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Media Release: SANParks proposals for Tokai Manor precinct

Date: 2012-02-01

Proposals for the future upgrade, management and landscaping of the Tokai Manor precinct will be presented at a public open day on Tuesday, 7 February. The open day will be held in the historic Tokai Manor house which now forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Media Release: 248 KNP rangers to embark on a strike

Date: 2012-02-01

A total number of 361 Kruger National Park (KNP) staff members will embark on a strike from Friday, February 3, 2012

Media Release: 75 years for 3 poachers

Date: 2012-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today (31 January 2012) that three Rhino poachers from Mozambique were found guilty of illegal rhino hunting at Phalaborwa Regional Court and sentenced to a maximum of 25 years imprisonment each.

Media release: Only Days Left to Enter Addo 50Mile Trail Run

Date: 2012-01-31

Only Days Left to Enter Addo 50Mile Trail Run.

Media Release: Massive – 40% Discounts for late-summer break at SANParks

Date: 2012-01-31

Longing to escape to nature, far away from the madding crowds?

Media Release: SANParks Social Science Student Support

Date: 2012-01-25

South African National Parks announced today that it will be offering bursaries to students as part of their Social Science Student Support Programme.

Media Release: Ancient Dinosaur Nursery - The Oldest nesting site ever found.

Date: 2012-01-24

An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus — revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. 

Media Release: The Jewel of Limpopo Becomes a Big Tourist Attraction

Date: 2012-01-24

South African National Parks officially announced that the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site has received 343 visitors to the new Interpretation Centre.

Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 2012-03-02

Following heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area.

Media Release: Two suspected poachers fatally wounded in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-12

In a follow-up anti-poaching operation in the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park last night, Wednesday, 11 January 2012, Field Rangers came in contact with a group of suspected poachers.

Annual Writing Competition extended!

Date: 2012-01-11

For all those avid writers, both young and old, who did not get a chance to enter the Annual Writing Competition late last year – it has been extended until the end of June 2012. Hip, hip hooray!

Media Release: Eight rhino carcasses found in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement today that while in an intensified patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday (Tuesday, 10 January 2012) rangers found eight (8) carcasses with their horns missing in two sections of the park.

Media Release: Fuel shortage in KNP

Date: 2011-12-20

Guests travelling Kruger National Park are notified that the park is currently experiencing a shortage of unleaded petrol at most of its filling stations and therefore advises all those whose vehicle uses unleaded petrol to fill up their cars at the outside outlets before they enter the Park. 

AENP: Addo offers evening talks for nature enthusiasts

Date: 2011-12-19

There is much on offer for visitors to Addo Elephant National Park with a series of evening talks aimed at nature enthusiasts in December and early January.

TMNP: City re-opens Burgher's Walk in Simon's Town

Date: 2011-12-15

The City of Cape Town, in collaboration with the South African National Parks (SANParks), is pleased to announce the re-opening of Burghers’ Walk in Simon’s Town as of Friday 9 December 2011.

Media Release: Camdeboo holiday programme loads of fun for children

Date: 2011-12-13

Children enjoyed themselves immensely on the Camdeboo National Park holiday programme, which ran smoothly and successfully over three days in early December.

TMNP: Make the most of the mountains these holidays

Date: 2011-12-13

Summer holidays are around the corner and with the summer sun heating up and early summer winds blowing a gale – here are some helpful tips and a sneak peek into 2012 to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park...

Media Release: Suspected rhino poacher arrested

Date: 2011-12-12

During the afternoon of 11 December 2011, a joint operational team consisting of South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested a suspected rhino poacher in the N’wanetsi Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Observe the rules and regulations during festive season

Date: 2011-12-08

Protection Services personnel, Traffic Officials and KNP Rangers, of the Kruger National Park will step up their approach to dealing with rule breakers this coming Festive Season effectively from Friday, 9 December 2011.

Media Release: Latest on rhino poaching in South Africa

Date: 2011-12-06

South African National Parks announces that 405 rhinos have been poached throughout South Africa to date.

News Release: SANParks announces winners for Conservation Awards

Date: 2011-12-06

Kruger National Park: The winners in the 2011 Kudu Awards programme organised by the South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with the First National Bank (FNB) were announced in the Kruger National Park on 28 November 2011.

TMNP extends deadline for commercial operators’ registration to June 2012

Date: 2011-12-05

The initial deadline, 1 December 2011, for the registration of individuals and companies who make use of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) for commercial activities has been extended by six months to 1 June 2012.

Media Release: Holiday fun for kids at Addo

Date: 2011-12-01

Kids can look forward to having some fun while learning at Addo Elephant National Park this December.

December 2012 bookings open next year January

Date: 2011-11-18

@all Visitors: Please note that bookings for the period 1 December 2012 – 31 January 2013 will open on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 07:30 a.m.

Media Release: MyAddo Photographic Competition 2011 opens

Date: 2011-11-15

Addo Elephant National Park, one of the top tourist destinations in the Eastern Cape, and stand a chance to win big prizes.

News Release: SANParks announce Kudu Awards finalists

Date: 2011-11-15

Pretoria: The 2011 finalists in the Kudu Awards programme organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) have been announced. 

Media Release: Wondrous win as Table Mountain claims a top 7 spot

Date: 2011-11-14

Celebrations erupted at the V&A Waterfront on Friday November 11 as Table Mountain was named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.

GRNP: Construction commences in the Tsitsikamma section

Date: 2011-11-14

All guests and day visitors are advised that the construction of a retaining wall in the Tsitsikamma section in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has commenced.

Road maintenance in Bontebok National Park

Date: 2011-11-14

Bontebok NP: The access road to the rest camp from the reception will be closed from 14-24 November 2011 due to road works. An alternative route to the camp will be via the Eastern Drive. 

Media Release: R1.75 million to stop the slaughter

Date: 2011-11-14

The SANParks Honorary Rangers has stepped in to provide Kruger’s field rangers with the necessary equipment to help manage the poaching war. The Honorary Rangers has provided the field rangers with R 1.75 million worth of counter poaching equipment, during a handover ceremony held in Phalaborwa on the 3rd of November 2011.


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