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KNP Celebrates Birthday With Communities

Date: 2008-06-03

“In the immortal words of that well known song of the 1970s and 1980s by Cool and the Gang, let’s now celebrate and have a good time.”

Gold Rush in Kruger

Date: 2008-06-03

People might be forgiven if they thought the Klondyk-era of the Lowveld Gold Rush had returned as cold coin aficionados from all over South Africa rushed to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park this Saturday (May 31, 2008).

Environmental Basic Assessment for the proposed upgrade of the Skukuza Conference Facility

Date: 2008-06-02

SANParks, Kruger National Park (KNP), has identified the need to upgrade the conference facility in Skukuza to a commercially-operated Conference Facility in the Skukuza Rest Camp.

Media Release: Knp Visitors Will Strike Gold This Saturday!

Date: 2008-05-29

Visitors to the Kruger National Park this Saturday (May 31, 2008) will strike gold when they enter the park through any one of the 10 entrance gates.

Media Release: Canoe the Rio Elefantes Trail

Date: 2008-05-28

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park boasts yet another sought after adventure experience. At Indaba in Durban earlier this month Transfrontier Parks Destinations announced the introduction of their Rio Elefantes Canoeing Trail in Mozambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo and posed the question “where else in Southern Africa can you paddle a major river between its confluences with two other major rivers"?

Clearing of Lantana Camara from Malalane area of KNP

Date: 2008-05-26

Between the 02 and 04 May 2008 a work-party of Honorary Rangers (HRs) was put together to clear Lantana Camara in the Malalane area of the KNP.

Media Release: KNP 110 Birthday Celebrations poised to kick off!

Date: 2008-05-23

A three-week long celebration of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) 110th Birthday will kick off on Monday next week (Monday May 26, 2008) and will climax with the main event on Saturday June 14, 2008.

KNP Prepares to Celebrate 110 Years of Successful Conservation!

Date: 2008-05-22

Plans are being finalized, food is being prepared, speeches are being written, cultural dancers are practicing and the final touches are being done in expectation of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) three week long celebration of 110 years of successful conservation.

Media Release: KNP Rangers demonstrate their skills

Date: 2008-05-22

The Kruger National Park Rangers were out in the field today (Thursday May 22, 2008) near Malelane Entrance Gate in the extreme South of the park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating what they do best which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the park.

Media Release: Tourist Roads Closed for Ranger Demonstration

Date: 2008-05-19

Three tourist roads in the Malelane Entrance Gate/Berg en Dal Rest Camp area of the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be temporarily closed on Thursday, May 22, 2008 to ensure visitor safety during a ranger demonstration from KNP Entrance Gate opening time (06:00) until the end of the demonstration at 11:00.

Media Release: Archaeological Research of the Ngotsomouth Outpost of Steinaecker’s Horse in the KNP (PDF)

Date: 2008-05-15

From 3-16 August 2008 an archaeological excursion will again be conducted at one of the outposts of the Steinaecker’s Horse unit in the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: KNP Tourist Road Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

Date: 2008-05-05

A section of one of the key tourist roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP), the H1-2 between Skukuza Rest Camp and Tshokwane Picnic Site will be closed for necessary maintenance on Wednesday May 7, 2008 by the park’s Technical Services.

Media Release: Sighting Boards Make Game Spotting Easier

Date: 2008-04-30

Gas supplier TotalGaz recently supplied replacement game sighting boards to all the camps in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in order to make game spotting easier for tourists.

Media Release: KNP Elephant Competition Identifies 5 More Tuskers

Date: 2008-04-29

Five more emerging tuskers have been identified thanks to the excellent quality of entries from the members of the public who took part in the 2007 Kruger National Park (KNP) Emerging Tuskers Competition from January to December last year.

Media Release: Wild Dog Hotline a Huge Success

Date: 2008-04-28

Janet Edwards, a Masters’ student at the University of Pretoria, thanked tourists who visited the Kruger National Park late last year for their help in making her wild dog research project possible. She reported on her research into wild dog genetics at SANParks’ 6th Annual Science Network meeting, held in Skukuza this week (21 – 25 April 2008).

Media Release: Fire Science in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-04-28

Fire is a tool used to rejuvenate savanna ecosystems and boost biodiversity, but in order to achieve the maximum benefit, it is important that the fire must not be too intense. This is yet another message that was heard at the 2008 Science Network Meeting, which is currently going on at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: Rhinos and Termites Contribute to Biodiversity

Date: 2008-04-28

No matter how big or small, creatures like white rhinos and termites are both key species to sustain and promote biodiversity. This is just one of the messages that delegates of the 2008 Science Network Meeting in Skukuza heard this week.

Media Release: Elephant Research Features at Skukuza Meeting

Date: 2008-04-28

Elephant researchers from all over the world presented their latest findings at the SANParks 6th Annual Science Network meeting in Skukuza on Tuesday 22 April 2008. Most of them are working in the Kruger National Park, but results from neighbouring private reserves, Northern Botswana and KwaZulu-Natal offered interesting comparisons and much food for thought for the more than 200 scientists at the meeting.

Media Release: Science Tackles Algal Bloom Problem

Date: 2008-04-28

The Kruger National Park (KNP) has implemented a water sampling and monitoring regime to reduce the risk of further animal deaths caused by blue-green algal blooms in man-made dams in the park.

High Traffic Volumes Expected on N4 Toll Road

Date: 2008-04-25

Many travellers are expected to travel to Mpumalanga and Mozambique, and again back to Gauteng over the next two long weekends.

Media Release: SANParks Aims at Business Unusual

Date: 2008-04-23

We need "business unusual" instead of "business as usual" to meet the future challenges of managing protected areas, was the message of Dr David Mabunda, CEO of SANParks, at the opening of the 6th Annual Science Networking Meeting of SANParks. More than 200 scientists from South Africa and around the world are gathered at Skukuza from 21 – 25 April 2008 for the event.

Media Release: Top Researchers Meet in Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-04-17

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will host scientists and researchers from around the world at the Sixth Annual SANParks Science Network Meeting which will take place from April 21 – 25, 2008 in the Gold Fields Auditorium at the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in Skukuza.

Media Release: Dam Drained in KNP to Prevent Animal Deaths

Date: 2008-04-15

Kruger National Park rangers and conservation management officials have started draining operations at Silolweni Dam near Tshokwane Picnic Site today (Tuesday April 15, 2008) to prevent algal poisoning of the wildlife in the area.

Beginner's Birding Course in Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-04-14

The West Rand Honorary Rangers are proud to present their inaugral Beginner's Birding Course in Kruger National Park in October 2008. The event will be run along similar lines to the region's very successful Kruger Birding Weekend, which is held in January each year, and sponsored by SASOL.

New KNP Petrol Prices

Date: 2008-04-01

The new petrol prices for KNP have been updated on the website. Petrol and diesel are available at all major camps. As the garages in the park only accept cash or garage cards, you're advised to take sufficient South African Rands with you to pay for your fuel for the duration of your stay.

Media Release: KNP Team Arrest Poaching Syndicate

Date: 2008-03-27

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize today praised the quick reaction of a Kruger National Park (KNP) anti-poaching team which arrested three suspected rhino poachers and confiscated two rifles and four freshly harvested rhino horns earlier this week.

Media Release: KNP Guides Get New Training Material

Date: 2008-03-20

The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Dr Bandile Mkhize received a full set of the park’s new 40 module guide training manual at Skukuza yesterday (Monday March 17, 2008).

Media Release: Two Students Die in Pretoriuskop Swimming Pool

Date: 2008-03-18

The Kruger National Park (KNP) managing executive, Dr Bandile Mkhize expressed his sincere sympathies this morning to the next of kin of the two students that died in Pretoriuskop Rest Camp swimming pool on Friday night (March 14, 2008).

Media Release: Libraries Meet in KNP

Date: 2008-03-18

The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Dr Bandile Mkhize warmly welcomed library representatives from all over the country for the official launch of Library Week 2008 in Skukuza today (Saturday, March 15, 2008).

Media Release: KNP Changes Entrance Gate Policy

Date: 2008-03-18

Day visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) will no longer be able to book their entry as this will be done on a strict first come first served basis.

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