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Media Release: Karoo lion heading to Addo soon

Date: 2016-05-25

The lion which captured the imagination of the world when he escaped from Karoo National Park for a second time earlier this year will be relocated to Addo Elephant National Park on Friday (27 May 2016).

Media Release: Balule low level bridge temporarily closes for maintenance

Date: 2016-05-25

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Balule low-level bridge will temporarily be closed for maintenance from 31 May to 10 June 2016. The bridge will therefore not be accessible for guests going to and from Balule Satellite Camp during that period. 

Media Release: Supreme Court of Appeal judgement on domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horn

Date: 2016-05-24

24 May 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa has noted the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter between the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Johan Kruger (the First Applicant) and John Hume (The Second Applicant).

Biodiversity in numbers: mainstreaming biodiversity, sustaining people & their livelihoods

Date: 2016-05-24

By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being. 

Media Release: President hands over compensation to Kruger National Park Land Claimants

Date: 2016-05-24

22 May 2016 - President Jacob Zuma on the 21st May 2016 handed over R84 million in financial compensation to six communities of Limpopo and Mpumalanga who claimed land in the Kruger National Park.  The communities had lodged their claims during the first re-opening of the Land Claims process which ended in 1998. 

Media Release: Mapungubwe commemorates Museums and Africa Day

Date: 2016-05-23

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site was on Friday, 20 May 2016 a hive of activity as the Park celebrated International Day of Museums and also Africa month. International Museums Day is celebrated annually on the 18th May and this year’s theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”. 

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the compensation and handover celebration for various land claims in KNP

Date: 2016-05-23

21 May 2016 - Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, at the compensation and hand over celebration for various land claims on the Kruger National Park, Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga

Media Release: Land Claimant Financial Compensation handover celebration

Date: 2016-05-20

Guests of Kruger National Park are hereby informed that Paul Kruger Gate will be inaccessible due to the traffic that will be going to Skukuza for the land claimant financial compensation handover celebration in the Kruger National Park on Saturday, 21 May 2016. 

Media Release: Inaugural Klipspringer Challenge

Date: 2016-05-18

Augrabies Falls National Park was the perfect place to stage a unique and challenging one day race. The first Klipspringer Challenge and the shorter but tough Klipspringer Lite took place on 01 May 2016 and attracted some of the best endurance athletes in the Northern Cape  and the rest of South Africa.  Just over a 100 runners participated in the two races. The Challenge, a 40km race, started at 06h00 and the Lite, a 21km race, started at 06h30. This meant that both races had a dark start, so headlamps was compulsory for every runner. 

Media Release: Phabeni gate temporarily closes due to the bridge repair

Date: 2015-05-17

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Phabeni Gate leading up to the road S3 (from the Gate to intersection which leads to Numbi Gate) will temporarily be closed on 16 - 20 May 2016; due to repair work that needs to be done on the Phabeni low water bridge. 

Media Release: KNP Achievers get honoured for best effort

Date: 2016-05-18

The 17th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place on 13 May 2016 in Skukuza. 

Media Release: Museum in Mapungubwe to open for free in celebration of International Museums Day

Date: 2016-05-13

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site’s museum, will from Monday, 16 - Sunday 22 May 2016 open its doors for free to the public in commemoration of International Museums Day which is celebrated annually on the 18th May.

Media Release: KNP celebrates World Fish Migration Day

Date: 2016-05-18

In commemoration of World Fish Migration Day, Kruger National Park (KNP) will stage an event at the Engelhardt Dam Fish way near Letaba Rest Camp on Saturday, 21 May 2016; tourists are welcome to attend the event. The event is intended to raise awareness on the importance of migratory fish and the need for having healthy, free flowing rivers to ensure connectivity. 

Media Release: Museum in Mapungubwe to open its doors for free in celebration of International Museums Day

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Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site’s museum, will from Monday, 16 - Sunday 22 May 2016 open its doors for free to the public in commemoration of International Museums Day which is celebrated annually on the 18th May.

Media Release: Mapungubwe to host first Transfrontier Wildrun

Date: 2016-05-13

Mapungubwe National Park will be a buzz of activity this weekend as one of the hosts of the Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun which traverses Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mapungubwe in South Africa, as its final destination.  

Media Release: Karoo National Park's Junior Rangers get ant wise

Date: 2016-05-12

Ants play important roles in ecosystems, yet they often go unnoticed. To raise awareness of the importance and diversity of these tiny insects, the Iimbovane Outreach Project presented a training session for SANParks Junior Rangers in the Karoo National Park recently.

Media Release: +R17 million Tsitsikamma upgrades progressing well

Date: 2016-05-12

Planned upgrades for the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park to the tune of +R17 million begin in 2 weeks in the Storms River Rest Camp, Tsitsikamma. The upgrades are scheduled to start with the entrance gate and administration building. The renovation of the gate aims to introduce a far simpler structure and system for visitors entering the Park’s main gate.

Cause of death of birds in Rondevlei and Langvlei under investigation

Date: 2016-05-09

SANParks will release a more detailed statement soon.

Minister Edna Molewa joined by Security Cluster Ministers highlights progress in the fight against rhino poaching

Date: 2016-05-09

08 May 2016

Media Release: Letaba Day Visitors' Area closes for the weekend due to resident leopard

Date: 2016-05-06

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Letaba Day Visitors’ area is temporarily closed as from today, 6 May 2016 until further notice. A leopard has made the site its residence, by moving in with its kill; which it has gradually been feeding on since yesterday.

Media Release: Rutting season, drive slow on the KNP roads

Date: 2016-05-05

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Management would like to inform visitors that as we enter the rutting season, animals such as impala tend to fight and chase each other in the Park; and therefore become dangerous to speeding vehicles. As such the Park would like to advise tourists to observe the speed limit at all times in order to avoid accidents. 

Minister Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2016/2017 Budget Vote Policy Statement

Date: 2016-05-04

3 May 2016

MZNP Restaurant celebrates the Karoo Food Festival this weekend

Date: 2016-04-29

As part of the Karoo Food Festival taking place in Cradock this weekend, the Mountain Zebra National Park Restaurant is offering a Venison Spitbraai on Saturday night. 

Media Release: Official launch of Oranjekom Gorge Cottage

Date: 2016-04-29

Oranjekom Gorge cottage, a welcome addition to Augrabies Falls National Park was officially launched on 14 April 2016. The opening was a huge success with key persons in the surrounding communities and municipalities attending. 

Media Release: Desert Knights MTB Challenge 2016

Date: 2016-04-29

The first bi-annual Desert Knights MTB Adventure took place during 18 - 23 April 2016. This six day multi-stage mountain-biking event started at Hobas Camp site (Fish River Canyon) in Namibia and ended in  |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Cycling took place during the late afternoon into the late evening, at night over the full-moon period, and the event included a portion of canoeing in the Orange River.  The total distance covered were 275 km cycling and 34.5 km of canoeing down the Orange River. This year, 78 enthusiasts from all corners of South Africa took part in the event.

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park Rest Camp expands

Date: 2016-04-28

The combination of a high occupancy rate and the desire to offer guests more accommodation options to choose from has led to the start of construction of eight new accommodation units in Mountain Zebra National Park.

Media Release: Departure of SANParks Head of Corporate Services

Date: 2016-04-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announces the departure of its long serving Corporate Services Managing Executive, wanda mkutshulwa who has been in the organisation for the past thirteen years. She headed the Communications division until her promotion in 2014 to head SANParks Corporate Services Division.  

Media Release: Guests to Parks, Camping and Activity figures up in SANParks' Frontier Region Parks

Date: 2016-04-26

Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks), contributed to increased statistics in guests to Parks, Camping and Activities booked over the last financial year (April 2015 to March 2016).

Media Release: Guests to Parks, Camping and Activity figures up in SANParks' Frontier Region Parks

Date: 2016-04-26

Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks), contributed to increased statistics in guests to Parks, Camping and Activities booked over the last financial year (April 2015 to March 2016).

Media Release: Guests to Parks, Camping and Activity figures up in SANParks' Frontier Region Parks

Date: 2016-04-26

Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks), contributed to increased statistics in guests to Parks, Camping and Activities booked over the last financial year (April 2015 to March 2016).


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