Media Release: Military truck overturns at Crocodile River low level bridge in the Kruger National Park
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.
Media Release: SA National Parks Week sees more than 60 000 visitors for 2016
South African National Parks (SANParks) saw 62 312 visitors to the parks during South African National Parks Week from 12 September to 18 September. This campaign under the established theme "Know Your National Parks" allowed locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice free of charge.
Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes arrest and seizure of rhino horns
26 September 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa, has congratulated the Department’s Environmental Management Inspectorate (Green Scorpions), stationed at O.R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) working together with Customs, the security company employed by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) as well as the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) for the arrest of a suspected rhino horn smuggler on the 24th of September 2016.
President Zuma to open 17th COP to the Convention on Int. Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora
President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 24 September 2016 open the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Media Release: Marakele National Park’s head guide wins at the Provincial Lilizela Awards
Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi has once again proven his worth when he was awarded the best nature guide in Limpopo at the prestigious Limpopo Provincial Lilizela awards held in Burgersfort this past Tuesday.
The new and completely transformed Tshokwane Trading Post & Picnic Site opening October 2016
A visit to South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park is a magnificent experience, with its wealth of wildlife, colours, sounds and beauty. Besides game-viewing and learning about the country’s extraordinary natural heritage, there’s a new and delightful way of getting a literal taste of the Kruger Park!
Arid Cultural Event and exhibitions
This year the Arid Cultural Event, was nothing sort of pure cultural grandeur. The Arid region, which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and Mokala National Park has for the last seven years held this flagship regional event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT). The department has proven to be a worthy partner over and over again.
Fun filled Penguin Festival for African Penguin Awareness Day in Table Mountain National Park
20 September 2016 - On 8 October, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and South African National Parks (SANParks) are hosting the annual Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town to celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day. The day is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, the only penguin endemic to the African continent.
Minister Edna Molewa briefs Foreign Correspondents Association on SA's preparations for CITES COP17
Good Morning Members of the FCA
Garden Route National Park extended SA National Parks Week to 17 September 2016
Over 4,900 people visited the Garden Route National Park during this year’s SA National Parks Week. This is in excess of 1,500 more people than the previous year (2015).SA National Parks Week campaign in the Garden Route progressed for 7 days to allow neighbouring communities to have free access into the Garden Route National Park. The week long campaign which is financed by FNB and Total SA kicked off with a launch of a cycling route suitable for the whole family (a 7,5 km long route) in the middle of the forest in Goudveld, a few kilometers from the town on Knysna.
Media Release: Golden Gate proves it is the jewel of the Free State at the Provincial Lilizela Awards
At the Free State Lilizela Provincial Awards held in Bethlehem on Thursday night, 8 September 2016, Golden Gate Highlands National Park(GGHNP) proved why it is called “the jewel of the Free State” after it scooped several awards including the best three star hotel in the Province.
Launch of the gold nugget cycling route
The gold nugget cycling route was launched on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Goudveld, Millwood. The Park Manager for the Garden Route National Park, Paddy Gordon says "we are finding creative ways to make people feel more welcome in the Park during SA National Parks Week. If cycling is the new golf, then we have found ways to upgrade existing trails to suit the entire family."
Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching
11 September 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa today released a statement of report back on progress in the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros.
Speech by Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, at launch of 2016 SA National Parks Week
11 September 2016
Media Release: An opportunity to spot the BIG 5 in Marakele National Park during SA National Parks week
Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo in the Waterberg area within the Waterberg Biosphere will once again join the rest of national parks in the 11th edition of SA National Parks week which takes place from 12-18 September 2016.
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