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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.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Media Release: “Go Wild” Addo Elephant National Park Honorary Rangers Annual Golf Day

Date: 2007-02-26

The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park are once again organising their Annual Golf Day. This year it will be held on Friday, 18th May at the Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth.

Addo Leopard on 50/50

Date: 2007-01-31

Dear Colleagues A leopard that was rescued on a farm in the Baviaans area and released into the Darlington section of Addo Elephant National Park in December will be featured on SABC TV program 50/50 on Sunday afternoon, 4 February. We hope you’ll tune in to watch it!

Addo's Alexandria Hiking Trail

Date: 2007-01-30

Explore Addo's diversity by doing the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail, which leads the hiker through three distinctly different environments, ranging from forests to coastal dunes to sea-shore. No other trail in the country can boast this diversity, as you clamber up the desert-like dunes and stand aloft cliffs crumbling into the sea, trek through high forest, and along spectacular beaches...

Media Release: New Boat to Aid Conservation of Marine Resources

Date: 2006-11-26

Conservation of valuable marine resources in the Addo Elephant National Park received a significant boost today with the acquisition of a new boat...

HR's Addo Golf Day a Success!

Date: 2006-10-26

The Honorary Ranger’s of the Addo region held their annual golf day on the the 11th August 2006 at the Humewood Golf Course.

"Memory Making" at Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2006-09-21

Do you remember the first time you went on a school trip and left the community where you were born and raised? Or the first time you lazed under tall trees on a spring day and had a picnic? Do you remember the first time you saw a lion? Or an elephant?

Media Release: Joint Rescue Effort for Oiled Penguins

Date: 2006-09-05

Forty-six oiled African penguins will today be rescued from Addo Elephant National Park’s Bird Island in a joint rescue effort. Park rangers stationed on Bird Island first noticed the oiled penguins on Wednesday, 30th of August, and began the rescue process. It is not clear where the oil spill that is affecting these penguins is situated, as no ships have been registered as run aground...

Minister Opens New Access Road at Addo Elephant National Park’s 75th Year Celebrations

Date: 2006-08-16

New areas for conservation and new opportunities for the communities living adjacent to the Addo Elephant National Park were opened up today by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk with the official opening of the new southern access road in the Park.Minister Opens New Access Road at Addo Elephant National Park’s 75th Year Celebrations...

Draft Park Management Plan

Date: 2006-08-02

Here is the draft management plan for Addo Elephant National Park. The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit :

Isidingo Shoot in Addo

Date: 2006-07-26

Shouts of “Action!”, “Cut!” and “Quiet on set please!” briefly transformed parts of Addo Elephant National Park into a film set at the end of June 2006 when 19 crew and cast members of the popular South African SABC soap opera, Isidingo, arrived in the park for a 3 day shoot.

Addo Elephant National Park Honorary Rangers Annual Golf Day

Date: 2006-07-11

The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) are once again organising their Annual Golf Day. This year it will be held on Friday the 11 August at the Humewood Golf Club.

Media Release: Oribi Released In Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2006-07-10

Today, five pairs of oribi were released in the Addo Elephant National Park on the Langvlakte Contractual property.

This is a significant introduction as oribi (Ourebia ourebi) are classified as “endangered” on the IUCN Red Data List. In addition, this is the first time this highly specialised antelope species has been introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Double Honour for Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2006-06-05

Addo Elephant National Park celebrates once again this month after winning Professional Management Review (PMR) Golden Arrow Awards for Best Tourism Project and Best National Park in the Eastern Cape.

The awards are based on a survey conducted by PMR in January 2006 which collected 4 566 ratings from the Eastern Cape’s business, local government and provincial government sectors.

Media Release: Addo Elephant Trail Run

Date: 2006-03-18

Bruce Arnett

Today, 38 runners are competing in the Addo Elephant Trail Run. The event includes a 100-mile (160 km) and 50-mile (80 km) race through the Addo Elephant National Park.

The 100-mile race begins in the arid northern section of the Park at Darlington Dam while the 50-mile race begins in the town of Kirkwood.

Contestants will end the grueling trail run in the main camp of the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo Elephant Trail Runs: 18 March 2006

Date: 2006-02-28

It’s three weeks to go to the 2nd Addo Elephant Trail Run, which includes a 100-Miler, 50-Miler and, for the first time, a 46-km hike/walk. These extreme sport events take place within the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Statement: Cape Fur Seals Rescued

Date: 2005-12-20

On Friday, 16 December 2005, 24 Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) were released onto Black Rocks Island in Algoa Bay after a successful rehabilitation effort by staff of the Addo Elephant National Park and Bayworld.

Media Release: Addo celebrates first lion cubs

Date: 2005-12-03

Addo Elephant National Park is celebrating the successful birth of lion cubs, now about 4 months old.

Media Release: Park Manager Allays Fears over Proposed Marine Protected Area

Date: 2005-11-11

Reacting to concerns raised by residents of Colchester, Alexandria, Boknes and Bushman’s River, Addo Elephant National Park Manager, Lucius Moolman, assured citizens that their rights would not be taken away.

Media Release: Addo - elephant bulls move to new pastures

Date: 2005-06-29

Twelve elephant bulls from the Addo Elephant National Park will be translocated to private game reserves this week in a bid to relieve the elephant bull pressure in the park.

“Take a girl child to work day” at the Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2005-05-30

When I was in high school, I attended a careers evening. I arrived at the nature conservation talk full of eagerness and optimism. A huge man marched in to the classroom, belt bulging with a knife and pistol, rifle slung over his shoulder. I wondered if I had mistakenly attended the military service talk.

“Good evening”, he boomed, “I am here to tell you about nature conservation. First of all, if you are a lady, forget about it.” Feeling my heart sink, I listened to the rest of his monologue as he stated that only 11% of students selected for nature conservation would be women and that they would have to “settle for education or research” (the last phrase spoken in a tone usually reserved for cleaning toilets all day, every day).

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park - 100-Mile and 50-Mile Marathon

Date: 2005-04-22

Eleven contestants will make history on Saturday the 23rd of April 2005 with the first ever extreme marathon through the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Minister Proclaims New Marine Area for Addo Park & Opens New Camp to Benefit Local Communities

Date: 2005-04-04

Speaking from the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) the Minister announced both the addition of the St Croix and Bird Islands to the park, as well as the opening of the new Matyholweni Rest Camp, with local communities set to benefit directly both from the revenue generated, and from the greater influx of tourism to the expanded park.

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