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Media Release: West Rand Region's Kruger National Park birding weekends

Date: 2015-02-06

The 2015 SANParks Honorary Rangers, West Rand Region’s birding weekends are in full swing in the Kruger National Park.  Held in partnership with Birdlife South Africa and Sasol, these weekends held across 20 camps within the park are aimed raising funds for conservation through educating and exposing the public to the wonders of birding.

Media Release: Rhino Tears Wine raises R100K in three months to combat poaching

Date: 2015-02-06

A new wine brand, launched at the end of 2014, has already raised over R100 000 to be used in the war against rhino poaching within South Africa’s national parks. The Rhino Tears range of wines, from the Mt Vernon estate in Cape Town, donates proceeds from every bottle sold to Unite Against Poaching, and after selling 8852 bottles since its launch in October 2014, has now contributed the substantial amount to the cause.

Media Release: 2015 Kumba Marakele Marathon and Half Marathon

Date: 2015-02-04

South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again partnering with Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore to present the 6th annual Kumba Marakele Marathon (KMM) on Saturday, 7 March 2015 at Marakele National Park (MNP), Limpopo.

Segways for Valentine's stroll

Date: 2015-02-04

Visitors to the Ebb & Flow rest camp (Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park) can now traverse the Kingfisher Trail on a Segway. 

Recent increase in vessel and boat permits

Date: 2015-02-03

The recent increase in activity tariffs in the GRNP was informed by the National Conservation Fee Policy of SANParks (2011). This policy was established to guide the organisation based on recommendations made by McKinsey Business Consultants. The guideline is to implement a system of differential pricing (market-related) for entry into all Parks. 

Media Release: Fall in love with SANParks Online Discount

Date: 2015-02-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a 25% discounted rate for new reservations made through the SANParks online booking system for selected Parks and Camps for bookings from Thursday 12 February to Sunday 15 February 2015. 

Crackdown on environmental crimes

Date: 2015-01-30

"Between April 2014 and October 2014, 85 people were fined and five arrested for environmental crimes related to the Knysna estuary.  There were seven court appearances and 23 warrants of arrests", according to Owen Govender, Senior Section Ranger, Knysna, Garden Route National Park (GRNP).  

"Wetlands for our future" - Join Us

Date: 2015-01-30

Next Monday, 2 February 2015, marks World Wetlands Day. 

Media Release: Camdeboo buffaloes presumed back in their natural habitat

Date: 2015-01-30

The whereabouts of the two buffaloes spotted along Mountain Drive towards the end of last year is still unknown, although it is possible that they could have returned to their natural habitat.  The pair has not been seen since rangers lost track of them in the thick reeds and bushes along the Sundays River the day after they were first sighted. Local resident, Susan Edwardes, first spotted the animals while walking with her dogs along Mountain Drive on 31 December.   

Cape of Good Hope water line upgrade commences

Date: 2015-01-27

21 January 2015: Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would like to inform visitors of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) section of the Park. 

Oranjemund Private School's prefects visit the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Date: 2015-01-26

Oranjemund Private School’s learner leaders (from the Primary School’s section) had the privilege to visit the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from 16 - 18 January 2015.

Garden Route National Park staying the path...

Date: 2015-01-19

A letter from the General Manager: Garden Route National Park, Jill Bunding Venter:
The first month of every new year is normally a time for resolutions, new hopes, determination and a fresh lease on life. And while this is true for the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), it has also become a time for reflecting over the past year. 2014 was not only the year which marked twenty years in South Africa’s young democracy, it also marked the 50th year of successful management of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA). 

Sea lettuce in Knysna estuary not toilet paper

Date: 2015-01-14

Following complaints from citizens that toilet paper was seen floating in the estuary, Professor Brian Allanson (‘Prof’) of the Knysna Basin Project reported on the cause of the evident sea lettuce/ macro-algae to the Knysna Pollution Action Committee (SANParks, Knysna Municipality, Eden District Municipality and the Knysna Basin Project).  

Maintenance of the Tsitsikamma main suspension bridge starts 12 January 2015

Date: 2015-01-08

Kindly note that maintenance work on the main suspension bridge in the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp will commence on 12 January 2015. 

40% discount on selected Wilderness Trails in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2015-01-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to new, short notice reservations for selected Wilderness Trails in the Kruger National Park. 

Go on a virtual canoe trip in Wilderness in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2014-12-17

Watch a Youtube video of a group of friends who went canoeing from Ebb & Flow Rest Camp in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park.

SANParks responds to drowning incident in Knysna

Date: 2014-12-15

Subsequent to a recent drowning incident in the Knysna estuary, SANParks (managers of the Garden Route National Park which includes the Knysna estuary) have requested citizens to exercise caution this summer season. 

Media Release: Poaching suspects arressted in Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-12-12

South African National Parks today (Friday, 12 December) announced the arrests and fatalities of suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past week.

Media Release: Rangers get an early Christmas for their dedication

Date: 2014-12-12

The IMPERIAL Retail Logistics team together with the South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers donated 510 Christmas hampers, 644 Kiddies Hampers to the Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers and their families as well as a cash donation of R100 000 towards the valuable Canine Unit today, 12 December 2014 in Skukuza.  

Responsible Summer Fun: Explore the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2014-12-12

As South Africa’s top conservation agency, SANParks encourages green and responsible tourism. The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is a mosaic of landscapes and seascapes, a haven for birds and animals including seabirds, rare and endangered species. And while the GRNP invites all kinds of adventure seekers, it also wishes a safe festive season to all its visitors, ensuring that they only leave footprints behind and take away lifelong memories. 

Media Release: Have a glass of "Rhino Tears Wine" to support rhino conservation within our national parks

Date: 2014-12-12

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers launched a new range of wine, in partnership with the Unite Against Poaching Trust and Mount Vernon Wines, “Rhino Tears Wine” to support conservation efforts within our National Parks to protect our rhino. 

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers and Imperial Logistics deliver Christmas parcels to KNP Ranger Corps

Date: 2014-12-12

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers and Imperial Retail Logistics handed out Christmas hampers to the Kruger National Park Rangers Corps and their families. This donation which is valued R750 000 is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the Kruger National Park rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge.

Lovelife Ground Breakers integrate conservation values in training

Date: 2014-12-12

Mokala National Park – People and Conservation Department and Love Life joined forces to present a jam-packed and informative session to a group of facilitators in training.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the 2014 Festive Season

Date: 2014-12-12

With the festive season around the corner, the Kruger National Park (KNP) would like to remind Day Visitors about the gate quotas when planning their holiday.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

Date: 2014-12-11

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

Date: 2014-12-11

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

Date: 2014-12-11

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

Annual Birding Weekend in Golden Gate Highlands National Park takes place in February 2015

Date: 2014-12-11

Registrations are now open for birders to participate in the Sasol Golden Gate annual birding weekend which takes place from 6-8 February 2015. This event organised by the Free State Region of the Honorary Rangers, raises funds for SANParks conservation projects within Golden Gate Highlands National Park.  

Knysna officially a place of Hope for marine life

Date: 2014-12-11

Knysna is officially a place of hope for marine life as it was declared a Hope Spot on 7 December 2014, by Dr Sylvia Earle, global marine biologist and diver. Speaking at a launch cocktail function, Earle said the Southern Cape coastline is beautiful and worth conserving. 

Garden Route National Park (GRNP): Registration of commercial operators

Date: 2014-12-11

In accordance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No. 57 of 2003) and the regulations promulgated in terms of that Act, SANParks is authorized under Section 50 to allow commercial activities in a national park. 


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