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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: Marakele National Park implements “Walk and Learn on the Wild Side” project

07 June 2016

Marakele National Park became the first Park in the Northern region of SANParks to host the “Walk and Learn on the Wild Side" project (WALOW). Marakele kick-started the programme in May 2016 where a total of eight schools and 169 participants from  both the Waterberg & Moses Kotane District were selected for the duration of the week to be a part of this life changing experience.

Media Release: Record entries for the 2016 Marakele marathon

07 March 2016

Professional and fun runners were in high spirits at the 2016 Marakele marathon which took place on Saturday 27th February 2016.  A record number of 727 people registered for the marathon which is in its 7th year and serves as a qualifier to the world renowned comrades’ marathon.

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: 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: Bontle tented units fast becoming a favourite weekend destination

14 October 2015

Marakele National Park has become a hive of activity and a favourite destination for many and even more so since the new tented units at Bontle Rest Camp were officially launched. Situated just a kilometre from the Marakele main gate, the ten units that have been added as an extension to the Bontle Rest Camp have been running at 80% occupancy level for most weekends since their official opening a month ago.

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.

Media Release: Eight year old donates sniffer dogs to Marakele National Park

27 May 2015

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers in partnership with Alyssa's Save The Rhino's Fund officially handed over two trained sniffer dogs to the Ranger Corps in Marakele National Park. This handover was facilitated by the Waterberg region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers and the SANParks Honorary Rangers canine fund.

Media Release: 2015 Kumba Marakele Marathon and Half Marathon

04 February 2015

South African National Parks (SANParks) is once again partnering with Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore to present the 6th annual Kumba Marakele Marathon (KMM) on Saturday, 7 March 2015 at Marakele National Park (MNP), Limpopo.

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.

The Kumba Marakele Marathon

10 December 2014

The Kumba Marakele Marathon presented by Kumba Iron Ore and the Marakele National Park on Saturday, 7 March 2015.

Marakele National Park commemorates World Rangers Day

05 August 2014

Rangers from Marakele National Park left their posts for a while and gathered at the Park’s sports grounds on Thursday, 31 July 2014 to commemorate World Rangers Day. This is a yearly event which aims to honour those rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty and acknowledge the brave, tireless and critical role of the park rangers around the world in protecting the world’s natural systems and endangered species.

Media Release: Youth gather at Marakele National Park for Environmental Education

30 June 2014

South African National Parks (SANParks) hosted its Environmental Education weekend for the youth at Marakele National Park. The weekend camp was attended by a total of 60 learners from Gauteng and is part of SANParks’ Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI), an environmental programme which started in 2010 that is targeted at the urban school-going children.

Media Release: Marakele National Park welcomes two new lions

06 May 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014, saw two lions released into the Marakele National Park to complement the pride already in the park. They were trans-located from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions amongst the lions already in the park and to diversify the gene pool for lions.

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