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With the abundance of rain starting early in the rainy season, all expectations are that there will be a bumper flower season this year. Reports are already starting to come in from up north of the first bright orange blankets, peppered with yellows and whites, and a few solitary reds in between.
iKapa Honorary Rangers Ruedi Siegenthaler, Vito Viglietti, George and Sue Smith, painted the graffiti off the historic lighthouse at Cape Point. The light house is in a very high visitor zone and is often the target of graffiti vandals. This type of vandalism occurs not only on the light house but also on the walls and rocks at Cape Point.
The Reach-For-A-Dream Foundation, an organisation that has brought hope and healing to countless young South Africans, believes strongly in the power of dreams. It encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.
It's that time of year again; bookings for the 2008 West Rand Honorary Ranger 10th Anniversary Kruger Park Birding Weekend are open. As is usual, the event takes place over the last Weekend in January and the first Weekend in February 2008... Booking Form
The South African Red Cross Services volunteers run a weekly Kids Club programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), in the Western Cape. The children, of varying ages, are trained and taught valuable life skills in dealing with the challenges they face on a daily basis.
The 31st of May saw Kruger National Park celebrate its 109th birthday in a ceremony at Pretoriuskop. This was a fitting opportunity to hand over a valuable historical memento to the park. The 'gift' was donated to the park by Tsitsikamma Honorary Rangers Andre and Mignonne van Heerden.
With the increased number of schoolchildren passing through the West Coast National Park on eco-education courses, it has become apparent that a comprehensive First Aid kit was needed in the event of a field emergency. Our Park Education Officer, Edward Adonis approached the HR Committee and asked if we could help them. As a temporary measure, we rushed together a small field kit to help them while we sourced a better option.
Update on Activities: A group of boys from Promosa township spent a day with the Honorary Rangers from Bankenveld region in the Vredefort Dome andWhitey van Pletsen, Honorary Ranger from Bankenveld, entertained the Brownies from Potchefstroom on the art of ringing birds...
The Thorp Motor Group supplied Table Mountain National Park with an Opel Corsa Utility for Penguin Rescue in a deal brokered by iKapa Honorary Rangers. The vehicle, based at Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town, will be used to transport penguins injured or washed up on the beaches of Table Mountain National Park.
SAPPI - Kruger Park - Tree & Alien Encounter Weekend This is an invitation to a unique, rustic, bush experience. The Alien Invader Task Group is excited to announce the coming of this special event, thanks to a generous sponsorship received from SAPPI to make it possible...
A team of iKapa Honorary Rangers cleaned up part of a boardwalk that was damaged by a fire on the top of Table Mountain. Honorary Rangers Sue Smith who is the Chairperson Rudi Sigenthaler the duty officer of iKapa Honorary Rangers carried 500 kgs of damaged boardwalk from the fire site to a position suitable for uplifting by helicopter.
Modern technology has become important even in the heart of the African bush. GPS technology is being used to track and study animals, and computers plot the season's veld fires. The children of Skukuza primary need to be computer litterate to prepare them to function competently in modern society.
On Saturday 16 December, the Annual Honorary Rangers Cycle Race was held in the scenic West Coast National Park. Riders came from all over SA to complete either the 80km main race, the 30km short race or the 5km fun ride. The park was closed to vehicular traffic for the time-trial duration.
The iKapa Honorary Rangers recently completed a training exercise on Table Mountain, using a route less travelled, and discovering some of the interetsing history of the area...
iKapa Honorary Ranger and Volunteer Wild Fire Services Fire Fighter Ruedi Siegenthaler saved a puffadder from certain death last Friday night (27 October) whilst fighting a fire on Devils Peak. The snake was spotted in the middle of a burned area and would have surely perished if not spotted, and taken to safety...
The Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching & Ranger Support Services Unit of South African National Parks, invite you to join us for an extended weekend of music near Letaba, a beautifully shaded camp in the Kruger Park, from 9th May, departing on 13th May 2007
The Honorary Ranger’s of the Addo region held their annual golf day on the the 11th August 2006 at the Humewood Golf Course.
When Siemens South Africa decided to upgrade their own computers, they offered their used computers (Pentium 2's) to the Alien Invader Task Group (AITG) of the Honorary Rangers...
Honoray Ranger National Executive Committee and Chairpersons' meetings usually take place in Gauteng because of the large number of regions in this part of the country. However, at the persistent invitation from the West Coast region of HR’s, the meeting took place in this beautiful park from the 14 to 17 September.
Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorns provide shade for huge black-maned lions, and vantage points for leopard and raptors...Welcome to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Wilderness Experience...
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) has long been associated with the tall windmills at each waterhole in the park. However, over the past few years, some of these windmills have been replaced by unobtrusive solar systems, making good use of the abundant sun energy that is so freely available in the Kalahari and reducing the manpower needed for the heavy maintenance of the windmills.
The SANParks (South African National Parks) Honorary Rangers of KZNatal held their annual golf day at the Maritzburg Country Club recently...
PEAP (Public Education and Awareness Project) was founded by 3 of the Gauteng based Honorary Rangers (2 from Johannesburg region and one from West Rand). Their committee has been joined by an HR from Pretoria region. Most of their exhibitions and school visits have been within Gauteng and there is more than enough scope to keep them busy...
Boulders Beach –Table Mountain National Park– is one of SANParks’ best universally accessible destinations. The wide boardwalk takes all visitors, mobile and dependent on wheelchairs, right down to Foxy Beach and allows marvelous close-up views of the scores of African Penguins that call this place home.
Monday the 28th of August, 2006 was a special day for the Veterinary Wildlife Services (VWS) in Kruger National Park. It was a day that accommodation in Skukuza Staff Village was handed over to the park by the donor Thubelisha Homes in a deal brokered by the Honorary Rangers VWS National Project...