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Free entrance to Bontebok NP during SANParks Week 12 – 16 September 2011

Date: 2011-09-06

Bontebok National Park (BNP) is opening its doors for Heritage Month during the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week, taking place from 12 to 16 September. During this week, all National Parks are offering free, open access to all – to celebrate the rich and diverse heritage that is often just on our doorstep.

Tutu & De Klerk add their support to Mandela’s mountain of hope: Table Mountain

Date: 2011-09-02

Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former State President FW de Klerk have pledged their support for Table Mountain in the race to be named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Free access into National Parks during SANParks Week 12 – 16 September 2011

Date: 2011-09-02

In keeping with the September-spirit of Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again opening up its parks during SANParks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2011 Annual SANParks Week is scheduled for 12 to 16 September 2011.

Media Release: KNP gears up for SANParks Week Celebrations

Date: 2011-09-01

The annual 2011 SANParks Week will once again will take place on 12-18 September 2010 throughout all national parks which fall under South African National Parks. Kruger National Park (KNP) will have a series of activities which will take place during that period of which the aim is to create awareness around the National Parks of this country.

Bontebok NP: Recent rains have affected roads

Date: 2011-08-31

Recent rainfalls experienced in the Bontebok National Park have damaged some of our roads.

News Release: SANParks shine at PMR Africa Awards

Date: 2011-08-30

On Friday 26 August, Golden Gate Highlands National Park scooped three awards at the Professional Management Review (PMR) Awards held at the Bains Game Loge in Bloemfontein.

Media Release: Nominations for SANParks 2011 Kudu Awards are open

Date: 2011-08-25

The nominations for the 7th Annual Kudu Awards are now open, the call for nomination is open to members of the public to nominate individuals, groups or companies they believe have made a significant contribution towards conservation in the available categories.

Media Release: KNP emerging contractors receive technical skills training

Date: 2011-08-22

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) HOD: Technical Services, Blake Schraader presented the certificates to 150 emerging contractors in Skukuza on Friday, August 19, 2011.

WCNP HR opens Preekstoel Information Centre

Date: 2011-08-16

West Coast National Park’s (WCNP's) Honorary Rangers (HR) on Friday, 5 August officially opened the brand new Preekstoel Information Centre.

Media Release: PPA hands over a new dog for TMNP’s visitor safety dog unit

Date: 2011-08-15

The Pedal Power Association (PPA) on Saturday handed over a new dog to join Table Mountain National Park’s (TMNP's) visitor safety dog unit through the “Gift-a-Patrol-Dog Campaign”.

Flower season comes to Namaqua National Park

Date: 2011-08-10

There were more good rains at the start of August for the Skilpad Section of the Namaqua National Park. The coastal areas received good rains as well.

Road closure due to rain in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-08-05

All tourist roads – except for the Lammertjiesleegte route – are closed today in Karoo National Park due to heavy overnight rain.

News Release: Date set for 2011 SA National Parks Week

Date: 2011-08-03

The country’s body charged with the management of national parks, South African National Parks (SANParks) will officially launch the 2011 SA National Parks Week (SANPW) in the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park on Monday, 12 September 2011.

Win a fantastic prize when you enter Addo’s Writing Competition

Date: 2011-08-03

We are hosting a fun writing competition to celebrate Addo Elephant National Park’s 80th birthday!

Media Release: TMNP launches latest Access Card for locals

Date: 2011-07-29

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today launched its latest limited entry access card - My Green Card – which was produced in association with Hi-Tec.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park celebrates 80 years!

Date: 2011-07-27

Addo Elephant National Park is celebrating 80 years of conservation and tourism excellence this month.

Media Release: Learners interact in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2011-07-27

Camdeboo National Park’s People & Conservation Department has been engaging learners in meaningful interactions in the Park.

Media Release: Suspected ranger arrested for poaching in the KNP

Date: 2011-07-26

The CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda announced today that one of the Ranger Corps, based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was arrested for suspected rhino poaching activities yesterday, July 25, 2011.

Karoo National Park communications down

Date: 2011-07-26

Please note that all communication lines at Karoo National Park are currently down.

It’s snowing in Golden Gate!

Date: 2011-07-26

Snow has descended upon our Golden Gate Highlands National Park and what a sight it is!

News Release: Baby zebra born at TMNP - the first in over 9 years

Date: 2011-07-21

A Cape Mountain Zebra foal was born on Tuesday, July 19th, in the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). A foal was last born over 9 years ago and as a result; staff are monitoring the newcomer very carefully.

News Release: SANParks fulfils Mandela’s wish

Date: 2011-07-18

On 18 July, 2010 South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated Mandela Day with an array of activities to honour Mandela’s wish which is, ‘all South Africans should never give up on the belief in goodness’.

Drakensberg Boys Choir to perform at Golden Gate on 10th September

Date: 2011-08-03

Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP); together with the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Honorary Rangers will be hosting a musical festival at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets from 9th -10th September 2011.

Cancellation of certain bids during 2010

Date: 2011-07-11

During 2010 South African National Parks invited suitably qualified and experienced service providers to submit proposals for the following tenders - these have now been cancelled:

Media Release: KNP to honour Mandela through music & service

Date: 2011-07-11

Monday, July 18, 2011 will be the 93rd birthday of former president Nelson Mandela and the whole world will be celebrating this day. The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with Keystone State Boys choir (KSB) from USA will on the day hold a “happy birthday musical performance” to honour the life, of this international icon who has been an inspiration to many nations all over the world.

Temporary closure of GRNP’s Storms River Trail

Date: 2011-07-07

All guests and day visitors to the Tsitsikamma section (Storms River Rest Camp) of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) are hereby informed that access to the Storms River Trail leading to the suspension bridge (crossing over Storms River) has been closed with immediate effect.

VHRs appoint new Regional Management Committee for their region

Date: 2011-07-06

There are those unsung heroes in the world but at SANParks – we believe in commending these heroes. The Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHRs) are but one small part of the Honorary Rangers that serve SANParks through their passionate volunteerism.

Media Release: Three suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-30

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested three suspected rhino poachers today, June 30, 2011 in the Houtboschrand ranger section of the KNP near the Olifants River.

News Release: SANParks reaches out to communities with a dedicated levy

Date: 2011-06-29

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has made it known of its plans to reach out to communities in areas adjacent to national parks under its management through a 1% community levy charged on every booking booked for next year.

Flower Report for Namaqua National Park - Skilpad Section: 27/06/2011

Date: 2011-06-27

It is quite early in the season but Namaqua National Park is already getting a great deal of enquiries of what is expected for the upcoming flower season. This is difficult to predict but will attempt to post regular updates.


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