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Media Release: KNP: Orionides Meteor Shower

Date: 2002-11-05

Between the 14th & 20th of November 2002 we are expecting a meteor shower in the eastern sky. These meteors are known as the "Orionides" and will appear in the area of the constellation of Orion.

Media Release: Africa's super park to be formally launched in December

Date: 2002-11-26

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, has announced that the Treaty to formally establish one of the world's largest transfrontier conservation areas, the Great Limpopo Transfronteir Park (GLTP), will be signed in December this year.

Media Release: SANParks: Morula Kids Competition

Date: 2002-12-02

KIMBERLEY SNATCHES 1ST PRIZE IN SANPARKS PRIMARY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMPETITION.

Media Release: Tourist dies in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2002-12-30

A day visitor to the Kruger National Park died in the early morning of Sunday 29 December 2002 when the vehicle they were travelling in was swept off a causeway over the Bume River between Crocodile Bridge and Malelane in the south-eastern corner of the Park. Johan Steyn (50) together with his wife, Petro (48), his son Jaco (24) with his girlfriend, Elana van Wyk (20), who were staying at Ngwenya Lodge, were crossing the Bume causeway at about 07:00.

Media Release: Air France to Help Promote SA National Parks in France

Date: 2000-10-20

Air France, the French national carrier which flies daily from Johannesburg to Paris, has undertaken to help the SANP (South African National Parks) promote its parks in France, the fastest growing tourism source market in Europe

Media Release: Cellular Telephones in National Parks - Public Opinion Survey

Date: 2000-12-18

The use of cellular telephones in National Parks has become a controversial matter and it appears that opinions regarding this are divergent. The SANP (South African National Parks) is the custodian of the National Parks System on behalf of the people of South Africa and in terms of the appropriate legislation it is deemed necessary to undertake a "Public Opinion Survey" in this regard (a briefing document and questionnaire concerning this matter is attached).

Media Release: Sanparks Amends Availability Of Pensioners Discount And Booking Deposits pensioners Discount

Date: 2001-08-28

South African National Parks (SANParks), the country’s premier conservation agency and top tourism destination, is delighted to announce that the 40% discount on normal tariffs it grants to senior citizens aged 60 or older is now applicable to the following parks:

Media Realese: Bumper holiday season for Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-01-12

Despite all the talk of malaria, cholera and foot-and-mouth disease, the month of December has been a bumper holiday season for the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: No Angling Allowed In Tsitsikamma

Date: 2001-01-15

Tsitsikamma National Park, which was proclaimed a national park in 1964 and was the first protected marine area in South Africa, will no longer allow any angling in its 5,5km seaward boundary. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-26

The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.

SANParks sets the record straight

Date: 2013-09-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) has noted the application by Aikona to the Public Protector. This is not something new from the group; they have made two such applications in the past which did not have merit and were not entertained. This is pure abuse of our democratic system. 

Otter Trail Run 2013 results

Date: 2013-09-25

The Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park congratulated Ricky Lightfoot, from Great Britain, for winning the Otter Trail Run this past weekend. The event organisers, Magnetic South, pulled off yet another successful event this year. 

Media Release: Minister welcomes youth commitment to fight against rhino poaching

Date: 2013-09-23

22 September 2013 - As the number of rhino poached for their horns continued to increase, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, yesterday, 21 September 2013 joined a gathering by mostly children to show support for the efforts being undertaken to address the scourge of poaching in South Africa

Media Release: KNP enhances information dissemination for tourists

Date: 2013-09-20

Information broadcast in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will as from yesterday, 19 September 2013, get better as the KNP’s GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa officially received 27 flat television (TV) screens on behalf of Management, from Phillip Fourie, Head of Safety and Sustainable Development, for Anglo American’s thermal coal business at Paul Kruger Gate.

Media Release: Research & Management Interventions used to inform Predator Management

Date: 2013-09-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) has engaged in a challenging programme of restoring natural ecological processes, including predation by carnivores as a key means of conserving biodiversity in several of its small national parks.

Media Release: Skukuza Airport Licence Renewed

Date: 2001-01-19

Skukuza airport’s licence has been renewed after Civil Aviation officials conducted a follow-up inspection at the airport yesterday.

Media Release: SANParks Reservations Centralised

Date: 2001-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) has centralised its Reservations Office. All phone-in reservations will in future be handled by the Pretoria office. 

Media Release: New entry fees for Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Date: 2001-03-19

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park will introduce new daily entrance tariffs on 1 April 2001. This will be implemented simultaneously by South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Media Release:South African National Parks (SANParks) announces second phase of its Commercialisation Programme

Date: 2001-03-23

South African National Parks’ (SANParks) much publicised commercialisation programme has now entered its second phase with the release this week at the organisation’s Pretoria headquarters of a notice inviting investors to submit "Expressions of Interest" for the following opportunities:

Media Release: Extended entry times at Kruger gates

Date: 2001-03-26

In an attempt to further accommodate the needs of guests, the Kruger National Park will allow tourists with bookings at selected restcamps entry to the park after the normal gate closing hours

Media Release: Hewlett Packard Gives R500 000 Towards Conservation

Date: 2001-03-30

Rangers in the Kruger National Park have always had to spend many hours during a month completing official documentation and doing various administrative functions. This had to be done manually and, on completion, sent to Skukuza via post.

Media Release: 21 White rhinos from the Kruger National Park

Date: 2001-04-02

I. Statement Of South African National Parks (Sanparks) On The Sale Of 21 White Rhinos From The Kruger National Park

Media Release: SANParks hands over school computer lab in Eastern Cape

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) delivered on its vision of 'Connecting to Society' at the official handover of a computer laboratory at Paterson High School near the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) today.

Media Release: SANParks celebrates by Connecting to Society

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated with the community on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at the annual Arid Cultural Event in /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. 

Rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-09-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks), South African Police Services (SAPS) Forensics and K9 units yesterday (Tuesday, 17 September 2013), carried out a joint anti-poaching operation in the Cork Trust – a village outside the Kruger National Park (KNP), which led to an arrest of a sought after high value individual.

Media Release: Park Committee Established For The Vhembe/dongola National Park

Date: 2001-04-05

In terms of South African National Parks’ (SANParks) policy, a Park Committee for the Vhembe/Dongola National Park has been constituted. This took place at the first meeting of stakeholder representatives.

Media Release: Sanparks Makes Six Additional Lodge Sites Available For Concessioning To Private Operators

Date: 2001-04-17

Following on from the successful tendering of seven concession sites last year, a further six sites are currently on offer: in Kruger, Cape Peninsula and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks. The process will follow the same approach adopted previously, with the granting of 20-year concessions to build, own and operate eco-tourism facilities within the National Parks.

VHR fundraising initiative held in the UK

Date: 2013-09-17

The Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is unique in that it is the only region that includes both international and local members. The Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHR’s) are located in cyberspace, where they perform their duties on the South African National Parks (SANParks) website and forums, as well as throughout the various parks.

Media Release: Sanparks Regional Office In Cape Town Closes Down

Date: 2001-04-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Town regional office situated at 44 Long Street will close down for good on 2 May 2001. Essential services such as the booking office for the travel trade (Travel Trade Reservation Office) has relocated to new premises and will become operational on 30 April 2001. 

Media Release: South African National Parks (SANParks) announces policy changes

Date: 2001-05-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to notify prospective visitors to national parks of various policy changes regarding reservations and entry fees. These changes have been approved by the SANParks Board and are effective from 1 May 2001.


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