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Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-08-07

The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since January 2013 has reached 553, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbs to 148. 

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-08-07

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Scheduled Technical Downtime

Date: 2013-08-05

Due to infrastructure changes on site at the SANParks Head Office, the following services will not be available from Tuesday, 6 August 2013 at 20:00 p.m. until Wednesday, 7 August 2013 at 04:00 a.m:

AENP and Nelson Mandela Bay join forces to promote the park

Date: 2013-08-02

Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) have embarked on a joint partnership in promoting day visits to the Park. NMBT is already an official reservation office for all South African National Parks (SANParks) and offers accommodation bookings to all national parks as well as certain SANParks products such as the renowned Otter Trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Gateway for tourists in the Cape

Date: 2013-08-02

The Garden Route National Park is one of the National Parks managed by the South African National Parks (SANParks). A study conducted on the future state of National Parks identified ‘activity development’ as a priority for the Garden Route National Park. The study included various other tourism attractions relevant for other Parks such as ‘tourism development projects, accommodation’ and others. 

 

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park celebrates World Ranger Day

Date: 2013-08-02

Smoke bombs dropped from an overhead plane, flares shot into the air, gunshots ringing out, a high speed car chase and numerous arrests were the order of the day in Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) on Wednesday (31 July 2013) – but only as part of a simulated poaching exercise on World Ranger Day.

Honorary Rangers wanted

Date: 2013-08-02

Camdeboo National Park and SANParks Honorary Rangers are calling on all members of the public interested in becoming Honorary Rangers to join them at a re-establishment meeting next week.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-02

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 2 August 2013.

Media Release: SANParks honours rangers for their hard work

Date: 2013-08-02

Rangers from various South African National Parks were out in the field on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at Letaba Shooting Range in the Kruger National Park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating that they are a very important component of the organizations’ staff compliment; which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the national parks. 

Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-07-31

The total number of alleged poachers arrested in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 147.

A day in the life of a ranger

Date: 2013-07-31

A day in the life of a ranger working to secure the picture-perfect Garden Route National Park. 

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-07-30

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 30 July 2013.

Media Release: Addo Elephant National Park comes out tops

Date: 2013-07-29

Addo Elephant National Park walked away with two of the most prestigious awards at the recent 2012/13 SANParks Regional Awards evening in Graaff-Reinet.  The ceremony is held annually to celebrate the top achievers from the four national parks in the Frontier Region – namely Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Camdeboo and Karoo National Parks.

Media Release: Kruger National Park rangers successfully arrest four poachers

Date: 2013-07-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Thursday, 25 July 2013, confirmed the arrest of four poachers in the iconic Kruger National Park (KNP) by the SANParks Special Forces and Rangers. The arrests took place in two different sections of the park amid latest statistics released yesterday of 321 rhinos having been poached in the park this year alone.   

Media Release: Entry for SANParks Green Awards extended

Date: 2013-07-24

The 2013 Kudu Awards, organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB), has extended the deadline for entries until 8 August 2013. SANParks, Head of Communications, Paul Daphne said the Kudu Awards are becoming one of the best conservation awards programmes in the country in which a lot of companies, individuals as well as community groups enter to showcase their work around environment and conservation of natural resources.

Congratulation to our Responsible Ecotourism Questionnaire prize draw winner

Date: 2013-07-24

We would like to congratulate Riccardo Vallaro as the winner of our Responsible Ecotourism Questionnaire prize draw!

Media Release: Rhino Issue Management Report published by the DEA

Date: 2013-07-24

The Department of Environmental Affairs today, 24 July 2013 released the Rhino Issue Management (RIM) Report which emanated from the national consultation process to facilitate a common understanding of the key issues related to the protection and conservation of South Africa’s rhino population. 

Media Release: South African National Parks Week dates announced

Date: 2013-07-24

Keeping in line with its vision statement of ‘Connecting to Society’, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be launching its eighth annual South African National Parks Week at Mokala National Park from 9 to 13 September 2013.

 

40% discount at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park

Date: 2013-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park. 

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-07-18

(As at 09:00, Wednesday, 17 July 2013) - The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 488 with 142 alleged poachers being arrested. 

Media Release: SANParks devotes 67 minutes on Mandela Day

Date: 2013-07-18

In celebration of Mandela Day, staff from the South African National Parks’ (SANParks) head office spent the morning at Motheo wa Katlego Community Development centre in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria. The centre which is run by a group of volunteers supports 60 destitute children from the ages of six to 18 years old and takes care of Orphan Vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS infected and affected people. 

Media Release: Addo staff do their bit on Mandela Day

Date: 2013-07-18

Addo Elephant National Park staff are hard at work in and around the Park, doing their bit for Mandela Day.

Media Release: Rhino carcass discovered in Marakele National Park

Date: 2013-07-18

A fresh rhino carcass, with its horn removed, was discovered yesterday in the northern section of the Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province. 

Take action, inspire change and make every day in the Garden Route a Mandela Day

Date: 2013-07-18

SANParks employees in the Garden Route National Park are rolling up their sleeves to give back to communities in and around the Park.  Themed ‘take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day’, the campaign is built around the values of former President Nelson Mandela which SANParks commemorates because it values transforming lives.  

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.


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