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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).

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.

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