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Media Release: Visit Mapungubwe National Park to see the famous Golden Rhino

12 April 2016

Mapungubwe National Park, situated 70 km outside the town of Musina offers visitors an unforgettable life experience. The Park which is situated in the Shashe and Limpopo rivers is the first African Kingdom in Southern Africa. The rich, extra-ordinary history that is found in this area led to its declaration as world heritage site in 2004. The Confluence, where two rivers (Shashe and Limpopo) and three countries (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe) collide can be perfectly viewed when one is in Mapungubwe. 

ABSA payment issue resolved

11 April 2016

Please note that South Africa National Parks (SANParks) is once again able to process payments made via ABSA.

Garden Route National Park meets global METT requirement

05 April 2016

The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) team has complied fully with the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METTs). An audit conducted last quarter through an Internationally recognised tool to measure management effectiveness of protected areas (METTSs) prove SANParks is managing the GRNP effectively.

Media Release: Conservation leads rural development

05 April 2016

In what is potentially a major boost for sustainable development in South Africa, the CEOs of South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Green Fund, have announced the findings of a two-year pilot that has demonstrated conservation as a growing and value-adding sector within rural development at the Development Bank of South Africa in Midrand on Tuesday, 4 April 2016.  SANParks CEO Fundisile said, “whilst traditionally conservation is regarded by many as a ‘trade-off’ with development, the pilots have shown that conservation can actually competitively lead and stimulate development.”

Media Release: Revised EMP for Road Cycling And Mountain Biking in the TMNP Relased for Comment

01 April 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Table Mountain Mountain Bike (TMMTB) Forum have over the past few months been revising the current 2002 cycling Environmental Management Programme (EMP) for the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). A draft of the revised EMP will be released for public comment on Monday, 4 April on the TMNP and TMMTB Forum websites while hardcopies of the report and maps will be available at various libraries throughout the Cape metropolitan area and selected TMNP offices.

Media Release: Escaped Karoo National Park Lion Recaptured

31 March 2016

The South African National Parks (SANParks) search team has successfully darted the escaped lion from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West. A veterinarian is present at the scene with the re-captured lion at the moment. 

Media Release: Lion escapes from Karoo National Park

30 March 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to reassure members of the public that measures are in place to safely capture the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park earlier this week.

Wild Card services back online

23 March 2016

Please note that the Wild Card services are back online and available to the public.

Media Release: Phabeni Gate and low water bridge reopen for tourists

22 March 2016

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Phabeni Gate and the road portion between S1 and S3 (from the Gate to intersection which leads to Numbi Gate) reopened Friday, 18 March 2016 for tourists, after they were temporarily closed on 9 March due to the low water bridge which was damaged by heavy rains. 

Media Release: SANParks gives out schools facilities to learners

22 March 2016

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 18 March 2016, officially handed-over a Science Laboratory worth R800 000 to Tlakulani High School at Mninginisi village near Giyani as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme which focuses on community development in communities that are neighbouring the National Parks.

Update on certain road closures in the Kruger National Park, due to heavy rain

17 March 2016

Phabeni Gate and the S1 Road that leads from it, will reopen on Friday, 18 March 2016.

Media Release: Syndicates in the Mapungubwe National Park sentenced on rhino killing

14 March 2016

Pretoria - In a case involving a rhino poaching syndicate of six persons including the shooter, his helpers, transporters and the seller of the horns in Mozambique, Magistrate Mike Coetzee handed down a 15 year imprisonment sentence to five of the six rhino poaching syndicate, while the sixth one received an effective 10 year sentence in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Friday, 11 March 2016. 

The March 2016 SANParks Times is available

11 March 2016

The March 2016 edition of the SANParks Times is available! CEO Fundisile Mketeni speaks about the Tsitsikamma MPA, we tackle the drought in Kruger and follow-up on the Cape fires. Poaching stats, fungi, eelgrass, trail running, big trees and tiny alien insects are only some of the other topics you will find on the pages. 

Media Release: UK tourists involved in an accident in the KNP

11 March 2016

A bakkie with three tourists from the United Kingdom i.e. male and two females collided head on with another which had four local occupants in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday, 10 March 2016 at about 10:00 on the S60 gravel road; about 3.8km away from Punda Maria Camp. The two drivers and all passengers on both vehicles sustained injuries and were rushed to the nearest medical facility outside Punda Maria. 

Knysna Elephant spotted by SANParks ranger and Cape Pine / MTO field workers

10 March 2016

A SANParks ranger, Siviwe Nondobo was out collecting dung boli measurements for our scientists working on terrestrial mammals including the Knysna elephant, Lizette Moolman van der Vyver. On his way there, he first saw a caracal and then later Oupoot herself. Yesterday, field workers from MTO saw the elephant and took pictures of her. 

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