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Media Release: SANParks announces changes to rates for open safari vehicles

Date: 2013-05-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced in a statement changes in the rate structure for South African residents and Southern African Development Community (SADC) nationals using Open Safari Vehicles (OSV’s) to experience the iconic Kruger National Park.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-05-09

8 May 2013 - Arrests for rhino poaching this week showed a considerable increase, with 11 alleged poachers being arrested in the eastern half of the country. 

Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled "Rhino killings will never stop, says expert."

Date: 2013-05-03

Rhino populations not yet in decline in Kruger
Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled “Rhino killings will never stop, says expert.”

Media Release: Eight suspected poachers arrested

Date: 2013-05-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, in a three week joint operation with members of the SA Police Service, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Board Rangers, arrested five suspected rhino poachers en route to commit poaching in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve yesterday (1 May 2013).

Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-05-02

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 273. The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching, with the number of rhinos poached since last week increasing from 180 to 201.

Media Release: SANParks & Storms River Adventures agree on future of canopy tours

Date: 2013-04-29

The South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Stormsriver Adventures Pty (Ltd)-operators of the canopy tours in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park met on Friday, 26 April 2013 in order to find an amicable solution to the current legal impasse. 

Media Release: Possible march outside Numbi gate

Date: 2013-04-26

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are alerted of a possible march by some people on the road outside Numbi Gate, tomorrow (27 April 2013) at 09:00.

Celebrate history and culture at the Southern Tip Day Festival

Date: 2013-04-26

Discover the history, culture and beauty of the southernmost tip of Africa at the 2013 Southern Tip Day festival – culminating with a relay race and fun walk on 11 May 2013.

Prescribed "stack burning" for Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2013-04-25

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of fuel reduction/stack burns within various sections of the Park.

Media Release: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2013-04-25

Three lion were released into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape for the first time today, becoming the first free-roaming lions in the area after an absence  of over 130 years.

Media Release: SANParks sad to lose a long serving volunteer

Date: 2013-04-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) yesterday announced the untimely passing of stalwart aviator Laurie Kay who volunteered his services to the Kruger National Park ( KNP) after retirement. He died from a suspected heart attack at the Skukuza offices of the Anti–Rhino Poaching unit.

Media Release: Congratulations to Yusuf Abramjee

Date: 2013-04-23

SANParks would like extend heartfelt congratulations to Yusuf Abramjee on being honoured with The Order of the Baobab, the highest national order to be bestowed on a citizen or a foreigner by the Chancellor of Orders.

Earth Day 2013: "Recycle, Reuse and Reduce"

Date: 2013-04-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) today (22 April 2013) commemorated the 43rd annual  Earth Day celebration. More than one billion people around the globe participated in this annual initiative in a bid to help mobilize the earth. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-04-22

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage, as at 14:00 on 19 April 2013.

Hamiltons Tented Camp switches to a solar energy solution

Date: 2013-04-22

After many months of planning, Hamiltons Tented Camp has proudly unveiled their biggest green initiative to date – an entirely solar powered camp! 

Media Release: Minister Molewa welcomes the latest rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-04-19

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Mrs Edna Molewa, has welcomed recent arrests and the prosecution of individuals linked to rhino poaching, urging all South Africans to work with law enforcement agencies to thwart on-going poaching.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-04-19

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage, as at 14:00 on 18 April 2013.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park to celebrate Earth Day 2013

Date: 2013-04-17

The 43rd anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in 2013. This day marks an opportunity for volunteers to initiate actions towards a sustainable future. Earth Day is a global attempt for international co-operation to address issues such as global warming, toxic waste, destruction of rainforests, expanding deserts and ocean pollution. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to use Earth Day to take environmental action in their area. 

Media Release: Mapungubwe commemorates International Day for Monuments & Sites

Date: 2013-04-17

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WHS) will join the rest of the international counterparts in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the International Day for Monuments and Sites. 

Media Release: SANParks reacts to claim of forcing closure of Treetop Canopy Tour

Date: 2013-04-16

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to clarify reports that it is forcing the closure of the Treetop Canopy Tours managed by Storms River Adventures in its Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park.

Media Release: Foreign tourists involved in an accident in the KNP

Date: 2013-04-15

An elephant overturned a vehicle driven by two tourists of Chinese origin i.e. male and female, on the H1-7 tar road between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park (KNP) around 06:30 this morning. The driver (male) sustained injuries and a helicopter, local doctor and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident to attend to him immediately. 

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update

Date: 2013-04-08

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update as at 12:00 p.m on 8 April 2013.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update

Date: 2013-04-04

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update as at 12:00 p.m on 4 April 2013.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Flood Update

Date: 2013-04-03

Update at 16:00 on 3 April 2013, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to remind guests on their way to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from Namibia that, as a result of heavy rains, roads leading to the park from the neighbouring country, Namibia, have been flooded and subsequently closed. All the access road on the South African side of the park are still open and accessible.

Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-04-20

 

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 273.  The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching, with the number of rhinos poached since last week increasing from 180 to 201.

 

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park Road closures

Date: 2013-04-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) today released an urgent warning to all guests on their way to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from Namibia that, as a result of heavy rains, roads leading to the park from the neighbouring country have been flooded and subsequently closed.

Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and SANParks Board saddened by the loss of lives in the KNP

Date: 2013-04-02

1 April 2013 - The Minister and the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa and Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi together with  the South African National Parks (SANParks) Board, have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families, the Ministry of Defence and colleagues of the five people killed in a helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park on Saturday. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update and MoU signed between SA and China

Date: 2013-03-28

The fight against rhino poaching was given a further shot in the arm this week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of Wetland and Desert Ecosystems and Wildlife Conservation.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-05-03

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 16:00 on 02 May 2013.

Media Release: West Coast Rock Lobster season closing on 1 April 2013

Date: 2013-03-27

The City of Cape Town reminds all Capetonians that the season for recreational fishing of West Coast rock lobster will close on Monday 1 April, 2013 at 16:00 p.m.


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