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Crackdown on environmental crimes

30 January 2015

"Between April 2014 and October 2014, 85 people were fined and five arrested for environmental crimes related to the Knysna estuary.  There were seven court appearances and 23 warrants of arrests", according to Owen Govender, Senior Section Ranger, Knysna, Garden Route National Park (GRNP).  

Media Release: Camdeboo buffaloes presumed back in their natural habitat

30 January 2015

The whereabouts of the two buffaloes spotted along Mountain Drive towards the end of last year is still unknown, although it is possible that they could have returned to their natural habitat.  The pair has not been seen since rangers lost track of them in the thick reeds and bushes along the Sundays River the day after they were first sighted. Local resident, Susan Edwardes, first spotted the animals while walking with her dogs along Mountain Drive on 31 December.   

Cape of Good Hope water line upgrade commences

27 January 2015

21 January 2015: Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) would like to inform visitors of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) section of the Park. 

Garden Route National Park staying the path...

19 January 2015

A letter from the General Manager: Garden Route National Park, Jill Bunding Venter:
The first month of every new year is normally a time for resolutions, new hopes, determination and a fresh lease on life. And while this is true for the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), it has also become a time for reflecting over the past year. 2014 was not only the year which marked twenty years in South Africa’s young democracy, it also marked the 50th year of successful management of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA). 

Sea lettuce in Knysna estuary not toilet paper

14 January 2015

Following complaints from citizens that toilet paper was seen floating in the estuary, Professor Brian Allanson (‘Prof’) of the Knysna Basin Project reported on the cause of the evident sea lettuce/ macro-algae to the Knysna Pollution Action Committee (SANParks, Knysna Municipality, Eden District Municipality and the Knysna Basin Project).  

SANParks responds to drowning incident in Knysna

15 December 2014

Subsequent to a recent drowning incident in the Knysna estuary, SANParks (managers of the Garden Route National Park which includes the Knysna estuary) have requested citizens to exercise caution this summer season. 

Media Release: Rangers get an early Christmas for their dedication

12 December 2014

The IMPERIAL Retail Logistics team together with the South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers donated 510 Christmas hampers, 644 Kiddies Hampers to the Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers and their families as well as a cash donation of R100 000 towards the valuable Canine Unit today, 12 December 2014 in Skukuza.  

Responsible Summer Fun: Explore the Garden Route National Park

12 December 2014

As South Africa’s top conservation agency, SANParks encourages green and responsible tourism. The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is a mosaic of landscapes and seascapes, a haven for birds and animals including seabirds, rare and endangered species. And while the GRNP invites all kinds of adventure seekers, it also wishes a safe festive season to all its visitors, ensuring that they only leave footprints behind and take away lifelong memories. 

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers and Imperial Logistics deliver Christmas parcels to KNP Ranger Corps

12 December 2014

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers and Imperial Retail Logistics handed out Christmas hampers to the Kruger National Park Rangers Corps and their families. This donation which is valued R750 000 is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the Kruger National Park rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

11 December 2014

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

11 December 2014

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

11 December 2014

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

Knysna officially a place of Hope for marine life

11 December 2014

Knysna is officially a place of hope for marine life as it was declared a Hope Spot on 7 December 2014, by Dr Sylvia Earle, global marine biologist and diver. Speaking at a launch cocktail function, Earle said the Southern Cape coastline is beautiful and worth conserving. 

The Kumba Marakele Marathon

10 December 2014

The Kumba Marakele Marathon presented by Kumba Iron Ore and the Marakele National Park on Saturday, 7 March 2015.

Media Release: New chalets launched at Agulhas National Park

08 December 2014

SANParks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park, on Friday, 5 December 2014. This is in addition to eight chalets built initially, bringing the total tourist accommodation offering in the Agulhas National Park Rest Camp to 51 beds.

Media Release: Staff member's son killed by a crocodile

04 December 2014

Kruger National Park (KNP) can confirm that a crocodile killed a staff member’s son, Jacques van der Sandt aged 29, last night (3 December 2014) at the Skukuza Golf Course, situated adjacent to the Staff Village. Jacques is son to Schalk (retired) and staff member Lorretha van der Sandt; the couple has been working in the Park since 1992. 

Media Release: Newly appointed contractor wins award

04 December 2014

Credit was given were credit was due at the Augrabies Falls National Park Annual Awards Ceremony held on 29 November 2014.  The newly appointed Working for Ecosystems Contractor, Richard Rodney Roman from Riemvasmaak was awarded the Best Contractor of the Year.  

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