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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.

Media Release: Anthrax outbreak affects hippos in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-11-05

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today that the anthrax outbreak that started in late August in the north of the Kruger National Park (KNP) has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotamus in the Letaba and Olifants River in the past two weeks. Post mortems results from some of the carcases, suggest they were infected by the bacteria.

Media Release: Conservation body launches community benefication project

Date: 2012-10-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) officially launched its first legacy Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project in the small village of Cork in Mpumalanga on the border of the Kruger National Park, today (25/10/2012). 

Media Release: Tracking dogs to intensify KNP's rangers' fight against poaching

Date: 2012-10-23

In a bid to intensify the fight against rhino poaching, the Kruger National Park (KNP) has inaugurated five tracking dogs today, (23 October 2012) as part of the Rhino Dogs Project to assist with patrols and operations. The dogs underwent 10 weeks of intensive training where they were introduced to the bush, learnt how to track human scent, trained how to protect team members, smell out rhino horn and detect ammunitions from the poachers.

Media Release: KNP to demolish its artificial water holes

Date: 2012-10-23

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will demolish its artificial boreholes and dams near Mopani Restcamp in the northern part of the park today (Tuesday, 23 October 2012). Explosives will be used to demolish these structures. The area around the target structure will be cleared to ensure that animals and human beings are safe.

SANParks launches the Orpen Live Webcam!

Date: 2012-10-16

"First prize - visit your favourite park; drive to a scenic waterhole; observe the environment, hear the sounds, feel Nature’s presence in your bones… You can’t do that just yet? Ok, in that case, visit the Live Orpen Webcam virtually, any time of the day or the night and enjoy the live video streaming. It is now as close as it gets to being in Nature. Plus the added convenience of watching it from the comfort of your own home", announced Nedret Saidova, E-Business Senior Manager, SANParks

Media Release: Compass Group staff on strike in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-10-15

All the guests travelling to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are informed about the strike by Compass Group employees in the park. 

Media Release: KNP asks for God's intervention in rhino poaching

Date: 2012-10-13

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with Malamulele Pastors Fraternal, held a church service to pray for rhino poaching today (Saturday, 13 October 2012). Different church denominations from the neighbouring communities in the northern part of the park assembled at Shingwedzi Soccer Field to declare war against rhino poachers.

Media Release: One suspected poacher fatally wounded in Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-10-08

In an anti-poaching operation, carried out on the evening of Saturday, 6 October 2012, Kruger National Park rangers made contact with three armed suspected rhino poachers at the Crocodile Bridge section of the park in which a shoot-out ensued. 

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-20

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 20 September 2012.

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-17

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 11:00 a.m. on 17 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP trainee ranger killed in tragic shooting accident

Date: 2012-09-10

An accident ocurred this morning during a practice session at the shooting range in Skukuza, where one of the KNP trainee rangers was accidentally fatally shot by a fellow trainee. 

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-05

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 5 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners to fight poaching

Date: 2012-08-31

Kruger National Park (KNP) joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners in an attempt to fight the escalating rhino poaching pandemic. Over 500 Traditional Health Practitioners from Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces gathered at Skukuza soccer stadium today (Friday, 31 August 2012) to declare their stand against rhino poaching.

Media Release: Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and three fatally wounded

Date: 2012-08-29

In a South African National Parks (SANParks) anti-rhino poaching operation four (4) rhino poaching suspects were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) this week.

New Berg-en-Dal picnic site

Date: 2012-08-28

The Berg-en-Dal picnic site started operating on the 1st of August 2012. The site is operated by the local community from the Hectorspruit area outside the Malelane Gate. Derick Khoza is the friendly host at the picnic site.

Media Release: Anthrax outbreak in the north of the KNP

Date: 2012-08-28

Over the last two days, 30 carcasses of roan antelopes were discovered at the Capricorn Rare antelope enclosure in the northern part of the park, around the Mopani camp area. The animals are believed to have died from yet another outbreak of the anthrax disease in the park, like it normally happens from time to time during this time of the year.

Media Release: KNP launches artisan training programme in Skukuza

Date: 2012-08-21

The Kruger National Park (KNP) together with Scarce Skills Development and Training (SSDT), P.D Naidoo and Associates (PDNA), Automobile Training Academy (ATA); Nkangala Further Education & Training College and Eskom, launched an artisan training programme on Friday, 17 August 2012. The programme is aimed at training engineering students to become artisans.

Media Release: SANParks step up the fight against poaching in KNP

Date: 2012-07-31

Skukuza: As the country continues to see an onslaught on its rhino population at an alarming rate, South African National Parks (SANParks) has today(31 July 2012) inaugurated the first group of the 150 new Field rangers as announced by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Edna Molewa at the beginning of the year as part of its International Ranger Day celebrations.

Media Release: KNP on a mission to Keep Kruger Clean

Date: 2012-07-25

Kruger National Park’s (KNP) HOD: Tourism and Marketing, Ms Lucy Nhlapo has officially launched the “Vukani the Vulture” mascot today, Wednesday (25 July 2012) during the Keep Kruger Clean Campaign. The mascot will assist in keeping Kruger clean by influencing people to change their behaviour about littering in the park.

 

Media Release: Fatal drowning in Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) regrets to announce the fatal drowning of a 4 year old girl at the Lower Sabie Camp swimming pool in Kruger National Park this afternoon (17 July 2012). Doctors were called to the scene and tried everything in their power to save her but they were unable to. The South African Police Services are investigating the incident. SANParks would like to send their condolences to the family and wish them strength in their hour of darkness. 

Revised Zoning System - Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-07-09

In the last approved management plan South African National Parks reflected on the need to re-think the zonation system for the Kruger National Park (Kruger NP) to reflect the complexity of managing a National Park in the 21st century. As a result, the revised zonation is based on the imperatives for the conservation of biodiversity, socio-economic upliftment, land restitution, proposed Greater Lebombo Conservancy (GLC) buffer zone in Mozambique  and opportunities for tourism development as a vehicle for economic growth in the regions where the park is situated. 

Media Release: KNP to get an answer on Bovine Tuberculosis

Date: 2012-07-02

The Kruger National Park’s Veterinary Wildlife Service Department will from tomorrow (3 July 2012) begin with the final process of a Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) research project, which started in 2008 in the park in order to determine the effect of the disease on free ranging buffalos.

Media Release: Facts about new peripheral development zone for KNP

Date: 2012-06-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) management has today in a press briefing held in Pretoria given facts about the new Peripheral Development Zone Plan (PDZ) for Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Media Release: SANParks refutes claims that new Zoning Plan for KNP is controversial

Date: 2012-06-25

Following publicity on the new Kruger National Park (KNP) Zoning Plan, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to put on record that the approved KNP Zoning Plan is sufficiently comprehensive and covers all aspects of managing a national park in the 21st Century, and that there is nothing controversial about this plan.

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