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Media Release: SANParks to meet with the Union and strike representatives

Date: 2012-02-28

A joint meeting between South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the main unions, Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA) and representatives of the strikers will take place on Thursday, 1 March 2012 in Skukuza in order to find a solution to the current strike.

Media Release: Two Rhino killed in the KNP

Date: 2012-02-28

Two fresh white adult rhino carcasses with horns removed were discovered this morning, 28 February 2012 at Napi Boulders Loop, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: KNP Buffalo fatally attacked a suspected fish poacher

Date: 2012-02-22

Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers together with the South African Police Services (SAPS) discovered a dead body of someone who is believed to be a fish suspected poacher who was attacked by a buffalo on February 21, 2012 at Mphongolo River inside the Park. The body was discovered after it was reported to the Chief of Mavilingwe Village, an area south of Punda Maria Gate and the case was referred to the local Police Station and Rangers for further investigation. 

Media Release: Strikers March to Paul Kruger Gate

Date: 2012-02-16

Guests to the Kruger National Park (KNP) that have planned to enter through Paul Kruger Entrance Gate tomorrow (Friday, February 17, 2012) should be aware that there could be a disruption of services at the gate due to a planned march by striking workers.

Media Release: Wild Jump Malelane

Date: 2012-02-23

Wild Card and Kruger Park Trails will be hosting Wild Jump, a collaborative event combining skydiving and a Kruger Bush adventure.  See the Kruger National Park (KNP) from an eagle’s view and tick off one more item on your bucket list. The actual skydiving will take place in Malelane, at an airstrip outside the Kruger National Park.

International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference

Date: 2012-02-06

This conference will bring together in the heart of the world famous Kruger National Park researchers, conservationists and policy makers interested in and concerned with wildlife tuberculosis throughout the world.

Media Release: 248 KNP rangers to embark on a strike

Date: 2012-02-01

A total number of 361 Kruger National Park (KNP) staff members will embark on a strike from Friday, February 3, 2012

Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 2012-03-02

Following heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area.

Media Release: Two suspected poachers fatally wounded in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-12

In a follow-up anti-poaching operation in the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park last night, Wednesday, 11 January 2012, Field Rangers came in contact with a group of suspected poachers.

Media Release: Eight rhino carcasses found in Kruger

Date: 2012-01-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement today that while in an intensified patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday (Tuesday, 10 January 2012) rangers found eight (8) carcasses with their horns missing in two sections of the park.

Media Release: Fuel shortage in KNP

Date: 2011-12-20

Guests travelling Kruger National Park are notified that the park is currently experiencing a shortage of unleaded petrol at most of its filling stations and therefore advises all those whose vehicle uses unleaded petrol to fill up their cars at the outside outlets before they enter the Park. 

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 (KNP) 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.

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