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Media Release: KNP Protection Services bust on the cigarette smuggler

Date: 2009-11-10

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Protection Services Department which deals with the traffic and security issues in the park did not waste time on November 11, 2009 when they busted a cigarette smuggler who was driving a vehicle in the park that was carrying loads of counterfeit cigarettes.

Media Release: KNP opens up more wilderness areas for tourists

Date: 2009-10-28

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will open bookings for its latest adventure trails called Mphongolo Back Pack and Malopeni Overnight Eco-Trail as from Sunday, November 1, 2009.

Media Release: World renowned game park steps up the fight against poaching

Date: 2009-10-23

With the appointment of 57 new Field Rangers, the world renowned Kruger National Park (KNP) has stepped up the crime fighting ability against the brutal poaching of animals.

Media Release: SANParks announces the appointment of a new KNP Managing Executive

Date: 2009-09-23

Today, 23 September 2009, the Board of South African National Parks (SANParks) unanimously approved the appointment of Mr Velaphi Abraham Sibiya (known as Abe) as the Managing Executive of Kruger National Park (KNP) on the recommendation of the Chief Executive, Dr David Mabunda.

Media Release: Kruger reaches out to communities during SANParks Week

Date: 2009-09-15

Senior citizens, school pupils, taxi drivers and sports clubs are just some of the communities that the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be reaching out too during SANParks Week this week (Monday September 14 until Saturday September 19, 2009).

Temporary closure of KNP’s Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Date: 2009-09-15

Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Shingwedzi Rest Camp will be temporary closed from 24 to 26 September 2009 as they will be hosting a group of international artists.

Hear KNP blogger Martie on 702 today at 13:30

Date: 2009-07-10

Our avid blogger Martie Goddard who is spending a year at the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be interviewed on Talk Radio 702’s Jenny Crwys-Williams afternoon show today at 13:30.

Media Release: Crocodile deaths continue in the Olifants River

Date: 2009-06-22

Kruger National Park (KNP) researchers and rangers call for more collaborative efforts to ensure that South African rivers are clear of pollution as more crocodile carcasses are discovered in the Olifants River.

Media Release: Conferencing in the Mopaniveld

Date: 2009-06-17

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) acting Managing Executive Mr Abe Sibiya officially opened the new, state-of-the-art R5,2-million Mopani Conference Centre on Friday June 12, 2009.

Check out our exciting blog!

Date: 2009-06-04

Have you checked out the SANParks blog recently – well it is the most “happening place to be” to follow the journey of our avid blogger Martie Goddard who is spending a year in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Proposed Malelane “Hotel” in Kruger National Park set to have less environmental impact than rest camps

Date: 2009-06-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) has called for proposals in respect of Public Private Partnership projects for the proposed Malelane Hotel development close to the Malelane gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

PPP Investment Opportunity: Malelane Hotel Development in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2009-05-27

In line with SANParks’ Strategic Plan for Commercialisation, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in which it gives a selected private party the right to the use of the Malelane Hotel Development.

Berg-en-Dal speed point working again

Date: 2009-05-11

The speed point at the Berg-en-Dal filling station in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has been fixed and is now in working order. Sometime last week, tourists were urged to carry cash as the speed point was damaged.

Media Release: Management of fires start early in KNP

Date: 2009-05-08

Kruger National Park (KNP) management will implement its management fire policy early this year because of the good rainfall. This is necessary to continue the KNP’s commitment to sound conservation principles and area management.

Media Release: Savanna issues discussed at KNP Science Network Meeting

Date: 2009-04-21

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will host scientists and researchers from around the world at the 7th Annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 19 – 24 April 2009 in the Gold Fields Auditorium in Skukuza.

Fishing experience in Kruger

Date: 2009-04-20

On 28 March 2009, history in the small was made in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The Honorary Rangers of the Bushveld region hosted a fishing competition at the Reënvoël Dam in the Nxanatseni South Region of the Park.

Media Release: Hard work recognised at KNP Achievement Awards

Date: 2009-04-20

Hard work, going the extra mile and excellent performance were recognised at the glittering Kruger National Park’s 10th Achievement Awards in Skukuza on Friday April 17, 2009.

Media Release: KNP Achievement Awards lure top brass

Date: 2009-04-15

The guest list for the 10th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards, which takes place in Skukuza on Friday, April 17, 2009, includes some of the most influential delegates that Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces have to offer.

Media Release: KNP boosts fines for rule breakers

Date: 2009-04-03

KNP Management today warned all road users and visitors that the long arm of the law will certainly act against anybody who is caught disregarding the rules and regulations of the two million hectare park during the Easter school holiday season.

Media Release: KNP receives new vehicle fleet

Date: 2009-03-26

The Acting Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP) Mr Abe Sibiya officially received a new fleet of vehicles today (Thursday March 26, 2009) at Paul Kruger Entrance Gate.

Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate now open for tourists

Date: 2009-03-24

Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate is now open for tourists. Vehicles can now pass through.

Temporary closure of Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate

Date: 2009-03-20

The Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate at the Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently closed due to the overflowing of the low water bridge above Crocodile River after it rained in nearby areas such as Nelspruit.

Olifants Restaurant undergoing renovations

Date: 2009-03-12

Currently the Olifants Restaurant at the Olifants Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is undergoing renovations that are affecting visitors wanting to use the restaurant as well as the shop.

Polling station in KNP for 2009 Elections

Date: 2009-03-04

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will not be left in the lurch when it comes to voting in the 2009 Elections this April.

Temporary closure of Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate

Date: 2009-03-02

The Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate at the Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently closed due to the overflowing of the low water bridge over the Crocodile River after heavy rains in the last 24 hours.

Fancy a bush concert for a good cause?

Date: 2009-02-12

Come join the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching and Rangers Support Services at the Annual Sunset Serenade fundraising event taking place in June and September 2009 at the Kruger National Park’s Letaba Rest Camp.

Media Release: KNP Rangers get handy bird guide books

Date: 2009-02-12

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Acting Managing Executive Mr Abe Sibiya yesterday (Wednesday February 11, 2009) received 250 birding guide books for each field ranger in the Park from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

Media Release: KNP tusker Alexander dies of heart attack

Date: 2009-02-10

One of the elephants with the largest tusks in the Kruger National Park (KNP), Alexander, passed away on Saturday February 7, 2009 seemingly of a heart attack.

Media Release: KNP truck accident claims life

Date: 2009-02-06

The management and staff of the Kruger National Park (KNP) expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the assistant driver of the vehicle that crashed on the road between Mopani and Shingwedzi rest camps late yesterday afternoon (Thursday February 5, 2009).

Media Release: Water in Kruger safe to drink

Date: 2009-02-02

The Chief Executive of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced today that there is no danger of tourists and staff contracting cholera from drinking water in the Kruger National Park (KNP) despite positive reports of cholera in the rivers.

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