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Raptors And Reservoirs

16 October 2006

by: Mark D. Anderson (Department Of Tourism, Environment & Conservation Northern Cape)

Raptors often fall into farm reservoirs and drown. A bird of prey with waterlogged feathers has little chance of getting out, especially if the dam is not full, since the sheer walls offer no purchase for it to scramble up...

75 Years of Conservation in the Kalahari

22 September 2006

This week South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the old Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, which now forms part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with Botswana...

KTP Entrance Road Update

14 August 2006

The upgrading of the 60 km gravel road from Andriesvale to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ,which is part of the Expanded Public Works Program, is progressing well. Three and a half kilometers has been tarred so far and it is envisaged that ten kilometers will be completed by the end of August 2006.

Traveller's Tale: Good Things come in Small Packages

03 August 2006

Travelling through KTP is about taking your time and looking thoughtfully at the surroundings, for the small animals as well as the large ones, and last but not least taking in the beautiful landscape that always looks so different with the days changing light...

Traveler's Tale: A Tale of Two Rhinos

24 July 2006

This is the story of two rhinos-and two perspectives of one very close encounter. Kathleen, on a guided walk, experiences first hand what the safety briefing is all about and Jannie, her guide on the walk, shares his experience of that same incident…

Reading the Signs: A Lifetime of Achievement

30 June 2006

In the vastness of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a story is being written in the wilds. The authors are the animals, the wind, the trees and the myriad of creatures that live in the park. Very few people can read this story and decode the meaning of the smallest, subtlest signs of the wild.One man who could was Karel Kleinmann, popularly known as "Oom Vet Piet"

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