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Media Response: Sedgefield Ratepayers meeting feedback

Date: 2013-07-15

The Edge newspaper (dated 3 July 2013) highlighted feedback from the Sedgefield Ratepayers meeting (on page 8). SANParks wishes to bring these facts to the attention of the Ratepayers and the general public. The response is outlined in point form following the chronological order of the issues raised:

The SANParks 2013 Photographic Competition now open for entries!

Date: 2013-07-10

The SANParks 2013 Photographic Competition is now open for entries from 1 July 2013 until 31 August 2013.

Media Release: Mapungubwe restaurant still operational

Date: 2013-07-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to dismiss rumours that are spreading about the closure of Mapungubwe restaurant, which is situated in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site, near Musina in Limpopo. The restaurant has merely changed operators and was not closed down.

Media briefing from Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs on the approval of the Rhino Trade Proposal

Date: 2013-07-04

South Africa is a Party and founding member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, a trade convention that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Media Release: 50% discount on all accommodation to celebrate 50 years of GGHNP

Date: 2013-09-02

On 13 September 1963, Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) was officially proclaimed by the government as a national park and 2013 marks 50 years since that proclamation.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-13

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 12:00 on 13 September 2013.

Excellence in the Northern Region Parks awarded at an event in Golden Gate

Date: 2013-06-28

The South African National Park’s (SANParks) Northern Cluster parks, consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park), Achievement Awards took place on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at the Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. This is one of the initiatives driven by the annual Kudu Awards in an attempt to award excellence throughout SANParks.

Professor Brian Allanson honoured by SANParks

Date: 2013-06-27

Professor Brian Allanson scooped the Research Award for 2013. He was honoured by SANParks during the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) Regional Awards, held in Tsitsikamma on 21 June 2013. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-06-26

A total of 129 alleged rhino poachers have been arrested in South Africa since the beginning of the year.  

Media Release: Entries open for SANParks' Environmental Journalist Awards

Date: 2013-06-26

Entries for the South African National Parks' (SANParks) Environmental Journalist Awards, are open.

Invitation to participate in a Responsible Ecotourism questionnaire

Date: 2013-06-25

The Tourism Research entity (TREES) at North West University, in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks), is conducting research to develop responsible ecotourism rating/grading criteria for SANParks.

Media Release: The 2013 Kudu Awards opens for entries

Date: 2013-06-24

The 2013 Kudu Awards organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB), has opened for entries.

40% discount on accommodation and camping at Nature's Valley in the GRNP

Date: 2013-06-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at Nature’s Valley Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park. 

Media Release: Kruger National Park achievers dazzle for top notch

Date: 2013-06-24

The 13th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place on Friday, 21 June 2013 in Skukuza. The award recipients displayed great pleasure and pride as they walked the stage to collect their prizes.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-06-21

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 10:00 on 21 June 2013.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-06-20

The total number of rhino poached since the beginning of the year has risen to 428.  

Mokala National Park celebrates Arid Region Achievers and its 6th birthday

Date: 2013-06-20

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) Arid Regional Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 in Mokala National Park. The hosting park, Mokala also celebrated its 6th birthday with all the award winners. The venue buzzed with excitement and anticipation in line with the special “Digging for Diamonds” themed event. 

Media Release: Shingwedzi reopens some of its facilities to tourists

Date: 2013-06-13

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Shingwedzi Rest Camp will reopen some of its facilities to tourists tomorrow, 14 June 2013; after it was temporarily closed in January due to floods that saw the whole Rest Camp under water.  

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-06-12

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, is to meet Mozambique's Minister of Tourism, Mr Carvalho Muaria, in Maputo on Friday as part of ongoing efforts to improve relations between the two countries. 

Special long weekend discounts at Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2013-06-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special discounts to short notice online reservations for selected accommodation and camping at Augrabies Falls National Park for the forthcoming long weekend. 

Media Release: Mountain Zebra NP hosts "Take A Girl Child To Work Day"

Date: 2013-06-11

Mountain Zebra National Park, outside Cradock, hosted 26 girls and three teachers from the town under Cell C’s “Take a Girl Child to Work Day” programme recently.

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to 40% at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Media Release: Three suspected poachers arrested in Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-06-07

SANParks today announced that a further three suspected poachers were arrested yesterday afternoon, 6 June, in the Tshokwane section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-06-07

A total of 117 people have been arrested for rhino poaching-related charges countrywide since the beginning of 2013. Of these, 53 are suspected poachers arrested in the Kruger National Park, and five are alleged couriers. 

Media Release: SANParks gives out another legacy to school kids

Date: 2013-06-07

The South African National Parks (SANParks) officially handed-over the R2, 2 million administration block to Dumisani High School at Cork, a village outside Kruger Gate yesterday, 6 June 2013. 

Media Release: SANParks gives back on World Environment Day

Date: 2013-06-05

People across the globe are celebrating the World Environment Day today, 5 June 2013, under the theme "Think. Eat. Save.” Given the enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, the theme this year, "Think. Eat. Save" aims at curbing and minimising the volume of food wasted and lost. 


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