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Shop closure at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2011-10-31

The shop at Bontebok National Park will be closing after conducting a thorough business analysis.

2011 SANParks Annual Writing Competition is finally HERE!

Date: 2011-10-31

Calling all writers, young and old, silly and serious – the Annual Writing Competition is officially open!

Race the picturesque Langebaan Lagoon Cycle challenge

Date: 2011-10-19

Fancy yourself an avid cyclist looking for a challenge – then the Weskus Langebaan Lagoon Cycle could be up your alley. This cycle challenge takes place on 12 November 2011 with optional distances of 80 km and 30 km starting at 7:00 and 7:45 respectively.

Media Release: Unite Against Poaching use DNA to stop poaching

Date: 2011-10-19

Unite Against Poaching, a collaboration between Unitrans and the SANParks Honorary Rangers, has announced that it will donate R 250 000 towards a project which uses the latest DNA profiling techniques against the Rhino poaching scourge which is decimating the rhino population in Southern Africa.

TMNP: Cecilia Car Park re-opened

Date: 2011-10-13

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has re-opened the newly reinstated Cecilia Car Park. The popular car park, along Rhodes Drive, provides visitor access to Cecilia plantation.  It was closed in January this year due to the commercial harvesting of pine trees in the surrounding plantation.

Media Release: Two rhino killed in Kruger

Date: 2011-10-12

Two fresh white rhino carcasses (cow and calf), were discovered this morning, 11 October 2011 at Albasini Road, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP). The two animals were both shot on the head and only one front horn was removed, the rest still intact.

Media statement from Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Date: 2011-10-10

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs publishes proposed amendments to the norms and standards for marking of rhinoceros horn and hunting of white rhinoceros for trophy hunting purposes.

Media Release: KNP’s oldest tusker Duke dies of old age

Date: 2011-10-07

One of the oldest tuskers in the Kruger National Park (KNP), Duke, passed away on October 1, 2011 seemingly of old age.

Boks face a rocky challenge against Australia

Date: 2011-10-07

The mighty Springboks take on the Wallabies in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday, but their confrontation is not restricted to the pitch as South Africa’s Table Mountain is also locked in a battle with Australia’s Ayers Rock (Uluru) to be named one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Media Release: Closing date extended for 2011 Kudu Award nominations

Date: 2011-10-06

The nominations for the 7th Annual Kudu Awards are still 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: Pilot pays fine for illegal landing in a national park

Date: 2011-09-30

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has served a fine of R2 000 to a pilot who had landed a helicopter illegally in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

Crunch time for Table Mountain in Seven Wonders Race

Date: 2011-09-30

In just 42 days, Table Mountain could be named one of the New7Wonders of Nature, an accolade that could generate up to 11 000 new jobs and an additional R1.4 billion in annual revenue for South Africa.

TMNP launches revamped Activity Card

Date: 2011-09-29

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today unveiled its revamped activity permit which allows year long, unlimited entry for the permitted activity in the Park.

Media Release: R5 million counter poaching donation

Date: 2011-09-28

The SANParks Honorary Rangers along with Unitrans Volkswagen and Audi Division, have entered into an on-going Sponsorship agreement, whereby for each vehicle retailed (both new and used) by the 13 participating Unitrans dealerships, R5 million will be pledged to the Anti-Rhino poaching Trust.

Media Release: Greening Camdeboo National Park’s new campsite

Date: 2011-09-27

In an exciting new development, environmentally-concerned visitors can now contribute to greening the Camdeboo National Park by donating trees online.

KNP's Lake Panic Hide temporarily closed from 3-18 October 2011

Date: 2011-09-26

Skukuza’s Lake Panic Hide in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be temporary closed from the 03 - 18 October 2011.

TMNP: Westlake Office is offline – unable to process Wild Card sales/queries

Date: 2011-09-23

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) Westlake Office is currently offline due to some technical difficulties. This office is unable to process any Wild Card sales or queries.

Shingwedzi Rest Camp closed to day visitors from 24-27 September

Date: 2011-09-20

Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Shingwedzi Rest Camp will be closed to day visitors during 24-27 September 2011.

Media Release: Three day hike re-opens in MZNP

Date: 2011-09-19

The popular three-day Impofu hiking trail re-opens in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) today, following its prior closure in July last year.

Spring Open Day @ Skukuza Nursery

Date: 2011-09-14

On Sunday 18th September 2011, there will be a Spring Open Day at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Two suspected poachers killed and another in hospital

Date: 2011-09-09

A joint operation consisting of South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), yesterday at Houtbos, Kruger National Park (KNP) resulted in a shoot-out which led to two suspected poachers being fatally wounded and the third wounded - under police guard in hospital.

Visit TMNP for free during SANParks Week 12-16 September 2011

Date: 2011-09-08

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) 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.

TMNP: Slangkop “Open Week” during SANParks Week

Date: 2011-09-08

Arguably one of the most hidden treasures of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), the Slangkop Tented Camp will be hosting an “Open Week” during SANParks Week from 12 -16 September including the weekend of 17 – 18 September.

Media Release: Free access to National Parks starts next week

Date: 2011-09-07

From Monday, 12 September until Friday, 16 September, the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, South African National Parks (SANParks) will allow locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice free of charge.

Media Release: Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre’s temporary closure

Date: 2011-09-07

The Library and Museum, which form part of the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in the Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Skukuza Rest Camp, will be temporarily closed from September 06 to October 14, 2011 for maintenance.

Celebrate SANParks Week this month!

Date: 2011-09-06

September is Tourism and Heritage Month in South Africa, South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again giving free accesses to the parks during SA National Parks Week from 12-16 September 2011, the free access is open to all South Africans.

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.

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