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Bookings open for Punda Mania Team Birding Event 2014

Date: 2014-07-25

Enjoy a unique birding experience that only Punda Maria has to offer this November. The SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Rand region will be hosting the successful Punda Mania Birding Event once again, from 13 to 16 November 2014.

Media Release: SANParks congratulates Magistrate Msibi for sentencing

Date: 2014-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 22 July 2014,  welcomed the heavy sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in prison for rhino poaching and related offences. He was sentenced in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court today.

Media Release: SANParks applauds court sentence

Date: 2014-07-09

South African Nationals Parks (SANParks) today welcomed the sentencing of two Mozambican Nationals to 16 years in prison for poaching and related offences. They were sentenced in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court.

Media Release: Permits for operators using KNP border gates

Date: 2014-06-24

All business operators who travel through the Kruger National Park (KNP)’s border gates i.e. Giriyondo and Pafuri, transporting passengers to and from Mozambique, will be required to produce valid passenger transport permits as from 1 August 2014. These are meant for communities residing in the Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique, who work in South Africa and often make use of the two border gates going home. 

Media Release: KNP gate quotas set for the school holidays

Date: 2014-06-24

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the coming school holidays which start on Saturday, 28 June until Sunday, 20 July 2014. 

Media Release: Misleading placards in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-06-18

SANParks would like to warn people placing posters, flyers and notices containing incorrect rhino poaching information at look-out points, rocks and trees in the Kruger National Park (KNP); to refrain from such tendency. Placing such placards on undesignated areas, without permission is not allowed in a National Park and also misinforms tourists.

SANParks driver cautioned

Date: 2014-06-11

In light of the uproar with regards to the recent YouTube video showing a South African National Parks (SANParks) vehicle forcing an elephant and a calf off the road, a full investigation was concluded, which included the studying of the footage, information from the witnesses as well as the account from the driver.  

Media Release: Arrest of former SANParks ranger and police officials welcomed

Date: 2014-05-28

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, the Hawks and SANParks have welcomed the arrest of a former SANParks field ranger and two SAPS members by South African National Parks (SANParks). 

Alert: SAPS apprehends suspected poachers

Date: 2014-05-23

22 May 2014 -  SANParks congratulated the SAPS who intercepted a group of suspected poachers who were on their way to the iconic Kruger National Park, possibly to illegally hunt rhino. 

Media Release: Anniversary celebrations for SANParks Honorary Rangers

Date: 2014-05-20

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the SANParks Honorary Rangers. This will be celebrated in the Kruger National Park from 21 to 25 May 2014. 

Media Release: Shock as SANParks discovers first poached elephant in ten years

Date: 2014-05-15

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has today announced the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the KNP. 

Media Release: Marked increase in service levels for SANParks Restaurant

Date: 2014-05-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) is proud to announce that two months after the opening of Mugg & Bean restaurant at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park (KNP) there has been a 127.67% increase in this facilities turnover.

The latest update on the KNP restaurant refurbishment plan

Date: 2014-04-17

South African National Parks (SANParks), in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Herewith the latest update on the refurbishment plan:

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the Easter weekend

Date: 2014-04-15

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during this coming Easter Weekend which starts on Thursday, 17 to Monday, 21 April 2014. 

Media Release: Hectic week for anti-poaching units in KNP

Date: 2014-04-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement that the past week proved to be one of the busiest weeks for anti-poaching units in the Kruger National Park (KNP) with as many as three heavily armed groups of suspected poachers detected by Rangers in the iconic park. 

Media Release: KNP launches advanced Waste Separation and Recycling System

Date: 2014-04-14

Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with Nampak have officially launched the waste separation and recycling system on Friday, 11 March 2014 in Skukuza. The system is aimed at centralising waste separation and recycling for KNP which will be done in Skukuza where all the camps in the southern region of the park will have their waste processed and recycled. 

Media Release: SANParks arrests two staff members for alleged poaching

Date: 2014-04-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement yesterday that in a SANParks driven operation, with support from South African Police Services (SAPS), two of its staff members based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) were arrested during the late afternoon of Monday, 7 April 2014, on suspicion of poaching activity during the weekend.

Visually impaired learners explore Kruger

Date: 2014-04-08

SANParks Honorary Rangers, Pretoria Region, with help from SANParks’ head office and staff in Kruger, facilitated a visit to Kruger National Park for 14 learners from Prinshof School for the visually impaired from 20 to 23 March 2014.

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-04-02

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 24 March 2014 at 09:00.

Media Release: Kruger National Park back to normal after floods

Date: 2014-03-19

The Kruger National Park (KNP), like most of the Mpumalanga Province, experienced a lot of rain in the past two weeks which resulted in the facilities being closed for safety reasons, when rivers started overflowing and dams got filled to capacity.

Media Release: SANParks calls for participation in Emerging Tuskers Project

Date: 2014-03-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) calls on the public to participate in the Emerging Tuskers Project based in the Letaba Elephant Museum in the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-03-18

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 18 March 2014 at 12:00.

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-03-14

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 14 March 2014 at 14:00.

Media Release: 12th Savanna Science Network Meeting, Skukuza, KNP

Date: 2014-03-11

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again host scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 9 to 14 March 2014 at Nombolo Mdhluli, in Skukuza.

Restaurant closures in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-03-05

As you might be aware SANParks, in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Major improvements have started and should result in superior product offerings to our customers. It should however be noted that there have been some changes and delays to the initial schedule, mainly as a result of the larger extent of refurbishment to what was expected. A revised schedule is outlined below. 

Media Release: Roads closed in Kruger National Park due to heavy rain

Date: 2014-03-05

Due to heavy rains in and around the southern part of Kruger National Park (KNP) several roads have been closed. Guests are advised not to use any gravel roads and to stay on the tar roads.

Media Release: Dehorned rhino found and put down

Date: 2014-03-04

South African National Parks (SANParks) intensified its search again this morning for the dehorned rhino spotted by visitors on Friday, 28 February 2014 in the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Media Release: Dehorned rhino has not been found as yet

Date: 2014-03-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to report that a dehorned rhino spotted by visitors on Friday, 28 February 2014, has not been located as yet after an aerial and ground search was conducted over the weekend. 

Media Release: Visitors spot a rhino with its horn hacked off in the KNP

Date: 2014-03-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to confirm an incident of a rhino with its horn hacked off in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: SANParks donates playground equipment to pre-school

Date: 2014-02-25

21 February 2014 - The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya  officially handed over a jungle gym to the Pre-School learners of Takheleni Primary School at Matsulu Village  on Friday, 21 February 2014. 

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