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Update on the heavy rains in the KNP

Date: 2013-01-21

The situation at the moment (Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at 09h00) is as follows:

Media Release: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Date: 2013-01-21

The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the sudden temporary closure of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage (MNP& WH) site. The park is inaccessible from Musina, as roads leading to the area are washed away.

Media Release: Kruger National Park affected by heavy rains

Date: 2013-01-19

The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the closure of some of the camps and gravel roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The KNP experienced heavy rain in the northern part earlier this week which lead to closure of all the bush camps and gravel roads. Today the southern part of the park is also affected.

Annual maintenance period for Table Mountain Cableway

Date: 2013-01-18

Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance for five (5) weeks this year, from Monday 22 July to Sunday 25 August 2013.

Media Release: Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre temporarily closed due to heavy rain

Date: 2013-01-17

The Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre (MIC) situated within the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage (MNP&WH) Site has been temporarily closed due to the heavy rains in the area. 

Media Release: Temporary closure of bush camps and roads in the north of KNP

Date: 2013-01-17

Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park (KNP) have resulted in temporary closure of Bush Camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni Region. All the bookings made at the affected bush camps will be transferred to the nearest camps. Main roads leading to the rest camps with low level bridges have been affected as well.

Experience the Valley of Desolation by moonlight

Date: 2013-01-14

The “Valley by Moonlight” experience, postponed from 30 November 2012 due to cloudy and rainy weather conditions, will now take place next Friday, 25 January 2013.

Media Release: Minister Molewa updates South Africans on rhino situation.

Date: 2013-01-10

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa has expressed grave concern about the high rate of rhinos poached in 2012 and would like to reiterate government’s unwavering commitment in the continued fight against rhino poaching.

Media Release: Kruger National Park hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Date: 2013-01-09

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya has announced today (Wednesday, 09 January 2013) that 811 fines were issued to rule breakers during the festive season (1 - 31 December 2012).

Media Release: Three white rhinos poached in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that three rhinos had been lost since the beginning of the year. The animals were lost in two separate incidents. A hunting rifle and two sets of horns were recovered. 

Day visitors reminded not to bring liquor to the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-02

Kruger National Park Management would like to remind day visitors that the no-liquor rule which was introduced in the park last year, is still in place and in force. This reminder comes as result of an increase in cases whereby day visitors arrive at the gates with liquor and allege not to be aware of the rule

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

The GRNP urges hikers to stick to the rules when hiking the Otter Trail

Date: 2012-12-19

The Otter Trail is a world-renowned experience, normally fully booked at least a year in advance. It's popularity is due to various factors such as the untouched scenery and breathtaking geology, degree of difficulty and especially adventure where the Bloukrans River has to be crossed. There has always been a set of rules to adhere to enhance the serious hikers’ experience and minimize the risk to both the hiker and the park. 

Media Release: Success of "Operation Rhino Alive" in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-12-19

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that five suspected poachers were arrested over this past long weekend. The suspects were in possession of ammunition, a silencer and two high caliber hunting rifles. 

We welcome a new blogger to the SANParks blog

Date: 2012-12-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) has the pleasure of welcoming Christopher Clark to our blog

Media Release: Karoo National Park extends fence

Date: 2012-12-18

Visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape have an extra treat in store for them since the beginning of December.   The predator-proof fence which previously surrounded the rest camp and caravan park has been extended, allowing greater freedom to walk within the rest camp area.

Book now for Christmas Day lunch at Karoo National Park's Restaurant

Date: 2012-12-13

Bookings for Christmas day lunch are now open for all visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.  

Media Release: Conservation efforts impacts on rates at National Parks

Date: 2012-12-13

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced this morning that for the 2013/14 tariff year, annual increases in conservation fees will be higher than anticipated, mainly as a result of an increase in conservation operational costs.

Media Release: Escape to the outdoors this Festive Season

Date: 2012-12-12

The Festive Season is upon us – the sun is out, the Cape Doctor has arrived – and with Table Mountain officially inaugurated as a New 7 Wonder of Nature, it’s the perfect excuse to escape to the outdoors these holidays! Here are some helpful tips to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park during the Festive Season:

 

Book now for Christmas Day lunch at Addo Elephant National Park's restaurant

Date: 2012-12-12

Bookings for Christmas day lunch are now open for all visitors to Addo Elephant National Park outside Port Elizabeth.  

SANParks Accommodation Availability now on Facebook!

Date: 2012-12-12

"In love with Storms River? Addicted to camping in Tamboti? Can’t get enough of Kgalagadi? Finding the right accommodation for the right time can be a time-consuming task, which is why we bring you SANParks Accommodation Availability via Facebook. Now you can check your favorite places’ availability, and chat with your friends on Facebook, all at the same time", says Nedret Saidova, Senior Manager: E-Business Division.

Media Release: SANParks enlists retired army general to command anti-poaching

Date: 2012-12-12

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said this morning that as part of its tactics to fight the rhino poaching scourge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) it has acquired the services of a retired decorated army Major General who is highly rated to oversee the overall anti-poaching operations in the park.

The Mopani Rest Camp December 2012 Holiday Programme

Date: 2012-12-11

Take a look at all that Mopani Rest Camp has to offer during the December 2012 Holiday Programme.

Media Release: SA and Vietnam sign MoU to fight rhino poaching

Date: 2012-12-10

International efforts in the fight against rhino poaching were today intensified when the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Dr Cao Duc Phat. The MoU between the two countries is on cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Protection and was signed in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Media Release: KNP to enforce gate quotas during the festive season

Date: 2012-12-10

Day visitors planning to visit the park during this festive season are reminded that gate quotas will be enforced. Day visitors are advised to make a pre-booking to secure their entry at the entrance gate.

The Parks Shop's exciting holiday programme ensures a fun-filled festive season!

Date: 2012-12-07

The Parks Shop in selected camps in the Kruger National Park will be hosting an exciting, fun-filled edutainment programme during the upcoming December holidays. Interactive activities range from creating christmas decorations to story hours and much, much more. 


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