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Road closure due to rain in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-08-05

All tourist roads – except for the Lammertjiesleegte route – are closed today in Karoo National Park due to heavy overnight rain.

Karoo National Park communications down

Date: 2011-07-26

Please note that all communication lines at Karoo National Park are currently down.

Karoo National Park currently experiencing power problems

Date: 2011-07-21

Karoo National Park is currently experiencing power problems because of a damaged transformer. The Park is in the process of sourcing a replacement.

Media Release: Karoo National Park shines at SANParks Awards

Date: 2011-07-20

Karoo National Park shone at SANParks’ Frontier Region Awards, held in Graaff-Reinet at the end of last week, with many staff members receiving accolades for their outstanding work.

Karoo NP: Fossil Trail upgrades

Date: 2011-07-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) is in the process of sourcing experts to assist with the upgrading of the Fossil Trail in Karoo National Park.

Karoo NP: Unavailability of guided drives - walks still available

Date: 2011-07-18

Visitors to Karoo National Park should note the following:

Temporary road closure in Karoo National Park

Date: 2011-03-30

Due to vital maintenance on tourist roads in the Karoo National Park, sections of the Potlekkertjie Loop will be closed until further notice.

Media Release: Lions released in Karoo National Park after 170 year absence

Date: 2010-11-11

Lions were released in Karoo National Park near Beaufort West yesterday for the first time after an absence of almost 170 years from the area.

Karoo National Park scoops SANParks regional awards

Date: 2010-10-14

Karoo National Park scooped the awards for both Reception of the Year and Gate of the Year at the recent South African National Parks (SANParks) Achievement Awards for the National Parks in the Frontier Region, held in Graaff-Reinet.

Media Release: Karoo National Park to offer free entry during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2010-09-07

To celebrate Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering you the chance to experience your natural heritage for free during SA National Parks Week.

Media Release: Karoo National Park to introduce lions to mark 30th anniversary

Date: 2009-10-30

Karoo National Park, situated near Beaufort West, celebrated its 30th Anniversary yesterday with the announcement that lions would be introduced to the Park in 2010.

Media Release: Popular Karoo National Park Golf Day open for bookings

Date: 2009-08-18

Karoo National Park’s ever-popular golf day will take place at the Beaufort-West Golf Club on Saturday, 5 September.

Media Release: New 4x4 Eco-Trails open at Karoo National Park

Date: 2009-06-02

Two new 4x4 eco-trails have opened at the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West.

Karoo National Park supports Earth Hour

Date: 2009-03-27

Visitors to Karoo National Park will be plunged into darkness for one hour on Saturday 28 March 2009 as Karoo National Park supports the global Earth Hour initiative.

Book now for a Karoo Birding Weekend!

Date: 2009-03-02

The Karoo National Park’s Birding Weekend, hosted by the Karoo Honorary Rangers, will take place from 17 to 19 April 2009. Join us for a light-hearted competition with the aim of having lots of fun! Discover the tranquillity and wide open spaces of the Great Karoo.

Media Release: Karoo National Park opens new road and education centre

Date: 2008-10-03

Sprightly young dancers from Nelspoort kicked off the celebrations on Thursday 2 October as the Karoo National Park opened a new tourist road, environmental education centre and celebrated the completion of a new predator-proof fence line.

Media Release: Here's your chance to enter the Karoo Mountain Bike Challenge!

Date: 2008-08-28

Entries are now open for the Karoo National Park Mountain Bike Challenge to be held on 18 October 2008.

Update: Karoo Roads

Date: 2008-04-14

All road rejuvenation of tarred roads in the Karoo National Park is now complete and there will be no further closure of tourist roads. The 4x4 roads are still closed until further notice.

Road Closures in Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-02-25

Visitors to Karoo National Park should note that all tourist roads in the Park will be rejuvenated over the next 6 weeks. Sections of the roads may be closed temporarily for periods of time (specific times are not available at present). 4x4 routes are also closed until further notice because of road works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Klipspringer Pass Closed for 2 Weeks

Date: 2008-02-19

The Klipspringer Pass in the Karoo National Park will be closed from the 19th February 2008 for a period of two weeks for resurfacing. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to visitors.

Karoo Road Update

Date: 2008-02-12

Lammertjiesleegte Road in the Karoo National Park will operate on a stop/go system from Wednesday 13 February to Friday 15 February 2008. Visitors may still use the road but delays may be experienced. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Road Upgrades in Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-02-08

Essential repairs to some of the tar roads in the Karoo National Park will begin today.

Eskom Loadshedding Schedule for Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-01-31

Visitors should note that due to the Eskom power problems, the power supply at Karoo National Park will be switched off at the following times...

Enter the Karoo National Park Half Marathon

Date: 2008-01-25

There’s still time to enter the Karoo National Park’s 21.1 km Half Marathon or 10 km Fun Run to be held on the 16th of February 2008.

Karoo Honorary Rangers Host 2008 Birding Weekend

Date: 2008-01-25

Based on the success of their inaugral birding weekend last year, the Karoo Honorary Rangers have decided that the birding weekend will become an annual event, with the support of Karoo National Park management. They are excited to announce that their next birding weekend will take place from the 18th to the 20th April 2008.

Karoo National Park Golf Day

Date: 2007-08-22

There is still time to enter the Karoo National Park Golf Day in the 1st of September, organized by the Karoo Honorary Rangers.

Media Release: Black Rhino Released In Karoo National Park

Date: 2007-05-14

The last of three black rhino translocated from Namibia to the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West will be released from the bomas tonight.

Birding Weekend: Karoo National Park

Date: 2007-03-27

The Honorary Rangers of the Karoo will be hosting a birding weekend in 11 - 13 May 2007.

Ranger scoops first prize in Karoo National Park Half Marathon

Date: 2007-03-16

Karoo National Park’s own Jan Frieslaar claimed first prize in the Karoo National Park Half Marathon held on 17 February. Jan, who has been competing in half marathons since 1996, works as a field ranger and guide in the Park and has distinguished himself by claiming first prize in a variety of local marathons including the Meiringspoort Half Marathon and Karoo Heart Festival Half Marathon. He also finished second in the Cango Caves Half Marathon.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

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