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What to do this Holiday around TMNP

05 December 2013

Summer holidays are around the corner and with the sun rays heating up the Mother City – here are some helpful tips and special promotions to help you enjoy Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)

Keynote address by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

04 December 2013

3 December 2013 - Keynote address by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, at the launch of the Environmental Performance Review of South Africa, presented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Pretoria, South Africa.

A wonderful forum fundraiser

03 December 2013

Established in February 2010, the Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHRs) operate on the SANParks online forums, implementing and driving projects that contribute to SANParks through fundraising and support of Environmental Education programmes.  Please note that forum fundraising events such as the one described below, are all done within the framework and facilitation of the VHRs. The account below is of a forum member (who wishes to stay anonymous) and the wonderful fundraising event they hosted on their farm in aid of the War against Poaching.

SANParks rangers neutralise more suspected poachers

24 November 2013

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers emerged on top this week in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The year-end spike in poaching activities kept the rangers SAPS and their Mozambican counterparts busy from Sunday the 17 November 2013.

Kruger National Park arrests

20 November 2013

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the arrest of three suspected poachers in the world-famous Kruger National Park, on Tuesday the 19 November 2013.

Miss nothing - explore the Garden Route National Park

18 November 2013

Nothing beats the beautiful Garden Route National Park with all its rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, thick forests and fynbos in full bloom. Visitors head to the Garden Route National Park to enjoy its picture perfect landscapes and seascapes, its sea wildlife and multiple activities.  Four areas enjoy Blue Flag Beach status and a Blue Flag Marina from Wilderness to Tsitsikamma.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

18 November 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: Prestigious awards for AENP and MZNP

18 November 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving Parks and staff members at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Media Release: Custos Magazine rises from the ashes

08 November 2013

The nostalgia associated with Custos, the national parks and wildlife magazine, can now be recaptured after South African National Parks (SANParks) received a full set of the Custos magazines and an electronic version for the archives from the SANParks Honorary Rangers. 

Congratulations Virtual Honorary Rangers! Congratulations SANParks Forums!

05 November 2013

At the annual Kudu Awards, held on Friday, 1 November 2013 at the CSIR, the Virtual Honorary Rangers region was announced as the winner of the Community Contribution to Conservation (Region) Award. This is the SANParks Honorary Rangers (a volunteer organisation working in national parks) Awards. They won as a result of their efforts in nature conservation issues and contribution to SANParks through fundraising and support of Environmental Education programmes.  

Media Release: Arid region... Jou lekker ding!

04 November 2013

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013. 

Media Release: Kudu Awards crown conservationists

02 November 2013

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria this evening (1 November 2013).

SANParks responds to the branded restaurants debate

01 November 2013

SANParks has been monitoring the feedback and debate taking place in the various forms of media. There is, as in the case of such announcements, varied and differing opinion, but in general the move has been seen as positive.

An analysis of restaurants and shops in the South African National Parks

01 November 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) has restaurants operational in the majority of camps in National Parks. However, feedback from SANParks’ customers has indicated that the dining product offered in the restaurants and at the take-away facilities is at best “average” and in many instances “poor”.

Media Release: SANParks announces new restaurants and key Public Private Partnerships

30 October 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the successful bidders for the provision of restaurant and retail services at various national parks under its management. The announcements were made at the organisation’s headquarters in Pretoria following weeks of adjudication which began with tender processes.

Media Release: Children's visit to Augrabies brightened up

30 October 2013

As part of their policy of involvement in smaller parks the Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers, decided to help a project called Far Schools. This project takes kids from outlying communities in the Northern Cape into Augrabies Falls National Park.

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