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Media Release: Another poacher killed and three arrested in KNP

Date: 2011-04-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement on Sunday, 24 April 2011 that while on patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday, 23 April 2011 the SANParks rangers and members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), came across two groups of suspected poachers.

Media Release: Community Project OSV handover

Date: 2011-04-14

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya presented tour guides from the local communities with four open safari vehicles (OSV) yesterday (Wednesday, April 13, 2011).

The great Balule forum camp-out & clean-up

Date: 2011-04-12

It all started with a call on the forum by BunnyHugger (a forumite) in November 2009. Many forumites responded and the decision was made to camp-out and clean-up during Easter weekend (21-24 April 2011). Yes, you must plan ahead.

Media Release: SANParks Board dismisses allegations against safari hotel developments in KNP

Date: 2011-03-31

The Board of South African National Parks (SANParks) confirmed yesterday, at its quarterly meeting held at Groenkloof, that it still stands by the decision to develop two safari hotel type tourism facilities in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Kruger's Mopani Rest Camp now offering a new activity!

Date: 2011-03-24

Kruger's Mopani Rest Camp has introduced a new activity, the Sunset Drive-Boma Combo. Bookings are now open!

Media Release: KNP hails alcohol rule a great success

Date: 2011-03-24

The recently introduced alcohol ban for day visitors in the Kruger National Park (KNP) which got-off-the-ground this past long weekend (March 18-21, 2011), is hailed by management as a great success.

Super specials when you book a KNP Wilderness Trail during 2011/12

Date: 2011-03-22

SANParks are offering fantastic discounts on eight of the Wilderness Trails in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Date: 2011-03-09

Day visitors to the Kruger National Park will no longer be allowed to bring or consume alcohol in public areas such as parking lots, picnic sites, wildlife viewing areas or roads, gates and all other areas designated as public as from Friday 18 March 2011.

Media Release: No proof that hotels cause environmental degradation in national parks - SANParks CEO

Date: 2011-03-08

Skukuza: Following media reports that hotel establishments in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will bring the end to the character of national parks and sense of place, the South African National Parks (SANParks), Chief Executive Officer, Dr David Mabunda challenged the validity of these claims.

Media Release: KNP gives soccer kit to school kids

Date: 2011-02-28

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Head of People and Conservation, Helen Mmethi presented on behalf of Management, the Sports Coordinator, Annah Milazi of Alexandria Lower Primary School with a complete soccer kit for school children on Wednesday February 16, 2011.

Media Release: Three suspected poachers die

Date: 2011-02-07

The Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, announced at Pretoria today, 07 February 2011, that during the evening of 6th February 2011, park rangers operating in the Stolsnek Section of the Kruger National Park made contact with a group of at least five armed suspected poachers in the park.

KNP’s S3 Road temporarily closed

Date: 2011-01-26

The S3 Road (gravel road towards Kruger Gate) in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is temporarily closed until further notice. Maintenance work will be done from the S3 road to the S3/S1 junction.

Message from CE: Ban of alcohol for Day Visitors in KNP

Date: 2011-01-21

The office of SANParks, Chief Executive, Dr David Mabunda has been inundated with scores of reports on the bad behavior of tourists, mainly day visitors, in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the festive season. While this is not a new phenomenon the scale at which these incidents are growing has reached intolerable levels.

Media Release: SANParks deplores racism incident in Kruger National Park

Date: 2011-01-13

Following an alleged racism incident between visitors in the iconic Kruger National Park (KNP) during the festive season, South African National Parks (SANParks) – the countries body charged with the management of national parks including the KNP strongly condemns the incident and promise to leave no stone unturned in dealing with the matter.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the 2010 festive season

Date: 2010-12-20

Christmas is at hand and Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are encouraged to be aware of gate quotas when planning their visit.

Media Release: KNP opens its gate for the locals to harvest mopani worms

Date: 2010-12-14

Kruger National Park (KNP) will, as a pilot project, introduce the mopani worm harvesting in the Nxanatseni (northern) Region of the park between Punda Maria and Phalaborwa areas from 15 to 28 December 2010.

Media Release: Jacaranda RMFM raised a hand to assist KNP Rangers fight poaching

Date: 2010-12-09

The Kruger National Park's (KNP’s) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya today (Thursday, December 9, 2010) at Skukuza officially received a cash donation of R105 000 00 from Jacaranda RMFM which is intended to assist the KNP with its fight against rhino poaching and the conservation thereof.

Media Release: KNP’S Crocodile Bridge & gate get a facelift

Date: 2010-12-08

The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Mr Abe Sibiya officially opened the new Crocodile Bridge and Gate facilities yesterday (Tuesday, December 7, 2010).

Media Release: New speed equipment to clampdown on rule breakers

Date: 2010-12-07

Kruger National Park (KNP) traffic officers received new speed cameras recently to assist them to clamp down on rule breakers. The new equipment, which came at the right time, will be in full force during the 2010 December festive season when the volume of visitors to the Park will be high.

Skukuza Nursery launches “A Can For Conservation”

Date: 2010-12-03

Kruger National Park (KNP) - To promote a better understanding of indigenous trees and the role they play in people’s surroundings, the Skukuza Nursery started an initiative called “A Can for Conservation” during this year’s Arbour Week (1 – 7 September 2010).

Media release: KNP to host PEAP exhibition at Mopani Conference Centre

Date: 2010-11-25

Kruger National Park (KNP) - Mopani Conference Centre will host the Honorary Rangers from different regions who will be busy with a programme called “People Awareness and Education” (PEAP).

Media Release: A suspected poacher fatally wounded in the KNP

Date: 2010-11-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that while on patrol in the early evening of 21 November 2010 rangers from the Kruger National Park (KNP) fatally wounded a suspected poacher inside the park.

Media Release: More suspected poacher arrests

Date: 2010-10-15

During the afternoon of 14th October 2010, rangers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) deployed in the Crocodile Bridge section of the KNP engaged a group of at least three (3) suspected rhino poachers shortly after they entered the park from Mozambique.

Media Release: Suspected poacher shot dead in KNP

Date: 2010-10-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that two armed suspected poachers were shot in the Kruger National Park (KNP) by rangers yesterday, 13 October 2010. One of the poachers was fatally wounded, while the other is being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds.

Media Release: KNP hosts Corporate Golf Day

Date: 2010-10-13

More than 150 golfers from both private and public sector will meet and show their mettle on the fairways of Skukuza Golf Course on Thursday, 14 October 2010 as they compete in the 6th annual Kruger National Park (KNP)/Old Mutual Corporate Golf Day.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during September holiday

Date: 2010-09-21

Kruger National Park (KNP) is expecting a high volume of visitors to enter the park during this coming Heritage Day long weekend from Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 September 2010.

Media Release: Learners step out on the wild side in Kruger

Date: 2010-09-14

The General Manager of KNP’s Nxanatseni Region, Ben van Eeden addressed 40 learners who are in Grade 10 and 11 from the Mopani Region schools to the launch of the “Walk on the Wild” side project yesterday at Mopani Rest Camp.

Media Release: KNP gears up for SANParks Week celebrations

Date: 2010-09-09

The Annual 2010 SANParks Week once again will take place on 13-17 September 2010 throughout all national parks which fall under South African National Parks.

Media Release: Skukuza gets stainless steel dustbins

Date: 2010-09-04

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya received a donation of 150 baboon-proof stainless steel dustbins from Nampak as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive protective eyewear

Date: 2010-08-30

The HOD: Finance, Victor Makhubedu today (Monday, August 30, 2010) officially received 300 pairs of protective eyewear for each ranger in the Park from CAT International at the Skukuza Conference Centre on behalf of KNP Management.

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