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Media Release: Invitation to join the Camdeboo National Park Forum

Date: 2014-08-06

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.

Fun holiday programme awaits at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-20

Calling all parents in and around Graaff-Reinet!  

Media Release: Rupert Foundations helps to develop tourism in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-06

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. 

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:

Nqweba Carp Classic entrants donate catches to the Mayor

Date: 2014-01-08

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.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park embarks on fencing project

Date: 2013-11-18

Camdeboo National Park has started a project to replace approximately 21km of stock fencing with 2.4m high game fencing.  

Media Release: Visit Camdeboo for free during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2013-09-03

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.

40% discount at Nqweba Campsite in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2013-08-30

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. 

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.

Media Release: Trees for Camdeboo Campsite

Date: 2013-08-22

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.

Honorary Rangers wanted

Date: 2013-08-02

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.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park hosts "Take a girl child to work"

Date: 2013-06-05

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).

Media Release: Land rehabilitation success at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2013-06-05

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.

 

Earth Day celebrated in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2013-04-24

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.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park to celebrate Earth Day 2013

Date: 2013-04-17

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. 

Experience the Valley of Desolation by moonlight

Date: 2013-01-14

The “Valley by Moonlight” experience, postponed from 30 November 2012 due to cloudy and rainy weather conditions, will now take place next Friday, 25 January 2013.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park's buffalo herd gets two new bulls

Date: 2012-12-06

Two four-year-old buffalo bulls have been released into the Camdeboo National Park.  

Fun and games guaranteed at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2012-11-27

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.

Joint Release: MZNP/Camdeboo Corridor Project to enhance conservation status

Date: 2012-11-21

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.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park greening Graaff-Reinet schools

Date: 2012-11-02

Camdeboo National Park, together with Working for Water, spent some time with two Graaff-Reinet schools recently.  The purpose was to educate Grade 8 learners on the importance of trees in the ecosystem, and to plant some trees on the school premises.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park teaches about ecology

Date: 2012-11-02

Camdeboo National Park recently played host to approximately 100 people working on programmes as part of its Biodiversity and Social Projects (BSP).  The theme of the day was ecology, and how everything in nature is dependent on each other in order to survive.

Media Release: Fun awaits kids at Camdeboo holiday programme

Date: 2012-06-12

Tons of fun awaits kids who sign up for the upcoming Camdeboo National Park holiday programme.

Media Release: Open Day clarifies Mountain Zebra - Camdeboo Corridor Project aims

Date: 2012-05-22

The Open Day held in Graaff-Reinet on 16 May to provide information about the Mountain Zebra - Camdeboo Corridor Project has clarified the aims and scope of the project for those who attended.

Media Release: Bird Club brightens up Park hide

Date: 2012-05-08

A donation by the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club has brightened up the Camdeboo National Park’s Khwalimanzi Hide which is situated in the Game Viewing Area.

Media Release: MZNP - Camdeboo Corridor Project to enhance conservation status

Date: 2012-04-23

An exciting new initiative to create a corridor between Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks will improve the conservation status of South Africa’s grassland biome.

Media Release: Rare sighting at Camdeboo birding weekend

Date: 2012-03-27

Birders on the Camdeboo National Park’s recent birding weekend were delighted to witness a rare bird – the Village Indigobird – in amongst the sightings of more commonly-seen bird species.

Media Release: Locals enjoy "Valley by Moonlight" event

Date: 2012-03-20

There was an air of awe and wonder as, for the first time ever, locals were able to experience the world-renowned Valley of Desolation by night on 9 March.

 

Media release: Calling all Birders to Camdeboo Birding Weekend

Date: 2012-02-27

Birders can enjoy exploring on foot and trips through less-visited areas of the Camdeboo National Park during the annual Birding Weekend from 23 to 25 March.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park Campsite to Open in March

Date: 2012-02-20

Camdeboo National Park, which surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, will open its long-awaited Nqweba Campsite on 1 March 2012.

Media Release: Camdeboo holiday programme loads of fun for children

Date: 2011-12-13

Children enjoyed themselves immensely on the Camdeboo National Park holiday programme, which ran smoothly and successfully over three days in early December.


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