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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. 

Picketing at R538 Masoyi area outside Numbi Gate, Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-01-30

Please take note that people are picketing on the R538 road today, 30 January 2014, at the Masoyi area outside Numbi Gate.

Media Release: Hunt of lions from Kruger National Park advert hogwash

Date: 2014-01-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) read with dismay the unfortunate advertisement and comments on social media platforms that have been doing rounds, referring to a hunt of two troublesome lions allegedly originating from the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Ongoing concern for the Selati and Olifants Rivers

Date: 2014-01-20

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced ongoing concern over water pollution threats from the Bosveld Phosphate operation near Phalaborwa. Unauthorized discharge of polluted water from the fertilizer production plant into the Selati River between 30 December 2013 and 5 January 2014 resulted in immediate acute toxicity evidenced resulting in a massive fish kill. 

Media Release: SANParks responds to elephant public outrage

Date: 2014-01-16

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has responded to a public outcry on its decision to euthanize an elephant that flipped over a vehicle belonging to a visiting British couple injuring the occupants on 30 December 2013. 

Pollution affects the Olifants River in Kruger National Park

Date: 2014-01-06

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that there has been spillage of polluted water from a tailings dam at Bosveld Phosphate, a mining operation, into the Selati River near Phalaborwa. The incident was detected by Kruger National Park (KNP) staff, after a tip off by a local fisherman on 30 December 2013, who had witnessed a massive fish kill.

Media Release: KNP Rangers get pampered for their hard work

Date: 2013-12-12

The IMPERIAL Retail Logistics team together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers donated 500 Christmas hampers to Kruger National Park Rangers today, 12 December 2013 in Skukuza.   This donation which is valued R620,000  is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the KNP Rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge.

KNP Gate quotas in force during the 2013 festive season

Date: 2013-12-05

With the festive season around the corner, The Kruger National Park (KNP) would like to remind Day Visitors about the gate quotas when planning their holiday.

Media Release: Battle for SA's rhino takes to the air at 310km per hour

Date: 2013-11-28

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today unveiled the GAZELLE – a military spec helicopter – that will bolster their current fleet involved in Anti-Poaching. The  event was held at the Letaba shooting range. 

SANParks rangers neutralise more suspected poachers

Date: 2013-11-24

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers emerged on top this week in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The year-end spike in poaching activities kept the rangers SAPS and their Mozambican counterparts busy from Sunday the 17 November 2013.

Kruger National Park arrests

Date: 2013-11-20

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the arrest of three suspected poachers in the world-famous Kruger National Park, on Tuesday the 19 November 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-11-19

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 21:00 on 18 November 2013.

Media Release: Poachers Arrests for the month of October 2013

Date: 2013-10-31

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced a record number of arrests related to anti-poaching in the world famous Kruger National Park. 

Media Release: Procedure regarding scattering of ashes in the KNP

Date: 2013-10-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to remind the public to follow proper procedures if they wish to scatter ashes of their loved ones in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

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