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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

Media Release: More camera traps for Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2012-03-13

On the 7th of March 2012, at the Buffelsfontein Visitors Centre in the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), the Boulders and Buffelsfontein Volunteer Groups handed over a donation of R37 000.00 to the park for the purchasing of five camera traps and night vision equipment to be used in the study of animal behaviour as well as anti-poaching operations.

Media Release: African Adventure gets recognition at prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards

Date: 2012-03-13

African Adventure, a South African National Parks supported initiative was awarded Best Production of a Play or a Musical for Children at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards ceremony held at Gold Reef City Casino in Johannesburg, on Monday, 5 March 2012.


Media Release: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Date: 2012-03-12

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs gazettes the declaration of certain land to be part of five South African National Parks.

Media Release: Message from an Addo Lion

Date: 2012-03-12

A visitor to the Addo Elephant National Park snapped some incredible shots of a lion with an environmental message during a recent visit in mid-February.

Media Release: Minister comments on alleged tender corruption and maladministration in KNP

Date: 2012-03-09

Statement by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Minister Edna Molewa on parliamentary questions on alleged tender corruption and maladministration in the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: SANParks establishes Bargaining Forum with Unions

Date: 2012-03-09

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has agreed to the establishment of a joint bargaining forum for collective bargaining purposes with two of its recognised trade unions, the Health and Other Service Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA) and the South African Commercial, Catering & Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU).

Media Release: SANParks Online Specials

Date: 2012-03-09

South African National Parks (SANParks), has announced that it will once again be offering a 40% discount on all reservations made through the SANParks online booking system for accommodation or camping at the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.

Media Release: Lions at home in the Karoo

Date: 2012-03-06

The lions released into Karoo National Park in November 2010 have adapted well to their new home and are in excellent condition.

Media Release: Go wild at Addo's Golf Day

Date: 2012-03-05

The SANParks Honorary Rangers at  Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 7th annual golf day on Friday, 11 May 2012 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth with the theme for this year being “Go Wild”. Funds raised on the day will enable the Park to fund counter-poaching activities within the park.

Media Release: World scientists assemble in KNP

Date: 2012-03-05

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again have an opportunity to host a myriad scientists and researchers from around the world at the 10th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 5-9 March 2012 at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza. The meeting will host 230 delegates representing 75 different institutions from 10 countries.

SANParks announces online specials for January 2013!

Date: 2012-03-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special rates to reservations made through the SANParks online booking system for selected Parks and Camps for stays in the period 13 to 31 January 2013.

Media Release: Latest on rhino poaching in South Africa

Date: 2012-02-29

Pretoria: South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement today that during the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th February, 2012 four SANParks officials were arrested in connection with rhino poaching activities.

Media Release: SANParks to meet with the Union and strike representatives

Date: 2012-02-28

A joint meeting between South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the main unions, Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA) and representatives of the strikers will take place on Thursday, 1 March 2012 in Skukuza in order to find a solution to the current strike.

Media Release: Two Rhino killed in the KNP

Date: 2012-02-28

Two fresh white adult rhino carcasses with horns removed were discovered this morning, 28 February 2012 at Napi Boulders Loop, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Field Rangers strike and Salary Parity in SANParks

Date: 2012-02-27

A special meeting between South African National Parks (SANParks) and Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA), one of the main unions operating within SANParks, was held on 22nd February 2012.

Media release: MyAddo Photo Competition Winners

Date: 2012-02-27

MyAddo Photographic Competition ended on 31 January 2012 with 680 entries received from all over South Africa and from International visitors especially from Germany and the Netherlands.

Media release: Calling all Birders to Camdeboo Birding Weekend

Date: 2012-02-27

Birders can enjoy exploring on foot and trips through less-visited areas of the Camdeboo National Park during the annual Birding Weekend from 23 to 25 March.

International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference Second Announcement

Date: 2012-02-27

The Organising Committee of IWTC has the pleasure to bring you updated information on the registration, abstract submissions and keynote speakers.

Media Release: KNP Buffalo fatally attacked a suspected fish poacher

Date: 2012-02-22

Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers together with the South African Police Services (SAPS) discovered a dead body of someone who is believed to be a fish suspected poacher who was attacked by a buffalo on February 21, 2012 at Mphongolo River inside the Park. The body was discovered after it was reported to the Chief of Mavilingwe Village, an area south of Punda Maria Gate and the case was referred to the local Police Station and Rangers for further investigation. 

Media Release: Statement by board of SANParks on media allegations of corruption

Date: 2012-02-20

The Board of South African National Parks (SANParks) refutes corruption allegations made in the media against senior members of the organisation.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park Campsite to Open in March

Date: 2012-02-20

Camdeboo National Park, which surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, will open its long-awaited Nqweba Campsite on 1 March 2012.

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