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Media Release: Golden Gate - Report on veld fires

Date: 2003-08-21

Contrerary to what has been suggested on SABC News last night, be assured that there are no fires in or close to Golden Gate.

Media Release: Park Rangers take to the water

Date: 2003-08-21

NOT content with confining their conservation duties to land, 15 rangers from the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP) have taken the plunge and are now training to skipper small craft on sea.

Media Release: Launch of the enlarged Marakele National Park

Date: 2003-09-28

SOUTH African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled a bigger Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. The park, situated to the northeast of Thabazimbi, forms a pivotal part of the organisation’s parks expansion programme. 

Media Release: SANParks Receives 2002/2003 Merit Award for Excellence in Co-operative Education

Date: 2003-09-04

SOUTH African National Parks has received a merit award from Cape Technikon in recognition for the role the organisation has played in placing tourism students for their six months experiential training.

Media Release: Golden Gate - Fire

Date: 2003-09-05

Wednesday, 3 September, an uncontrolled fire started on a farm north of Golden Gate . 

Skukuza Airport to close for maintenance purposes

Date: 2013-12-19

Please note that the Skukuza Airport will close for maintenance purposes from 4 November to 31 January 2014. There will be no flights allowed into the airport during this time.

Media Release: Silvermine launches wheelchair-friendly boardwalk

Date: 2003-09-05

PEOPLE with physical disabilities are now able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Silvermine Dam with the opening of the new boardwalk by the Cape Peninsula National Park (CPNP).

Media Release: Top Architectural Award For Boulders

Date: 2003-09-12

THE brand new information centre at the Boulders penguin sanctuary near Simon's Town has received a top accolade from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA). 

Media Release: Spring Has Sprung At Cape Point

Date: 2003-09-12

Spring has sprung in the Cape Peninsula National Park. This bontebok foal and its mother was spotted at Buffels Bay in the Cape of Good Hope section of the park. According to CPNP section ranger, Justin Buchmann, the peak lambing season is September/October but late arrivals do occur up to November. 

Media Release: Mountain bike trails from Olifants Camp - KNP

Date: 2003-09-15

Justin Fox, a journalist who once visited Bateleur Bushveld Camp on assignment, wrote an article about the camp, it’s facilities and activities. I took him on various guided bush walks in the region, and one evening told him all about new projects in the Kruger National Park (KNP). He wrote in his article (Getaway Magazine, Sins of the Sons, August 2002, p. 78), jokingly accusing me of one of the forth-sighted sons of the KNP, with new ideas and fresh plans to take Eco tourism in the KNP one step further. I didn’t agree with him then, but when this dream of Mountain Bike Trails in the KNP materialized, I knew what he meant. 

Media Release: Crocodile kills boy

Date: 2003-09-09

A 17-year-old youth from Cork village near Mkhuhlu, was killed by a crocodile yesterday afternoon (Monday September 29, 2003) while fishing with his friends in the Sabie River inside the boundaries of the Kruger National Park (KNP) near the Lisbon Estates pump station. 

Media Release: Lion released in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2003-10-03

For the first time in over 100 years, six lions were re-introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape today. It will be first time since 1879 that these magnificent cats will roam this area again. 

Media Release: 25% discount offered at Mopani in KNP

Date: 2003-10-07

Mopani Camp and its satellite Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are offering a 25% discount on accommodation from November 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.

Media Release: KNP learner contractors receive qualifications

Date: 2003-10-09

Eleven learner contractors from the Kruger National Park’s highly successful Emerging Contractor Development Programme received their qualifications today at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Letaba Camp in the KNP. 

Media Release: Rhino poachers busted

Date: 2003-10-20

Minister Moosa hails joint SA/Mozambique operation as a success story for conservation.

Media Release: GLTP Developments in the KNP gain momentum

Date: 2003-10-22

The Acting Director of the Kruger National Park Mr Josias Chabani took 18 journalists through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park tourism infrastructure development projects worth R40-million today. These projects, which form part of the implementation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, are rapidly gaining  momentum in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Games releases at the Cape of Good Hope

Date: 2003-10-09

Visitors to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park this holiday season may be lucky enough to see some of the antelope recently relocated there.

Media Release: Top Architectural Award for Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

Date: 2003-10-28

Bitterpan, the new wilderness camp in Kgalagadi, has received a top accolade from the Pretoria Institute for Architecture. The institute's awards of commendation are made annually in recognition of outstanding architectural design. As regional winner, Bitterpan is now a nominee for the national award by the SA Institute of Architects to be announced later in 2003.

Media Release: Tourist claims special souvenir in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Date: 2003-10-30

The Bitterpan area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park provided great excitement last night

Media Release: SANParks New Chief Executive Assumes Office

Date: 2003-11-03

The newly appointed South African National Parks Chief Executive, Mr David Madoda Mabunda, assumed office today.

Media Release: Kruger Grabs Top Honours At Getaway Show

Date: 2003-11-18

The Kruger National Park exhibition stand secured top honours at the Durban Getaway Show last weekend (November 14 - 16, 2003).

Media Release: 2003 Morula Kids Competition winners

Date: 2003-11-19

A PRIMARY school from Phalaborwa in Limpopo has come out tops in this year's Morula Kids Competition - the environmental awareness competition supported by South African National Parks.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-10-07

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 6 October 2013.

Media Release: Minister welcomes the arrest of poachers in Tshwane

Date: 2013-10-04

3 October 2013 - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has commended police for the arrest of five alleged rhino poachers at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Tshwane on Monday night. 

Media Release: SANParks awards Fuel Tender to Total SA

Date: 2003-11-21

TOTAL South Africa has once again been awarded the main fuels and lubricants contract for all the national parks in South Africa. TOTAL has been successful in tendering for the South African National Parks (SANParks) contract since 1958. 

Media Release: SANParks reports on leopard attack incident at Kruger National Park

Date: 2003-11-24

FOLLOWING an incident on September 14, 2003 in which a leopard attacked a tour guide near Nsemani Dam in the Kruger National Park ; South African National Parks (SANParks) carried out an internal investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Media Release: SANParks to adjust childrens age limit for its tourism products

Date: 2003-12-01

SOUTH African National Parks is to amend the age limit on its pricing system for children – in line with the tourism industry standards and norms. The new age limit thresholds come into effect on 1 November 2004.

Media Release: Afsaalpicnic spot destroyed by fire

Date: 2003-11-27

Kruger National Park has launched an official investigation into the fire, which destroyed the popular Afsaal Picnic Spot in the Kruger National Park on the evening of November 22, 2003.

Media Release: KNP gives hope to orphans

Date: 2003-12-15

A message of hope for the future was given to 30 teenagers from the Amazing Grace Orphanage Home in Malelane last week (Friday December 12, 2003) when they were shown a selection of the different careers available in the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Media Release: Leopard attacks KNP ranger

Date: 2003-12-19

A combination of quick thinking and effective training saved the life of a Kruger National Park section ranger after he was attacked by a leopard at around 17:00 yesterday afternoon (December 18, 2003).


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