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Marakele National Park
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Rangers from Marakele National Park left their posts for a while and gathered at the Park’s sports grounds on Thursday, 31 July 2014 to commemorate World Rangers Day. This is a yearly event which aims to honour those rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty and acknowledge the brave, tireless and critical role of the park rangers around the world in protecting the world’s natural systems and endangered species.
South African National Parks (SANParks) hosted its Environmental Education weekend for the youth at Marakele National Park. The weekend camp was attended by a total of 60 learners from Gauteng and is part of SANParks’ Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI), an environmental programme which started in 2010 that is targeted at the urban school-going children.
Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.
Following the successful re-introduction of a herd of 20 buffalo which comprised of nine cows and eleven bulls in Marakele National Park in 2013, ten cows were released into the park early this morning.
Marakele National Park‘s accommodation facilities have been temporarily closed for the rest of the week due to damaged roads caused by heavy rain across the country.
Marakele National Park has partnered with Kumba Iron Ore, SANParks Honorary Rangers and Thabazimbi Marathon Club to bring a unique marathon challenge to the public as well as the professional running community in South Africa.
South African National Parks (SANParks) has on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 re-introduced a herd of 20 disease free buffalo, comprising of nine cows and eleven bulls, into Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo.
In commemoration of world rhino day which is on 22 September 2013, the South African National Parks (SANParks) and Save the Waterberg Rhino initiated a joint operation to help raise awareness and unite the Waterberg to help fight rhino poaching.
A fresh rhino carcass, with its horn removed, was discovered yesterday in the northern section of the Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to announce that the fire season has started in the Marakele National Park (MNP) situated 12 kilometers outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo.
For a very long time Marakele National Park offered limited accommodation to those people who are not camp enthusiasts. This is according to Johan Taljaard, Park Manager who said that situation is now a thing of the past since the opening of Motswere guest-house which is situated probably in the order of more than 30 minutes away from the main entrance.
South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today that tourists planning to visit the Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi this week are free to book and make use of the park following a fire blaze in the mountainous area of the park.
Marakele National Park (MNP) has announced that it will be extending the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week until Sunday, 16 September 2012.
The Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, officially opened a state-of-the-art Environmental Educational Center in the 67 000ha Marakele National Park outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo this morning (Monday 20th June 2011).
The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to put it on record that the recent Leopard attack in North West did not happen in any of its parks. The attack happened outside a privately owned game farm near Britz not in Marakele National Park as it was reported in the media.
South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement yesterday that tourists planning to visit the Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi this week are free to book and make use of the park following a fire blaze in the mountainous area of the park.
For quite a long time the Marakele Honorary Rangers (HRs) have envisaged a bird hide at a watering point where they had previously – in anticipation of the bird hide being erected - planted reeds and water lilies in order to attract birds, insects, mammals and reptiles. The time has now arrived...
The 18th of April marks a major highlight in the Northern Region’s Events Calendar. Since it’s inception last year, the regional awards function has grown from strength to strength and staff are encourgaed to excel and take pride in their work
On Tuesday, 6 November 2007, a pack of 18 African Wild Dogs was translocated from Marakele National Park (South Africa) to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR, Botswana). The pack, which was donated by South African National Parks (SANParks), was transported to Botswana by road using Land Rover vehicles which were provided as part of Land Rover’s ongoing commitment to Wild Dog conservation.
The Reach-For-A-Dream Foundation, an organisation that has brought hope and healing to countless young South Africans, believes strongly in the power of dreams. It encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.
If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...
There is a lush and vibrant waterhole in the Kwaggasvlakte section of Marakele National Park. The area is characterized by sweet-veld, acacia thornveld and combretum woodland. The rich habitat diversity within a small area attracts plentiful wildlife. It’s hard to believe that there is no natural, permanent water supply to the area...
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