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Special offer on summer breaks in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-10-28

Get discounted accommodation and camping at selected camps in the Kruger National Park when you book online for your November 2013,  January and February 2014 summer break. 

Media Release: New guards boost security in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-10-24

As part of wider security strategies being implemented in the fight against rhino poaching, Kruger National Park (KNP) Management inaugurated 128 new security guards at the passing-out parade today, 24 October 2013 at Skukuza. 

Update on the strike outside Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-10-22

Please take note that the strike outside the Punda Maria Gate at the Kruger National Park has been halted. The road is being cleaned up and is accessible for guests again.

Picketing in areas outside Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-10-14

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) via Punda Maria Gate are advised to use alternative gates such as Phalaborwa or Pafuri, due to the on-going demonstrations in the Malamulele area and roads are to be blockaded today and tomorrow, 14 and 15 October 2013.

Skukuza Airport to close for maintenance purposes

Date: 2013-12-19

Please note that the Skukuza Airport will close for maintenance purposes from 4 November to 31 January 2014. There will be no flights allowed into the airport during this time.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-10-07

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 6 October 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-26

The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.

Media Release: KNP enhances information dissemination for tourists

Date: 2013-09-20

Information broadcast in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will as from yesterday, 19 September 2013, get better as the KNP’s GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa officially received 27 flat television (TV) screens on behalf of Management, from Phillip Fourie, Head of Safety and Sustainable Development, for Anglo American’s thermal coal business at Paul Kruger Gate.

Rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-09-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks), South African Police Services (SAPS) Forensics and K9 units yesterday (Tuesday, 17 September 2013), carried out a joint anti-poaching operation in the Cork Trust – a village outside the Kruger National Park (KNP), which led to an arrest of a sought after high value individual.

Last-minute availability for the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail

Date: 2013-09-16

We would like to advise that, due to a late cancellation, we have last-minute availability for six trailists on the Nyalaland Wilderness Trail commencing on Sunday the 22nd of September and returning on Wednesday the 25th of September 2013. 

Media Release: KNP lifts the spirit of Arbor Week with churches

Date: 2013-09-03

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya handed over 200 indigenous plants to various faith based structures yesterday (2 September 2013) at the Living Waters Church in Mkhuhlu, as part of the Arbor Week celebrations. 

Media Release: KNP to apply the high intensity prescribed burn

Date: 2013-09-03

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Scientists and Rangers in conjunction with Working on Fire teams will apply the high intensity prescribed burn in the southern part of the Park on 2 - 3 September 2013. The teams will start with what is called a multiple spiral ignition on the 2nd of September at 15:30 and then perimeter ignition on the 3rd of September, also in the afternoon. Some parts of the gravel roads will temporarily be closed during the burn; in order to completely allow the ignition to end.

Media Release: Skukuza Marathon books out whole camp

Date: 2013-09-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to inform the public that the Skukuza camp will be booked out for the annual Skukuza Half Marathon 2014 runners on 1 and 2 August 2014. This announcement comes ahead of August 2014 bookings opening on Monday, 2 September 2013. 

Rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-08-29

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested four suspected rhino poachers for Conspiracy to illegally hunt rhino in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past twenty four hours.  

Media Release: Visit KNP gratis in celebration of SA National Parks Week

Date: 2013-08-23

The annual South African National Parks (SA National Parks) Week will take place on 9 – 13 September 2013 affording South African day visitors free access into the Kruger National Park (KNP) and all other National Parks in the country.

Media Release: SANParks announces successful operator for Skukuza Airport

Date: 2013-08-22

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has today announced the appointment of a preferred operator for the Skukuza Airport in the iconic Kruger National Park.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-08-21

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 06:00 on 21 August 2013.

Media Release: Churches assemble in KNP to pray against rhino poaching

Date: 2013-08-19

The Kruger National Park (KNP), in partnership with various denominations from the neighbouring communities of the Park, held a church service on Saturday, 17 August 2013 at the Skukuza Soccer Field to pray for the rhino species and to condemn rhino poaching.

Kruger National Park warns against false representation

Date: 2013-08-16

There is phishing email circulating around, from an address krugernparks@gmail.com with a job application form that has a South African National Parks logo attached. The source/s sending the email urges recipients to apply for a job in the Kruger National Park (KNP), giving them details of where and when in the Park; the field training would take place if one has been selected. Of much concern is that the email states that the successful candidates would need to pay a rental fee of R600 which includes breakfast and supper. 

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-08-07

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Media Release: SANParks honours rangers for their hard work

Date: 2013-08-02

Rangers from various South African National Parks were out in the field on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at Letaba Shooting Range in the Kruger National Park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating that they are a very important component of the organizations’ staff compliment; which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the national parks. 

Media Release: Kruger National Park rangers successfully arrest four poachers

Date: 2013-07-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Thursday, 25 July 2013, confirmed the arrest of four poachers in the iconic Kruger National Park (KNP) by the SANParks Special Forces and Rangers. The arrests took place in two different sections of the park amid latest statistics released yesterday of 321 rhinos having been poached in the park this year alone.   

Media Release: Animal casualty not a result of a controlled fire

Date: 2013-07-15

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to refute claims that a fire, which injured a young elephant and possibly a rhino in the Kruger National Park (KNP) recently was part of the controlled fires currently being administered in the park. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-13

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 12:00 on 13 September 2013.

KNP's Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre remains closed

Date: 2013-07-01

The closure of the museum at the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in the Kruger National Park (KNP) at Skukuza Rest Camp, which was scheduled to reopen on 30 June 2013, has been extended to 31 July 2013. The museum has been temporarily closed for renovation since 3 December 2012 to date.

 

Media Release: Kruger National Park achievers dazzle for top notch

Date: 2013-06-24

The 13th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place on Friday, 21 June 2013 in Skukuza. The award recipients displayed great pleasure and pride as they walked the stage to collect their prizes.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-06-21

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 10:00 on 21 June 2013.

Media Release: Shingwedzi reopens some of its facilities to tourists

Date: 2013-06-13

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Shingwedzi Rest Camp will reopen some of its facilities to tourists tomorrow, 14 June 2013; after it was temporarily closed in January due to floods that saw the whole Rest Camp under water.  

Media Release: SANParks gives out another legacy to school kids

Date: 2013-06-07

The South African National Parks (SANParks) officially handed-over the R2, 2 million administration block to Dumisani High School at Cork, a village outside Kruger Gate yesterday, 6 June 2013. 

Media Release: SANParks hands over a computer lab to school learners

Date: 2013-06-05

The South African National Parks (SANParks) officially handed over a computer laboratory as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes to Masiza High School in Mbaula, a village outside Phalaborwa yesterday, 4 June 2013.

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