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Alert: SAPS apprehends suspected poachers

23 May 2014

22 May 2014 -  SANParks congratulated the SAPS who intercepted a group of suspected poachers who were on their way to the iconic Kruger National Park, possibly to illegally hunt rhino. 

SANParks mourns the death of acclaimed ecologist

22 May 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the family of Dr Anthony Hall-Martin. Dr Hall-Martin, a highly respected ecologist in African conservation, who specialised in the conservation of black rhinoceros and the African elephant, died in Somerset West yesterday (21 May 2014). 

Media Release: Blue Bulls Company supports nature conservation

20 May 2014

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce their alignment with South African National Parks (SANParks). This relationship will further enhance the brand's commitment and support for SANParks efforts with events, activities and competitions to educate, raise awareness and help raise funds to protect our natural heritage. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

15 May 2014

South Africa and Mozambique have identified a number of projects to assist with the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management signed on 17 April 2014. 

Media Release: Marakele National Park welcomes two new lions

06 May 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.

Media Release: SANParks contributes towards the future scientists

29 April 2014

On Friday, 25 April 2014 South African National Parks (SANParks) handed over a science laboratory to Setsoto Intermediate School in QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State. The school is one of the beneficiaries of SANParks’ CSI initiatives that aim to benefit those communities that live adjacent to the park and was chosen because of its proximity to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Media Release: Free entry to celebrate Table Mountain National Park's 16th birthday

24 April 2014

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) turns 16 on 1 May 2014. As part of the celebrations we’re inviting all South African citizens to make the most of this Worker’s Day at Oudekraal, Perdekloof, Silvermine and Newlands Forest picnic and braai sites with our offer of FREE ENTRY. However, please note that the offer excludes free entry into the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony and Tokai Forest picnic site.  

Sendelingsdrift Pontoon reopened

22 April 2014

Please note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been reopended. The pontoon was closed as from the end of March due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River. 

Media Release: Industry collaboration raises R3 million for SANParks' rhino conservation

22 April 2014

Bavaria Breweries and South Africa’s Big 5 retailers have stepped up to the plate and delivered on their commitment to support SANParks’ rhino conservation strategy through the Adopt So Our Rhino Don’t Die fundraising campaign. A cheque for over R3 million was handed over to South African National Parks (SANParks) and will be held in a ring-fenced account for strict utilisation by SANParks' rhino anti-poaching programmes and interventions.

The latest update on the KNP restaurant refurbishment plan

17 April 2014

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:

Media Release: Hectic week for anti-poaching units in KNP

14 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. 

Media Release: KNP launches advanced Waste Separation and Recycling System

14 April 2014

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. 

Cancellation of Bid 2014

11 April 2014


Put your money where your feet go

10 April 2014

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: SANParks arrests two staff members for alleged poaching

09 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.

Visually impaired learners explore Kruger

08 April 2014

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

07 April 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.

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