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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.

GRNP: You can now book your events at Natures Valley from May 2011

Date: 2011-04-28

You may have an upcoming function, an event or wedding – well look no further for a venue. Natures Valley Rest Camp of the Tsitsikamma section in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) will be opened for group bookings as from 10 May 2011 until 31 October 2011.

Media Release: Bontebok National Park launches new “My Green Card”

Date: 2011-04-26

Bontebok National Park launched its new “My Green Card” on 21 April 2011. 

Get a 25% discount when you book at GRNP’s Storms River Rest Camp

Date: 2011-04-26

Yearning for those rocky shores and sounds of the booming breakers of the Indian Ocean – why not book a stay at the Garden Route National Park’s (GRNP’s) Storms River Rest Camp and get a 25% discount as a bonus.

Media Release: Another poacher killed and three arrested in KNP

Date: 2011-04-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement on Sunday, 24 April 2011 that while on patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday, 23 April 2011 the SANParks rangers and members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), came across two groups of suspected poachers.

Addo’s Golf Day for Conservation

Date: 2011-04-15

SANParks’ Honorary Rangers at Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 6th annual golf day on Thursday, 12 May 2011 at Port Elizabeth Golf Club in Port Elizabeth. 

Media Release: Community Project OSV handover

Date: 2011-04-14

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya presented tour guides from the local communities with four open safari vehicles (OSV) yesterday (Wednesday, April 13, 2011).

Online Bookings offline tonight for an hour

Date: 2011-04-13

Online Bookings will be offline tonight, 13 April 2011 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm SAST.

The great Balule forum camp-out & clean-up

Date: 2011-04-12

It all started with a call on the forum by BunnyHugger (a forumite) in November 2009. Many forumites responded and the decision was made to camp-out and clean-up during Easter weekend (21-24 April 2011). Yes, you must plan ahead.

Media Release: Cheetah tracking & guided walks open in MZNP

Date: 2011-04-11

In an exciting new development, cheetah tracking and guided walk activities have now opened to visitors in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP).

Media Release: SANParks to beef up security on Table Mountain

Date: 2011-04-06

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced today that the organisation will be dispatching armed rangers in the Table Mountain National Park.

First Wild Cards in the post

Date: 2011-04-05

The last day in the month in March (31 March 2011) was indeed a historic day when the first new Wild Cards were posted. The new Wild Card hosts the name Earth, and will certainly orbit our planet.

Media Release: British tourist attack did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2011-04-05

In response to factually incorrect reports published by certain print and broadcast media, South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a statement clarifying that a robbery affecting two British tourists did not happen in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Recent Tourism Survey has a winner!

Date: 2011-04-04

During the month of February we launched the “Responsible Tourism Survey” and a winner has been randomly chosen.

Changing parks to meet social demands: CE's opinion piece in the New Age

Date: 2011-04-04

An opinion piece by the CEO of SANParks Dr David Mabunda has been published in today's (4 April 2011) publication of The New Age.

Addo Honorary Ranger 4x4 Course – success for the rhino

Date: 2011-03-31

They all came, the kitted; the unkitted; the experienced; and “got the new car on Tuesday” novice 4x4 drivers to the SANParks Honorary Rangers’ 4x4 training course hosted by Adventure 4x4 Academy at the Zookamma Training Track on 5 and 6 March 2011.

Media Release: SANParks Board dismisses allegations against safari hotel developments in KNP

Date: 2011-03-31

The Board of South African National Parks (SANParks) confirmed yesterday, at its quarterly meeting held at Groenkloof, that it still stands by the decision to develop two safari hotel type tourism facilities in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Temporary road closure in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-03-30

Due to vital maintenance on tourist roads in the Karoo National Park, sections of the Potlekkertjie Loop will be closed until further notice.

Richtersveld NP: Two camps closed for reservations due to heavy flooding

Date: 2011-03-29

Both Tatasberg Wilderness Camp and Richtersveld Camp Site at the Richtersveld National Park have been closed for reservations up to 10 June 2011 due to flood damage.

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