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Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Media Release: SANParks receives a Hangar for Anti-poaching from Airlink

24 July 2015

South African National Parks (SANParks) received a Hangar from South African Airlink meant for anti-poaching operations in the north of the world famous Kruger National Park (KNP). The event to mark the official handover was held at the Phalaborwa Gateway to Kruger Airport on the 23rd of July 2015.

Are you up for the challenge? Trail buffet in Wilderness

24 July 2015

The AFB Southern Cross Trail Run starts on the 8th - 10th August 2015. The trail run is a 3-day challenge. Day 1 goes through the Outeniqua Mountains, beautiful trails through the indigenous Forest on Day 2 and finishing off on a rugged coastline run on Day 3.

Media Release: KNP honours Mandela through charity

22 July 2015

Friday, July 17 - Kruger National Park (KNP) Management and staff devoted their own time to donating blankets they knitted themselves and handed them over to the kids at Siphephelakhona Community Centre in Nyongane, a village outside Phabeni Gate in honour of the former President, the late Nelson Mandela. This year’s theme for the Nelson Mandela International Day is “Take action – Inspire Change – Make Every Day a Mandela Day”.

Media Release: KNP honours Mandela through charity

22 July 2015

Friday, July 17 - Kruger National Park (KNP) Management and staff devoted their own time to donating blankets they knitted themselves and handed them over to the kids at Siphephelakhona Community Centre in Nyongane, a village outside Phabeni Gate in honour of the former President, the late Nelson Mandela. This year’s theme for the Nelson Mandela International Day is “Take action – Inspire Change – Make Every Day a Mandela Day”.

Media Release: SANParks opens bookings for 2016 winter holidays

22 July 2015

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced yesterday that the holiday bookings in various national parks under its management for the June 2016 to July 2016 period will open on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 from 07h30 for the call centres and email bookings. Online bookings will only open on 23 July 2015. 

Media Release: Kruger leopard attack guide not at fault

16 July 2015

Following a highly unusual incident recently of a leopard attack on a tourist guide working for a private Open Safari Vehicle (OSV) company operating in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement that there was no fault with the conduct of the guide.

Media Release: Call for nominations for SANParks Environmental Journalist Awards

14 July 2015

Entries for the South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental journalists of the year are open. This according to SANParks: Head of Communications, Paul Daphne, who said the Environmental Media Contribution to Conservation award category of the Kudu Awards is presented to conservation/environmental journalists/media entities that have been considered to have conducted their reporting in a socially responsible manner and have also given extensive and balanced reporting on conservation related matters.

Hiking in Knysna

14 July 2015

Globally people are choosing to hike for various reasons according to the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA). These reasons include and are not limited to:

Adventure is in our nature

14 July 2015

Events in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) boost eco-tourism in Knysna. This contributes to the economy directly and indirectly. There are approximately 34 events held annually in the Knysna section of the GRNP, including cycling races, trail runs, hiking, swimming competitions in the estuary, boating and vessel sporting events.

Media Release: Heaps of fun at Camdeboo National Park's holiday programme

13 July 2015

Young participates in Camdeboo National Park’s June holiday programme were kept thoroughly entertained during the course of the week from 29 June to 3 July.  The programmes were presented by Rosemary Scheepers (Senior People & Conservation Officer), Zimkhitha Zungula (Assistant People & Conservation Officer), Demitri Williams (Environmental Education Centre Supervisor) and Conservation students Linda Sigwela and Namhla Kutuka.

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park best in region, second year in a row

13 July 2015

For the second consecutive year, Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) outside Cradock walked away with the most prestigious award at the recent 2014/15 Frontier Regional Achievement Awards.  Park Manager Megan Taplin accepted the Best Performing Park Award on behalf of all her colleagues at the ceremony hosted in Addo Elephant National Park. 

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive advanced night-vision equipment

09 July 2015

Today (9 July 2015), the Kruger National Park (KNP)’s ranger corps received a collection of top-of-the-range monocular night-vision equipment to the combined value of R3.4 million from Peace Parks Foundation, in order to assist them in their efforts to combat wildlife crime. 

Media Release: Private OSV guide attacked by a Leopard

03 July 2015

A field guide working for one of the Open Safari Vehicle (OSV) companies operating in the Kruger National Park was attacked by a leopard on Thursday, 2 July 2015 during a game drive. The incident happened just after 13:00 at Alfa Loop on the H4-1 road just outside Skukuza Camp. 

Media Release: Karoo Lion successfully recaptured

30 June 2015

Following an extended three week operation in mountainous terrain and through a number of river valleys, a three year old male lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has been successfully recaptured.

Progress of fish kills in Swartvlei

29 June 2015

Senior Section Ranger, Jonathan Britton has given an account of the recent fish kills in Swartvlei. According to Britton, ‘the numbers of dead fish collected have decreased significantly. Below is a summary of the numbers collected so far each day from the 22nd June until the 25th:

  •  Monday 22 June: 35
  •  Tuesday 23 June: 85
  •  Wednesday 24 June: 4
  •  Thursday 25 June: 9

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