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25% discount on accommodation at Bontle Rest Camp in Marakele and Agulhas National Park

Date: 2016-07-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 25% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation at two of its Parks. 

Media Release: Marakele National Park heeds the “call to action” on Mandela Day

Date: 2016-07-18

Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi has joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Mandela Day on Monday, 18 July 2016. 

Media Release: Marakele National Park’s head guide nominated for the Provincial Lilizela Awards

Date: 2016-07-18

Marakele National Park’s head guide, Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi has once again received a nomination for the prestigious Limpopo Province Lilizela awards to be held next month. The main aim of the awards is to celebrate those individuals, products and institutions that are excelling in promoting the tourism industry.

Media Release: SANParks Kudu Green School Initiative opens for 2016

Date: 2016-06-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) opened the annual Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI) Programme on 27 June 2016 in Marakele National Park.

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

Date: 2016-06-21

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

Date: 2016-06-07

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.

Book now for an unforgettable bush adventure in two of SANParks' newest camps

Date: 2016-04-15

Book now for your unique bush experience in two of South African National Park's (SANParks) newest camps, Bontle Tented Camp in Marakele National Park and Pafuri Border Camp in the northern region of the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: SANParks donates another State of the art Science laboratory to a school in Thabazimbi

Date: 2016-03-11

Limpopo - On Thursday 10 March 2016, South African National Parks (SANParks) joined by the Department of Education in Limpopo celebrated the handover of a new state of the art science laboratory to Groenvlei Secondary School in Thabazimbi. 

Media Release: Record entries for the 2016 Marakele marathon

Date: 2016-03-07

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: It's all systems go for the 2016 Marakele Marathon

Date: 2016-02-23

It's all systems go for the annual Marakele Marathon which kick-starts this coming Saturday (27 February 2016) at Marakele National Park, just outside Thabazimbi.

Media Release: SANParks Raises Awareness on World Pangolin Day

Date: 2016-02-19

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: Wetlands Day celebrated at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-02-04

Marakele National Park once again took part in this year’s World Wetlands Day celebration which is a very special environmental calendar day, aimed at raising awareness on the deteriorating status of wetlands across the globe.

Media Release: Entries open for the 2016 Marakele marathon

Date: 2016-01-25

Marakele National Park will once again partner with SANParks Honorary Rangers and Thabazimbi Marathon Club to bring the 2016 Marakele marathon.

Media Release: Wayne Bolton gets a hearty welcome at Mapungubwe and Marakele National Park

Date: 2015-12-07

On 28 November 2015 Wayne Bolton began an adventure of a lifetime in support of the fight against rhino poaching. His 6000km, 80 days cycling escapade to all 19 National Parks began on 28 November and will end in February 2016. 

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates

Date: 2015-11-25

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

Date: 2015-10-14

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: Two lions translocated from Marakele National Park to Karoo National Park

Date: 2015-10-05

1 October 2015 - South African National Parks (SANParks) moved two lions from Marakele National Park to the Karoo National Park as part of its innovative approach to managing lions in small parks.  

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

Date: 2015-09-09

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.

Speech by Minister of Environmental Affairs on the celebration of World Ranger Day

Date: 2015-08-03

Program Director,

Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Nosipho Ngcaba

CEO of South African National Parks, Mr. Fundisile Mketeni

Community representatives

Members of the media

Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs pays tribute to rangers on World Ranger Day

Date: 2015-08-03

1 August 2015 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has paid tribute to game rangers working at the coalface of conservation in South Africa. 

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

Date: 2015-05-27

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

Date: 2015-02-04

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

Date: 2014-12-11

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

Date: 2014-12-10

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

Date: 2014-08-05

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

Date: 2014-06-30

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

Date: 2014-05-06

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.

Media Release: More buffalo for Marakele National Park

Date: 2014-04-07

Following the successful re-introduction of a herd of 20 buffalo which comprised of nine cows and eleven bulls in Marakele National Park in 2013, ten cows were released into the park early this morning.

Marakele's accommodation facilities temporarily closed due to damaged roads

Date: 2014-03-11

Marakele National Park‘s accommodation facilities have been temporarily closed for the rest of the week due to damaged roads caused by heavy rain across the country.

Media Release: The 2014 Kumba-Marakele Marathon

Date: 2014-02-04

Marakele National Park has partnered with Kumba Iron Ore, SANParks Honorary Rangers and Thabazimbi Marathon Club to bring a unique marathon challenge to the public as well as the professional running community in South Africa.  


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