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Media Release: SANParks launches a forum for persons with special needs

05 December 2016

In line with the International Day for People with Disabilities celebrations, South African National Parks (SANParks) Head of Human Capital, Philiswa Mahlangu officially launched the SANParks Forum for People with Disabilities on behalf of Management on 3 December 2016 in Skukuza. 

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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: Two die in shooting incidents in Kruger National Park

05 December 2016

A policeman today (2 December 2016) shot and killed his partner and a contractor in two separate incidents in the Kruger National Parks (KNP). The incidents took place this afternoon in the Staff Living Quarters and at a temporary Contractors’ site.

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Media Release: Fun holiday programme at Addo Elephant National Park

30 November 2016

What better way to kick off the December school holidays than with a fun-filled, jam-packed, eight day holiday programme at Addo Elephant National Park (AENP)?  Well, that’s exactly what’s in store for not only overnight guests, but day visitors alike, kicking off on Monday 5 December until 14 December.

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Fire update at Storms River Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park

29 November 2016

The damage as a result of the fire is estimated at approximately R10million. A forensic team is on site in Tsitsikamma determining the cause of the fire which started in the kitchen and spread through to the shop. The site is cordoned off and no members of the public are allowed to access the site. It is also under supervision by the Park’s rangers and Honorary Rangers.

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SANParks CFO nominated for CFO Awards 2017

29 November 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) CFO Rajesh Mahabeer has been recognised for his work by being nominated for a CFO Award. The annual "Oscars for South African CFOs", to be held on 11 May CFO's of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.

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Grab your copy of the SANParks Times December edition

29 November 2016

The summer sun has thawed out the earth and visitors are flocking to the national parks to enjoy the outdoors in its flourishing glory. Camping sites, beaches and paths leading through forests are dotted with those discovering all the splendour of South Africa’s natural wonders. The sweltering heat, festivities and sense of celebration in the air mean that it’s finally time for the SANParks Times December edition to hit the shelves.

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Fire at Storms River Rest Camp in the Garden Route National Park

26 November 2016

A fire at the Storms River Rest Camp in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park broke out in the restaurant and has affected the restaurant and the nearby shop. A helicopter was dispatched in time to protect the fire from spreading to the forest area. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  It is currently under control and the Park officials will meet on 26 November 2016 to assess the extent of the damage and also a plan for a possible temporary structure for the restaurant. The rest of the camp is safe and visitors can carry on enjoying their stay.

 

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Media Release: KNP to remove redundant man made water point structures

25 November 2016

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will demolish five redundant artificial water structures found in the northern and central areas of KNP as part of a long term rehabilitation program from 27 November – 9 December 2016. Explosives will be used to demolish these structures; after which the rubble will be removed and re-used as part of the rehabilitation process. 

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Media Release: Bushbuckridge Radio 88.4FMs Gladys Mathebula wins Kudu Award

24 November 2016

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 12th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Estates in Midrand last night (18 November 2016).

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SANParks Central Reservations office hours during the Festive Season

18 November 2016

Please take note of the office hours during which the SANParks Central Reservations will operate over the Festive Season.

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Frogging in South African National Parks - yay or nay?

19 October 2016

South Africa is blessed with a rich and unique frog diversity, yet very few species are commonly known to the general public. Sadly, frogs from around the world are rapidly going extinct due to a vast array of natural and man-made threats. It is imperative to the survival of frogs that more people become aware and engage with this fascinating part of South Africa’s natural heritage.

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

27 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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