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Media Release: Update on the KNP road closures

10 March 2016

Following the substantial rain which fell on 8 March over most of the southern part and catchment area of the Park; the situation at the moment is that water has subsided, with Sabie and Sand River low water bridges which were overflowing now open (on road H1-2 between H4/1 - H12). Flights in and out of the Skukuza Airport are also operational as normal.

SANParks Reservations and Wild Card call centres back online

10 March 2016

Please note that the SANParks Reservations and Wild Card call centres are now back online and the public can once again make use of them. 

Media Release: KNP Drought to Floods, roads closed

09 March 2016

Most of the Southern part of the Kruger National Park (KNP) and the catchment areas received some good rain overnight; resulting in some of the low water bridges overflowing and closed for traffic today, 9 March 2016. 

SANParks website offline for scheduled maintenance - tonight, 8 March 2016

08 March 2016

Please note that the www.SANParks.org website will be offline tonight, 8 March 2016, from 19:00 - 06:00, due to scheduled maintenance. The purpose of the maintenance is to perform infrastructure upgrades. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tusker Awards, Arid Region Finalists

07 March 2016

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has been nominated as one of Africa’s ultimate safari destinations and Nossob Rest Camp as one of South Africa’s Ultimate Park Camps which is hugely prestigious.

Media Release: World Wetlands Day Celebrations

07 March 2016

World Wetlands Day was celebrated in February. Conservationists define wetlands as the most productive ecosystems, supporting enormous quantities of unique plants. In South Africa water is considered to be a scarce resource and much of it is polluted. Wetlands help to protect our water supply and are of national importance. They have many essential, life-supporting values. 

Media Release: Record entries for the 2016 Marakele marathon

07 March 2016

Professional and fun runners were in high spirits at the 2016 Marakele marathon which took place on Saturday 27th February 2016.  A record number of 727 people registered for the marathon which is in its 7th year and serves as a qualifier to the world renowned comrades’ marathon.

Media Release: Elephant and other wildlife poisoned by poachers in the KNP

02 March 2016

Kruger National Park (KNP) discovered an elephant carcass, 110 dead white back vultures, two male lions and two black back jackals killed by wildlife poisoning on Saturday, 27 February 2016. The elephant carcass was found with gun shots to its head, its tusks were removed and poison was laced on it. Scavengers in the vicinity of the elephant carcass were poisoned from feeding the exposed areas of the carcass.

Media Release: Google Maps now available on SANParks Website

25 February 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) has integrated Google maps into the SANParks website in an effort to further enhance online visitors experience and to simplify travel to and from and within the SANParks stable.  

Media Release: Lasher Tools hand over a cheque for anti-poaching

22 February 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) and SANParks Honorary Rangers (HR’s), today (Monday, 22 February 2016), received a cheque from Lasher Tools for R 332 158.00 from the sales of the Big Five tools for anti–poaching activities. The handover took place at SANParks Head office in Pretoria. 

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

19 February 2016

South African National Park (SANParks) is observing the fifth annual World Pangolin Day on Saturday 20 February. Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters” are increasingly threatened in Africa and South Africa. From illegal trade and habitat loss to accidental death on electric fences, all eight Pangolin species worldwide are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. The only South African species, Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii), have been found in Kruger National Park (KNP), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Marakele National Park. 

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

19 February 2016

South African National Park (SANParks) is observing the fifth annual World Pangolin Day on Saturday 20 February. Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters” are increasingly threatened in Africa and South Africa. From illegal trade and habitat loss to accidental death on electric fences, all eight Pangolin species worldwide are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. The only South African species, Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii), have been found in Kruger National Park (KNP), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Marakele National Park. 

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

19 February 2016

South African National Park (SANParks) is observing the fifth annual World Pangolin Day on Saturday 20 February. Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters” are increasingly threatened in Africa and South Africa. From illegal trade and habitat loss to accidental death on electric fences, all eight Pangolin species worldwide are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. The only South African species, Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii), have been found in Kruger National Park (KNP), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Marakele National Park. 

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

19 February 2016

South African National Park (SANParks) is observing the fifth annual World Pangolin Day on Saturday 20 February. Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters” are increasingly threatened in Africa and South Africa. From illegal trade and habitat loss to accidental death on electric fences, all eight Pangolin species worldwide are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. The only South African species, Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii), have been found in Kruger National Park (KNP), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Marakele National Park. 

Media Release: 100 Mile route through Addo Elephant National Park Internationally Accredited

10 February 2016

With less than a month to go until runners take their marks in this year’s Addo Elephant Trail Run, those participating in the 100 mile event have something extra special to look forward to. The newly cleared route they will be running has recently been accredited by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). This means that participants across all categories – 44km, 76km and the 160km (100 mile) – will now be able to earn points as qualifiers for other local and international trail races. Race sponsors PPC Ltd will also be offering the less adventurous runner the opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the area with the PPC 5km fun run.

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