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Media Release: Kruger National Park Elephant trampled a local resident

Date: 2016-08-15

Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers discovered a lifeless human body, of a local resident from Mabilingwe, a village south of Punda Maria Gate on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at around 13:30. 

Media Release: Churches ask for spiritual intervention in wildlife crime

Date: 2016-08-10

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with various church denominations from the Park’s neighbouring communities will assemble on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at Skukuza Soccer Field to pray for the protection of wildlife and the Rangers as well as to condemn wildlife crime in general.

Media Release: KNP honours rangers for their dedication

Date: 2016-07-31

Kruger National Park (KNP) Management and staff members held a ceremonial event in honour of the Ranger Corps, the living and those who were injured or passed on in their line of duty for the welfare of the Park on Sunday, 31 July 2016; as part of the World Ranger Day celebrations. 

Media Release: Kruger National Park Regional Ranger arrested for poaching

Date: 2016-07-28

One of the Kruger National Park’s Regional Rangers, together with a Veterinarian Technician in the Government’s Department of Agricultural and Forestry, Animal Health Directorate in Skukuza were arrested yesterday (27/07/2016) in the Kruger National Park for Rhino Poaching related offences.

Media Release: Regional Ranger wounded by buffalo in Kruger National Park

Date: 2016-07-27

South African National Parks (SANParks) announce today, 27 July 2016 that one of the Park’s Regional Rangers, Don English was attacked and injured by a buffalo in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday at around 10:30 whilst conducting a routine buffalo sustainable off take exercise.

Media Release: Kruger National Park honoured Madiba through charity

Date: 2016-07-19

Kruger National Park (KNP) Management and staff devoted their time and spent handing over blankets to 106 people living with disabilities at Khomanani Centre for the Disabled at Phalaborwa in Lulekani yesterday, 18 July 2016.

SANParks Honorary Rangers Skukuza Golf Day

Date: 2016-07-13

SANParks Honorary Rangers Pretoria Region presents Skukuza Golf Day. SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to a Fundraising in Support of SANParks. The event will take place at Skukuza Golf Course on the 1st of October 2016.

Media Release: Field Guide caught on camera kicking a pangolin

Date: 2016-07-08

A field guide on a fixed term contract with Kruger National Park (KNP) based at Punda Maria Camp has been caught on camera kicking a pangolin whilst on a night drive with guests on Sunday, 4 July 2016. 

Fireside Stories in KNP

Date: 2016-07-04

The below Camps will be hosting fireside presentations/ stories in order for management to interact with tourists.

Media Release: Erco (Boela) Janse van Rensburg attacked by a hyena

Date: 2016-06-29

Erco (15) from Centurion, Pretoria, was camping with his parents, Erno and Cashandra and his two sisters, Zilia and Kyla in the Crocodile Bridge Camp in the Kruger National Park. Whilst sleeping in their tent, a Hyena attacked him at about 04:30 on Sunday 26 June 2016.

June/ July activities in KNP shops

Date: 2016-06-27

Are you visiting the Park this June/ July holiday season? Make sure to visit the Park's Shop this holiday season and stand a chance to win great prizes and yummy treats!

Media Release: Access for KNP day visitors during school holidays

Date: 2016-06-23

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are requested to take note of the visitor access management, which will be enforced during the coming June/July holidays as from Friday, 24 June until Sunday, 17 July 2016. 

Media Release: KNP to interact with stakeholders at the Highveld Mall

Date: 2016-06-23

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will, as part of its marketing activities, showcase its tourism products and services in Witbank at the Highveld Mall on 23 – 26 June 2016 between 09:00 – 18:00. The exhibition is meant to afford existing and prospective clients an opportunity to have one on one interactions with KNP Staff members and discuss various tourism and conservation related issues. 

KNP and WESSA Photographic Competition

Date: 2016-06-21

Kruger National Park (KNP) and WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) have partnered to offer an exciting photographic competition with prizes! This year marks the 90th anniversary this two organisations partnered.

Media Release: SANParks arrests two Field Rangers for alleged poaching

Date: 2016-06-20

South African National Parks (SANParks) today (Monday, 20 June 2016) confirmed the arrest of two Field Rangers at Nwanedzi Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP) on 18 June 2016 for alleged involvement in rhino poaching activities. 

Media Release: SANParks is fully committed to its Transfrontier Park Agreements

Date: 2016-06-20

South African National Parks (SANParks) refutes the several media reports that seem to suggest that the organisation is putting blame on the portion of the fence that has been dropped between the Kruger National Park and Limpopo National Park as part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park agreement. 

Media Release: KNP majestic as it celebrates its birthday

Date: 2016-06-01

In celebration of the Kruger National Park (KNP) birthday on 31 May 2016, KNP Management would like to encourage guests and staff at large to join in the celebrations by sharing what the Park means to them. 

Media Release: Wild dog pack succumb to Canine Distemper

Date: 2016-05-27

The Kruger National Park (KNP) lost a pack of African Wild dogs, known as the Lower Sabie pack from a disease called Canine Distemper, towards the weekend of 21-22 May 2016. The disease commonly affects domestic dogs and can also spill over to the wildlife such as the African wild dogs, hyenas, lions and jackals. 

Media Release: Dramatic escalation in fight against poaching as suspected poachers fire on SANParks helicopter

Date: 2016-05-26

The Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Edna Molewa has congratulated SANParks and law-enforcement authorities for their sterling work in averting a catastrophe, after suspected poachers fired on a SANParks helicopter in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Tshokwane and Afsaal temporarily suspend their kitchen facility service

Date: 2016-05-26

The kitchen facility service at Tshokwane and Afsaal Picnic Spots in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will temporarily be suspended due to renovation work taking place as from 26 May 2016 until further notice. 

Kruger National Park interacts with stakeholders at Middelburg Mall

Date: 2016-05-25

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will, as part of its marketing activities, showcase its tourism products and services at the Middleburg Mall on 26 - 29 May 2016 between 09:00 - 18:00. The exhibition is meant to afford existing and prospective clients an opportunity to have one on one interaction with KNP Staff members and discuss various tourism and conservation related issues. 

Media Release: Balule low level bridge temporarily closes for maintenance

Date: 2016-05-25

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Balule low-level bridge will temporarily be closed for maintenance from 31 May to 10 June 2016. The bridge will therefore not be accessible for guests going to and from Balule Satellite Camp during that period. 

Media Release: President hands over compensation to Kruger National Park Land Claimants

Date: 2016-05-24

22 May 2016 - President Jacob Zuma on the 21st May 2016 handed over R84 million in financial compensation to six communities of Limpopo and Mpumalanga who claimed land in the Kruger National Park.  The communities had lodged their claims during the first re-opening of the Land Claims process which ended in 1998. 

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the compensation and handover celebration for various land claims in KNP

Date: 2016-05-23

21 May 2016 - Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, at the compensation and hand over celebration for various land claims on the Kruger National Park, Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga

Media Release: Land Claimant Financial Compensation handover celebration

Date: 2016-05-20

Guests of Kruger National Park are hereby informed that Paul Kruger Gate will be inaccessible due to the traffic that will be going to Skukuza for the land claimant financial compensation handover celebration in the Kruger National Park on Saturday, 21 May 2016. 

Media Release: Phabeni gate temporarily closes due to the bridge repair

Date: 2015-05-17

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Phabeni Gate leading up to the road S3 (from the Gate to intersection which leads to Numbi Gate) will temporarily be closed on 16 - 20 May 2016; due to repair work that needs to be done on the Phabeni low water bridge. 

Media Release: KNP Achievers get honoured for best effort

Date: 2016-05-18

The 17th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place on 13 May 2016 in Skukuza. 

Media Release: KNP celebrates World Fish Migration Day

Date: 2016-05-18

In commemoration of World Fish Migration Day, Kruger National Park (KNP) will stage an event at the Engelhardt Dam Fish way near Letaba Rest Camp on Saturday, 21 May 2016; tourists are welcome to attend the event. The event is intended to raise awareness on the importance of migratory fish and the need for having healthy, free flowing rivers to ensure connectivity. 

Media Release: Letaba Day Visitors' Area closes for the weekend due to resident leopard

Date: 2016-05-06

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Letaba Day Visitors’ area is temporarily closed as from today, 6 May 2016 until further notice. A leopard has made the site its residence, by moving in with its kill; which it has gradually been feeding on since yesterday.

Media Release: Rutting season, drive slow on the KNP roads

Date: 2016-05-05

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Management would like to inform visitors that as we enter the rutting season, animals such as impala tend to fight and chase each other in the Park; and therefore become dangerous to speeding vehicles. As such the Park would like to advise tourists to observe the speed limit at all times in order to avoid accidents. 

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