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Media Release: SANParks receives Top Award for enabling people with disabilities to access the natural environment
South African National Parks was honoured at the 2003 Rob Filmer Awards. The awards are hosted annually by Eco-Access, the country’s leading environmental/disability organisation, and were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on World Environment Day in June 2003. Tourism Director Glenn Phillips accepted the award on behalf of SANParks. Chris Patton also received a special achievement award for his contribution to getting people with disabilities into the parks.
THE wheelchair-friendly boardwalk at the Boulders penguin colony near Simon's Town has helped earn the Cape Peninsula National Park and SANParks a national award for providing access to people with disabilities.
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - Fact sheet:
The Kruger National Park Game Capture Team is gearing up for another huge animal translocation programme as part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park initiative.
Skukuza Primary School now boasts a brand new bus thanks to a generous sponsorship.
The Board of South African National Parks at its meeting yesterday considered and accepted the decision of its Chief Executive, Mavuso Msimang to leave SANParks later in the year, to pursue other interests.
Last night a fire raced through the rhino bomas at the Addo Elephant National Park, burning them to the ground and causing R1 million rands worth of damage.
A family group of seven elephants were translocated from the Kruger National Park to the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique yesterday.
TWO apartheid-era statues in the Kruger National Park (KNP) have been identified for removal by South African National Parks (SANParks) management in line with the government’s policy on the removal of Apartheid monuments in the country.
South African National Parks (SANParks) Chief Executive, Mavuso Msimang, announced today that the Paul Kruger statue and the three busts will not be removed on Wednesday as had been earlier indicated.
The Park Manger of Namaqua National Park, Matthew Norval announced today that the scarcity of rain and change in weather patterns in the Namaqualand area may have a negative effect on this year's floral display at the national park.
THE Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) has cautioned all visitors to Signal Hill to be on the lookout for muggers in the area. This follows a recent incident in which a team of CPNP field rangers saved several tourists from a would-be mugging.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) is to launch a new WILD Card for international visitors beginning October 1, 2003.
The South African National Parks Honorary Rangers was recently awarded a prestigious national conservation award by WESSA for its contribution to conservation in our national parks.
A leopard killed a nine-year-old boy in Skukuza Staff Village this afternoon. The boy, Tshikani Nobela, was on his way home when the incident happened at around 15:45.
The Chief Executive of South African National Parks (SANParks), Mavuso Msimang , announced today that the policy of the organization on elephant culling in the national parks has not changed despite enormous challenges posed by high elephant growth rates in Kruger National Park .
It was cheers all round today (August 20, 2003) when The South African Breweries, through its flagship brand, Castle Lager, presided at a handover of R32 896,80 to the Kruger National Park at a function in Skukuza.
Contrerary to what has been suggested on SABC News last night, be assured that there are no fires in or close to Golden Gate.
NOT content with confining their conservation duties to land, 15 rangers from the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) have taken the plunge and are now training to skipper small craft on sea.
SOUTH African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled a bigger Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. The park, situated to the northeast of Thabazimbi, forms a pivotal part of the organisation’s parks expansion programme.
SOUTH African National Parks has received a merit award from Cape Technikon in recognition for the role the organisation has played in placing tourism students for their six months experiential training.
Wednesday, 3 September, an uncontrolled fire started on a farm north of Golden Gate .
PEOPLE with physical disabilities are now able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Silvermine Dam with the opening of the new boardwalk by the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP).
THE brand new information centre at the Boulders penguin sanctuary near Simon's Town has received a top accolade from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA).
Spring has sprung in the Cape Peninsula National Park. This bontebok foal and its mother was spotted at Buffels Bay in the Cape of Good Hope section of the park. According to CPNP section ranger, Justin Buchmann, the peak lambing season is September/October but late arrivals do occur up to November.
Justin Fox, a journalist who once visited Bateleur Bushveld Camp on assignment, wrote an article about the camp, it’s facilities and activities. I took him on various guided bush walks in the region, and one evening told him all about new projects in the Kruger National Park (KNP). He wrote in his article (Getaway Magazine, Sins of the Sons, August 2002, p. 78), jokingly accusing me of one of the forth-sighted sons of the KNP, with new ideas and fresh plans to take Eco tourism in the KNP one step further. I didn’t agree with him then, but when this dream of Mountain Bike Trails in the KNP materialized, I knew what he meant.
A 17-year-old youth from Cork village near Mkhuhlu, was killed by a crocodile yesterday afternoon (Monday September 29, 2003) while fishing with his friends in the Sabie River inside the boundaries of the Kruger National Park (KNP) near the Lisbon Estates pump station.
For the first time in over 100 years, six lions were re-introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape today. It will be first time since 1879 that these magnificent cats will roam this area again.
Mopani Camp and its satellite Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are offering a 25% discount on accommodation from November 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.
Eleven learner contractors from the Kruger National Park’s highly successful Emerging Contractor Development Programme received their qualifications today at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Letaba Camp in the KNP.