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Media Release: Shooting in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-04-30

Pretoria, 29 April 2012 – Yesterday, a member of the South African Police Service and a Game Ranger were shot and killed in the Kruger National Park.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-04-26

Kruger National Park flood update as at 15:00 p.m. on 25 April 2012.

Media Release: SANParks mourns the death of a pioneering wildlife vet

Date: 2012-04-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to convey their sincere condolences to the family of Toni Harthoorn. Harthoorn, a wildlife vet, whose efforts to protect the rhino were insurmountable, died in Pretoria at the age of 89. 

Media Release: KNP awards its achievers for excellence

Date: 2012-04-23

The 12th KNP Achievement Awards took place on Friday, April 20 2012 in Skukuza and the award winners displayed great pleasure and pride as the entire venue buzzed with excitement when they walked away with top honours at this special event. 

Visitor Survey: Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2012-04-23

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park visitor survey has been developed to provide information to determine the impact of biodiversity on visitor experiences at the Golden Highlands Gate National Park. Your input will help conservation of biodiversity and improve visitor experiences. The information on this questionnaire will be treated confidentially.

Media Release: Earth Day 2012 "Mobilise the Earth"

Date: 2012-04-23

As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day on Sunday 22 April 2012 in a bid to help mobilize the Earth. 

Media Release: MZNP - Camdeboo Corridor Project to enhance conservation status

Date: 2012-04-23

An exciting new initiative to create a corridor between Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks will improve the conservation status of South Africa’s grassland biome.

Media Release: MZNP - Camdeboo Corridor Project to enhance conservation status

Date: 2012-04-23

An exciting new initiative to create a corridor between Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks will improve the conservation status of South Africa’s grassland biome.

Media Statement: DEA Appeals to the public to assist in fighting Rhino Poaching

Date: 2012-04-20

The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the Matsulu community's involvement in combating rhino poaching as the anti-poaching war intensifies whilst poachers also become brazen. 

Exciting promotion at Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow rest camp!

Date: 2012-04-19

40% discount on reservations made until December 2012 (during quiet periods) for Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow rest camp in the Garden Route National Park.

Media Release: Community stands up against rhino poaching

Date: 2012-04-18

The Matsulu community on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park (KNP) actively helped South African National Parks (SANParks) apprehend a suspected rhino poacher recently. SANParks would like to thank the community for their assistance and asks other communities bordering KNP to follow suit. 

Media Release: Update of rhino poaching statistics to date

Date: 2012-04-18

Department of Environmental Affairs is perturbed by the continuous loss of rhinos through illegal killings. So far, a total of 171 rhinos have been killed this year for the illegal trade in rhino horn.

Little time left to enter the Annual Writing Competition!

Date: 2012-04-13

SANParks recently announced the extension of the deadline for the Annual Writing Competition to the end of June 2012. However, said date is right around the corner. So don't delay, get your entries in as soon as possible!

Media Release: Safeguarding the Kruger

Date: 2012-04-13

April 13 2012 at 09:00am - The idea of change rarely sits easy with nature parks. Their very purpose is to keep important pockets of the natural environment the way they are, as free as possible of human interference.

Media Release: Latest update on Kruger National Park flood notice

Date: 2012-04-10

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 5 April 2012.

Media Release: Kruger National Park gate quotas during Easter weekend

Date: 2012-04-03

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 this coming Easter weekend which starts on Thursday, 5 to Monday, 9 April 2012. 

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park's inaugural golf day

Date: 2012-04-03

The Honorary Rangers of Mountain Zebra National Park are hosting the first ever Mountain Zebra National Park golf day on 14 April to raise funds for valuable conservation and tourism projects in the park.

The 2011 SANParks Photographic Competition winners announced

Date: 2012-03-30

The 2011 SANParks Photographic Competition saw an amazing array of breath-taking photographs submitted. 

Media Release: R536 to Kruger and Phabeni gates open

Date: 2012-03-29

The latest developments regarding service delivery protests between Hazyview and the Paul Kruger and Phabeni gates.

Media Release: Latest update on Kruger National Park flood notice

Date: 2012-03-27

Kruger National Park flood update as at 09:00 a.m. on 27 March 2012.

Media Release: Rare sighting at Camdeboo birding weekend

Date: 2012-03-27

Birders on the Camdeboo National Park’s recent birding weekend were delighted to witness a rare bird – the Village Indigobird – in amongst the sightings of more commonly-seen bird species.

Media Release: Vehicle accident in the KNP

Date: 2012-03-23

A vehicle, believed to be of a tourist burnt beyond recognition in the Kruger National Park today, 23 March 2012 on the H1/4 road 3km north of Satara Camp.

Media Release: The new face of counter-poaching

Date: 2012-03-23

In the recent years poaching has become the brutal business of well armed criminals slaughtering our precious rhino population for the sake of money. Counter poaching measures which were put in place to confront this onslaught needed to respond to gangs of heavily armed poachers. Until recently the face of counter poaching was that of an armed ranger putting his life on the line for our rhinos. But now counter poaching has a new face.

 

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park strikers return to work

Date: 2012-03-20

South African National Parks announced today in an updated statement that all remaining striking employees at the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site in Limpopo will unconditionally return to work today, 20 March 2012

Media Release: Locals enjoy "Valley by Moonlight" event

Date: 2012-03-20

There was an air of awe and wonder as, for the first time ever, locals were able to experience the world-renowned Valley of Desolation by night on 9 March.

 

Media Release: Latest statistics on rhino poaching

Date: 2012-03-20

The Department of Environmental Affairs is concerned about the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching.  To date, a total of 135 rhinos have been killed for the illegal trade in rhino horn.

Explore the Cape with our fantastic winter specials!

Date: 2012-03-19

Stay at any of the Cape Region’s South African National Parks - Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa and West Coast-during May/June/July and get a 20% discount off your accommodation or camping rates. This offer is available from 1 May to 31 July 2012 with rates from as low as R352 per unit per night.

Media Release: South African National Parks strike update

Date: 2012-03-19

As the South African National Parks (SANParks) workers strike enters its 6th week, SANParks says talks with the representatives of the strikers during two meetings held, were fruitless as the representatives were intransigent, unreasonable and maintained demands that require the organisation to adjust salaries and related allowances by between 78-1200%. The strike is currently affecting the Kruger National Park and Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site in Limpopo.

Media Release: R536 to Kruger and Phabeni gates reopened

Date: 2012-03-19

The latest developments regarding service delivery protests between Hazyview and the Paul Kruger and Phabeni gates.

Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 2012-03-16

Kruger National Park flood update as at 11:00 a.m. on 16 March 2012


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