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Media Release: Suspected ranger arrested for poaching in the KNP

Date: 2011-07-26

The CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda announced today that one of the Ranger Corps, based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was arrested for suspected rhino poaching activities yesterday, July 25, 2011.

Media Release: KNP to honour Mandela through music & service

Date: 2011-07-11

Monday, July 18, 2011 will be the 93rd birthday of former president Nelson Mandela and the whole world will be celebrating this day. The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with Keystone State Boys choir (KSB) from USA will on the day hold a “happy birthday musical performance” to honour the life, of this international icon who has been an inspiration to many nations all over the world.

If you’re in Kruger – Skukuza Nursery is calling you!

Date: 2011-07-08

If you’re visiting Kruger National Park (KNP) why not take advantage of the winter specials at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery. If you visit between the 2 -17 July 2011 - you can grab our “buy one get one free” promotion.

Opinion piece on Kruger’s new hotel developments published

Date: 2011-07-06

An opinion piece has been published in the Sowetan’s online publication titled: “Vestiges of racism haunt Kruger Park”.

Media Release: Three suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-30

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested three suspected rhino poachers today, June 30, 2011 in the Houtboschrand ranger section of the KNP near the Olifants River.

Media Release: Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-06

Two rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) by a combined SANParks, SANDF and SAPS operation on Friday the 3rd June, 2011, shortly after 2 white rhino were shot and killed and their horns removed in the Nwanedsi area of the KNP.

SANParks responds to Beeld article

Date: 2011-05-20

South African National Parks (SANParks) CEO Dr David Mabunda responds to an article published in the Beeld, dated 10 May 2011.

Media Release: Three suspected poachers die

Date: 2011-05-20

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) came into contact with three suspected poachers yesterday afternoon, 18 May 2011. A shoot-out ensued which led to all suspects being fatally wounded.

Media Release: KNP receives wheelchairs for tourists

Date: 2011-05-10

In a gesture of goodwill, the Germiston’s Rotaract Club presented the Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya with a consignment of 15 wheel chairs on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during Easter weekend

Date: 2011-05-06

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are encouraged to take note of gate quotas which will strictly be enforced, when planning their visit to the park during this coming Easter weekend which starts on Thursday, 21 to Monday, 25 April 2011.

Media Release: Positive feedback on the Easter holidays in KNP

Date: 2011-05-04

The majority of tourists who visited the Kruger National Park (KNP) during the recent Easter holidays responded positively towards the alcohol ban regulation which the park introduced.

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.

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