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Media Release: Excellent performance by Camdeboo National Park staff

27 September 2016

Two staff members at Camdeboo National Park walked away with awards for outstanding work at this year’s South African National Parks (SANParks) Frontier Region awards evening held at Profcon Resort in Graaff-Reinet last week.  The awards take place annually, and give recognition to individuals, teams and parks for excellent performance in the previous financial year.  The Frontier Region is made up of the Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks.  The awards bestowed were based on the 2015/16 financial year.

Media Release: Free entry to National Parks from Addo to Karoo

05 September 2016

The annual SA National Parks Week (SANPW) campaign will take place from 12 to 16 September 2016.  During this week, South African citizens have free access to most of the country’s national parks.  In the Frontier Region of SANParks this includes Addo Elephant, Garden Route, Camdeboo (surrounding Graaff-Reinet), Mountain Zebra (near Cradock) and Karoo (outside Beaufort West) National Parks.

Media Release: Free entry to National Parks from Addo to Karoo

01 September 2016

The annual SA National Parks Week (SANPW) campaign will take place from 12 to 16 September 2016.  During this week, South African citizens have free access to most of the country’s national parks.  In the Frontier Region of SANParks this includes Addo Elephant, Garden Route, Camdeboo (surrounding Graaff-Reinet), Mountain Zebra (near Cradock) and Karoo (outside Beaufort West) National Parks.

Media Release: Camdeboo National Park winning the fight against alien invasive species

25 April 2016

The release of an addition to Camdeboo National Park’s insect family towards the end of 2015 is starting to show results.  The project is being jointly run by Rhodes University in Grahamstown, the Park and its Biodiversity Social Projects.  The purpose is to aid in the fight against an alien invasive species which is threatening the biodiversity of the Park.

Media Release: One Land Love It Expedition reaches Camdeboo National Park

08 February 2016

Camdeboo National Park manager, Nick de Goede, and one of his rangers, Lungile Kulu, took to their bicycles this morning to ride into the park with the One Land Love It Expedition.  Expedition leader, a SANParks Honorary Ranger - Wayne Bolton, was joined on the last stretch of his journey by friends Andrew Stewart and Dave Pattle, in Karoo National Park.

Media Release: Long service awards for Camdeboo National Park staff

28 January 2016

Dedication and hard work were honoured in Camdeboo National Park recently with the awarding of long service awards to a number of staff members:  Gert Visagie (25 years), Kotie Kane (30 years), Gcobani Blouw (5 years), Zola Magxa (20 years) and Booi Smith (5 years).   Park Manager, Nic De Goede, handed the certificates over to his staff members and congratulated and thanked them for their continued dedication to conservation and tourism.  

Media Release: Heaps of fun at Camdeboo National Park's holiday programme

13 July 2015

Young participates in Camdeboo National Park’s June holiday programme were kept thoroughly entertained during the course of the week from 29 June to 3 July.  The programmes were presented by Rosemary Scheepers (Senior People & Conservation Officer), Zimkhitha Zungula (Assistant People & Conservation Officer), Demitri Williams (Environmental Education Centre Supervisor) and Conservation students Linda Sigwela and Namhla Kutuka.

Media Release: Camdeboo buffaloes presumed back in their natural habitat

30 January 2015

The whereabouts of the two buffaloes spotted along Mountain Drive towards the end of last year is still unknown, although it is possible that they could have returned to their natural habitat.  The pair has not been seen since rangers lost track of them in the thick reeds and bushes along the Sundays River the day after they were first sighted. Local resident, Susan Edwardes, first spotted the animals while walking with her dogs along Mountain Drive on 31 December.   

Media Release: National praise for Camdeboo's Janine

02 December 2014

They say first impressions count, and this certainly is the case at Camdeboo National Park.  One of the park’s Receptionists, Janine Masimela, was acknowledged last week (Thursday 27 November) for her outstanding work in customer service at this year’s South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards ceremony in Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg.

Honorary Rangers to help furnish Historical Buildings in the Camdeboo National Park

01 October 2014

Thought to be about 160 years old, the Winterhoek house and adjacent wagon shed in the Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. While a number of proposals were put forward as an appropriate use for this site, it has been agreed to restore Winterhoek with a view to managing it in association with the SA College for Tourism, as an up-market visitor lodge. This option fulfills both the cultural heritage and tourism mandates of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: Free entrants more than triple in Frontier Region parks

22 September 2014

The number of people who visited the four South African National Parks in the Frontier Region (Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks) during its free entry week more than doubled this year, compared to the same period last year.  The ninth annual South African National Parks Week was celebrated from 8 – 12 September, and afforded all South African citizens the opportunity to visit national parks free of charge for a day visit.

Media Release: Seven days of free entry into Camdeboo National Park

04 September 2014

The Valley of Desolation, tourist roads, picnic sites, walking, hiking and 4x4 trails of Camdeboo National Park are waiting to welcome you during South African National Parks Week.  Countrywide, the programme runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September, but Park Management has extended it again this year to include the weekend thereafter to accommodate those who cannot make it during the week.

Bloggers to explore SANParks' Frontier Region

03 February 2014

A group of bloggers will be going on an adventure to explore, discover and experience the four beautiful parks that make up the South African National Parks' (SANParks) Frontier Region. Follow their journey through the Addo Elephant-, Camdeboo-, Karoo- and Mountain Zebra National Park by connecting to them via Facebook and Twitter, as per the details below:

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