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Media Release: Four new bird species discovered in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-11-11

Birders who participated in Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers’ birding weekend at the end of October got more than they bargained for.  This as four new bird species were added to the park’s bird list on 25 October 2014.

Media Release: Karoo's BSP teams get Green audit results

Date: 2014-11-11

An audit conducted at Karoo National Park’s Biodiversity Social Projects by SANParks’ Regional Monitoring and Compliance Department found them to be the most compliant projects assessed thus far – with all teams achieving green cards in the process.

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 entry during SA National Parks week

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park will once again be opening its gates for locals to enjoy the Park at no cost during South African National Parks Week, this year scheduled from 8 to 12 September.  What’s more is that Park Management has agreed to allow the first 50 visitors free entry on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, for those who may not be able to visit during the week.

Media Release: Birders to unit in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers, organising the Park’s next Birding Weekend from 24 to 26 October, have dubbed it “an exciting, fun-filled weekend packed with true Karoo hospitality and great prizes”.

Media Release: Karoo National Park scoops top award

Date: 2014-06-20

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from the international travel site, TripAdvisor.

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:

Karoo National Park opens new rustic accommodation - Afsaal Cottage

Date: 2013-12-09

Bookings have opened for Karoo National Park’s latest accommodation offering – the very rustic Afsaal Cottage, situated in the park’s game viewing area.

Media Release: Update on Karoo National Park fire

Date: 2013-10-14

The fire which affected the north-eastern section of Karoo National Park last week, and which was extinguished on Thursday afternoon, flared up again on Friday night, fanned by strong winds.  Initially confined to the section of the Park called Mountain View since Saturday 5 October - this time the fire spread to the Park’s middle plateau.

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire extinguished

Date: 2013-10-11

The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon.  The teams left the area early this morning after spending the night on the mountain to ensure that all was safe.

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire not a threat to guests

Date: 2013-10-10

The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.

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

Date: 2013-09-03

From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Karoo 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.

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: Karoo National Park employees' pedal power

Date: 2013-06-14

Two youngsters from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West have decided to “go green” for World Environment Month – they’ve swopped their cars for bicycles.


Media Release: Winter brings snow to Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-06-14

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, has received its first snow for the year. The first snowfall came overnight on 1 June, and again a week later on 8 June – in the area of the Park known as Puttervslei, on the Nuweveld Mountains.

Karoo National Park's feathery friends

Date: 2013-02-15

Why did the chicken cross the road?  In this case, to teach the baby ostrich how to feed.  Well, that’s the situation at Karoo National Park, in any case.  

Media Release: Two new male lions introduced to the Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-02-08

Two male lions from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park were released into the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West today, bringing the total number of feline predators now in the Park to nine.

Media Release: Karoo National Park extends fence

Date: 2012-12-18

Visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape have an extra treat in store for them since the beginning of December.   The predator-proof fence which previously surrounded the rest camp and caravan park has been extended, allowing greater freedom to walk within the rest camp area.

Book now for Christmas Day lunch at Karoo National Park's Restaurant

Date: 2012-12-13

Bookings for Christmas day lunch are now open for all visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.  

The Karoo National Park Golf Day

Date: 2012-08-22

The Karoo National Park and Honorary Rangers invite you to our Golf Day at Beaufort West Golf Club on the 8th of September 2012.

Media Release: Chance to explore premier Karoo birding destination

Date: 2012-05-28

Keen birders will have the chance to explore the premier Karoo birding destination during the Karoo National Park Birding Weekend to be held from 14 to 16 September 2012.

Media Release: Lions at home in the Karoo

Date: 2012-03-06

The lions released into Karoo National Park in November 2010 have adapted well to their new home and are in excellent condition.

Road closure due to rain in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-08-05

All tourist roads – except for the Lammertjiesleegte route – are closed today in Karoo National Park due to heavy overnight rain.

Karoo National Park communications down

Date: 2011-07-26

Please note that all communication lines at Karoo National Park are currently down.

Karoo National Park currently experiencing power problems

Date: 2011-07-21

Karoo National Park is currently experiencing power problems because of a damaged transformer. The Park is in the process of sourcing a replacement.

Media Release: Karoo National Park shines at SANParks Awards

Date: 2011-07-20

Karoo National Park shone at SANParks’ Frontier Region Awards, held in Graaff-Reinet at the end of last week, with many staff members receiving accolades for their outstanding work.

Karoo NP: Fossil Trail upgrades

Date: 2011-07-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) is in the process of sourcing experts to assist with the upgrading of the Fossil Trail in Karoo National Park.

Karoo NP: Unavailability of guided drives - walks still available

Date: 2011-07-18

Visitors to Karoo National Park should note the following:

Temporary road closure in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-03-30

Due to vital maintenance on tourist roads in the Karoo National Park, sections of the Potlekkertjie Loop will be closed until further notice.

Media Release: Lions released in Karoo National Park after 170 year absence

Date: 2010-11-11

Lions were released in Karoo National Park near Beaufort West yesterday for the first time after an absence of almost 170 years from the area.

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