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Media Release: Minister says rhino poaching scourge a cause for concern

Date: 2011-03-07

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, says the rising rhino poaching scourge is a cause for concern. Molewa has called for more public involvement in the efforts to reduce rhino poaching in the country.

SANParks announces online specials for January 2012!

Date: 2011-03-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special rates to reservations made through the SANParks online booking system for selected Parks and Camps during January 2012.

Media Release: KNP gives soccer kit to school kids

Date: 2011-02-28

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Head of People and Conservation, Helen Mmethi presented on behalf of Management, the Sports Coordinator, Annah Milazi of Alexandria Lower Primary School with a complete soccer kit for school children on Wednesday February 16, 2011.

Take our Responsible Tourism Survey & you could win a prize!

Date: 2011-02-18

The purpose of this survey is to get a perspective of visitors’ views of Responsible Tourism.

Temporary closure of Addo's Alexandria Hiking Trail

Date: 2011-02-17

The Alexandria Hiking Trail in Addo Elephant National Park has been temporarily closed for a week.

2010 Writing Competition Winners announced

Date: 2011-02-11

It has indeed been a long wait for the announcement of the winners for the 2010 Writing Competition.

4x4 course to aid rhino conservation has been extended

Date: 2011-02-09

Due to an overwhelming response to the 4x4 training course scheduled for 5 March 2011, the SANPark’s Honorary Rangers, Addo Region has decided to extend the course to Sunday, 6 March 2011.

Media Release: Three suspected poachers die

Date: 2011-02-07

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced at Pretoria today, 07 February 2011, that during the evening of 6th February 2011, park rangers operating in the Stolsnek Section of the Kruger National Park made contact with a group of at least five armed suspected poachers in the park.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update for January 2011

Date: 2011-01-31

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced at Pretoria today that in the month of January 2011 South Africa has lost 21 rhinos.

Media Release: New plans in combating rhino poaching

Date: 2011-01-27

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, unveiled at Pretoria today, 27 January 2011, a new weapon to be used against rhino poaching.

Road/Facility closures & accessible areas for Augrabies

Date: 2011-06-20

There have been many facility closures as well as one road closure due to the recent flooding at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

Calling on all avid web developers!

Date: 2011-01-13

Would you like to work for SANParks? We are looking for highly skilled, dynamic and experienced PHP developer to be a part of our E-Business team. Think you have the skills? Don't delay, apply now as the closing date is 30 January 2011! Read more.

Media Release: 2010 Worst Year for Rhino Poaching

Date: 2011-01-11

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced at Pretoria today that in 2010 South Africa lost 333 rhino with 162 suspected poachers having been arrested in relation to the crime.

4x4 course to aid rhino conservation

Date: 2011-01-11

The Addo Honorary Rangers, in association with Adventure 4x4 Academy in Port Elizabeth, will be hosting a 4x4 training course where all funds raised from this event will assist SANParks to combat rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld TP: Campsite and accommodation updates

Date: 2011-01-07

After the recent floods, campsite and accommodation bookings are now available as from 17 March 2011.

Welcome to the newly redesigned SANParks website!

Date: 2010-12-14

It is our intention to make this a thrilling experience for you - one that, we hope, comes close to being in a park. Either way, we welcome your feedback on how we can make it all even better. Please take a minute to participate in our poll.

Read the latest on the Wild Card Replacement System

Date: 2010-12-10

South African National Parks (SANParks), and the Wild Card Team are hard at work preparing for the roll out of our “New” Wild Card programme.

Media Release: Penguin chicks get new lease of life

Date: 2010-12-09

Forty-nine endangered African penguin juveniles were given a new lease of life today when they where successfully released onto Bird Island following a rehabilitation process.

Media release: KNP to host PEAP exhibition at Mopani Conference Centre

Date: 2010-11-25

Kruger National Park (KNP) - Mopani Conference Centre will host the Honorary Rangers from different regions who will be busy with a programme called “People Awareness and Education” (PEAP).

Welcome to our new website!

Date: 2010-11-23

As you can see SANParks has launched a fresh, new, modern look and feel website. This is only one of our milestones – we have also launched SANParks.Mobi and implemented significant enhancements to the Online Booking system.

Online Booking System up and running again

Date: 2010-11-23

The Online Booking System is back up again – and you can now continue to make your reservations.

Media Release: Addo rangers arrest diver with abalone near Bird Island

Date: 2010-10-27

Addo Elephant National Park Rangers have arrested a diver in possession of abalone near Bird Island in the Eastern Cape’s Algoa Bay in the early hours of this morning.

Media Release: Enthusiasts invited to the 2nd Camdeboo National Park Birding Weekend

Date: 2010-10-21

Camdeboo National Park will host its second Birding Weekend from Friday 5 November to Sunday 7 November 2010.

Media Release: SANParks' decision to withdraw from Hangberg Court application an organisational decision

Date: 2010-10-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that its decision to withdraw from the Court Application for the eviction of illegally erected dwellings adjacent to the Hangberg settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town, was made after having taken cognisance of a number of pertinent factors negatively affecting the matter.

Media Release: MZNP to offer free entry during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2010-09-07

To celebrate Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering you the chance to experience your natural heritage for free during SA National Parks Week.

Media Release: Skukuza gets stainless steel dustbins

Date: 2010-09-04

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya received a donation of 150 baboon-proof stainless steel dustbins from Nampak as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Media Release: Enter the “My Addo” photographic competition

Date: 2010-08-30

Those with a flair for photography and a passion for nature stand a chance of winning prizes worth thousands of rands by capturing the essence of the greater Addo Park.

Media Release: Historic occasion as Addo Elephant National Park opens fence

Date: 2010-08-20

History was made today when the boundary fence between two sections of Addo Elephant National Park was taken down, providing new habitat for many of the Park’s wildlife species.

Media Release: Red-billed oxpeckers fly into MZNP

Date: 2010-08-18

A group of 40 red-billed oxpeckers will be flown into the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) near Cradock this week.

Media Release: SANParks CEO opens World Protected Areas Leadership Forum

Date: 2010-08-16

Opening the World Protected Areas Leadership Forum (WPALF) this morning at Skukuza, in the KNP, the CE of SANParks, Dr David Mabunda said the hosting of a forum such as WPALF could not have come at a better time for Protected Areas world-wide, particularly as governments are at this stage wrestling with the effects of the recent economic recession.

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