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Information for the 2015/2016 Festive Season - Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2015-11-12

Information regarding arrangements for various attractions, facilities and areas in the Table Mountain National Park during the 2015/2016 Festive Season.

Media Release: SANParks appoints Head of Ranger Services in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2015-11-03

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to announce the appointment of Xolani Nicholus Funda, as Chief Ranger; managing the whole anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park (KNP) effectively from 1 November 2015. Funda takes over from Major General Johan Jooste, who has since moved to SANParks’ head office and got a promotion on a strategic level position. 

Heavy rains in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2015-11-02

All day trails as well as Day 1 of the famous Otter Trail are closed in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP). This is due to the heavy and intermittent rain since yesterday, 1 November 2015 and this morning, 2 November 2015. The Park has closed the trails as a precautionary measure and fears of hikers slipping because of wet conditions. 

Media Release: President Zuma Leads Anti-rhino Poaching Awareness Day in KNP

Date: 2015-11-02

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday, 1 November 2015, led an anti-rhino poaching awareness day in the Kruger National Park, and officially launched the Joint Operation Centre in Skukuza. 

25% discount to online bookings for accommodation and camping at a selection of National Parks

Date: 2015-11-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 25% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at a selection of National Parks and Camps across the country. 

Media Release: Camdeboo celebrates ten years as a National Park

Date: 2015-10-30

Camdeboo National Park, bordering the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, today (30 October 2015) celebrated ten years under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: Mapungubwe Arts Festival Launched at the home of the Golden Rhino

Date: 2015-10-30

Limpopo - Scores of journalists gathered at the Mapungubwe National Park’s Golden Rhino auditorium for the launch of the annual Mapungubwe Arts Festival.

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park two Lionesses richer

Date: 2015-10-30

Chances of spotting lions in Mountain Zebra National Park have doubled!  This is thanks to the introduction of two lionesses onto the property to join the two resident males.

Media Release: Pafuri Border Camp to open for tourists on 1 November

Date: 2015-10-30

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will open the latest addition to its accommodation portfolio called the Pafuri Border Camp, to tourists on Sunday, 1 November 2015. Situated in the Pafuri section of the Park (about 70km from Punda Maria Camp Gate), the bush lodge was converted from what used to be called The Employment Bureau of Africa Ltd (TEBA) Tourism Facility.

Conservation wins at The Old Mutual Wild Series - Golden Gate Challenge

Date: 2015-10-27

The Golden Gate Challenge (a three day trail run) brought to you by the Old Mutual Wild Series took place from October 22 to 25. The race had over 180 participants, showing the popularity and success of the unique Old Mutual Wild Series events. The stage distances of 27km, 29km and 17km traversed through restricted parts of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, rarely seen by the public. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park is home to one of Southern Africa's few remaining populations of the Bearded Vulture, a critically endangered bird found in high altitude landscapes. 

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Media Release: 19 Elephants killed by poachers in the KNP

Date: 2015-10-23

Kruger National Park (KNP) has lately become a target for elephant poaching, with 19 elephants killed since January, and 12 of those in September and October 2015. 

Tariffs for recreational activities announced for the GRNP (2015/2016)

Date: 2015-10-20

Last year’s tariffs were restructured. This year clients will pay the same rate plus CPI (Consumer Price Index). This is to accommodate any estimated changes in prices for the period 2015/2016.

Media Release: Three SANParks Chief Executive Awards brought back to the Frontier Region

Date: 2015-10-19

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.

Media Release: Three SANParks Chief Executive Awards brought back to the Frontier Region

Date: 2015-10-19

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.

Media Release: Kudu's Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon Mr. James Mokoena

Date: 2015-10-19

Mr. James Mokoena was the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa during the annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards that were held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria friday night, 16 October 2015.

Media Release: Conservationist of the Year Award dedicated to Rangers

Date: 2015-10-19

South African National Parks' (SANParks) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Fundisile Mketeni, has dedicated his ANN7 Conservationist of The Year Award to all SANParks Rangers who are involved in combating wildlife crime in the national parks of South Africa.

Media Release: Kudu Awards Celebrate Conservation Giants

Date: 2015-10-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria this Friday evening (16 October 2015).

Media Release: SANParks Rangers successfully arrested abalone poachers in Addo

Date: 2015-10-14

A high speed chase in howling winds and rough seas yesterday (13 October 2015) ended when three alleged abalone poachers were arrested and had their vessel and gear confiscated. The three, aged between 28 and 39, were found trespassing in the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) Bird Island Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Algoa Bay.

Media Release: Bontle tented units fast becoming a favourite weekend destination

Date: 2015-10-14

Marakele National Park has become a hive of activity and a favourite destination for many and even more so since the new tented units at Bontle Rest Camp were officially launched. Situated just a kilometre from the Marakele main gate, the ten units that have been added as an extension to the Bontle Rest Camp have been running at 80% occupancy level for most weekends since their official opening a month ago.

Media Release: KNP to remove Sirheni Concrete Dam for ecological reasons

Date: 2015-10-14

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will demolish the dam wall at Sirheni, one of the bush camps in the northern part of the Park in the week of 19 – 23 October 2015. The dam was damaged beyond repair during the 2013 floods. Explosives will be used to demolish the dam wall, after which the remains will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process.

Media Release: Golden meals at Golden Price in Golden Gate Hotel

Date: 2015-10-13

Scrumptious breakfast and supper that cater for a variety of people and events complimented by a great ambiance and spectacular view under the Brandwag buttress is on offer every day at the Golden Gate Hotel situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Media Release: Teen boy drowns at Letaba swimming pool

Date: 2015-10-13

Kruger National Park Management expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the next of kin of the teen boy who died at Letaba Rest Camp day visitors’ swimming pool on Thursday afternoon (October 8, 2015). The teen boy from Nkovani Village at Malamulele was in the Park on a church group tour.  

Birding Weekend at Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2015-10-12

The SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to a birding weekend at Mountain Zebra National Park from 6 - 8 November 2015.

New book release: Kruger Self-Drive - Routes, Roads and Ratings

Date: 2015-10-09

HPH Publishing created a new book on Kruger National Park titled Kruger Self Drive - Routes, Roads and Ratings. The book is endorsed by SANParks and the foreword is by Glenn Phillips - Managing Executive of Kruger National Park.

Cycling Open Day

Date: 2015-10-06

The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) and Muddy Foot Adventures are organising a cycling fun race with a difference for Saturday, 07 November 2015. Using the Route Book (Rally Style) and odometers to navigate, each team follows the prescribed route and visits strategically located checkpoints on the course. 

Media Release: South African National Parks hit the road

Date: 2015-10-05

Calling all tour operators, travel agents, conference organizers, secretaries and PA’s, the South African National Parks (SANParks) Roadshow, an annual event, is planned for the 12th, 14th and 15th of October 2015. SANParks will visit three cities in three days, starting in Johannesburg at the Indaba Hotel then moving to Durban at the Garden Court Marine Parade and finishing off in Cape Town at the Garden Court – Nelson Mandela Boulevard. 

Media Release: Two lions translocated from Marakele National Park to Karoo National Park

Date: 2015-10-05

1 October 2015 - South African National Parks (SANParks) moved two lions from Marakele National Park to the Karoo National Park as part of its innovative approach to managing lions in small parks.  


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