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Media Release: The 2014 Kudu Awards call for nominations

Date: 2014-07-04

South African National Parks (SANParks)  is once again calling for the 2014 annual Kudu Awards nominations. In its 10th year of celebration, the Kudu Awards is SANParks’ way of honouring and celebrating those people who eat, sleep and breath conservation. 

Media Release: KNP gate quotas set for the school holidays

Date: 2014-06-24

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) 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 Saturday, 28 June until Sunday, 20 July 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks gears up for tourism growth

Date: 2014-06-20

The SANParks Infrastructure Program is in the process of investing significant amounts of money into various tourism infrastructures in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). 

Fun holiday programme awaits at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-20

Calling all parents in and around Graaff-Reinet!  

Bookings open for Sasol/Addo Birding Weekend

Date: 2014-06-20

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 31 October – 2 November 2014.

The relative importance of iconic animals in selected SANParks

Date: 2014-06-13

You are invited to participate in an academic research study and official SANPakrs project which aims to determine the relative importance of the presence of iconic animals (elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, hippo) in selected SANParks and the influence they have on visitor numbers, types of visitors and their willingness to pay.

SANParks driver cautioned

Date: 2014-06-11

In light of the uproar with regards to the recent YouTube video showing a South African National Parks (SANParks) vehicle forcing an elephant and a calf off the road, a full investigation was concluded, which included the studying of the footage, information from the witnesses as well as the account from the driver.  

Hello little cheetah cubs!

Date: 2014-06-09

Mountain Zebra National Park's seven cheetah cubs are a few months old now and they’re all doing well.

Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on trade in rhino horn

Date: 2014-06-09

6 June 2014 - Recent media reports on the issue of possible trade in rhino horns by South Africa have been mischievous and have evidently been playing to the gallery by seeking to create confusion with regards to the government’s position on the proposed trade in rhino horns.

Media Release: Tsitsikamma volunteers scoop Honorary Ranger of the Year

Date: 2014-06-09

The Honorary Rangers in Tsitsikamma scooped the 2013 Award at a recent ceremony. Chairman of the National Executive Committee, Louis Lemmer, says the team in Tsitsikamma has displayed a high level of passion for conservation. 

Media Release: An update on Mountain Zebra National Park's lion

Date: 2014-06-06

All indications are that the three lion introduced into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in April last year have settled down well in their new home.

Media Release: Rupert Foundations helps to develop tourism in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-06

The Winterhoek homestead and adjacent wagon shed in Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation.  The end product will be a guest house for the accommodation of overnight visitors to the Park. 

Media Release: SANParks raises its voice on World Environment Day

Date: 2014-06-05

People across the globe are celebrating the World Environment Day (WED) today, 5 June 2014, under the theme "International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)”. The slogan this year is "Raise your voices, not the sea levels" and that is exactly what South African National Parks (SANParks) is doing across the country.

Heads-up! The SANParks Times winter edition is on its way!

Date: 2014-05-30

Need your fix of news from our national parks? Get your hands on the June edition of the SANParks Times, about to hit the streets. The printed version will be available as from Monday, 2 June 2014. The online version is already available. Subscribe now to see it first! 

30% discount at Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2014-05-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation and camping at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 

Media Release: Seven year old reaches goal of R 100 000 to save the rhinos

Date: 2014-05-28

SANParks Rhino Champion Alyssa Carter, aged seven, handed over a cheque of R100 000 to the SANParks Honorary Rangers. Last year Alyssa was the winner of the Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award (Individual) at the SANParks Kudu awards. These awards were in recognition of her efforts to raise money to save South Africa’s rhinos. 

Media Release: Arrest of former SANParks ranger and police officials welcomed

Date: 2014-05-28

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, the Hawks and SANParks have welcomed the arrest of a former SANParks field ranger and two SAPS members by South African National Parks (SANParks). 

Media Release: SANParks proud of its Honorary Rangers' achievements

Date: 2014-05-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) honoured the SANParks Honorary Rangers at their 50th anniversary on Saturday, 24 May 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks congratulates Minister Molewa

Date: 2014-05-27

South African National Parks (SANParks), Board Chairman, Mr. Kuseni Dlamini has on behalf of SANParks Board of Directors, Executive Management and the entire staff expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed minister of environmental affairs, Honorable Edna Molewa. “As the SANParks family we see the re-appointment of the Minister Molewa as a well-deserved moment of recognition for past achievements and future goals.”

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park launches new anti-poaching vessel

Date: 2014-05-23

Addo Elephant National Park’s Honorary Rangers handed over the keys to a brand new anti-poaching vessel to the Park and its marine team today.

How International Biodiversity Day can make sense to fellow South Africans

Date: 2014-05-23

22 May was International Biodiversity Day. Big word! The day is set aside to create awareness about the richness in species and ecosystems. 

Alert: SAPS apprehends suspected poachers

Date: 2014-05-23

22 May 2014 -  SANParks congratulated the SAPS who intercepted a group of suspected poachers who were on their way to the iconic Kruger National Park, possibly to illegally hunt rhino. 

Media Release: Renewed call to all involved in rhino projects to provide details to the Department of Environmental Affairs

Date: 2014-05-21

All Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), businesses and individuals involved in fighting rhino poaching are requested to submit information about their work to the Department of Environmental Affairs by 30 June 2014. 

Media Release: Blue Bulls Company supports nature conservation

Date: 2014-05-20

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce their alignment with South African National Parks (SANParks). This relationship will further enhance the brand's commitment and support for SANParks efforts with events, activities and competitions to educate, raise awareness and help raise funds to protect our natural heritage. 

Media Release: Anniversary celebrations for SANParks Honorary Rangers

Date: 2014-05-20

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the SANParks Honorary Rangers. This will be celebrated in the Kruger National Park from 21 to 25 May 2014. 

Media Release: Shock as SANParks discovers first poached elephant in ten years

Date: 2014-05-15

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has today announced the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the KNP. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2014-05-15

South Africa and Mozambique have identified a number of projects to assist with the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management signed on 17 April 2014. 

Media Release: Marked increase in service levels for SANParks Restaurant

Date: 2014-05-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) is proud to announce that two months after the opening of Mugg & Bean restaurant at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park (KNP) there has been a 127.67% increase in this facilities turnover.

40% discount at Tankwa Karoo National Park - Book now!

Date: 2014-05-09

All new public reservations made from 9 May 2014 onwards will automatically receive a 40% discount when booking any accommodation or campsite at Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Media Release: Marakele National Park welcomes two new lions

Date: 2014-05-06

Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.


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