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Media Release: Seven days of free entry into Camdeboo National Park

04 September 2014

The Valley of Desolation, tourist roads, picnic sites, walking, hiking and 4x4 trails of Camdeboo National Park are waiting to welcome you during South African National Parks Week.  Countrywide, the programme runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September, but Park Management has extended it again this year to include the weekend thereafter to accommodate those who cannot make it during the week.

Media Release: Free access to Addo Elephant National Park next week

04 September 2014

Situated only 30 minutes outside Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park is readying to welcome day visitors at no cost whatsoever all of next week.  South African National Parks Week kicks off on Monday 8 September until Friday 12 September, offering free day visits to all South Africa citizens.  

Media Release: Free Access week to MZNP extended to the weekend

04 September 2014

There aren’t many places in the world where one stands the chance of seeing lion, cheetah, hundreds of previously endangered Cape mountain zebra and a multitude of other animals in their natural habitat – free of charge.  But this can become your reality as Mountain Zebra National Park opens its gates to day visitors at no cost during South African National Parks Week which this year runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September.  

Media Release: Birders to unit in Karoo National Park

04 September 2014

Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers, organising the Park’s next Birding Weekend from 24 to 26 October, have dubbed it “an exciting, fun-filled weekend packed with true Karoo hospitality and great prizes”.

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Media Release: The 2014 Kudu Awards deadline extended

29 August 2014

The 2014 Kudu Awards, organised by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa, has extended the deadline for entries to 15 September 2014. 

SANParks Board Media Release

28 August 2014

SANParks notes that in a number of media and social media articles, it is incorrectly stated that SANParks has sold 260 rhinos to private land owners in the Northern Cape.

Media Release: More arrests in the Mapungubwe poaching case

28 August 2014

Makhado - one more suspect in the case of a rhino poaching incident that took place in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in July, has been arrested. This follows the arrest of four other suspects earlier this month.

Get into spring fever with SANParks Times

28 August 2014

Ever wondered about sugarbirds and sunbirds? How fast trees grow? Where to aim for a view to die for? The SANParks Times Spring/September 2014 edition is hitting the streets on Monday, 1 September 2014, and will answer all of the above, and much more. 

Body of a man found in Mapungubwe National Park

25 August 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) confirms that a body of a male estimated to be in his early forties was discovered in the Western side of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by Rangers who were on patrol.

Media Release: Free access to National Parks starts in two weeks

25 August 2014

South African National Park (SANParks) is again opening its doors for free from Monday, 8 September 2014 until Friday, 12 September 2014 as part of the annual South African National Parks Week. This campaign under the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’ will allow locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.

Media Release: Local tourists get involved in an accident in the KNP

21 August 2014

An elephant overturned a vehicle driven by local tourists at Sable Dam near Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) around 07:15 this morning. A local doctor rushed to the scene of the accident to attend to tourists immediately and they are all well with minor injuries. 

Flower season at West Coast National Park promises a landslide of colour

19 August 2014

The flower season at West Coast National Park takes place during the months of August and September. During this time, visitors flock in their numbers to the Postberg Section of the park which serves as a highlight to their visit especially as this section of the park is only open to the public during these two months of the year.

Suspected rhino poachers in Mapungubwe appear in court

19 August 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators (ECI) in partnership with the South African Police Services Special Organised Crime arrested four suspected rhino poachers following poaching of a white rhino on 23 July 2014 in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside Musina, Limpopo. 

Free entry into the Garden Route National Park

18 August 2014

Over 1, 500 people last year responded to the call to visit the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) for free. This year, SANParks invites all members of the public to visit various sections of the picturesque Garden Route National Park(GRNP) during SA National Parks Week (8 – 12 September 2014). The nine-year old campaign held every September encourages all members of the public, young and old to visit National Parks.

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers presented with award

14 August 2014

At the Rhino Conservation Awards 2014, held recently at Montecasino in Johannesburg, the SANParks Honorary Rangers were presented with a rhino conservation award. This important event also coincided with the celebration of World Ranger Day.

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