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Media Release: Stolen endangered Cycads to be replanted in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2015-03-03

A total of 44 confiscated cycads, stolen near the town of Jansenville in the Eastern Cape, will be replanted in Addo Elephant National Park.  The cycads are estimated to be at least 500 years old. 

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park Management Plan up for review

Date: 2015-03-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) is revising the park management plan for Addo Elephant National Park (AENP).  The purpose of the park management plan is to guide the future management of the park for the period 2015 – 2025.

Media Release: Addo's new Langebos Huts launched

Date: 2015-02-11

Set within the picturesque Alexandria Forest in the Woody Cape Section of Addo Elephant National Park, a new, exclusive accommodation offering is set to be a hit with birders, those who enjoy escaping to a private destination under a canopy of trees and others who just wish to “get away from it all”. Prospective visitors with a special interest in botany, trees, ferns and mushrooms will also delight in using this accommodation as their base from where to explore the forest.  

Media Release: Second prestigious award in a row for Addo's Main Camp

Date: 2014-12-02

Addo Elephant National Park won the SANParks Chief Executive Award in the category:  Best Performing Camp for its Main Camp, for the second year in a row at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg last week (Thursday 27 November).

Media Release: Social Development work pays off

Date: 2014-12-02

When it comes to social development within South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the finest examples to look at is Social Development Co-ordinator for Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP), Zukiswa Masela.  Her impeccable work, innovations and achievements in this field were honoured at the organisation’s Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg last week (Thursday 27 November).

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: Free entrants more than triple in Frontier Region parks

Date: 2014-09-22

The number of people who visited the four South African National Parks in the Frontier Region (Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks) during its free entry week more than doubled this year, compared to the same period last year.  The ninth annual South African National Parks Week was celebrated from 8 – 12 September, and afforded all South African citizens the opportunity to visit national parks free of charge for a day visit.

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: 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.

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”.

Media Release: Jackal carcasses discovered in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2014-08-12

11 August 2014 - Conservation staff at Addo Elephant National Park have discovered the carcasses of 21 jackals and one crow in the main game viewing area of the park, following reports from tourists early this morning.

Media Release: World Ranger Day celebrated at Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2014-07-31

Rangers from the four national parks in the Frontier region converged at Addo Elephant National Park today to commemorate World Ranger Day.

Media Release: Bird Island Marine Protected Area celebrates ten years

Date: 2014-07-25

Addo Elephant National Park (AENP), the custodians of the Bird Island Marine Protected Area (MPA) off Algoa Bay, celebrated the tenth anniversary since the proclamation of the area, recently.

Media Release: Addo Elephant Trail Run 2015

Date: 2014-07-25

Experience the thrill of running wild! Tackle the 76km or 44km Trail Run through the vast Addo Elephant National Park (75km from Port Elizabeth) and experience the remoteness of the Eastern Cape’s bushveld. 

Bookings open for Sasol/Addo Birding Weekend

Date: 2014-06-20

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 31 October – 2 November 2014.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park launches new anti-poaching vessel

Date: 2014-05-23

Addo Elephant National Park’s Honorary Rangers handed over the keys to a brand new anti-poaching vessel to the Park and its marine team today.

Bloggers to explore SANParks' Frontier Region

Date: 2014-02-03

A group of bloggers will be going on an adventure to explore, discover and experience the four beautiful parks that make up the South African National Parks' (SANParks) Frontier Region. Follow their journey through the Addo Elephant-, Camdeboo-, Karoo- and Mountain Zebra National Park by connecting to them via Facebook and Twitter, as per the details below:

Media Release: A bumper December for Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2014-01-21

Addo Elephant National Park experienced a phenomenal December at the end of last year – with an increase of 18 percent in visitors from December 2012.

Christmas in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2013-12-09

Due to popular demand, Addo Elephant National Park’s Restaurant will once again offer two sittings of their popular Christmas Day lunch this year.

Fun-filled holiday programme for youngsters at AENP in December

Date: 2013-12-09

Both kiddies and their parents can look forward to a fun-filled holiday programme in Addo Elephant National Park, packed with activities for youngsters between the ages of four and 12 during December 2013.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

Date: 2013-11-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: SANParks hands over school computer lab in Eastern Cape

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) delivered on its vision of 'Connecting to Society' at the official handover of a computer laboratory at Paterson High School near the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) today.

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

Date: 2013-08-28

As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.

AENP and Nelson Mandela Bay join forces to promote the park

Date: 2013-08-02

Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) have embarked on a joint partnership in promoting day visits to the Park. NMBT is already an official reservation office for all South African National Parks (SANParks) and offers accommodation bookings to all national parks as well as certain SANParks products such as the renowned Otter Trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park celebrates World Ranger Day

Date: 2013-08-02

Smoke bombs dropped from an overhead plane, flares shot into the air, gunshots ringing out, a high speed car chase and numerous arrests were the order of the day in Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) on Wednesday (31 July 2013) – but only as part of a simulated poaching exercise on World Ranger Day.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park comes out tops

Date: 2013-07-29

Addo Elephant National Park walked away with two of the most prestigious awards at the recent 2012/13 SANParks Regional Awards evening in Graaff-Reinet.  The ceremony is held annually to celebrate the top achievers from the four national parks in the Frontier Region – namely Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Camdeboo and Karoo National Parks.

Media Release: Addo staff do their bit on Mandela Day

Date: 2013-07-18

Addo Elephant National Park staff are hard at work in and around the Park, doing their bit for Mandela Day.

Go wild at Addo's Golf Day

Date: 2013-05-16

The SANPark’s Honorary Rangers at  Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 8th annual golf day on Friday, 7 June 2013 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth with the theme for this year being “Go Wild”.  Funds raised on the day will enable the Park to fund counter-poaching activities within the park.

Media Release: Capture of 30 Addo Elephant National Park buffalo going well

Date: 2013-05-16

The bomas in the Addo Elephant National Park are beginning to fill with prime buffalo ahead of the annual Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees auction.

Ninth Addo Trail Run winners qualify for World Ultra Trail Championships

Date: 2013-03-19

The first three men and first three women from the Addo Elephant Trail Run, which took place on Saturday, the 2nd of March 2013, have qualified for the World Ultra Trail Championships to take place in Wales on 6 and 7 July 2013.  This was the local trail run chosen as the qualifying event for the team to be sent to the international championships. 

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