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Notice to Wild Card members

28 October 2013

All Wild Card members, please note the following statement issued by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife on 17 October 2013:

Media Release: Historical collaboration brings hope to rhino plight

28 October 2013

A ray of hope has been cast on the crusade to save the rhino in the form of a historical joint collaboration between South African National Parks (SANParks), Bavaria 0.0% and South Africa’s Big 5 Retailers – Woolworths, Spar, Shoprite Checkers, Massmart and Pick ‘n Pay.

Media Release: Ecosystem study in Knysna

23 October 2013

SANParks and Knysna Municipality are cooperating in assessing the supply of and demand for ecosystem services generated by the Knysna river catchment and the Knysna estuary basin (including the small rivers draining directly into the estuary). There is a growing realisation that the estuary, catchment and town constitute a single socio-ecological system with many critical interconnections.

Update on the strike outside Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park

22 October 2013

Please take note that the strike outside the Punda Maria Gate at the Kruger National Park has been halted. The road is being cleaned up and is accessible for guests again.

Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Marakele National Park

16 October 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) has on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 re-introduced a herd of 20 disease free buffalo, comprising of nine cows and eleven bulls, into Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo. 

Media Release: Update on Karoo National Park fire

14 October 2013

The fire which affected the north-eastern section of Karoo National Park last week, and which was extinguished on Thursday afternoon, flared up again on Friday night, fanned by strong winds.  Initially confined to the section of the Park called Mountain View since Saturday 5 October - this time the fire spread to the Park’s middle plateau.

Picketing in areas outside Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park

14 October 2013

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) via Punda Maria Gate are advised to use alternative gates such as Phalaborwa or Pafuri, due to the on-going demonstrations in the Malamulele area and roads are to be blockaded today and tomorrow, 14 and 15 October 2013.

Media Release: Central database for rhino-related funders being finalised

11 October 2013

The Department of Environmental Affairs has received more than 100 applications from non-governmental organisations, non-profit organisations and individuals seeking registrations of their awareness raising projects and fundraising initiatives in the fight against rhino poaching. 

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire extinguished

11 October 2013

The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon.  The teams left the area early this morning after spending the night on the mountain to ensure that all was safe.

Media Release: Minister opens R4 Million Visitor Centre at Cape Point

20 January 2003

ONE of Cape Town's most popular tourist destinations is to get another world-class visitor facility thanks to a multi-million rand grant from the City of Cape Town and overseas donors. The Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at Cape Point, officially known as the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park, was opened recently (18 January 2003) by Mr. Johan Gelderblom, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Tourism and Gambling. The Centre is located in the historic Buffelsfontein homestead, which dates back to the early 1740's.

Media Release: SANParks: Poaching Breakthrough

04 February 2003

After three month’s careful investigation, a team of Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers arrested the four kingpins of a commercial poaching operation near Pretoriuskop this weekend. 

Media Release: Moosa upbeat about tourism growth in SA

18 February 2003

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, participated in the parliamentary media briefings organized by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) this morning (Tuesday, 18 February). Sharing a platform with the Ministers of Labour, Education, and Public Works in the Human Resource Development and Employment Strategy presentation, Minister Moosa gave an overview of the successes and challenges faced by his department in the year 2003. 

Media Release: Flood in Wilderness National Park

25 March 2003

Last night heavy rains experienced in the Southern Cape caused extensive flooding in Wilderness National Park and the surrounding residential areas in Wilderness and Sedgefield. 

Media Release: SANParks to Increase Fees

02 April 2003

South African National Parks (SANParks) is to simultaneously introduce a new daily conservation fee for all its parks and launch a unique loyalty card system in a bid to meet critical conservation objectives and encourage increased visits to parks. 

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