Just over a week shy of the anniversary of his initial escape from Karoo National Park, and the lion which went on a second walk-about in March this year arrived safely at his new home in Addo Elephant National Park this afternoon (27 May 2016).
Ants play important roles in ecosystems, yet they often go unnoticed. To raise awareness of the importance and diversity of these tiny insects, the Iimbovane Outreach Project presented a training session for SANParks Junior Rangers in the Karoo National Park recently.
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).
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).
2 April 2016 - The Karoo National Park’s recaptured lion is back in the Park’s boma and doing well.
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.
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.
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.
The bird immortalised by cuckoo clocks was recently spotted in Karoo National Park for the first time.
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.
Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from the international travel site, TripAdvisor.
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:
Bookings have opened for Karoo National Park’s latest accommodation offering – the very rustic Afsaal Cottage, situated in the park’s game viewing area.
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.
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.
The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.
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.
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.
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.
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