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Media Release: Wilderness Trails Rangers honoured during 30th anniversary celebration

Date: 2008-09-23

The Kruger National Park Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize honoured all 84 of the park’s past and present trails rangers and the role these men and women have played in conservation for the past 30 years yesterday, 22 September 2008.

Temporary closure of KNP's Shingwedzi Camp from 19-21 September

Date: 2008-09-17

The Shingwedzi Camp in the Kruger National Camp (KNP) will be temporarily closed from 19 - 21 September as it will be hosting a group of artists.

Media Release: Kruger elephants move to Mozambique

Date: 2008-09-16

Six bull elephants will be relocated to Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique from the Kruger National Park (KNP) this month as part of a plan to restore the 350 000 hectare park to its former glory.

Duke sheds other tusk

Date: 2008-09-10

One of the most well-known tuskers of the Kruger National Park, Duke, has now broken both his tusks.

Old style motoring visits KNP

Date: 2008-09-05

Shining chrome, spoke wheels, leather bonnet straps and plenty of old-time motoring nostalgia returned to one of the oldest tourist areas of the Kruger National Park (KNP) this week.

Media Release: Steenboks vow to keep Kruger clean

Date: 2008-09-01

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize accepted the Keep Kruger Clean pledge of 36 grade 10 school pupils from all around the Park in Skukuza on Saturday 30 August 2008 as part of the on-going Keep Kruger Clean Campaign.

Catching birds for the sake of the rhinos

Date: 2008-08-28

They flocked into Skukuza. They came from as far as the Limpopo Valley in the far north of the country. They answered a call.

Schools Sports Challenge in the KNP

Date: 2008-08-26

As part of the local youth development project, the Kruger National Park's People and Conservation Department organised the Schools Sports Challenge.

Osv Operator Vows To Follow The Rules

Date: 2008-08-14

Kruger National Park (KNP) Open Safari Vehicle (OSV) operator Thompsons Indaba Safaris presented the Park’s Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize with a framed pledge where all the guides that work for the company vow to maintain all the rules and regulations of the park this week (Monday August 11, 2008).

Media Release: Research On KNP Croc Deaths Continues

Date: 2008-08-08

Kruger National Park scientists, researchers and veterinarian surgeons teamed up with crocodile experts and other ecologists from universities and other institutions in yet another attempt at trying to unravel the mystery of the crocodile deaths in the Olifants and Letaba rivers this week.

Media Release: KNP Tourist Road Closed

Date: 2008-08-07

The northern access road to the Thulamela Heritage Site in the far northernmost region of the Kruger National Park (KNP) was closed today for necessary road works.

Media Release: Explore Parque Nacional Do Limpopo In Your 4x4 And Make An Impact!

Date: 2008-07-10

For the first time 4x4 enthusiasts have the opportunity to explore a National Park and at the same time participate in a census that will have a meaningful impact on the knowledge base of the Park.

Basic Environmental Assessment For Singita Roads In KNP

Date: 2008-07-08

Mazda Wildlife Fund Donates R100 000 To Counter Poaching

Date: 2008-06-30

The Mazda Wildlife Fund once again supported the annual Sunset Serenade, which took place from 18 – 22 June. The event, staged at the Kruger National Park, aimed to highlight the importance and prominent work of the Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching and Ranger Support Services Unit of South African National Parks.

Media Release: British American Tobacco SA Butts In To Help Conserve The Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-06-23

The Kruger National Park’s Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize accepted a donation of 195 MaxiBin cigarette disposal bins today (Monday June 23, 2008) from British American Tobacco (BAT) South Africa.

Media Release: Sanparks Re-Introduces Advanced Bookings For Day Visits To Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-06-18

Day visitors to the Kruger National Park will again be able to book ahead of time to secure their entrance to South Africa’s most well known national park.

West Rand Honorary Rangers Birding Weekend Booking Opens 18 June, 2008

Date: 2008-06-18

Attention all birders! Booking opens on 18 June 2008 for the ever popular Kruger Park Birding Weekend which will be hosted by West Rand Honorary Rangers at the end of January / beginning February 2009.

Media Release: Kruger National Park Anniversary Celebrated In Style

Date: 2008-06-17

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk joined various other dignitaries and more than a thousand people to celebrate the Kruger National Park’s 110th Anniversary in Skukuza today (Saturday June 14, 2008).

Media Release: Kruger National Park Decade-By-Decade History

Date: 2008-06-17

Louis Trichardt was the first white Voortrekker to trek through the present-day Kruger Park to Delagoa Bay (Maputo) in Mozambique. Most of his party succumbed to malaria on this journey.

Media Release: KNP Commissions Birthday Song

Date: 2008-06-09

The organisers of the Kruger National Park’s 110th Anniversary Celebration have commissioned a composer to write a song to commemorate this special occasion as part of the planned celebrations.

Media Release: Crocodile Deaths Puzzle Ecologists

Date: 2008-06-04

A think tank of veterinary surgeons, scientists, researchers, rangers and managers met in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday (Tuesday June 3, 2008) to discuss the discovery of at least 30 of crocodile carcasses found in the Olifants River last week.

KNP Celebrates Birthday With Communities

Date: 2008-06-03

“In the immortal words of that well known song of the 1970s and 1980s by Cool and the Gang, let’s now celebrate and have a good time.”

Gold Rush in Kruger

Date: 2008-06-03

People might be forgiven if they thought the Klondyk-era of the Lowveld Gold Rush had returned as cold coin aficionados from all over South Africa rushed to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park this Saturday (May 31, 2008).

Environmental Basic Assessment for the proposed upgrade of the Skukuza Conference Facility

Date: 2008-06-02

SANParks, Kruger National Park (KNP), has identified the need to upgrade the conference facility in Skukuza to a commercially-operated Conference Facility in the Skukuza Rest Camp.

Media Release: Knp Visitors Will Strike Gold This Saturday!

Date: 2008-05-29

Visitors to the Kruger National Park this Saturday (May 31, 2008) will strike gold when they enter the park through any one of the 10 entrance gates.

Media Release: Canoe the Rio Elefantes Trail

Date: 2008-05-28

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park boasts yet another sought after adventure experience. At Indaba in Durban earlier this month Transfrontier Parks Destinations announced the introduction of their Rio Elefantes Canoeing Trail in Mozambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo and posed the question “where else in Southern Africa can you paddle a major river between its confluences with two other major rivers"?

Clearing of Lantana Camara from Malalane area of KNP

Date: 2008-05-26

Between the 02 and 04 May 2008 a work-party of Honorary Rangers (HRs) was put together to clear Lantana Camara in the Malalane area of the KNP.

Media Release: KNP 110 Birthday Celebrations poised to kick off!

Date: 2008-05-23

A three-week long celebration of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) 110th Birthday will kick off on Monday next week (Monday May 26, 2008) and will climax with the main event on Saturday June 14, 2008.

KNP Prepares to Celebrate 110 Years of Successful Conservation!

Date: 2008-05-22

Plans are being finalized, food is being prepared, speeches are being written, cultural dancers are practicing and the final touches are being done in expectation of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) three week long celebration of 110 years of successful conservation.

Media Release: KNP Rangers demonstrate their skills

Date: 2008-05-22

The Kruger National Park Rangers were out in the field today (Thursday May 22, 2008) near Malelane Entrance Gate in the extreme South of the park, where they celebrated their Ranger’s Day by demonstrating what they do best which is to combat poaching and to maintain the integrity of the park.

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