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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.  

Media Release: Two new male lions introduced to the Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-02-08

Two male lions from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park were released into the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West today, bringing the total number of feline predators now in the Park to nine.

Media Release: Karoo National Park extends fence

Date: 2012-12-18

Visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape have an extra treat in store for them since the beginning of December.   The predator-proof fence which previously surrounded the rest camp and caravan park has been extended, allowing greater freedom to walk within the rest camp area.

Book now for Christmas Day lunch at Karoo National Park's Restaurant

Date: 2012-12-13

Bookings for Christmas day lunch are now open for all visitors to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.  

The Karoo National Park Golf Day

Date: 2012-08-22

The Karoo National Park and Honorary Rangers invite you to our Golf Day at Beaufort West Golf Club on the 8th of September 2012.

Media Release: Chance to explore premier Karoo birding destination

Date: 2012-05-28

Keen birders will have the chance to explore the premier Karoo birding destination during the Karoo National Park Birding Weekend to be held from 14 to 16 September 2012.

Media Release: Lions at home in the Karoo

Date: 2012-03-06

The lions released into Karoo National Park in November 2010 have adapted well to their new home and are in excellent condition.

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.

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