Media Release: KNP Rangers Get New Motorbikes
The patrolling of the two million hectare Kruger National Park (KNP) became a bit easier today when the KNP’s Executive Director, Dr Bandile Mkhize accepted five brand new motorbikes from a generous Gauteng-based sponsor.
“These motorbikes will considerably enhance the effectiveness of the KNP ranger corps by providing them with tools to patrol ever larger areas,” said Dr Mkhize.
The company, Alberton-based Off Road Caravan Safaris, will not only donate the initial five machines, but will also give two machines every year for the next four years. The motorbikes will be a mixture of 230cc, 250cc and a 650cc machines.
Legendary KNP ranger Mr Louis Olivier said that these motorbikes considerably enhance the ability of rangers to patrol the huge areas under their responsibility.
The KNP has been using motorbikes as patrol tools-of-the-trade since the mid-1970s. Other patrols are conducted on foot, with bicycles, vehicles and, most recently, an ultralight “Bantam” aircraft which was introduced last year as part of continued efforts to strengthen the anti-poaching patrol methods in the park.
Browse accommodation and activities availability, and book online via our secure payment system and get 5% discount (excludes activities)
Get unlimited access to most of Southern Africa’s premier conservation areas.
Membership is valid from date of purchase for 365 days and is available for an individual, couple or family, as well as international guests. Learn more...
- Nossob Cam 28/08/2016
Posted by: Trrp-trrrrrrrr on 28th August 2016
- Orpen Cam 28/06/2016
Posted by: ritad on 28th August 2016
Posted by: edfriendly on 28th August 2016