South African National Parks (SANParks), in an effort to improve customer service in the Kruger National Park, is in the process of setting up new restaurant operations at various camps. Herewith the latest update on the refurbishment plan:
Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during this coming Easter Weekend which starts on Thursday, 17 to Monday, 21 April 2014.
South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement that the past week proved to be one of the busiest weeks for anti-poaching units in the Kruger National Park (KNP) with as many as three heavily armed groups of suspected poachers detected by Rangers in the iconic park.
The Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has received a R17 million boost from the Expanded Public Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) to upgrade existing infrastructure.
Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with Nampak have officially launched the waste separation and recycling system on Friday, 11 March 2014 in Skukuza. The system is aimed at centralising waste separation and recycling for KNP which will be done in Skukuza where all the camps in the southern region of the park will have their waste processed and recycled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, outgoing CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi opens official talks between South Africa and Vietnam on Biodiversity Conservation and Management.
Kindly note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon will be closed due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River.
The water level at Kakamas bridge this morning (19 March 2014) was 5.150m high with a flow of 700cum/s.
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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.
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).
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.
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