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Media Release: Two Kruger Guides Appear In Court

Date: 2006-05-18

Two Kruger National Park (KNP) field guides will appear in the White River Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday May 18, 2006) on charges relating to animal poaching in a protected area.

Media Release: KNP Day Visitors Urged to Book Gate Entrances Early to Avoid Disappointment

Date: 2006-04-11

In order to avoid the disappointment of arriving at a KNP Entrance Gate only to be turned away, KNP Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize has urged people to book, even if they are only coming to the Kruger National Park (KNP) for a day.

Media Release: Elephant Overturns Tourst Vehicle in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2006-04-11

An elephant bull overturned a tourist vehicle in the Kruger National Park (KNP) between Phalaborwa Entrance Gate and Letaba Rest Camp at about 10:45 this morning (Friday April 7, 2006).

The vehicle had four passengers, the 40-year old driver and three children who all sustained minor injuries and were transported to Phalaborwa after the incident.

Media Release: KNP Launches Back Pack Trail On Olifants River

Date: 2006-03-27

The Kruger National Park (KNP) launched a four-day, three-night Back Pack Trail that follows the Olifants River through the heart of South Africa’s largest National Park this weekend (March 25 – 26, 2006).

Media Release: KNP Tusker Programme Gets Bigger

Date: 2006-03-27

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) now stand to win prizes of elephantine proportions, including a field trip with researchers, if they enter the Emerging Tusker Project Photographic Competition.

Media Release: Letaba Elephant Hall Reopens

Date: 2006-03-24

New attractions of The Elephant Hall at Letaba Main Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP), which reopened today (Thursday March 23, 2006), include a full-size elephant skeleton and the impressive tusks of Mandleve.

Crocodile Bridge opens for traffic today

Date: 2006-03-14

Due to the water level subsiding, Crocodile Bridge is open for traffic today, 14 March 2006 and can be crossed safely.

Skukuza Nursery and Primary School Golf Days - 2006

Date: 2006-03-09

We would like to invite you to our golf days in 2006! This year we are hosting golf days for both the Skukuza Nursery School and the Skukuza Primary School. The Nursery School sponsors all know us from previous years' golf days and we would like to attract and welcome sponsors of the Primary School.

Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park - 3 to 5 March 2006

Date: 2006-03-06

In spite of heavy rains in the Kruger National Park over the weekend of 3 to 5 March 2006, guests are advised that most gates and camps are accessible.

Olifants River Back Pack Trail

Date: 2006-03-08

The Olifants River Back Pack Trail starts from Olifants Camp.  The trail stretches over 4 days and 3 nights and covers approximately 42 km.

Media Release: Crocodile Bridge entrance gate open for traffic

Date: 2006-02-21

The Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate to the Kruger National Park (KNP) was opened again for traffic today (Monday February 20, 2006).

Media Release: SANParks bursting through the demographics barrier

Date: 2006-02-15

South African National Parks (SANParks) is bursting through the traditional barriers that kept previously disadvantaged South Africans away from experiencing South Africa’s natural heritage.

Media Release: Crocodile Bridge entrance gate closes again

Date: 2006-02-10

For the second time this year, the Kruger National Park (KNP) has had to close its Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate as the water of the Crocodile River has risen over the level of the access road.

Media Release: Letaba Elephant Hall closed for renovations

Date: 2006-02-08

The Elephant Hall at Letaba Main Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is in the process of receiving a face-lift and will be closed for the next few weeks.

Media Release: Crocodile Bridge entrance gate open again

Date: 2006-02-06

Crocodile Bridge Entrance Gate to the Kruger National Park (KNP) is open for all traffic again after it was closed for more than a week due to the rising level of the Crocodile River.

Crocodile Bridge - Gate closed

Date: 2006-03-18

The Crocodile Bridge is flooded and the gate is closed. It is impossible for vehicles to cross and more water is still on the way. Guests must please make use of alternative gates (nearest Malelane Gate).

Media Release: KNP Issues 600 Fines During Festive Season

Date: 2006-01-24

Kruger National Park (KNP) traffic officials issued 600 fines for various offences between December 15, 2005 and January 16, 2006.

“We warned people before the start of the festive season that they would indeed be fined if they break any of the regulations in the park, and this was indeed the case,” said KNP Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize, “but we still believe that most of our visitors do obey the rules.”

Media Release: Take Kruger To Kasies Project Roll-Out

Date: 2006-01-20

The Kruger National Park's (KNP) dynamic outreach project "Take Kruger to 'Kasies'" was officially launched today (20 January 2006) at Mkhuhlu Shopping Complex near Hazyview by the KNP's Head of People and Conservation, Ms Helen Mmethi.

Media Release: KNP clamps down on rule breakers

Date: 2005-12-29

More than 320 fines were issued for various offences in the Kruger National Park (KNP) from 15 to 27 December 2005 by KNP traffic officials.

Media Release: KNP Concession Lodge Burns Down

Date: 2005-12-20

Mpanamana Concession staff members worked swiftly to move guests to safety as the main building of Shawu Lodge in the Mpanamana Concession in the Southern Region of the KNP burnt down early this morning.

Media Release: Obeying the Rules of the KNP

Date: 2005-12-15

The Executive Director of the Kruger National Park (KNP) Dr Bandile Mkhize came out strongly against tourists, staff members, delivery vehicles and other officials who disobey the rules and regulations of the park, vowing that law enforcement officers would come down harshly on those who chose to break the rules during this festive season.

South Africa National Parks appoints an interim Operator for restaurants in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2005-12-15

SOUTH African National Parks (SANParks) has appointed the Compass Group as an interim service provider for all restaurants in the Kruger National Park. The appointment is for a one-year period, with effect from 15 December.

Media Release: First tourists make use of Giriyondo

Date: 2005-12-14

More than 100 vehicles and almost 300 keen tourists have already made use of the Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park, even although it only opened last week.

Media Release: KNP Day Visitors urged to book Gate Entrances to avoid disappointment

Date: 2005-12-12

In order to avoid the disappointment of arriving at a KNP Entrance Gate only to be turned away, KNP Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize has urged people to book, even if they are only coming to the Kruger National Park (KNP) for a day.

KNP scores another brace of PMR Awards

Date: 2005-12-07

The Kruger National Park scooped two Mpumalanga Professional Management Review (PMR) awards for the second consecutive year in a row.

Kruger National Park 2005 Achievers Honoured

Date: 2005-12-07

The presentation of the Kruger Cross is usually the culmination of the award ceremony, which saw 31 individual awards going to various individual Kruger National Park employees who have gone the extra mile while serving the organisation.

Joint Statement by the Ministerial Committee of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park on the opening of the Giriyondo Access Facility (Border Post) in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Date: 2005-12-06

The Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility (border post) that links Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and the Kruger National Park in South Africa in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP), will be operational from the 7th of December 2005. This facility will facilitate tourism flow by providing easier access within the GLTP.

Restaurants in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2005-11-22

This notice serves to inform you that all restaurants in the Kruger National Park are currently fully operational and continue to provide catering services as usual.  It is business as usual for tour operators that have credit facilities with Natures Group, whose affairs are now being managed by the appointed liquidator.

Elephant causes excitement

Date: 2005-10-27

Great excitement was caused today (October 26, 2005) at around 14:00 when an elephant bull wandered through the KNP’s Corporate and Scientific Service office complex.

Media Release: KNP collects bounty from balloons

Date: 2005-10-10

A Boksburg school, the Mooiplaas Ranger Section and a bunch of balloons were linked together in the strangest of ways today (Friday, 7 October 2005).  Mooiplaas Section Ranger, Mr Johann Oelofse, addressed the pupils of Laeskool Van Dyk Primary on the dangers of littering, especially in the Kruger National Park (KNP).  “Litter not only looks ugly but can have disastrous effects on our natural surroundings,” he explained to 800 eager faces.

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