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Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC) comes to Africa

Date: 2012-05-14

The Wildlife Society (TWS) in partnership with Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, South African National Parks (SANParks) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, will host this prestigious congress at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa from 9 to 12 July 2012.

Media Release: One suspected rhino poacher dead and two arrested

Date: 2012-05-10

In a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators and rangers, the South African Police Services (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) this morning three suspected rhino poachers were thwarted while trying to escape in the Crocodile Bridge Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Mapungubwe acquires a restaurant

Date: 2012-05-09

Visitors to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites are hereby informed that a restaurant facility at the Interpretive Centre near the park’s entrance gate is open and operational. 

Media Release: R55 million assets seized from poachers

Date: 2012-05-09

The joint security forces including the Endangered Species of the Hawks, the NPA, the Asset Forfieture Unit, Department of Environmental affairs and the curators made a huge stride in our undying effort to thwart rhino poaching in South Africa. This team has seized assets in the region of R55 million, believed to have been acquired through criminal activities, particularly rhino poaching from Dawie Groenewald, two veterinary surgeons, Drs Karel Toet and Manie Du Plessis.

Media Release: Bird Club brightens up Park hide

Date: 2012-05-08

A donation by the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club has brightened up the Camdeboo National Park’s Khwalimanzi Hide which is situated in the Game Viewing Area.

Media Release: KNP impala killer banned for five years

Date: 2012-05-08

Following on the highly publicised impala accident of the 2nd of May 2012 and the R2500 fine imposed on the responsible driver for the charge of reckless driving, KNP Management today further considered the recommendations of a final report into the incident.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-05-08

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 7 May 2012

Media Release: Latest rhino poaching statistics

Date: 2012-05-07

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 210. 

Media Release: Driver gets penalty for impala deaths

Date: 2012-05-07

A driver of a delivery truck (with trailer attached) belonging to one of the contractors currently working in the Park, Shivers Contracting Company who collided with a herd of impala last week on the Kruger Gate - Skukuza road; which resulted in the deaths of at least seven impala was slapped with a fine of R2500.

Table Mountain confirmed as a Natural Wonder

Date: 2012-05-04

Cape Town, Thursday, 3 May 2012: Table Mountain’s status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature has become official after an international audit confirmed the result of a global voting process.

Latest update on the KNP flood notice

Date: 2012-05-03

Kruger National Park flood update as at 17:00 p.m. on 2 May 2012.

Media Release: SANParks disappointed at Beeld’s allegations

Date: 2012-04-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is extremely disappointed in an article published by Beeld on Monday 30 April 2012 in which unfounded allegations of tension between SANParks Rangers, South African Police (SAPS) Special Tasks Force and the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) were made. The allegations were made on the basis of a faceless so-called “sources” which relates to a shooting incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) between a SANParks Ranger and SAPS Special Task force member in which both lost their lives. 

Media Release: KNP Field Rangers' strike called-off

Date: 2012-04-30

The South African National Parks (SANParks) field rangers’ strike which commenced on the 3rd February 2012 has been called-off, effective as from today, 30th April 2012.

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!


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