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Put your money where your feet go

Date: 2014-04-10

In November last year the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Table Mountain Region, in conjunction with TMNP Management and a number of passionate trail runners launched an initiative called "Running for the Mountain." The primary objective was to raise funds through trail running club events for the on-going rehabilitation and maintenance of the Park’s many jeep tacks and trails.  

Media Release: SA & Mozambique to sign MoU in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation & Management

Date: 2014-04-09

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, and the Mozambican Minister of Tourism, Mr Carvalho Muária, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on 17 April 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks arrests two staff members for alleged poaching

Date: 2014-04-09

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement yesterday that in a SANParks driven operation, with support from South African Police Services (SAPS), two of its staff members based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) were arrested during the late afternoon of Monday, 7 April 2014, on suspicion of poaching activity during the weekend.

Visually impaired learners explore Kruger

Date: 2014-04-08

SANParks Honorary Rangers, Pretoria Region, with help from SANParks’ head office and staff in Kruger, facilitated a visit to Kruger National Park for 14 learners from Prinshof School for the visually impaired from 20 to 23 March 2014.

Media Release: More buffalo for Marakele National Park

Date: 2014-04-07

Following the successful re-introduction of a herd of 20 buffalo which comprised of nine cows and eleven bulls in Marakele National Park in 2013, ten cows were released into the park early this morning.

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-04-02

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 24 March 2014 at 09:00.

A goodbye message to staff and stakeholders from Dr David Mabunda

Date: 2014-04-01

A goodbye message to staff and stakeholders from Dr David Mabunda, outgoing CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks).

A chemical analysis of the recent red tide incident in Knysna

Date: 2014-04-01

Recent water samples in the Knysna estuary suggest a bloom in nitrate and phosphate levels were higher than expected for the estuary during summer. Additional samples collected at the Thesen Island Jetty indicate a decrease in the concentration of nutrients during the first collapse of the bloom. 

Media Release: SANParks announce appointment of interim CEO

Date: 2014-03-31

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Board has appointed Mr. Abe Sibiya, the Managing Executive of Kruger National Park (KNP), as the acting Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2014 as the current Chief Executive Officer’s term of office ends on 31 March 2014. He will have the support and assistance of the Board on all strategic matters as well as help from the Department of Environmental Affairs in terms of rhino management.

Media Release: SA and Vietnam conclude discussions on Biodiversity Conservation & Management

Date: 2014-03-28

South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concluded fruitful discussions in Pretoria on 28 March 2014 on issues related to biodiversity conservation and management. 

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall expected to reach record high since 2011

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) is again expecting visitors to flock to Augrabies Falls National Park (ANP) near Upington in the Northern Cape as water levels are expected to reach a three year high. The Orange River will be in full force and with water flowing at 850 cubic metres per second. 

Media Release: Alldays High school benefits from SANParks' CSI

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) Managing Executive: Corporate Services, Ms wanda mkutshulwa yesterday (27 March 2014) handed a computer laboratory to Alldays High School in the Alldays community, adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site.

SANParks Board thank Dr Mabunda for 15 years service

Date: 2014-03-27

Dr David Mabunda’s career as Chief Executive Officer of SANParks will come to an end on 31 March 2014, after two 5-year contractual terms.

Speech by the Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs at the launch of the 2050 Pathways

Date: 2014-03-27

26 March 2014 - Speech by the Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, at the launch of the 2050 Pathways Calculator for South Africa and report on greenhouse gas emissions associated with shale gas. Read by Deputy Director General: Climate Change & Air Quality, Ms Judy Beaumont.

Goudveld gets a facelift

Date: 2014-03-25

Dimension Data (Didata), the global solutions and service provider, has donated indigenous plants to Goudveld. This is the first of a series of planned facelift interventions for the Goudveld Indigenous Forest, also part of the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

More animals in the Garden Route National Park buffer zones

Date: 2014-03-25

Buffer zones are areas surrounding the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) that could be potentially significant for biodiversity conservation. A Camera Trap Assessment sponsored by WWF-TMF and SANParks found blue duiker (at one site) Honey badger (at six sites) and leopard (at four sites) on private land.

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall update

Date: 2014-03-24

The Augrabies Falls National Park is experiencing a spectacular sight of high volumes of water over the waterfall. As of this morning, 24 March 2014,  the flow is at 833cum/s. Since the start of the heavy flow on the weekend, the park has had almost 3000 day visitors.

Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs opens talks between SA and Vietnam

Date: 2014-03-24

Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi opens official talks between South Africa and Vietnam on Biodiversity Conservation and Management.

Sendelingsdrift Pontoon closed until further notice

Date: 2014-03-23

Kindly note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon will be closed due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River. 

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall update

Date: 2014-03-19

The water level at Kakamas bridge this morning (19 March 2014) was 5.150m high with a flow of 700cum/s.

Participate in the survey regarding adventure activities in South African National Parks

Date: 2014-03-19

We would like to invite you to participate in an online survey and stand a chance to win a SANParks weekend away for two people at any National Park of your choice. By completing the questionnaire, you will help us to determine tourists' needs for adventure activities in South African National Parks.  

Media Release: Kruger National Park back to normal after floods

Date: 2014-03-19

The Kruger National Park (KNP), like most of the Mpumalanga Province, experienced a lot of rain in the past two weeks which resulted in the facilities being closed for safety reasons, when rivers started overflowing and dams got filled to capacity.

Media Release: SANParks calls for participation in Emerging Tuskers Project

Date: 2014-03-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) calls on the public to participate in the Emerging Tuskers Project based in the Letaba Elephant Museum in the Kruger National Park (KNP). 

Re-routing of Hoerikwaggo Trail

Date: 2014-03-18

A section of the Hoerikwaggo Trail between the Slangkop Tented Camp and the Silvermine Tented Camp, used by hikers to climb the southern slopes of Chapman’s Peak, will soon be closed. 

Media Release: Restricted access to Cape Point due to prescribed burns

Date: 2014-03-18

Two prescribed burns will take place in the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park in the near future. The areas identified are Da Gama Peak and the section next to the Cape Point Main Gate. This will consolidate last year’s burn of 252 hectares to reach a total of 710 hectares.  

Is the red tide back or is salinity causing red-brownish colour?

Date: 2014-03-18

Reddish-brown currents were identified in the Knysna estuary at Leisure Isle, Lake Pleasant (Sedgefield), Lake Brenton and at the Heads over the weekend.

Rehabilitation of the N2 road leading to Ebb & Flow (Wilderness)

Date: 2014-03-18

The entrance road from the N2 lede to Ebb & Flow Rest Camp in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, will be rehabilitated. The 650-meter sub-base of the paved road is damaged and uneven.   Work will mainly include the removal of the current paving to restabilize the base of the road.  

Media Release: Visit Augrabies Falls National Park to witness the power of nature

Date: 2014-03-17

Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) in the Northern Cape, is expecting the Orange River to be in full force over the next week. After two weeks of rain around the country, the power and force of the waterfall will once again live up to its name of  "the place of Great Noise".

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-03-18

An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 18 March 2014 at 12:00.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2014-03-17

14 March 2014 - The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since the beginning of 2014 has increased to 172, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbed to 54. 


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