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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. 

Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-07-31

The total number of alleged poachers arrested in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 147.

Media Release: Kruger National Park rangers successfully arrest four poachers

Date: 2013-07-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Thursday, 25 July 2013, confirmed the arrest of four poachers in the iconic Kruger National Park (KNP) by the SANParks Special Forces and Rangers. The arrests took place in two different sections of the park amid latest statistics released yesterday of 321 rhinos having been poached in the park this year alone.   

Media Release: Entry for SANParks Green Awards extended

Date: 2013-07-24

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 8 August 2013. SANParks, Head of Communications, Paul Daphne said the Kudu Awards are becoming one of the best conservation awards programmes in the country in which a lot of companies, individuals as well as community groups enter to showcase their work around environment and conservation of natural resources.

Media Release: Rhino Issue Management Report published by the DEA

Date: 2013-07-24

The Department of Environmental Affairs today, 24 July 2013 released the Rhino Issue Management (RIM) Report which emanated from the national consultation process to facilitate a common understanding of the key issues related to the protection and conservation of South Africa’s rhino population. 

Media Release: South African National Parks Week dates announced

Date: 2013-07-24

Keeping in line with its vision statement of ‘Connecting to Society’, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be launching its eighth annual South African National Parks Week at Mokala National Park from 9 to 13 September 2013.

 

40% discount at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park

Date: 2013-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-07-18

(As at 09:00, Wednesday, 17 July 2013) - The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 488 with 142 alleged poachers being arrested. 

Media Release: SANParks devotes 67 minutes on Mandela Day

Date: 2013-07-18

In celebration of Mandela Day, staff from the South African National Parks’ (SANParks) head office spent the morning at Motheo wa Katlego Community Development centre in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria. The centre which is run by a group of volunteers supports 60 destitute children from the ages of six to 18 years old and takes care of Orphan Vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS infected and affected people. 

Media Release: Rhino carcass discovered in Marakele National Park

Date: 2013-07-18

A fresh rhino carcass, with its horn removed, was discovered yesterday in the northern section of the Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province. 

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: Awards aplenty for Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2013-07-16

Mountain Zebra National Park walked away from the 2012/13 SANParks Regional Awards evening with an armful of awards.  The ceremony is held annually to celebrate the top achievers from the four national parks in the Frontier Region – namely Addo Elephant-, Mountain Zebra-, Camdeboo- and Karoo National Parks.

Media Release: Animal casualty not a result of a controlled fire

Date: 2013-07-15

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to refute claims that a fire, which injured a young elephant and possibly a rhino in the Kruger National Park (KNP) recently was part of the controlled fires currently being administered in the park. 


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