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Holiday Fun at Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-12-11

There’s a week of fun-filled activities for children at the Addo Elephant National Park this December.

Media Release: SANParks Rangers apprehend six illegal divers

Date: 2008-12-05

South African National Parks (SANParks) marine rangers from the Addo Elephant National Park apprehended four suspects last night and a further two suspects this morning for diving illegally in the Bird Island Marine Protected Area.

A girl's dream realised with a trip to Addo!

Date: 2008-11-21

The 16th day of November was a special day for 13 year-old Shelbie Werth of Uitenhage; a day her dream came true at Addo Elephant National Park

Media Release: Cyclists take to the Mountains in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-10-29

Saturday 1 November will see cyclists of all ages and abilities pedaling through the Zuurberg Mountains in the Addo Elephant National Park and the gravel tracks of the Sundays River Valley.

Media Release: Addo’s Black Rhino find new home in the Karoo

Date: 2008-10-28

Today three black rhino arrived at their new home in Karoo National Park near Beaufort West after translocation from Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.

Are you up for the “toughest Mountain Bike Challenge”?

Date: 2008-10-01

Spring is in the air and there is a brand new mountain bike race taking place in the Eastern Cape: “The Mondi Packaging Addo Mountain Bike Challenge”.

Hop-on Guides and Marine Rangers 'see' into the future with donation

Date: 2008-10-01

Addo Elephant National Park’s Hop-on Guides have received a boost with a donation of two pairs of binoculars from Mr. John Walton of the United Kingdom.

Media Release: High seas cause damage on Bird Island

Date: 2008-09-05

Addo Elephant National Park rangers were evacuated from Bird Island in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape on Monday, 1st September, when high seas caused the water level to move about 15 meters inland.

Media Release: Fire in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-08-15

A fire has been raging in the Zuurberg Mountain area of Addo Elephant National Park since Sunday afternoon, 10 August.

Media Release: Bird Island Trip On Offer

Date: 2008-06-20

Birders and nature lovers will jump at the opportunity to join a boat trip to Bird Island in Algoa Bay, home to the largest breeding colony of Cape gannets in the world.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park Hosts SA's Only 100-Mile Trail Run

Date: 2008-05-05

The only 100-Mile Trail Run in the country was hosted in Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape today and yesterday. Designed to test trail runners both mentally and physically, the trail tracks the mountains and valleys of the Park. Runners are challenged to run primarily on tracks within the park itself as well as some stretches of gravel roads.

Sundays River Canoe and Eco-adventure Activities Concession in the Addo Elephant NP

Date: 2008-04-11

Please take note that the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Information Memorandum documents will be available on this web page by 16h00 on Monday the 14th of April 2008.

A Bright Future for Young Entrepreneurs in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-03-20

In a collaborative effort between the Port Elizabeth College, the Mining Qualifications Authority, PPC and the Sundays River Valley Municipality (SRVM), 40 creative young people are being trained in indigenous jewellery design in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo Newsletter: January/February 2008

Date: 2008-03-12

This is a general newsletter – sent out on a bimonthly basis - about the latest happenings and developments in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: SANParks and Eastern Cape Parks Sign Collaboration Agreement

Date: 2008-02-27

Today (Tuesday, 25 February, 2008) the Chief Executives of South African National Parks (SANParks) and Eastern Cape Parks signified their commitment to collaborate on conservation and tourism issues in a Technical Cooperation Agreement.

Media Release: Colloborative Efforts Between Law Enforcement Partners Intensify

Date: 2008-01-31

On the eve of the closure of the wild abalone commercial fishery and the implementation of the diving ban, sixteen people involved in illegal diving in the Bird Island Marine Protected Area (MPA) were arrested yesterday, Wednesday 30 January, during collaborative compliance efforts between officials from the South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism’s (DEAT) marine and coastal management division.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park Golf Day

Date: 2008-01-25

The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 3rd annual golf day on 6 June 2008 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth. All funds raised will assist towards the further improvement of facilities and conservation support work at the Addo Elephant National Park, the prime tourism destination in the Eastern Cape.

Canadian Girl Sets Example for Youngsters Across the Globe

Date: 2007-12-26

Nine-year old Lola Douglas of Toronto, Canada was so inspired by what she heard about conservation in South Africa that she collected R900 to donate to Addo Elephant National Park.

Five New Cottages to be Opened in Addo Main Camp

Date: 2007-12-04

Five new cottages in Addo Elephant National Park’s Main Camp will become available to visitors from 15 December 2007. Finishing touches on the new units are currently being completed but the units are already available for booking on the SANParks reservations system.

Media Release: Research is Key to Sustaining Balance in Addo's Ecosystem

Date: 2007-11-29

With the introduction of large predators in 2003, Addo Elephant National Park not only became a haven for the Big Seven but a more dangerous place for the resident herbivores. Kudu, red hartebeest, ostrich, warthog and the largest herd of disease-free Cape buffalo in South Africa have had to become more vigilant to lions and spotted hyena on the prowl. Four years down the line, lions and hyenas have increased their numbers and consequently it has become important to determine exactly what effect these predators are having on prey species.

Media Release: Seized Vessel to be Used in Anti-Poaching Operations

Date: 2007-11-29

Today, a 13-metre inflatable semi-ridged vessel was handed over to South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Investigation Services to be used in marine related anti-poaching operations. The handover of the vessel is the result of a joint anti-poaching operation carried out during November 2005, on Bird Island in Algoa Bay by SANParks and Marine & Coastal Management, a division of the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism.

Media Release: Rhino Collides with Tourist Car

Date: 2007-11-19

A black rhino collided with a tourist car in Addo Elephant National Park this Saturday, the 17th of November, causing extensive damage.

Kruger Scientists in Addo National Park

Date: 2007-11-03

“Monitoring how an ecosystem changes over time is a tricky business and determining how much change you can allow in a system is even more difficult” explained Dr Rina Grant, SANParks Systems Ecologist based in Skukuza. Scientists and managers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are striving to use an adaptive management system which allows for some changes in the ecosystem but uses detailed monitoring programmes to detect these potential changes and guide management decisions.

Sasol Birding Bonanza: Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2007-10-09

The Addo Elephant National Park must be one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the Eastern Cape. There are five biomes to be found, from the estuary to the top of the Zuurberg Mountain and on to the freshwater lake in the Karoo. As a result the birding is fantastic with over 400 species, which makes this a birding paradise...

Branding Survey: Complete and Win!!

Date: 2007-08-14

Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.

Faecal Analysis Gives Insight Into Addo Elephant Population

Date: 2007-08-07

Researchers in the Addo Elephant National Park are investigating the presence and levels of various hormones in elephant dung to create a more detailed picture of how the Addo elephant population functions.

Addo Website Maintenance

Date: 2007-04-30

Please note that the Addo Elephant National Park website is undergoing routine maintenance. This should be complete by the the 2 May 2007. We do apologise for anything that appears incomplete on the website between 30 April and 2 May 2007.

Addo Elephant Trail Run

Date: 2007-04-30

Despite heavy bouts of rain and cold conditions, 16 runners successfully completed the third annual 100-mile (160-kilometre) Addo Elephant Trail Run through the Addo Elephant National Park today.

Addo Birding Bonanza

Date: 2007-03-27

The honorary rangers of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park present an exciting birding experience from 26 - 28 October when we hold our Addo Birding Bonanza...

Web Community Choice Award: Nominations Open!

Date: 2007-03-26

In light of suggestions made by the SANParks website community, the 2007 Kudu and Chief Executive Awards now include a Website Community Choice Award.

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