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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.

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.


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