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Introducing children to our game parks

18 January 2017

South Africa’s vast network of protected areas representing the country`s rich indigenous fauna, fIora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage are found in over 19 game reserves. Sadly, the vast majority of children who live in and around the parks had never previously had a chance to visit these wiId areas. The Kids in Parks Programme is changing that. Established in 2005, Kids in Parks is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National Parks (SAN Parks), the Department of Basic Education and retailer Pick n Pay. The aim is simple: to expose as many children as possible to South Africa`s diverse natural and cultural heritage in order to foster a lifelong passion for conservation and a sense of pride of South Africa’s biodiversity.

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Getting kids to Mzansi parks

18 January 2017

Many parents don`t seem to even consider taking their kids to national parks for an outing, rather opting for malls instead. But the truth is that exposing your kids to SA`s diverse natural and cultural heritage not only give them first-hand experience of, Mzansi`s natural and cultural heritage, they will even become passionate about conservation. Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa says the majority of children who live in and around these parks had never had a chance to visit these wild wonderlands.- Mzansi has over 19 national parks that represent the country`s rich fauna, flora, landscapes and cultural heritage. Edna said their Kids in Parks Programme, which encourages children to learn more about biodiversity and how to sustain it, was started in 2005.

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An update on road conditions in the Kruger National Park

16 January 2017

Herewith an update on the road conditions in the Nxanasteni region of the Kruger National Park:

  • Balule
    The water level on the S89 is high and guests are therefore advised to make use of the S91 and S92 as well as the causeway to access Balule.
  • Kaleka
    Due to overflowing the H1-9 is closed. Mopani Rest Camp is accessible via the Letaba high water bridge.
  • Shimuwini
    The camp is inaccessible.

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Michelle van der Merwe
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Would you share a bird hide with a snake?

16 January 2017

The Kruger National Park's most popular bird hide, Lake Panic, is famous for many reasons: for twitchers it’s a birder’s paradise, while photographers and wildlife enthusiasts adore the spot as game is in abundance. But what to do when a venomous snake pays the hide a visit?

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Media Release: Kruger National Park confirms arrests of 11 suspected rhino poachers

16 January 2017

South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 16 January 2017, confirmed the arrest of 11 suspects in anti-poaching operations inside and outside the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Friday, 13 January 2017. The arrests were carried out by the SANParks Rangers Corps, South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) also known as the Hawks.

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25% discount on accommodation and camping at selected Parks

10 January 2017

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering 25% discount on low season tariffs to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at a selection of camps and parks across South Africa.

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Media Release: Temporary closure of the Letaba Elephant Hall due to renovations

09 January 2017

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will temporarily close the Letaba Elephant Hall at Letaba Camp in the north of the park from 12 January - 20 March 2017. The temporary closure is due to the installation of new information panels and maintenance upgrade.

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Media Release: SANParks sets up temporary restaurants in KNP

16 December 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to inform guests of the Kruger National Park during this festive season that to lessen the risk of potential business disruption at three Mugg & Bean restaurants, i.e. Satara, Olifants and Letaba; SANParks will provide temporary food service facilities in these camps.

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Tsitsikamma fire update - Temporary restaurant and shop up

06 December 2016

Temporary restaurant and shop

A temporary structure for the Park’s restaurant is close to the popular ‘skietklip’ in the Storms River Rest Camp, Tsitsikamma. The ‘skietklip’ is where booming breakers of the Indian Ocean relentlessly pound rocky shores.

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Media Release: Military truck overturns at Crocodile River low level bridge in the Kruger National Park

26 September 2016

A South African Military Truck with four army staff members based in the Park overturned and fell off the Crocodile River low level bridge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) at about 06:30 yesterday, 26 September 2016. There was diesel spillage into the river and a company to attend to the spill was appointed immediately in order to avoid possible pollution to water and the environment in general.

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