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Media Release: SA National Parks Week 2016 dates announced

15 July 2016

<p class="leading">South African National Parks (SANParks) will be opening its 11th annual SA National Parks Week at Addo Elephant National Park from 12 to 16 September 2016. This initiative in partnership with Total SA and FNB is in line with SANParks vision statement of "A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society&rdquo;.</p>

SANParks Honorary Rangers Skukuza Golf Day

13 July 2016

SANParks Honorary Rangers Pretoria Region presents Skukuza Golf Day. SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to a Fundraising in Support of SANParks. The event will take place at Skukuza Golf Course on the 1st of October 2016.

Trans-Augrabies Mountain Bike Stage Race - Augrabies Falls National Park

06 July 2016

The inaugural Trans-Augrabies MTB race took place from 17 to 19 June 2016 starting at low temperatures. Strong wind and lots of sand is any cyclist's nightmare, but this time around it was not a big factor as each one of the 30 odd cyclists that took part enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Some cyclists travelled as far as Bloemfontein, Kimberley and the Cape province, although the majority were local cycling enthusiasts. 

Fireside Stories in KNP

04 July 2016

The below Camps will be hosting fireside presentations/ stories in order for management to interact with tourists.

Navigating South Africa’s largest individual forests

30 June 2016

The Knysna forests managed by the South African National Parks as part of its Garden Route National Park (GRNP) make up around 42,000 hectares of land across the coastal stretch from George to Tsitsikamma in the East. The forests which were formerly managed by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry include Farleigh, Diepwalle and Tsitsikamma are now managed under the GRNP for conservation. The forests were exploited prior to 1939 when the Government decided to close them to the woodcutters’ system. Between 1940 and 1964 the Government focused largely on plantations.

Media Release: Erco (Boela) Janse van Rensburg attacked by a hyena

29 June 2016

Erco (15) from Centurion, Pretoria, was camping with his parents, Erno and Cashandra and his two sisters, Zilia and Kyla in the Crocodile Bridge Camp in the Kruger National Park. Whilst sleeping in their tent, a Hyena attacked him at about 04:30 on Sunday 26 June 2016.

June/ July activities in KNP shops

27 June 2016

Are you visiting the Park this June/ July holiday season? Make sure to visit the Park's Shop this holiday season and stand a chance to win great prizes and yummy treats!

Media Release: KNP to interact with stakeholders at the Highveld Mall

23 June 2016

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will, as part of its marketing activities, showcase its tourism products and services in Witbank at the Highveld Mall on 23 – 26 June 2016 between 09:00 – 18:00. The exhibition is meant to afford existing and prospective clients an opportunity to have one on one interactions with KNP Staff members and discuss various tourism and conservation related issues. 

KNP and WESSA Photographic Competition

21 June 2016

Kruger National Park (KNP) and WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) have partnered to offer an exciting photographic competition with prizes! This year marks the 90th anniversary this two organisations partnered.

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

21 June 2016

Parks in the Northern Cluster of South African National Parks (SANParks) consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) celebrated their employees at an Achievement Awards function that took place on Monday 20 June 2016 at Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. 

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

21 June 2016

Parks in the Northern Cluster of South African National Parks (SANParks) consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) celebrated their employees at an Achievement Awards function that took place on Monday 20 June 2016 at Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. 

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

21 June 2016

Parks in the Northern Cluster of South African National Parks (SANParks) consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) celebrated their employees at an Achievement Awards function that took place on Monday 20 June 2016 at Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. 

Father's Day Buffet Special on offer at MZNP Restaurant

17 June 2016

Celebrate your Dad at Mountain Zebra National Park Restaurant this Father’s Day on 19 June 2016. The restaurant will be open as usual and the a la carte menu will be available. Also on offer will be a Father’s Day Buffet Special:

Youth and the environment

15 June 2016

The People and Conservation (P&C) department of the Knysna Section of the Garden Route National Park ran a creative writing competition for all grade six learners from all the schools in the Knysna area for Environment Month. Our People & Conservation intern for Knysna, Nondumiso Myataza managed this project for the Park. Written essays were in three languages (English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans). Nondumiso says "learners were required to write an answer to the question: Why should we Conserve Our Oceans."

Media Release: Let MZNP take care of the kids these June - July holidays

15 June 2016

As a parent, are you already wondering about what to do with the kids over the upcoming school holidays?  If you’ll be in or around Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock, the Park’s got just what you need in the form of a two-week long holiday programme running from Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 9 July.

Media Release: Mokala MTB Classic

10 June 2016

The Mokala Mountain bike Classic, hosted in Mokala National Park on 4 and 5 June, was a huge success. The event was presented by the Honorary Rangers - Diamantveld Region and proudly sponsored by Dunlop, Auto Tyre and Kelrn.

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