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Media Release: Wondrous win as Table Mountain claims a top 7 spot

Date: 2011-11-14

Celebrations erupted at the V&A Waterfront on Friday November 11 as Table Mountain was named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.

GRNP: Construction commences in the Tsitsikamma section

Date: 2011-11-14

All guests and day visitors are advised that the construction of a retaining wall in the Tsitsikamma section in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has commenced.

Road maintenance in Bontebok National Park

Date: 2011-11-14

Bontebok NP: The access road to the rest camp from the reception will be closed from 14-24 November 2011 due to road works. An alternative route to the camp will be via the Eastern Drive. 

Media Release: R1.75 million to stop the slaughter

Date: 2011-11-14

The SANParks Honorary Rangers has stepped in to provide Kruger’s field rangers with the necessary equipment to help manage the poaching war. The Honorary Rangers has provided the field rangers with R 1.75 million worth of counter poaching equipment, during a handover ceremony held in Phalaborwa on the 3rd of November 2011.

Mxit takes up the challenge to support Table Mountain

Date: 2011-11-09

Over the past weekend, South Africans were called upon to give something back to Mr Nelson Mandela, by voting for Table Mountain to be elected as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Mr Mandela used to call Table Mountain his ‘Mountain of Hope”.

New7Wonders announcement to take place on 11/11/11

Date: 2011-11-08

The time has come to reveal Table Mountain’s fate in its battle to be named a New7Wonder of Nature and the results will be announced during a free concert at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre on Friday 11 November.

Bontebok Riverside Camp now open for season

Date: 2011-11-07

Bontebok National Park is excited to welcome back its regular campers with the re-opening of the Riverside Campsite for the new season.

Our favourite mountain needs your VOTE!

Date: 2011-11-03

There are a couple more days left before voting closes for the 7Wonders of Nature contest. Table Mountain needs your vote.

News Release: SANParks offer apology to Wild Card members

Date: 2011-11-02

Pretoria: Following a yearlong challenge with the issuing of Wild Cards to loyal nature lovers, South African National Parks (SANParks) has come clean and offered an apology to hundreds of the Wild Card members.

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.

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