A section of the Hoerikwaggo Trail between the Slangkop Tented Camp and the Silvermine Tented Camp, used by hikers to climb the southern slopes of Chapman’s Peak, will soon be closed.
Two prescribed burns will take place in the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park in the near future. The areas identified are Da Gama Peak and the section next to the Cape Point Main Gate. This will consolidate last year’s burn of 252 hectares to reach a total of 710 hectares.
Reddish-brown currents were identified in the Knysna estuary at Leisure Isle, Lake Pleasant (Sedgefield), Lake Brenton and at the Heads over the weekend.
The entrance road from the N2 lede to Ebb & Flow Rest Camp in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, will be rehabilitated. The 650-meter sub-base of the paved road is damaged and uneven. Work will mainly include the removal of the current paving to restabilize the base of the road.
Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) in the Northern Cape, is expecting the Orange River to be in full force over the next week. After two weeks of rain around the country, the power and force of the waterfall will once again live up to its name of "the place of Great Noise".
An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 18 March 2014 at 12:00.
14 March 2014 - The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since the beginning of 2014 has increased to 172, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbed to 54.
Speech by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs BEE Molewa, on the donation of R250 million to SANParks by the Howard G Buffet Foundation.
Johannesburg - The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF), a private foundation in the United States; the Nature Conservation Trust (NCT), a South African public benefit organization (PBO); and South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced an historic RAND 255 million (USD $23.7 million), three-year initiative to combat rhino poaching in Kruger National Park and test anti-poaching tactics that can be applied in other regions of Africa, where poaching can be a source of funding for armed groups. The announcement was made at the Rosebank office of Standard Bank, which also announced its own support for the initiative by providing favorable banking fees and interest on the funds which they will hold.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 20% discount on midweek (Sunday - Thursday) bookings, made online, for accommodation at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets in Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 14 March 2014 at 14:00.
Marakele National Park‘s accommodation facilities have been temporarily closed for the rest of the week due to damaged roads caused by heavy rain across the country.
Today, Unitrans Volkswagen Divisional Chief Executive, Mr. Kevin Gillmer, handed a cheque of R 1 051 720 to the SANParks Honorary Rangers, celebrating the Unitrans Volkswagen financial contribution for 2013 to the Unite Against Poaching effort.
The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again host scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 9 to 14 March 2014 at Nombolo Mdhluli, in Skukuza.
In the last week, like most parts of the country, Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WH) experienced heavy rains, which could result in floods.
As you might be aware SANParks, in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Major improvements have started and should result in superior product offerings to our customers. It should however be noted that there have been some changes and delays to the initial schedule, mainly as a result of the larger extent of refurbishment to what was expected. A revised schedule is outlined below.
Due to heavy rains in and around the southern part of Kruger National Park (KNP) several roads have been closed. Guests are advised not to use any gravel roads and to stay on the tar roads.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 25% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at Malelane Camp in the Kruger National Park.
South African National Parks (SANParks) intensified its search again this morning for the dehorned rhino spotted by visitors on Friday, 28 February 2014 in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to report that a dehorned rhino spotted by visitors on Friday, 28 February 2014, has not been located as yet after an aerial and ground search was conducted over the weekend.
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South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to confirm an incident of a rhino with its horn hacked off in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
Of the 9 188 368 international tourists who arrived in SA in 2012, an estimated 558, 014 headed to the Western Cape during peak seasons (Quarter 1 and 4). Popular tourist destinations are Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Winelands, according to the 2012 Western Cape Tourism Trends report (WESGRO).
A report on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the States paints a picture of a disengaged youth, disinterested in the heritage and biodiversity of their country (Gatlinburg, August 2013, the economist). Managers of that Park and every other National Park in the world including Wilderness are finding means through research to reach out to youngsters in a more techno-savvy manner.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at specific camps in four of our National Parks:
21 February 2014 - The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya officially handed over a jungle gym to the Pre-School learners of Takheleni Primary School at Matsulu Village on Friday, 21 February 2014.
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs welcomes some of the provisions contained in the London Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade
South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, welcomes some of the provisions contained in the London Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade, concluded last week.
Illegal hunters have appeared in the Makhado Magistrates court today, Monday 17 February 2014 on charges of hunting illegally on the farm Den Staat which is an open system to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, situated outside Musina in Limpopo.
In keeping with the theme of Valentine's Day, the SANParks online forums hosted a photographic competition, "Love is all around", where forumites had the opportunity to share photos depicting love in the national parks.
Groenkloof National Park, Pretoria: The office of the Auditor General (AG) today presented a trophy to the South African National Parks (SANParks) for having a clean audit for the financial year 2012/ 2013.
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