Moms and dads – Camdeboo National Park has planned an exciting five-day long holiday programme to keep your kids entertained during the first week of the upcoming midyear school holiday!
Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks), contributed to increased statistics in guests to Parks, Camping and Activities booked over the last financial year (April 2015 to March 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: Minister of Environmental Affairs declared the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Protected Environment
5 April 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, on Friday, 31 March 2016, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016.
Entries have opened for the third annual Camdeboo birding weekend hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers in Camdeboo National Park just outside Graaff Reinet.
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.
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.
Environmental law enforcement at four national parks has been stepped up thanks to the addition of 69 Environmental Management Inspectors in Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which make up the Frontier Region of South African National Parks (SANParks).
The four South African National Parks (SANParks) in the Frontier Region (Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks) recorded good increases in popularity over December.
Camdeboo National Park, bordering the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, today (30 October 2015) celebrated ten years under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks).
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.
Three Camdeboo National Park staff members performed exceptionally in their First Aid Level Three training course recently. This is the highest level of first aid training available, which all three of the park’s People and Conservation Department staff members excelled in.
Camdeboo National Park’s now well-known Valley by Moonlight event certainly kept guests entertained on Friday evening.
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.
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.
All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.
Five Graaff-Reinet residents took ownership of the first nursery of its kind in the area at Camdeboo National Park today.
What better way for learners to put the school year behind them than with a fun-filled week at Camdeboo National Park?
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).
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.
Camdeboo National Park and its current Park Forum members are calling all interested stakeholders to join them at their next meeting on Thursday 21 August.
Calling all parents in and around Graaff-Reinet!
The Winterhoek homestead and adjacent wagon shed in Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. The end product will be a guest house for the accommodation of overnight visitors to the Park.
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:
A total of 43 anglers, including seven juniors, entered the 2013 Nqweba Carp Classic angling competition which was hosted by SANParks and held on Camdeboo National Park’s Nqweba Dam in December.
Camdeboo National Park has started a project to replace approximately 21km of stock fencing with 2.4m high game fencing.
From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Camdeboo National Park for free. This is thanks to the fact that South African National Parks (SANParks), the country’s body charged with the management of national parks, will be allowing locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice, free of charge.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for camping at the Nqweba Campsite in the Camdeboo National Park at Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape.
As South African National Parks (SANParks) readies to host an influx of thousands of visitors during the eighth annual SA National Parks Week from 9 to 13 September 2013, a disturbing trend in local parks has to be brought to the attention of visitors.