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Update on the heavy rains in the KNP

Date: 2013-01-21

The situation at the moment (Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at 09h00) is as follows:

Media Release: Kruger National Park affected by heavy rains

Date: 2013-01-19

The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the closure of some of the camps and gravel roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The KNP experienced heavy rain in the northern part earlier this week which lead to closure of all the bush camps and gravel roads. Today the southern part of the park is also affected.

Media Release: Temporary closure of bush camps and roads in the north of KNP

Date: 2013-01-17

Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park (KNP) have resulted in temporary closure of Bush Camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni Region. All the bookings made at the affected bush camps will be transferred to the nearest camps. Main roads lede to the rest camps with low level bridges have been affected as well.

Media Release: Kruger National Park hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Date: 2013-01-09

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya has announced today (Wednesday, 09 January 2013) that 811 fines were issued to rule breakers during the festive season (1 - 31 December 2012).

Media Release: Three white rhinos poached in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that three rhinos had been lost since the beginning of the year. The animals were lost in two separate incidents. A hunting rifle and two sets of horns were recovered. 

Day visitors reminded not to bring liquor to the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-01-02

Kruger National Park Management would like to remind day visitors that the no-liquor rule which was introduced in the park last year, is still in place and in force. This reminder comes as result of an increase in cases whereby day visitors arrive at the gates with liquor and allege not to be aware of the rule

Media Release: Success of "Operation Rhino Alive" in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-12-19

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that five suspected poachers were arrested over this past long weekend. The suspects were in possession of ammunition, a silencer and two high caliber hunting rifles. 

The Mopani Rest Camp December 2012 Holiday Programme

Date: 2012-12-11

Take a look at all that Mopani Rest Camp has to offer during the December 2012 Holiday Programme.

Media Release: KNP to enforce gate quotas during the festive season

Date: 2012-12-10

Day visitors planning to visit the park during this festive season are reminded that gate quotas will be enforced. Day visitors are advised to make a pre-booking to secure their entry at the entrance gate.

The Parks Shop's exciting holiday programme ensures a fun-filled festive season!

Date: 2012-12-07

The Parks Shop in selected camps in the Kruger National Park will be hosting an exciting, fun-filled edutainment programme during the upcoming December holidays. Interactive activities range from creating christmas decorations to story hours and much, much more. 

Media Release: Kruger National Park's museum closes for refurbishment

Date: 2012-12-05

The museum section of the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will shut down all operations to undergo a complete refurbishment. The section will be closed from today, 05 December 2012 until 30 June 2013. At the same time the library and its functions will not be affected by these renovations.

Media Release: Two suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 2012-11-26

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Operation Rhino Task group, comprising of rangers, SANParks Environmental Crime Investigation (ECI) and South African Police Services (SAPS), arrested two suspected rhino poachers on Saturday, 24 November 2012. The arrests happened in the N’wanetsi section, located in the central part of the park. Two (2) hunting rifles, ammunition and four (4) fresh rhino horns were discovered during the operation.

Media Release: KNP Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Date: 2012-11-13

A female German tourist was injured when a white rhino with a calf attacked a group of tourists who were on a morning walk in the Kruger National Park. The incident happened on 12 November 2012, just a kilometre outside the Wolhuter Trail camp in the southern part of the park.

Media Release: Anthrax outbreak affects hippos in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-11-05

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today that the anthrax outbreak that started in late August in the north of the Kruger National Park (KNP) has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotamus in the Letaba and Olifants River in the past two weeks. Post mortems results from some of the carcases, suggest they were infected by the bacteria.

Media Release: Conservation body launches community benefication project

Date: 2012-10-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) officially launched its first legacy Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project in the small village of Cork in Mpumalanga on the border of the Kruger National Park, today (25/10/2012). 

Media Release: Tracking dogs to intensify KNP's rangers' fight against poaching

Date: 2012-10-23

In a bid to intensify the fight against rhino poaching, the Kruger National Park (KNP) has inaugurated five tracking dogs today, (23 October 2012) as part of the Rhino Dogs Project to assist with patrols and operations. The dogs underwent 10 weeks of intensive training where they were introduced to the bush, learnt how to track human scent, trained how to protect team members, smell out rhino horn and detect ammunitions from the poachers.

Media Release: KNP to demolish its artificial water holes

Date: 2012-10-23

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will demolish its artificial boreholes and dams near Mopani Restcamp in the northern part of the park today (Tuesday, 23 October 2012). Explosives will be used to demolish these structures. The area around the target structure will be cleared to ensure that animals and human beings are safe.

SANParks launches the Orpen Live Webcam!

Date: 2012-10-16

"First prize - visit your favourite park; drive to a scenic waterhole; observe the environment, hear the sounds, feel Nature’s presence in your bones… You can’t do that just yet? Ok, in that case, visit the Live Orpen Webcam virtually, any time of the day or the night and enjoy the live video streaming. It is now as close as it gets to being in Nature. Plus the added convenience of watching it from the comfort of your own home", announced Nedret Saidova, E-Business Senior Manager, SANParks

Media Release: Compass Group staff on strike in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-10-15

All the guests travelling to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are informed about the strike by Compass Group employees in the park. 

Media Release: KNP asks for God's intervention in rhino poaching

Date: 2012-10-13

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with Malamulele Pastors Fraternal, held a church service to pray for rhino poaching today (Saturday, 13 October 2012). Different church denominations from the neighbouring communities in the northern part of the park assembled at Shingwedzi Soccer Field to declare war against rhino poachers.

Media Release: One suspected poacher fatally wounded in Kruger National Park

Date: 2012-10-08

In an anti-poaching operation, carried out on the evening of Saturday, 6 October 2012, Kruger National Park rangers made contact with three armed suspected rhino poachers at the Crocodile Bridge section of the park in which a shoot-out ensued. 

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-20

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 20 September 2012.

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-17

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 11:00 a.m. on 17 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP trainee ranger killed in tragic shooting accident

Date: 2012-09-10

An accident ocurred this morning during a practice session at the shooting range in Skukuza, where one of the KNP trainee rangers was accidentally fatally shot by a fellow trainee. 

Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 2012-09-05

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 5 September 2012.

Media Release: KNP joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners to fight poaching

Date: 2012-08-31

Kruger National Park (KNP) joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners in an attempt to fight the escalating rhino poaching pandemic. Over 500 Traditional Health Practitioners from Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces gathered at Skukuza soccer stadium today (Friday, 31 August 2012) to declare their stand against rhino poaching.

Media Release: Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and three fatally wounded

Date: 2012-08-29

In a South African National Parks (SANParks) anti-rhino poaching operation four (4) rhino poaching suspects were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) this week.

New Berg-en-Dal picnic site

Date: 2012-08-28

The Berg-en-Dal picnic site started operating on the 1st of August 2012. The site is operated by the local community from the Hectorspruit area outside the Malelane Gate. Derick Khoza is the friendly host at the picnic site.

Media Release: Anthrax outbreak in the north of the KNP

Date: 2012-08-28

Over the last two days, 30 carcasses of roan antelopes were discovered at the Capricorn Rare antelope enclosure in the northern part of the park, around the Mopani camp area. The animals are believed to have died from yet another outbreak of the anthrax disease in the park, like it normally happens from time to time during this time of the year.

Media Release: KNP launches artisan training programme in Skukuza

Date: 2012-08-21

The Kruger National Park (KNP) together with Scarce Skills Development and Training (SSDT), P.D Naidoo and Associates (PDNA), Automobile Training Academy (ATA); Nkangala Further Education & Training College and Eskom, launched an artisan training programme on Friday, 17 August 2012. The programme is aimed at training engineering students to become artisans.

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