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Media Release: MNP to celebrate Limpopo’s diverse cultures during SA National Parks week

05 September 2016

<p class="leading">The 11th annual SA National Parks Week gets underway from 12th -17th September 2016 in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. This initiative in partnership with Total SA and FNB is in line with SANParks vision statement of "A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society&rdquo; and gives all South African citizens the opportunity to access the Parks for free throughout the week.</p>

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

21 June 2016

Parks in the Northern Cluster of South African National Parks (SANParks) consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) celebrated their employees at an Achievement Awards function that took place on Monday 20 June 2016 at Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. 

Media Release: Mapungubwe commemorates Museums and Africa Day

23 May 2016

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site was on Friday, 20 May 2016 a hive of activity as the Park celebrated International Day of Museums and also Africa month. International Museums Day is celebrated annually on the 18th May and this year’s theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”. 

Media Release: Roads upgrade in Mapungubwe National Park completed

20 April 2016

Visitors to Mapungubwe National Park will be delighted to know that the roads inside the Park have received major upgrades with the latest stretch from the Interpretation Centre to the Day Visitors centre paved. A parking area for busses as well as normal vehicles was created to streamline the flow of vehicles past the Interpretation and Day Visitor areas.

Media Release: Visit Mapungubwe National Park to see the famous Golden Rhino

12 April 2016

Mapungubwe National Park, situated 70 km outside the town of Musina offers visitors an unforgettable life experience. The Park which is situated in the Shashe and Limpopo rivers is the first African Kingdom in Southern Africa. The rich, extra-ordinary history that is found in this area led to its declaration as world heritage site in 2004. The Confluence, where two rivers (Shashe and Limpopo) and three countries (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe) collide can be perfectly viewed when one is in Mapungubwe. 

Media Release: Syndicates in the Mapungubwe National Park sentenced on rhino killing

14 March 2016

Pretoria - In a case involving a rhino poaching syndicate of six persons including the shooter, his helpers, transporters and the seller of the horns in Mozambique, Magistrate Mike Coetzee handed down a 15 year imprisonment sentence to five of the six rhino poaching syndicate, while the sixth one received an effective 10 year sentence in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Friday, 11 March 2016. 

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

19 February 2016

South African National Park (SANParks) is observing the fifth annual World Pangolin Day on Saturday 20 February. Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters” are increasingly threatened in Africa and South Africa. From illegal trade and habitat loss to accidental death on electric fences, all eight Pangolin species worldwide are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. The only South African species, Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii), have been found in Kruger National Park (KNP), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Marakele National Park. 

Media Release: Limpopo River in Mapungubwe flows again

18 January 2016

From 15 - 16 January 2016 the northern parts of the country experienced heavy and extended rainfall that broke the extended heat-wave and dry spell that have been persistent in the area and the rest of the country over the past weeks.

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates

25 November 2015

South African National Parks (SANParks) is on a mission to ensure that its Rangers are Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) compliant - this was confirmed at a Certificate Award ceremony for over 50 Rangers that are responsible for the Northern Region Parks (Golden Gate, Marakele and Mapungubwe).

Media Release: Marakele National Park to host 2015 SA National Parks week launch

09 September 2015

Marakele National Park situated just outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, will be in the spotlight as the host of this year’s launch of South Africa National Parks Week. The event which will be officiated by the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will be held on Sunday, 13 September 2015.

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

11 December 2014

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

Media Release: More arrests in the Mapungubwe poaching case

28 August 2014

Makhado - one more suspect in the case of a rhino poaching incident that took place in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in July, has been arrested. This follows the arrest of four other suspects earlier this month.

Body of a man found in Mapungubwe National Park

25 August 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) confirms that a body of a male estimated to be in his early forties was discovered in the Western side of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by Rangers who were on patrol.

Suspected rhino poachers in Mapungubwe appear in court

19 August 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators (ECI) in partnership with the South African Police Services Special Organised Crime arrested four suspected rhino poachers following poaching of a white rhino on 23 July 2014 in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside Musina, Limpopo. 

Media Release: Rhino carcass discovered in Mapungubwe National Park

24 July 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that a fresh rhino bull carcass, with its horns removed, was discovered yesterday in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site near Musina in Limpopo Province. The crime scene is currently being investigated by a South African Police Services forensics team together with SANParks Environmental Crime Investigators.

Media Release: Alldays High school benefits from SANParks' CSI

28 March 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) Managing Executive: Corporate Services, Ms wanda mkutshulwa yesterday (27 March 2014) handed a computer laboratory to Alldays High School in the Alldays community, adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site.

Media Release: SANParks employee arrested for illegal hunt granted bail

29 January 2014

Pretoria: A South African National Parks (SANParks) employee arrested in connection with illegal commercial hunting activities in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, near Musina in Limpopo, appeared in the Makhado Magistrate Court this morning.  

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

17 July 2013

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: Mapungubwe restaurant still operational

08 July 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to dismiss rumours that are spreading about the closure of Mapungubwe restaurant, which is situated in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site, near Musina in Limpopo. The restaurant has merely changed operators and was not closed down.

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