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Media Release: Suspected rhino poacher arrested

Date: 2011-12-12

During the afternoon of 11 December 2011, a joint operational team consisting of South African National Parks (SANParks) Rangers and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested a suspected rhino poacher in the N’wanetsi Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during the 2011 festive season

Date: 2011-12-09

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are reminded to be aware of gate quotas when planning their visit this coming festive season.

Media Release: Observe the rules and regulations during festive season

Date: 2011-12-08

Protection Services personnel, Traffic Officials and KNP Rangers, of the Kruger National Park will step up their approach to dealing with rule breakers this coming Festive Season effectively from Friday, 9 December 2011.

Media Release: KNP tightens on its border gates control

Date: 2011-11-22

Visitors who travel through the Kruger National Park using its border gates as ports of entry or exit through to the neighbouring countries such as Mozambique will be required to produce a valid overnight booking in either Kruger or Limpopo National Park, effectively from December 1, 2011.

Media Release: Two rhino killed in Kruger

Date: 2011-10-12

Two fresh white rhino carcasses (cow and calf), were discovered this morning, 11 October 2011 at Albasini Road, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP). The two animals were both shot on the head and only one front horn was removed, the rest still intact.

Media Release: KNP’s oldest tusker Duke dies of old age

Date: 2011-10-07

One of the oldest tuskers in the Kruger National Park (KNP), Duke, passed away on October 1, 2011 seemingly of old age.

KNP's Lake Panic Hide temporarily closed from 3-18 October 2011

Date: 2011-09-26

Skukuza’s Lake Panic Hide in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will be temporary closed from the 03 - 18 October 2011.

Shingwedzi Rest Camp closed to day visitors from 24-27 September

Date: 2011-09-20

Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Shingwedzi Rest Camp will be closed to day visitors during 24-27 September 2011.

Spring Open Day @ Skukuza Nursery

Date: 2011-09-14

On Sunday 18th September 2011, there will be a Spring Open Day at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: Two suspected poachers killed and another in hospital

Date: 2011-09-09

A joint operation consisting of South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), yesterday at Houtbos, Kruger National Park (KNP) resulted in a shoot-out which led to two suspected poachers being fatally wounded and the third wounded - under police guard in hospital.

Media Release: KNP achievers sparkle at the Achievement Awards Ceremony

Date: 2011-09-08

The 12th Kruger NP Achievement Awards took place yesterday, September, 6 2011 in Skukuza and the award winners were the main attraction as the entire venue hummed with excitement when they scooped awards at the historic event.

Media Release: Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre’s temporary closure

Date: 2011-09-07

The Library and Museum, which form part of the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in the Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Skukuza Rest Camp, will be temporarily closed from September 06 to October 14, 2011 for maintenance.

Media Release: KNP celebrates Arbor Week with school kids

Date: 2011-09-06

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya handed over 25 indigenous trees to the educators and learners of Mjejane Primary School for planting on Thursday, September 1, 2011 as part of the Arbor Day celebration and to encourage learners to take part in greening events which improve the health and beauty of the environment.

Media Release: KNP gears up for SANParks Week Celebrations

Date: 2011-09-01

The annual 2011 SANParks Week will once again will take place on 12-18 September 2010 throughout all national parks which fall under South African National Parks. Kruger National Park (KNP) will have a series of activities which will take place during that period of which the aim is to create awareness around the National Parks of this country.

Media Release: KNP emerging contractors receive technical skills training

Date: 2011-08-22

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) HOD: Technical Services, Blake Schraader presented the certificates to 150 emerging contractors in Skukuza on Friday, August 19, 2011.

Media Release: KNP honours rangers for their hard work

Date: 2011-08-04

In a tribute to the Rangers (the living and those who passed on in their line of duty), the Managing Executive of Kruger National Park (KNP), Abe Sibiya handed over the trees to the Rangers at the International Ranger Day celebration on Monday, 1 August 2011 at Letaba Camp.

Media Release: Suspected ranger arrested for poaching in the KNP

Date: 2011-07-26

The CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda announced today that one of the Ranger Corps, based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was arrested for suspected rhino poaching activities yesterday, July 25, 2011.

Media Release: KNP to honour Mandela through music & service

Date: 2011-07-11

Monday, July 18, 2011 will be the 93rd birthday of former president Nelson Mandela and the whole world will be celebrating this day. The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with Keystone State Boys choir (KSB) from USA will on the day hold a “happy birthday musical performance” to honour the life, of this international icon who has been an inspiration to many nations all over the world.

If you’re in Kruger – Skukuza Nursery is calling you!

Date: 2011-07-08

If you’re visiting Kruger National Park (KNP) why not take advantage of the winter specials at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery. If you visit between the 2 -17 July 2011 - you can grab our “buy one get one free” promotion.

Opinion piece on Kruger’s new hotel developments published

Date: 2011-07-06

An opinion piece has been published in the Sowetan’s online publication titled: “Vestiges of racism haunt Kruger Park”.

Media Release: Three suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-30

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested three suspected rhino poachers today, June 30, 2011 in the Houtboschrand ranger section of the KNP near the Olifants River.

Media Release: Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2011-06-06

Two rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) by a combined SANParks, SANDF and SAPS operation on Friday the 3rd June, 2011, shortly after 2 white rhino were shot and killed and their horns removed in the Nwanedsi area of the KNP.

SANParks responds to Beeld article

Date: 2011-05-20

South African National Parks (SANParks) CEO Dr David Mabunda responds to an article published in the Beeld, dated 10 May 2011.

Media Release: Three suspected poachers die

Date: 2011-05-20

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) came into contact with three suspected poachers yesterday afternoon, 18 May 2011. A shoot-out ensued which led to all suspects being fatally wounded.

Media Release: KNP receives wheelchairs for tourists

Date: 2011-05-10

In a gesture of goodwill, the Germiston’s Rotaract Club presented the Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya with a consignment of 15 wheel chairs on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas in force during Easter weekend

Date: 2011-05-06

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are encouraged to take note of gate quotas which will strictly be enforced, when planning their visit to the park during this coming Easter weekend which starts on Thursday, 21 to Monday, 25 April 2011.

Media Release: Positive feedback on the Easter holidays in KNP

Date: 2011-05-04

The majority of tourists who visited the Kruger National Park (KNP) during the recent Easter holidays responded positively towards the alcohol ban regulation which the park introduced.

Media Release: Another poacher killed and three arrested in KNP

Date: 2011-04-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement on Sunday, 24 April 2011 that while on patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday, 23 April 2011 the SANParks rangers and members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), came across two groups of suspected poachers.

Media Release: Community Project OSV handover

Date: 2011-04-14

The Kruger National Park's (KNP's) Managing Executive, Abe Sibiya presented tour guides from the local communities with four open safari vehicles (OSV) yesterday (Wednesday, April 13, 2011).

The great Balule forum camp-out & clean-up

Date: 2011-04-12

It all started with a call on the forum by BunnyHugger (a forumite) in November 2009. Many forumites responded and the decision was made to camp-out and clean-up during Easter weekend (21-24 April 2011). Yes, you must plan ahead.

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