Skip to Content

Media Release: Hunt of lions from Kruger National Park advert hogwash

Date: 2014-01-28

Facebook Pinterest Twitter LinkedIn Google+

South African National Parks (SANParks) read with dismay the unfortunate advertisement and comments on social media platforms that have been doing rounds, referring to a hunt of two troublesome lions allegedly originating from the Kruger National Park (KNP).

This according to KNP Managing Executive, Mr. Abe Sibiya, who said, Kruger National Park would like to distance itself from the advertisement and its author/s… “as there is no link between KNP and those that are involved with this hunting activity. KNP do not remove problematic lions from the KNP to be hunted elsewhere.”

He said †in actual fact there has been a concerning trend in recent times where certain individuals have fraudulently attached Kruger National Parks name and those of key employees in unscrupulous hunting business ventures †all in an effort to attract unsuspecting clients. “A case in point is a fraudulent letter bearing the forged signatures of some of the key management personnel in the park authorizing a hunt within the Makuya Game Reserve in Limpopo managed by the provincial government.”†

According to Sibiya the circumstance surrounding this incident are being investigated by the SANParks Environmental Crime Investigations… “and legal advice is also being sought on how to pursue criminal charges against the perpetrators.†

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications

For Media Enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli
Acting Head of Communications, SANParks
Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999


Online Bookings

Browse accommodation and activities availability, and book online via our secure payment system and get 5% discount (excludes activities)


Get a Wild Card!

Get unlimited access to most of Southern Africa’s premier conservation areas.

Wild Card

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...

Purchase Membership

Latest Forum Posts

Join our ForumsAlready a member? Login!

Fresh off the Webcams

Addo Webcam
Addo Elephant National Park
Nossob Webcam
Nossob Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Orpen Webcam
Orpen, Kruger National Park
Satara Webcam
Satara, Kruger National Park

Public Sighting of the Month

May Winning Image
Vervet monkeys near Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park - by Martie Murray

Central Supplier Database

Central Supplier Database
SANParks requests all existing and new suppliers who are interested in conducting business with SANParks to register on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD)