of rhino poaching by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Kruger National Park warns against false representation

Date: 2013-08-16

There is phishing email circulating around, from an address krugernparks@gmail.com with a job application form that has a South African National Parks logo attached. The source/s sending the email urges recipients to apply for a job in the Kruger National Park (KNP), giving them details of where and when in the Park; the field training would take place if one has been selected. Of much concern is that the email states that the successful candidates would need to pay a rental fee of R600 which includes breakfast and supper. 

50% discount at Nature's Valley Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2013-08-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 50% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at Nature’s Valley Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-14

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 14 August 2013.

Media Release: South African National Parks Hit The Road

Date: 2013-08-08

Calling all tour operators, travel agents, conference organizers, secretaries and PA’s, the South African National Parks (SANParks) Roadshow, an annual event is planned for 20 August 2012 to 22 August 2013. SANParks will visit three cities in three days, starting in Johannesburg at the FNB Conference Centre then moving to Durban at the Garden Court Marine Parade and finishing off in Cape Town at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-08-07

The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since January 2013 has reached 553, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbs to 148. 

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-08-07

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Scheduled Technical Downtime

Date: 2013-08-05

Due to infrastructure changes on site at the SANParks Head Office, the following services will not be available from Tuesday, 6 August 2013 at 20:00 p.m. until Wednesday, 7 August 2013 at 04:00 a.m:

Media Release: SANParks honours rangers for their hard work

Date: 2013-08-02

Rangers from various South African National Parks were out in the field on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at Letaba Shooting Range in the Kruger National Park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating that they are a very important component of the organizations’ staff compliment; which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the national parks. 


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