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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.

Media Release: Penguins sent home to Bird Island

Date: 2011-06-24

The African penguin juvenile birds ferried off the Addo Elephant National Park’s Bird Island in May this year have been released back onto the island following successful rehabilitation efforts.

Media Release: Launch of SANParks Honorary Rangers website

Date: 2011-06-24

The SANParks Honorary Rangers movement is proud to announce the launch of their new website.

News Release: SANParks receives DNA sample kits to fight rhino poaching

Date: 2011-06-22

Pretoria: The country’s body charged with the management and protection of the national parks system, all its environs and heritage, South African National Parks (SANParks) was the recipient of over 1 000 rhino DNA sample kits from the Faculty of Veterinary Services of the University of Pretoria (UP) this afternoon.

Media Release: SANParks CEO opens state-of-the-art Educational Centre in Marakele

Date: 2011-06-20

The Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, officially opened a state-of-the-art Environmental Educational Center in the 67 000ha Marakele National Park outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo this morning (Monday 20th June 2011).

GRNP’s Wilderness Section will re-open on 16th June

Date: 2011-06-14

The Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) will re-open to the public on 16 June 2011 after the recent floods that hit that area. There has been a successful clean-up of the Ebb and Flow Rest Camp.

Winter Wonderland at our very own Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2011-06-09

Visitors to Golden Gate Highlands National Park on the 9th of June 2011 were treated to nature’s spectacular unveiling of winter in the Free State. The snowfall yesterday and this morning turned the park into a white wonderland.

Wilderness Rest Camp closed – evacuation in process

Date: 2011-06-08

Wilderness Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is currently being evacuated due to the flooding of its river; and is closed until further notice.

Accommodation Availability information slightly out of sync

Date: 2011-06-08

Please be aware that there is a slight delay in the update of the accommodation availability online.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Media Release: Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-06

Two rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) by a combined SANParks, SANDF and SAPS operation on Friday the 3rd June, 2011, shortly after 2 white rhino were shot and killed and their horns removed in the Nwanedsi area of the KNP.

SANParks website now offers tourism info in 5 foreign languages!

Date: 2011-06-01

Have you ever wanted to read about accommodations in Italian or German? Our website now offers vital tourism information for the 19 National Parks in five foreign languages - Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian.

News Release: First ever Flower Beach Camp open for bookings to travel trade

Date: 2011-05-31

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the first ever Flowers Beach Camp in Namaqua National Park is now available to the travel trade at a discount.

Media Release: Addo Park Training Centre set to benefit communities

Date: 2011-05-25

Blazing drums, lively dancers and jubilant voices today heralded the official opening of a new training centre which is set to provide vital empowerment training to members of local communities surrounding the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park’s buffalo numbers reduced

Date: 2011-05-24

Seventeen buffalo have been captured in Camdeboo National Park to reduce numbers and maintain the condition of the herd.

Explore the Cape with our fantastic Winter specials!

Date: 2011-05-19

Stay at any of the Cape Region’s South African National Parks during June or July and get a 20% discount off your accommodation or camping rates. This offer is available from 1 June to 31 July 2011 with rates starting as low from R320!

Media Release: Bird Island Penguin juveniles ferried to safety

Date: 2011-05-17

Ninety-four juvenile African penguins are being ferried off Bird Island, which is part of Addo Elephant National Park, today to ensure their survival after their condition deteriorated.

Media Release: Vote for Table Mountain today!

Date: 2011-05-17

Table Mountain is one of only 28 natural sites from around the globe shortlisted to be named one of the Official New7Wonders of Nature.

Media Release: KNP receives wheelchairs for tourists

Date: 2011-05-10

In a gesture of goodwill, the Germiston’s Rotaract Club presented the Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya with a consignment of 15 wheel chairs on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Media Release: SANParks informs of closure of Nguni Lodge Concession in Addo

Date: 2011-05-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) wish to inform the tourism industry of the closure of the Nguni Lodge concession in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Positive feedback on the Easter holidays in KNP

Date: 2011-05-04

The majority of tourists who visited the Kruger National Park (KNP) during the recent Easter holidays responded positively towards the alcohol ban regulation which the park introduced.


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