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Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-06

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 6 March 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-04

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 16:00 on 1 March 2013.

Media Release: World Scientists gather in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-03-04

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again have an opportunity to host a multitude of scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 3-8 March 2013 at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza. The meeting will host 220 delegates representing 78 different institutions from 14 countries.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-02-25

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 February 2013.

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive R 261 665.00 to lash on poachers

Date: 2013-02-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Conservation Management, Dr Freek Venter today (Friday, February 22, 2013)  officially received a cheque of R261 665.00 from Lasher Tools as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on behalf of KNP Management, at Skukuza. The donation is intended to assist the KNP with its fight against rhino poaching and the conservation thereof.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-20

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 20 February 2013

Media Release: SANParks dispels Beeld report on destroyed rhino DNA samples

Date: 2013-02-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to refute a report made on Beeld newspaper (Monday, February 18, 2013) regarding rhino DNA samples. The paper’s report is based on an unnamed source within the Kruger National Park (KNP), who alleges foul play and deliberate switching off of fridges storing the samples, a claim rejected by the Kruger National Park Environmental Crime Scene Investigations Unit representative, who said that data was never lost.

Kruger National Park give shoes to school kids

Date: 2013-02-18

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Marula Region, Lucy Nhlapo will, on behalf of the Park present school kids from around the southern part of the park with pairs of shoes on 18 - 26 February 2013.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-18

Kruger National Park flood update as as 08:00 on 18 February 2013.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-15

Kruger National Park (KNP) flood damage update as at 08:00 on 15 February 2013.

Media Release: SANParks rangers come up tops in fire battle in KNP

Date: 2013-02-10

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: SANParks beefs up security at the entrance gates into the Kruger National Park (KNP)

Date: 2013-02-04

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced in a statement today that new security measures at the iconic Kruger National Park are being implemented.

Media Release: Kruger National Park receives flood relief donation

Date: 2013-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) received a donation from Latest Sightings, a website where the public can share sightings. The donations were handed over at the Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday 2 February 2013 to assist those affected by the recent floods in the park.  

Latest update on the Kruger National Park floods

Date: 2013-02-13

An update on the Kruger National Park flood situation, as at 08:00 on 13 February 2013.

Media Release: One suspected poacher fatally wounded and two arrested in KNP

Date: 2013-01-28

In a joint anti-poaching operation by the Kruger National Park Task Force Rangers and the South African Police Services on Saturday, 26 January 2013, contact was made with suspected rhino poachers. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park floods

Date: 2013-01-25

Kruger National Park (KNP) flood update as at 19:00 on 26 January 2013

Media Release: Six suspected poachers arrested in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-21

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced two successful operations against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP). “We are elated that during one of our toughest weekends weather-wise, we were still able to execute our rhino poaching offensive and emerge victorious,” said Wanda Mkutshulwa, SANParks spokesperson. 

Update on the heavy rains in the KNP

Date: 2013-01-21

The situation at the moment (Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at 09h00) is as follows:

Media Release: Kruger National Park affected by heavy rains

Date: 2013-01-19

The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the closure of some of the camps and gravel roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The KNP experienced heavy rain in the northern part earlier this week which lead to closure of all the bush camps and gravel roads. Today the southern part of the park is also affected.

Media Release: Temporary closure of bush camps and roads in the north of KNP

Date: 2013-01-17

Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park (KNP) have resulted in temporary closure of Bush Camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni Region. All the bookings made at the affected bush camps will be transferred to the nearest camps. Main roads leading to the rest camps with low level bridges have been affected as well.

Media Release: Kruger National Park hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Date: 2013-01-09

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya has announced today (Wednesday, 09 January 2013) that 811 fines were issued to rule breakers during the festive season (1 - 31 December 2012).

Media Release: Three white rhinos poached in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that three rhinos had been lost since the beginning of the year. The animals were lost in two separate incidents. A hunting rifle and two sets of horns were recovered. 

Day visitors reminded not to bring liquor to the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-02

Kruger National Park Management would like to remind day visitors that the no-liquor rule which was introduced in the park last year, is still in place and in force. This reminder comes as result of an increase in cases whereby day visitors arrive at the gates with liquor and allege not to be aware of the rule

Media Release: Success of "Operation Rhino Alive" in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-12-19

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that five suspected poachers were arrested over this past long weekend. The suspects were in possession of ammunition, a silencer and two high caliber hunting rifles. 

The Mopani Rest Camp December 2012 Holiday Programme

Date: 2012-12-11

Take a look at all that Mopani Rest Camp has to offer during the December 2012 Holiday Programme.

Media Release: KNP to enforce gate quotas during the festive season

Date: 2012-12-10

Day visitors planning to visit the park during this festive season are reminded that gate quotas will be enforced. Day visitors are advised to make a pre-booking to secure their entry at the entrance gate.

The Parks Shop's exciting holiday programme ensures a fun-filled festive season!

Date: 2012-12-07

The Parks Shop in selected camps in the Kruger National Park will be hosting an exciting, fun-filled edutainment programme during the upcoming December holidays. Interactive activities range from creating christmas decorations to story hours and much, much more. 

Media Release: Kruger National Park's museum closes for refurbishment

Date: 2012-12-05

The museum section of the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will shut down all operations to undergo a complete refurbishment. The section will be closed from today, 05 December 2012 until 30 June 2013. At the same time the library and its functions will not be affected by these renovations.

Media Release: Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2012-11-26

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Operation Rhino Task group, comprising of rangers, SANParks Environmental Crime Investigation (ECI) and South African Police Services (SAPS), arrested two suspected rhino poachers on Saturday, 24 November 2012. The arrests happened in the N’wanetsi section, located in the central part of the park. Two (2) hunting rifles, ammunition and four (4) fresh rhino horns were discovered during the operation.

Media Release: KNP Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Date: 2012-11-13

A female German tourist was injured when a white rhino with a calf attacked a group of tourists who were on a morning walk in the Kruger National Park. The incident happened on 12 November 2012, just a kilometre outside the Wolhuter Trail camp in the southern part of the park.

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