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Media Release: Guests to Parks, Camping and Activity figures up in SANParks' Frontier Region Parks

Date: 2016-04-26

Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks), contributed to increased statistics in guests to Parks, Camping and Activities booked over the last financial year (April 2015 to March 2016).

Media Release: KNP interact with stakeholders at Newcastle Show

Date: 2016-04-26

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will showcase its tourism products and services at the Newcastle Show which takes place on 27 – 30 April 2016. The idea is to afford clients an opportunity to have one on one interactions with KNP Staff members and discuss various tourism and conservation related issues. 

Media Release: SANParks welcomes the approval of the proposed Malelane Safari Lodge in KNP

Date: 2016-04-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) welcomes the approval by the Department of Environmental Affairs of the proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park winning the fight against alien invasive species

Date: 2016-04-25

The release of an addition to Camdeboo National Park’s insect family towards the end of 2015 is starting to show results.  The project is being jointly run by Rhodes University in Grahamstown, the Park and its Biodiversity Social Projects.  The purpose is to aid in the fight against an alien invasive species which is threatening the biodiversity of the Park.

Media Release: Taxi accident claims three lives in Kruger National Park

Date: 2016-04-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) today (Sunday 24 April 2016) announced the passing away of three day visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) after the taxi they were travelling in overturned between Shingwedzi and Mopani in the Northern Section of the KNP.  Preliminary reports suggest that there was no other car involved, however the SAPS are investigating the incident and circumstances around it.    

Fuel reduction burns to take place in Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2016-04-22

21 April 2016:  The Fire Management Department will be conducting controlled burns in various sections of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) in the coming weeks. The TMNP is in the process of conducting a series of fuel reduction burns in the northern, central and southern sections of the park as done annually. 

Statement by Minister to the President of UN General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 2016-04-22

Statement by Minister Edna Molewa of South Africa to the President of the United Nations General Assembly’s High Level Event on the Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 21 April 2016.

Media Release: Roads upgrade in Mapungubwe National Park completed

Date: 2016-04-20

Visitors to Mapungubwe National Park will be delighted to know that the roads inside the Park have received major upgrades with the latest stretch from the Interpretation Centre to the Day Visitors centre paved. A parking area for busses as well as normal vehicles was created to streamline the flow of vehicles past the Interpretation and Day Visitor areas.

Book now for an unforgettable bush adventure in two of SANParks' newest camps

Date: 2016-04-15

Book now for your unique bush experience in two of South African National Park's (SANParks) newest camps, Bontle Tented Camp in Marakele National Park and Pafuri Border Camp in the northern region of the Kruger National Park.

Book now for an unforgettable bush adventure in two of SANParks' newest camps

Date: 2016-04-15

Book now for your unique bush experience in two of South African National Park's (SANParks) newest camps, Bontle Tented Camp in Marakele National Park and Pafuri Border Camp in the northern region of the Kruger National Park.

Portion of S3 gravel road to temporarily close for maintenance in KNP

Date: 2016-04-14

Kruger National Park’s S3 gravel road, between the S1 (from the Phabeni Gate side) and S4 intersections will temporarily close from 18 April until 15 June 2016 due to maintenance. S3 will be closed between S4 and S1 intersections.

Response to KADA's letter to the media (12/04/2016) - 'SANParks lays claim to club land'

Date: 2016-04-13

KADA was informed thrice that the land in question was transferred by the Municipality to the curatorship of SANParks.

Media Release: Karoo Lion to move to Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2016-04-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) announces that it will be relocating the lion which escaped from Karoo National Park at the end of March to the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP).

Media Release: Karoo Lion to move to Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2016-04-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) announces that it will be relocating the lion which escaped from Karoo National Park at the end of March to the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP).

Media Release: Visit Mapungubwe National Park to see the famous Golden Rhino

Date: 2016-04-12

Mapungubwe National Park, situated 70 km outside the town of Musina offers visitors an unforgettable life experience. The Park which is situated in the Shashe and Limpopo rivers is the first African Kingdom in Southern Africa. The rich, extra-ordinary history that is found in this area led to its declaration as world heritage site in 2004. The Confluence, where two rivers (Shashe and Limpopo) and three countries (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe) collide can be perfectly viewed when one is in Mapungubwe. 

ABSA payment issue resolved

Date: 2016-04-11

Please note that South Africa National Parks (SANParks) is once again able to process payments made via ABSA.

Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Protected Environment

Date: 2016-04-06

5 April 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, on Friday, 31 March 2016, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016. 

Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Protected Environment

Date: 2016-04-06

5 April 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, on Friday, 31 March 2016, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016. 

Media Release: The Minister of Environmental Affairs Gazettes the BMP for the Clanwillian Sandfish

Date: 2016-04-06

5 April 2016 -The Minister of Environmental Affairs on Thursday, 1 April 2016, published the Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the Clanwilliam Sandfish (Labeo Seeberi) in Government Gazette No. 39899 (Notice 406 of 2016) for implementation. 

Garden Route National Park meets global METT requirement

Date: 2016-04-05

The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) team has complied fully with the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METTs). An audit conducted last quarter through an Internationally recognised tool to measure management effectiveness of protected areas (METTSs) prove SANParks is managing the GRNP effectively.

Media Release: Conservation leads rural development

Date: 2016-04-05

In what is potentially a major boost for sustainable development in South Africa, the CEOs of South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Green Fund, have announced the findings of a two-year pilot that has demonstrated conservation as a growing and value-adding sector within rural development at the Development Bank of South Africa in Midrand on Tuesday, 4 April 2016.  SANParks CEO Fundisile said, “whilst traditionally conservation is regarded by many as a ‘trade-off’ with development, the pilots have shown that conservation can actually competitively lead and stimulate development.”

Catch and Release Fishing at Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2016-04-04

Catch and Release now available at Augrabies Falls National Park. 

Media Release: Update on Karoo lion

Date: 2016-04-04

2 April 2016 - The Karoo National Park’s recaptured lion is back in the Park’s boma and doing well.  

Media Release: Revised EMP for Road Cycling And Mountain Biking in the TMNP Relased for Comment

Date: 2016-04-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Table Mountain Mountain Bike (TMMTB) Forum have over the past few months been revising the current 2002 cycling Environmental Management Programme (EMP) for the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). A draft of the revised EMP will be released for public comment on Monday, 4 April on the TMNP and TMMTB Forum websites while hardcopies of the report and maps will be available at various libraries throughout the Cape metropolitan area and selected TMNP offices.

Media Release: Escaped Karoo National Park Lion Recaptured

Date: 2016-03-31

The South African National Parks (SANParks) search team has successfully darted the escaped lion from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West. A veterinarian is present at the scene with the re-captured lion at the moment. 

Media Release: Update on escaped lion search

Date: 2016-03-31

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be deploying another helicopter to assist in the search for the escaped lion near Karoo National Park. 

Media Release: Lion escapes from Karoo National Park

Date: 2016-03-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to reassure members of the public that measures are in place to safely capture the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park earlier this week.

Wild Card services back online

Date: 2016-03-23

Please note that the Wild Card services are back online and available to the public.

Media Release: Phabeni Gate and low water bridge reopen for tourists

Date: 2016-03-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Phabeni Gate and the road portion between S1 and S3 (from the Gate to intersection which leads to Numbi Gate) reopened Friday, 18 March 2016 for tourists, after they were temporarily closed on 9 March due to the low water bridge which was damaged by heavy rains. 

Media Release: SANParks gives out schools facilities to learners

Date: 2016-03-22

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 18 March 2016, officially handed-over a Science Laboratory worth R800 000 to Tlakulani High School at Mninginisi village near Giyani as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme which focuses on community development in communities that are neighbouring the National Parks.


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