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Red tide warning: Public must remain cautious

27 January 2014

Authorities (SANParks, Knysna Municipality and the Knysna Basin Project) are still cautioning against the collection of shellfish from the Knysna estuary following evidence of a red tide. Local expert, Professor Brian Allanson of the Knysna Basin Project is in touch with the Department of Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to further analyse water samples.

Media Release: SANParks performs in December 2013

27 January 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) is proud to see that the national parks remain among the country’s most popular family vacation destinations, with the recently concluded summer holidays realising excellent results in a number of key tourism performance indicators.

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24 January 2014

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Warning: Red tide observed again in the Knysna Estuary

20 January 2014

Possible evidence of a red tide was observed in the Knysna Heads on Sunday afternoon (19 January 2014). Authorities (SANParks, Knysna Municipality and the Knysna Basin Project) are cautioning against the collection of shellfish from the Knysna estuary until further notice. 

Media Release: Ongoing concern for the Selati and Olifants Rivers

20 January 2014

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced ongoing concern over water pollution threats from the Bosveld Phosphate operation near Phalaborwa. Unauthorized discharge of polluted water from the fertilizer production plant into the Selati River between 30 December 2013 and 5 January 2014 resulted in immediate acute toxicity evidenced resulting in a massive fish kill. 

Media Release: SANParks responds to elephant public outrage

16 January 2014

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has responded to a public outcry on its decision to euthanize an elephant that flipped over a vehicle belonging to a visiting British couple injuring the occupants on 30 December 2013. 

Media Release: Elephant spotted in Knysna Forest

09 January 2014

An elephant was recently photographed by a trap camera, placed in the Knysna forest, by the Landmark Foundation, set-up for leopard research.  The Foundation’s exciting leopard research involves determining the leopard population status in the Garden Route.

Possible Red tide: no fishing for mussels for now

08 January 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks), the Knysna Municipality and the Knysna Basin Project have alerted fishers to the possibility of an approaching red tide. Water samples collected from two key points in the estuary ‘confirm the presence of phytoplankton in the water’ says Professor Allanson.

Pollution affects the Olifants River in Kruger National Park

06 January 2014

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that there has been spillage of polluted water from a tailings dam at Bosveld Phosphate, a mining operation, into the Selati River near Phalaborwa. The incident was detected by Kruger National Park (KNP) staff, after a tip off by a local fisherman on 30 December 2013, who had witnessed a massive fish kill.

Join us for a Christmas lunch at Mountain Zebra National Park

13 December 2013

Why not enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch at Mountain Zebra National Park this year, combined with a leisurely game drive and perhaps a dip in the swimming pool at the picnic site? Remember to book in advance for your festive lunch.

Media Release: KNP Rangers get pampered for their hard work

12 December 2013

The IMPERIAL Retail Logistics team together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers donated 500 Christmas hampers to Kruger National Park Rangers today, 12 December 2013 in Skukuza.   This donation which is valued R620,000  is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the KNP Rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge.

Summer Fun in the Garden Route National Park

12 December 2013

There is a lot to do in the Garden Route National Park this summer! New activities are proving to be quiet popular such as Stand -Up Paddling (SUP), which was initiated a few weeks ago. 

Experience the true hospitality of the Northern Region this festive season

11 December 2013

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different parks located in different areas. Savannah grasslands, mountainous landscapes and being able to view where three countries and two rivers collide at the confluence, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season one to remember for a long time.

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse proudly restored and open to visitors

10 December 2013

After nearly 12 months of restoration we are pleased to announce that the public will, from 10 December 2013 again be able to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse to get a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Atlantic - and Indian Ocean. 

Christmas in Addo Elephant National Park

09 December 2013

Due to popular demand, Addo Elephant National Park’s Restaurant will once again offer two sittings of their popular Christmas Day lunch this year.

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