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Karoo National Park
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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.
The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon.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.
The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bookings for Christmas day lunch are now open for all visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.
The Karoo National Park and Honorary Rangers invite you to our Golf Day at Beaufort West Golf Club on the 8th of September 2012.
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.
The lions released into Karoo National Park in November 2010 have adapted well to their new home and are in excellent condition.
All tourist roads – except for the Lammertjiesleegte route – are closed today in Karoo National Park due to heavy overnight rain.
Please note that all communication lines at Karoo National Park are currently down.
Karoo National Park is currently experiencing power problems because of a damaged transformer. The Park is in the process of sourcing a replacement.
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.
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.
Visitors to Karoo National Park should note the following:
Due to vital maintenance on tourist roads in the Karoo National Park, sections of the Potlekkertjie Loop will be closed until further notice.
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.
Karoo National Park scooped the awards for both Reception of the Year and Gate of the Year at the recent South African National Parks (SANParks) Achievement Awards for the National Parks in the Frontier Region, held in Graaff-Reinet.
The Karoo National Park’s Birding Weekend, hosted by the Karoo Honorary Rangers, will take place from 17 to 19 April 2009. Join us for a light-hearted competition with the aim of having lots of fun! Discover the tranquillity and wide open spaces of the Great Karoo.
Sprightly young dancers from Nelspoort kicked off the celebrations on Thursday 2 October as the Karoo National Park opened a new tourist road, environmental education centre and celebrated the completion of a new predator-proof fence line.Displaying 1 to 30 (of 56)
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