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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.

Media Release: Putting the cholera outbreak into perspective for travellers

Date: 2009-01-29

The countries body for organised tourism business, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) said in a statement that the insinuation that the whole of South Africa is experiencing the cholera outbreak is false.

Crocodile Bridge entrance gate now open for tourists

Date: 2009-01-26

The Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate is now open for tourists.

Temporary closure of Crocodile Bridge gate

Date: 2009-01-15

Staff members are informed that the low water bridge over the Crocodile River is currently overflowing due to rain received over the past few days. The dams upstream have also overflowed and this might cause the low water bridge to remain flooded. All vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit through Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate until further notice.

Media Release: KNP issues 500 fines to misbehaving road users

Date: 2009-01-14

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) acting Managing Executive Mr Abe Sibiya announced today (Wednesday, January 14, 2009) that 503 fines were issued to visitors who failed to obey the rules of the park during the December 2008 Festive Season.

Media Release: KNP warns against false representation

Date: 2009-01-09

The acting Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Mr Abe Sibiya warned companies and members of the public to be on the lookout for people who falsely represent the KNP.

Media Release: Kruger’s Management Committee conducts blitz on rule-breakers

Date: 2008-12-05

Members of the Kruger National Park (KNP) Management Committee showed their commitment to the rules and regulations of the park today (Friday December 5, 2008) by doing a blitz on visitors who choose to break the rules.

Media Release: Orpen Entrance Gate moves to new site

Date: 2008-12-05

The acting Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Mr Abe Sibiya officially opened the new R2,2-million Orpen Entrance Gate facility on Thursday December 4, 2008.

Geocaching not allowed in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-12-01

Kruger National Park (KNP) personnel have been alerted about the activity of geocaching being carried out in the Park, and visitors are hereby informed that this is a prohibited and illegal activity in the Park.

Media Release: Dr Bandile Mkhize departs Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-11-28

The Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize said farewell to the staff of the Kruger National Park (KNP) last night (Thursday November 27, 2008) during his farewell function.

Media Release: KNP loans boat to LNP

Date: 2008-11-26

The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Dr Bandile Mkhize presented Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park with a rubber dingy on a loan basis yesterday (Tuesday November 25, 2008) to help with law enforcement in that park.

Telephone lines at KNP’s Letaba Camp are down

Date: 2008-10-17

Telephone lines at Letaba Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are currently down.

Media Release: KNP revokes trading licence

Date: 2008-10-13

The trading licence of Galewil Liquors which allows this company to trade in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has been suspended pending a full investigation into last week’s road accident on the Skukuza – Lower Sabie road which resulted in serious injuries to at least seven people.

Media Release: KNP Trails Ranger Attacked By Lion

Date: 2008-10-10

A trails ranger working in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was attacked by a lion this morning (Friday October 10, 2008) during a bush walk.

Media Release: Kruger roads get major facelift

Date: 2008-10-03

Work has already started on a major upgrade on certain parts of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) extensive tourist road network which will be completed in 2009.

Media Release: Counting spotted coats in and around KNP

Date: 2008-10-02

From August 2008 to April 2009, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Group (EWT-CCG) will once again team up with South African National Parks (SANParks) to conduct the 5th Wild Dog and 3rd Cheetah Photographic Census in and around the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Beauties mesmerize at Miss KNP Beauty Pageant

Date: 2008-10-02

It was camera clicks and a lively music tempo as the girls came on stage, strutting their wares and moving to the music and cheers from well-wishers during the Miss Kruger National Park (KNP) Pageant.

Media Release: Learners walk on the wild side in Kruger

Date: 2008-09-26

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize welcomed 80 grade 10 learners from the Enhlanzeni Region of Mpumalanga to the launch of the “Walk in the Wild Side” today, 26 September.

Media Release: Kruger reaches agreement with local taxi association

Date: 2008-09-26

The Kruger National Park (KNP) reached an agreement with the Mkhuhlu Taxi Association (MTA) on Thursday, 25 September which could see local community members gaining easier access into the park.

André Nel visits Skukuza

Date: 2008-09-26

English batsmen fear his brutality as a bowler and Australians battle to hit runs off his violently pitched deliveries, but to the cricket lovers of Skukuza, he is our friend André.

Media Release: Senior citizens celebrate Heritage Day in style in Kruger

Date: 2008-09-25

One hundred senior citizens from the surrounding communities of the Kruger National Park (KNP) joined hands with 100 youths from those communities on Wednesday, 24 September to celebrate National Heritage Day at the Skukuza Soccer Stadium.

Media Release: Skukuza gets baboon-proof dustbins

Date: 2008-09-23

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) acting managing executive Ms Lucy Nhlapo received a donation of 182 baboon-proof dustbins from the Honorary Rangers today, 23 September 2008.

Media Release: Wilderness Trails Rangers honoured during 30th anniversary celebration

Date: 2008-09-23

The Kruger National Park Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize honoured all 84 of the park’s past and present trails rangers and the role these men and women have played in conservation for the past 30 years yesterday, 22 September 2008.

Temporary closure of KNP's Shingwedzi Camp from 19-21 September

Date: 2008-09-17

The Shingwedzi Camp in the Kruger National Camp (KNP) will be temporarily closed from 19 - 21 September as it will be hosting a group of artists.

Media Release: Kruger elephants move to Mozambique

Date: 2008-09-16

Six bull elephants will be relocated to Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique from the Kruger National Park (KNP) this month as part of a plan to restore the 350 000 hectare park to its former glory.

Duke sheds other tusk

Date: 2008-09-10

One of the most well-known tuskers of the Kruger National Park, Duke, has now broken both his tusks.

Old style motoring visits KNP

Date: 2008-09-05

Shining chrome, spoke wheels, leather bonnet straps and plenty of old-time motoring nostalgia returned to one of the oldest tourist areas of the Kruger National Park (KNP) this week.

Media Release: Steenboks vow to keep Kruger clean

Date: 2008-09-01

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize accepted the Keep Kruger Clean pledge of 36 grade 10 school pupils from all around the Park in Skukuza on Saturday 30 August 2008 as part of the on-going Keep Kruger Clean Campaign.

Catching birds for the sake of the rhinos

Date: 2008-08-28

They flocked into Skukuza. They came from as far as the Limpopo Valley in the far north of the country. They answered a call.

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