A 17-year-old youth from Cork village near Mkhuhlu, was killed by a crocodile yesterday afternoon (Monday September 29, 2003) while fishing with his friends in the Sabie River inside the boundaries of the Kruger National Park (KNP) near the Lisbon Estates pump station.
For the first time in over 100 years, six lions were re-introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape today. It will be first time since 1879 that these magnificent cats will roam this area again.
Mopani Camp and its satellite Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are offering a 25% discount on accommodation from November 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.
Eleven learner contractors from the Kruger National Park’s highly successful Emerging Contractor Development Programme received their qualifications today at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Letaba Camp in the KNP.
Minister Moosa hails joint SA/Mozambique operation as a success story for conservation.
The Acting Director of the Kruger National Park Mr Josias Chabani took 18 journalists through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park tourism infrastructure development projects worth R40-million today. These projects, which form part of the implementation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, are rapidly gaining momentum in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
The South African National Parks Board today (Wednesday, 08 October 2003 ) announced the appointment of Mr David Madoda Mabunda as the new Chief Executive Officer of SANParks.
Visitors to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park this holiday season may be lucky enough to see some of the antelope recently relocated there.
Bitterpan, the new wilderness camp in Kgalagadi, has received a top accolade from the Pretoria Institute for Architecture. The institute's awards of commendation are made annually in recognition of outstanding architectural design. As regional winner, Bitterpan is now a nominee for the national award by the SA Institute of Architects to be announced later in 2003.
The Bitterpan area of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park provided great excitement last night
The newly appointed South African National Parks Chief Executive, Mr David Madoda Mabunda, assumed office today.
The Kruger National Park exhibition stand secured top honours at the Durban Getaway Show last weekend (November 14 - 16, 2003).
A PRIMARY school from Phalaborwa in Limpopo has come out tops in this year's Morula Kids Competition - the environmental awareness competition supported by South African National Parks.
The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 6 October 2013.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) was not surprised by the call made by AIKONA – a non-governmental group objecting to hotel developments in the Kruger National Park last week requesting the Public Protector to investigate certain issues that they conclude amount to “maladministration”. The issues range from the bonuses paid to the executive management, to the composition of the board, to the so called “commercialization” of the Kruger National Park (KNP) and they are also – questioning why the executive should be paid bonuses while rhinos are being poached.
3 October 2013 - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has commended police for the arrest of five alleged rhino poachers at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Tshwane on Monday night.
TOTAL South Africa has once again been awarded the main fuels and lubricants contract for all the national parks in South Africa. TOTAL has been successful in tendering for the South African National Parks (SANParks) contract since 1958.
FOLLOWING an incident on September 14, 2003 in which a leopard attacked a tour guide near Nsemani Dam in the Kruger National Park ; South African National Parks (SANParks) carried out an internal investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack.
SOUTH African National Parks is to amend the age limit on its pricing system for children – in line with the tourism industry standards and norms. The new age limit thresholds come into effect on 1 November 2004.
Kruger National Park has launched an official investigation into the fire, which destroyed the popular Afsaal Picnic Spot in the Kruger National Park on the evening of November 22, 2003.
A message of hope for the future was given to 30 teenagers from the Amazing Grace Orphanage Home in Malelane last week (Friday December 12, 2003) when they were shown a selection of the different careers available in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
A combination of quick thinking and effective training saved the life of a Kruger National Park section ranger after he was attacked by a leopard at around 17:00 yesterday afternoon (December 18, 2003).
Southern Africa will experience a total eclipse of the sun on 4 December 2002. Very few areas in the country fall within the totality path. There are four areas within the Kruger National Park that fall within the path. These are: Punda Maria Gate, Punda Maria, Mopani and Shingwedzi.
On the 4th of December this year, 2002, the Southern Hemisphere will experience a total eclipse of the sun. The totality path includes four areas under the jurisdiction of SANParks. The northern part of the Kruger National Park has four areas that fall under the totality path and these are: Punda Maria Gate, Punda Maria, Mopani and Shingwedzi. The longest totality of the eclipse will be experienced at Shingwedzi and this will last for 86 seconds. The duration of totality in the other camps is as follows: Mopani – 45 second, Punda Maria – 77 seconds and Punda Maria Gate – 82 seconds. The town of Messina will also experience a totality, which will last for 76 seconds.
Numerous newspapers have been reporting on 'financial woes' being experienced at South African National Parks (SANParks). SANParks would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public and SANParks employees that this is not, in fact, the case.
The Gauteng Department of Education has changed the school calendar for the spring break to accommodate the World Summit on Sustained Development (WSSD). The school holidays will start on the 23rd August instead of the 20th September.
It is that time of year where you can waddle with the penguins at the 11th annual Simon’s Town SANCCOB Penguin Festival, once again taking place at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town on Saturday, 12 October 2013.
On Tuesday, March 5th, South African National Parks will officially receive four Sable antelope, that have been given to the Vaalbos National Park, as part of the Back to Africa project. The project, led by Dr Hamish Currie, aims to take wild animals held in captivity, and reintroduce them into a free ranging situation in the wild. The antelope, one male and three females, were donated to SANParks by the Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands. They arrived at JHB International Airport a month ago and have been in quarantine in Kimberley since then. Sable from other zoological institutions in Europe will follow in the near future. Back To Africa targets any animals in zoos that are in surplus, or kept in unsatisfactory conditions, these are then taken and reintroduced to their natural habitat.
On Thursday, February 28 2002, SANParks held a special ceremony at Groenkloof, Pretoria, to honour the winners of the SANParks Morula Kids Competition. The competition, which will be an annual event on SANParks calendar, was run for the first time in September 2001 as part of the organisation’s tourism month activities. At the time it was knows simply as the SANParks Tourism Month Competition. It appeared in the ReadRight Supplement of the Sunday Times, and was open to all primary school children from grade one to grade seven. The brief was for the kids to come up with a poem, song, essay, picture, or any other artistic way in which they could express what a national park means to them. The prize on offer was a 5day trip to the Kruger National Park for a Group of ten friends and their teacher.
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