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Media Release: Guests to Parks, Camping and Activity figures up in SANParks' Frontier Region Parks

Date: 2016-04-26

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).

Media Release: Karoo Lion to move to Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2016-04-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) announces that it will be relocating the lion which escaped from Karoo National Park at the end of March to the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP).

Media Release: Update on Karoo lion

Date: 2016-04-04

2 April 2016 - The Karoo National Park’s recaptured lion is back in the Park’s boma and doing well.  

Media Release: Escaped Karoo National Park Lion Recaptured

Date: 2016-03-31

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

Date: 2016-03-30

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.

Media Release: One Land Love It Expedition enters final region

Date: 2016-02-08

The SANParks Honorary Ranger cycling 6 000kms over 80 days to raise awareness and funds for conservation, Wayne Bolton (49), has reached the 16th of all 19 national parks along his journey.  He arrived, along with two police escorts and winged by two rangers, to Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the sweltering midday sun on the 4th of February 2016.

Media Release: New bird spotted in Karoo National Park

Date: 2016-02-02

The bird immortalised by cuckoo clocks was recently spotted in Karoo National Park for the first time.

Media Release: SANParks' Frontier Region Rangers Certified as Environmental Management Inspectors

Date: 2016-01-21

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).

Media Release: A bumper December for SANParks' Frontier Region

Date: 2016-01-14

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.

Media Release: Three SANParks Chief Executive Awards brought back to the Frontier Region

Date: 2015-10-19

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.

Media Release: Two lions translocated from Marakele National Park to Karoo National Park

Date: 2015-10-05

1 October 2015 - South African National Parks (SANParks) moved two lions from Marakele National Park to the Karoo National Park as part of its innovative approach to managing lions in small parks.  

Media Release: Karoo National Park has the best Reception and best Camp in region

Date: 2015-07-13

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West walked away with two prestigious awards from the 2014/15 Frontier Regional Awards evening recently, those of Best Performing Camp and Best Performing Reception. 

Media Release: Karoo Lion successfully recaptured

Date: 2015-06-30

Following an extended three week operation in mountainous terrain and through a number of river valleys, a three year old male lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has been successfully recaptured.

Media Release: Lion Breaks out of Karoo National Park

Date: 2015-06-09

Neighbouring farmers to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West have been asked to be on the lookout for a lion which escaped from the Park on Friday, 5 June.

Media Release: Four new bird species discovered in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-11-11

Birders who participated in Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers’ birding weekend at the end of October got more than they bargained for.  This as four new bird species were added to the park’s bird list on 25 October 2014.

Media Release: Karoo's BSP teams get Green audit results

Date: 2014-11-11

An audit conducted at Karoo National Park’s Biodiversity Social Projects by SANParks’ Regional Monitoring and Compliance Department found them to be the most compliant projects assessed thus far – with all teams achieving green cards in the process.

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

Date: 2014-09-22

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: Free entry during SA National Parks week

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park will once again be opening its gates for locals to enjoy the Park at no cost during South African National Parks Week, this year scheduled from 8 to 12 September.  What’s more is that Park Management has agreed to allow the first 50 visitors free entry on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, for those who may not be able to visit during the week.

Media Release: Birders to unit in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-09-04

Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers, organising the Park’s next Birding Weekend from 24 to 26 October, have dubbed it “an exciting, fun-filled weekend packed with true Karoo hospitality and great prizes”.

Media Release: Karoo National Park scoops top award

Date: 2014-06-20

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from the international travel site, TripAdvisor.

Bloggers to explore SANParks' Frontier Region

Date: 2014-02-03

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:

Karoo National Park opens new rustic accommodation - Afsaal Cottage

Date: 2013-12-09

Bookings have opened for Karoo National Park’s latest accommodation offering – the very rustic Afsaal Cottage, situated in the park’s game viewing area.

Media Release: Update on Karoo National Park fire

Date: 2013-10-14

The fire which affected the north-eastern section of Karoo National Park last week, and which was extinguished on Thursday afternoon, flared up again on Friday night, fanned by strong winds.  Initially confined to the section of the Park called Mountain View since Saturday 5 October - this time the fire spread to the Park’s middle plateau.

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire extinguished

Date: 2013-10-11

The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon.  The teams left the area early this morning after spending the night on the mountain to ensure that all was safe.

Media Release: Karoo National Park fire not a threat to guests

Date: 2013-10-10

The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.

Media Release: Visit Karoo for free during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2013-09-03

From Monday, 9 September until Friday 13, September, you can visit Karoo 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.

Media Release: No getting out of vehicles in National Parks

Date: 2013-08-28

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.

Media Release: Karoo National Park employees' pedal power

Date: 2013-06-14

Two youngsters from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West have decided to “go green” for World Environment Month – they’ve swopped their cars for bicycles.

 

Media Release: Winter brings snow to Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-06-14

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, has received its first snow for the year. The first snowfall came overnight on 1 June, and again a week later on 8 June – in the area of the Park known as Puttervslei, on the Nuweveld Mountains.

Karoo National Park's feathery friends

Date: 2013-02-15

Why did the chicken cross the road?  In this case, to teach the baby ostrich how to feed.  Well, that’s the situation at Karoo National Park, in any case.  

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