The Park Manger of Namaqua National Park, Matthew Norval announced today that the scarcity of rain and change in weather patterns in the Namaqualand area may have a negative effect on this year's floral display at the national park.
THE Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) has cautioned all visitors to Signal Hill to be on the lookout for muggers in the area. This follows a recent incident in which a team of CPNP field rangers saved several tourists from a would-be mugging.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) is to launch a new WILD Card for international visitors beginning October 1, 2003.
The South African National Parks Honorary Rangers was recently awarded a prestigious national conservation award by WESSA for its contribution to conservation in our national parks.
A leopard killed a nine-year-old boy in Skukuza Staff Village this afternoon. The boy, Tshikani Nobela, was on his way home when the incident happened at around 15:45.
The Chief Executive of South African National Parks (SANParks), Mavuso Msimang , announced today that the policy of the organization on elephant culling in the national parks has not changed despite enormous challenges posed by high elephant growth rates in Kruger National Park .
Following the successful harvest of pines along upper Tokai Road over the past few weeks, a new compartment will be harvested starting tomorrow, Wednesday 09 October 2013. The section, or ‘compartment’ of pines to be harvested is located along upper Tokai Road, adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park’s (TMNP) Tokai picnic and braai site.
It was cheers all round today (August 20, 2003) when The South African Breweries, through its flagship brand, Castle Lager, presided at a handover of R32 896,80 to the Kruger National Park at a function in Skukuza.
Contrerary to what has been suggested on SABC News last night, be assured that there are no fires in or close to Golden Gate.
NOT content with confining their conservation duties to land, 15 rangers from the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) have taken the plunge and are now training to skipper small craft on sea.
SOUTH African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled a bigger Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. The park, situated to the northeast of Thabazimbi, forms a pivotal part of the organisation’s parks expansion programme.
SOUTH African National Parks has received a merit award from Cape Technikon in recognition for the role the organisation has played in placing tourism students for their six months experiential training.
Wednesday, 3 September, an uncontrolled fire started on a farm north of Golden Gate .
Please note that the Skukuza Airport will close for maintenance purposes from 4 November to 31 January 2014. There will be no flights allowed into the airport during this time.
PEOPLE with physical disabilities are now able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Silvermine Dam with the opening of the new boardwalk by the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP).
The Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA), managed by the SANParks, is part of the Garden Route National Park. Declared in 1964, it is the oldest MPA in Africa and one of the largest. It is split into the De Vasselot Section Controlled Zone and the Tsitsikamma MPA (No-Take Zone).
THE brand new information centre at the Boulders penguin sanctuary near Simon's Town has received a top accolade from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA).
Spring has sprung in the Cape Peninsula National Park. This bontebok foal and its mother was spotted at Buffels Bay in the Cape of Good Hope section of the park. According to CPNP section ranger, Justin Buchmann, the peak lambing season is September/October but late arrivals do occur up to November.
Justin Fox, a journalist who once visited Bateleur Bushveld Camp on assignment, wrote an article about the camp, it’s facilities and activities. I took him on various guided bush walks in the region, and one evening told him all about new projects in the Kruger National Park (KNP). He wrote in his article (Getaway Magazine, Sins of the Sons, August 2002, p. 78), jokingly accusing me of one of the forth-sighted sons of the KNP, with new ideas and fresh plans to take Eco tourism in the KNP one step further. I didn’t agree with him then, but when this dream of Mountain Bike Trails in the KNP materialized, I knew what he meant.
A 17-year-old youth from Cork village near Mkhuhlu, was killed by a crocodile yesterday afternoon (Monday September 29, 2003) while fishing with his friends in the Sabie River inside the boundaries of the Kruger National Park (KNP) near the Lisbon Estates pump station.
For the first time in over 100 years, six lions were re-introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape today. It will be first time since 1879 that these magnificent cats will roam this area again.
Mopani Camp and its satellite Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are offering a 25% discount on accommodation from November 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.
Eleven learner contractors from the Kruger National Park’s highly successful Emerging Contractor Development Programme received their qualifications today at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Letaba Camp in the KNP.
Minister Moosa hails joint SA/Mozambique operation as a success story for conservation.
The Acting Director of the Kruger National Park Mr Josias Chabani took 18 journalists through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park tourism infrastructure development projects worth R40-million today. These projects, which form part of the implementation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, are rapidly gaining momentum in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
The South African National Parks Board today (Wednesday, 08 October 2003 ) announced the appointment of Mr David Madoda Mabunda as the new Chief Executive Officer of SANParks.
Visitors to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park this holiday season may be lucky enough to see some of the antelope recently relocated there.
Bitterpan, the new wilderness camp in Kgalagadi, has received a top accolade from the Pretoria Institute for Architecture. The institute's awards of commendation are made annually in recognition of outstanding architectural design. As regional winner, Bitterpan is now a nominee for the national award by the SA Institute of Architects to be announced later in 2003.
The Bitterpan area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park provided great excitement last night
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