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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.

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.

Media Release: SANParks makes public its Ten Year Responsible Tourism Strategy

Date: 2013-03-26

Today, the South African National Parks (SANParks) made public its 2022 Responsible Tourism Strategy (2022 RTS). 

Southern Tip Day: A treasure chest full of memories

Date: 2013-03-25

You are invited to attend a function to commemorate Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip and all the shipwreck victims that lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas Coastline.

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

Date: 2013-03-19

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

Date: 2013-03-19

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

Date: 2013-03-19

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas enforced during the school holidays

Date: 2013-03-18

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the coming school holidays which start on Wednesday, 20 March until Sunday, 7 April 2013. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-18

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 21:00 on 15 March 2013.

Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-03-15

As the triennial Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) draws to a close, the number of rhino poached in South Africa rose to 158 since the beginning of the year.

Media Release: Cyber Tracker Donation to SANParks

Date: 2013-03-15

South African National Parks together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers are proud to announce the donation of 210 Cyber Tracker GPS units by the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks.  This donation, to the value of more than 1.5 million rand will provide the field rangers with an important tool in the fight against poaching and provide valuable information to scientists studying the ecology of our national parks.

Media Release: Free Entrance at Augrabies to see the Illuminated Falls

Date: 2013-03-13

Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) will be open to the public for free from 18:00 until 22:00 on 15 March 2013 to view the falls under lights. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those wanting to see the falls illuminated at night. 

SANParks and Wild Card on M-Net's The Wild

Date: 2013-03-12

There’s drama tonight (12 March 2013) on The Wild, M-Net’s soap opera about a game farm. Tune in to M-Net at 19:00 to find out what role SANParks and Wild Card play.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-11

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 11 March 2013.

Update on rhino poaching statistics

Date: 2013-03-06

As more than 2 000 representative of 178 signatory states to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) gather in Thailand to determine the future of threatened species, South Africa has lost another 24 rhino since last week. 


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