Young participates in Camdeboo National Park’s June holiday programme were kept thoroughly entertained during the course of the week from 29 June to 3 July. The programmes were presented by Rosemary Scheepers (Senior People & Conservation Officer), Zimkhitha Zungula (Assistant People & Conservation Officer), Demitri Williams (Environmental Education Centre Supervisor) and Conservation students Linda Sigwela and Namhla Kutuka.
Three Camdeboo National Park staff members performed exceptionally in their First Aid Level Three training course recently. This is the highest level of first aid training available, which all three of the park’s People and Conservation Department staff members excelled in.
Camdeboo National Park’s now well-known Valley by Moonlight event certainly kept guests entertained on Friday evening.
The whereabouts of the two buffaloes spotted along Mountain Drive towards the end of last year is still unknown, although it is possible that they could have returned to their natural habitat. The pair has not been seen since rangers lost track of them in the thick reeds and bushes along the Sundays River the day after they were first sighted. Local resident, Susan Edwardes, first spotted the animals while walking with her dogs along Mountain Drive on 31 December.
They say first impressions count, and this certainly is the case at Camdeboo National Park. One of the park’s Receptionists, Janine Masimela, was acknowledged last week (Thursday 27 November) for her outstanding work in customer service at this year’s South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards ceremony in Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg.
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.
Five Graaff-Reinet residents took ownership of the first nursery of its kind in the area at Camdeboo National Park today.
What better way for learners to put the school year behind them than with a fun-filled week at Camdeboo National Park?
Thought to be about 160 years old, the Winterhoek house and adjacent wagon shed in the Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. While a number of proposals were put forward as an appropriate use for this site, it has been agreed to restore Winterhoek with a view to managing it in association with the SA College for Tourism, as an up-market visitor lodge. This option fulfills both the cultural heritage and tourism mandates of South African National Parks (SANParks).
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.
Camdeboo National Park and its current Park Forum members are calling all interested stakeholders to join them at their next meeting on Thursday 21 August.
Calling all parents in and around Graaff-Reinet!
The Winterhoek homestead and adjacent wagon shed in Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. The end product will be a guest house for the accommodation of overnight visitors to the Park.
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:
A total of 43 anglers, including seven juniors, entered the 2013 Nqweba Carp Classic angling competition which was hosted by SANParks and held on Camdeboo National Park’s Nqweba Dam in December.
Camdeboo National Park has started a project to replace approximately 21km of stock fencing with 2.4m high game fencing.
From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Camdeboo National Park for free. This is thanks to the fact that South African National Parks (SANParks), the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, will be allowing locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for camping at the Nqweba Campsite in the Camdeboo National Park at Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape.
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.
A project aimed at greening the Camdeboo National Park campsite came to fruition recently after a cash injection of more than R20 000 in the form of donations by members of the public. The project was promoted on the SANParks website over the past year and received a number of generous donations towards improving the environment for future Park visitors.
Camdeboo National Park and SANParks Honorary Rangers are calling on all members of the public interested in becoming Honorary Rangers to join them at a re-establishment meeting next week.
Camdeboo National Park, outside Graaff-Reinet, hosted nine girls from three high schools in the town to participate in its “Take a girl child to work” event last week. The Grade 11 learners spent the day in the Park learning about careers within South African National Parks (SANParks).
The rehabilitation of degraded land in Camdeboo National Park outside Graaff-Reinet is taking shape – just over a year since the project was started in April 2012.
Camdeboo National Park, outside Graaff-Reinet, spearheaded Earth Day activities in the town on Monday 22 April 2013 – encouraging environmental action in the area. This was the first time the Park joined in this international initiative by hosting its first ever border clean-up.
The 43rd anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in 2013. This day marks an opportunity for volunteers to initiate actions towards a sustainable future. Earth Day is a global attempt for international co-operation to address issues such as global warming, toxic waste, destruction of rainforests, expanding deserts and ocean pollution. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to use Earth Day to take environmental action in their area.
Two four-year-old buffalo bulls have been released into the Camdeboo National Park.
Children aged 8 to 14 are invited to join in on the fun-filled holiday programme being hosted at the Camdeboo National Park from Monday 10 to Friday 14 December. As it has been in the past, this programme is guaranteed to be one of the best options for parents hoping to keep the youngsters entertained.
South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Wilderness Foundation hosted an information sharing Open Day on the planned Mountain Zebra – Camdeboo Corridor Project, at the Marlow Agricultural School Clubhouse in Cradock on Tuesday, 20 November 2012.