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Media Release: SANParks welcomes Vietnamese delegation visiting Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-09-11

South African National Parks (SANParks) welcomes a group of Vietnamese celebrities, media and top business people visiting the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the next 3 days. This according to Reynold Thakhuli, Acting Head of Communications, who said the visit, facilitated by SANParks Honorary Rangers in partnership with the Rhinose Foundation, will contribute to efforts towards the reduction in demand for rhino horn by debunking myths relating to the perceived medicinal value of rhino horn, and by exposing lede personalities to the harsh realities of rhino poaching.

Media Release: SANParks hailed at People & Parks Conference

Date: 2014-09-09

Speaking at the 6th People & Parks Conference, Chairperson of the National People and Parks Programme, Lourence Mogakane, hailed South African National Parks (SANParks) for its proactive actions in establishing Park Forums in various national parks. 

Media Release: FNB and Total SA partner with SANParks for free access to national parks

Date: 2014-09-08

In an effort to promote access to the natural beauty that South Africa has to offer, South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa has opened the 9th official South African National Parks Week.

Media Release: Free entry during SA National Parks week

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park will once again be opening its gates for locals to enjoy the Park at no cost during South African National Parks Week, this year scheduled from 8 to 12 September.  What’s more is that Park Management has agreed to allow the first 50 visitors free entry on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, for those who may not be able to visit during the week.

Media Release: Seven days of free entry into Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-09-04

The Valley of Desolation, tourist roads, picnic sites, walking, hiking and 4x4 trails of Camdeboo National Park are waiting to welcome you during South African National Parks Week.  Countrywide, the programme runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September, but Park Management has extended it again this year to include the weekend thereafter to accommodate those who cannot make it during the week.

Media Release: Free access to Addo Elephant National Park next week

Date: 2014-09-04

Situated only 30 minutes outside Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park is readying to welcome day visitors at no cost whatsoever all of next week.  South African National Parks Week kicks off on Monday 8 September until Friday 12 September, offering free day visits to all South Africa citizens.  

Media Release: Free Access week to MZNP extended to the weekend

Date: 2014-09-04

There aren’t many places in the world where one stands the chance of seeing lion, cheetah, hundreds of previously endangered Cape mountain zebra and a multitude of other animals in their natural habitat – free of charge.  But this can become your reality as Mountain Zebra National Park opens its gates to day visitors at no cost during South African National Parks Week which this year runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September.  

Media Release: Birders to unit in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers, organising the Park’s next Birding Weekend from 24 to 26 October, have dubbed it “an exciting, fun-filled weekend packed with true Karoo hospitality and great prizes”.

Remarks by hon Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs - Rhino poaching debate

Date: 2014-09-03

Honourable members, since perhaps the dawn of time, the rhino, ubejane,
tsukudu, renoster has been emblematic of Africa. Of us as a continent,
and of us as a people.  

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2014-09-01

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Media Release: The 2014 Kudu Awards deadline extended

Date: 2014-08-29

The 2014 Kudu Awards, organised by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa, has extended the deadline for entries to 15 September 2014. 

Breaching of the Swartvlei and Touw River

Date: 2014-08-29

SANParks and the local authority concerned are monitoring  the level of water for both Swartvlei and Touw River. 

SANParks Board Media Release

Date: 2014-08-28

SANParks notes that in a number of media and social media articles, it is incorrectly stated that SANParks has sold 260 rhinos to private land owners in the Northern Cape.

Media Release: More arrests in the Mapungubwe poaching case

Date: 2014-08-28

Makhado - one more suspect in the case of a rhino poaching incident that took place in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in July, has been arrested. This follows the arrest of four other suspects earlier this month.

Media Release: SANParks puts translocation of rhino into perspective

Date: 2014-08-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) today responded to recent reports that Cabinet’s decision to translocate rhino from the Iconic Kruger National Park has been postponed.

Get into spring fever with SANParks Times

Date: 2014-08-28

Ever wondered about sugarbirds and sunbirds? How fast trees grow? Where to aim for a view to die for? The SANParks Times Spring/September 2014 edition is hitting the streets on Monday, 1 September 2014, and will answer all of the above, and much more. 

Body of a man found in Mapungubwe National Park

Date: 2014-08-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) confirms that a body of a male estimated to be in his early forties was discovered in the Western side of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by Rangers who were on patrol.

Media Release: Free access to National Parks starts in two weeks

Date: 2014-08-25

South African National Park (SANParks) is again opening its doors for free from Monday, 8 September 2014 until Friday, 12 September 2014 as part of the annual South African National Parks Week. This campaign under the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’ will allow locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2014-08-22

Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 12 August 2014. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season.

20% discount on accommodation at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2014-08-22

24 September is Heritage Day. To celebrate, Bontebok National Park is giving 20% discount on all accommodation from 22 - 28 September 2014.

Media Release: Local tourists get involved in an accident in the KNP

Date: 2014-08-21

An elephant overturned a vehicle driven by local tourists at Sable Dam near Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) around 07:15 this morning. A local doctor rushed to the scene of the accident to attend to tourists immediately and they are all well with minor injuries. 

Media Release: Reward offered for info on Addo's jackal poisoning

Date: 2014-08-21

Addo Elephant National Park is offering a reward of R10 000 for information which may lead to the successful prosecution of the person/s responsible for the poisoning of 36 jackals and two crows in the Park.

Flower season at West Coast National Park promises a landslide of colour

Date: 2014-08-19

The flower season at West Coast National Park takes place during the months of August and September. During this time, visitors flock in their numbers to the Postberg Section of the park which serves as a highlight to their visit especially as this section of the park is only open to the public during these two months of the year.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park jackals poisoned

Date: 2014-08-19

A toxicology report has revealed that the cause of death of 36 jackals, two crows and two unconfirmed bat-eared foxes in Addo Elephant National Park last week was the carbamate pesticide “methomyl”.

Suspected rhino poachers in Mapungubwe appear in court

Date: 2014-08-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators (ECI) in partnership with the South African Police Services Special Organised Crime arrested four suspected rhino poachers following poaching of a white rhino on 23 July 2014 in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside Musina, Limpopo. 

Free entry into the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2014-08-18

Over 1, 500 people last year responded to the call to visit the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) for free. This year, SANParks invites all members of the public to visit various sections of the picturesque Garden Route National Park(GRNP) during SA National Parks Week (8 – 12 September 2014). The nine-year old campaign held every September encourages all members of the public, young and old to visit National Parks.


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