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Media Release: Marakele extends annual week of free access

Date: 2012-08-30

Marakele National Park (MNP) has announced that it will be extending the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week until Sunday, 16 September 2012.

Media Release: SANParks CEO opens state-of-the-art Educational Centre in Marakele

Date: 2011-06-20

The Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Parks (SANParks), Dr David Mabunda, officially opened a state-of-the-art Environmental Educational Center in the 67 000ha Marakele National Park outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo this morning (Monday 20th June 2011).

Leopard attack did not happen in Marakele National Park

Date: 2011-02-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to put it on record that the recent Leopard attack in North West did not happen in any of its parks. The attack happened outside a privately owned game farm near Britz not in Marakele National Park as it was reported in the media.

Media Release: Marakele National Park safe following a fire break

Date: 2010-10-15

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement yesterday that tourists planning to visit the Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi this week are free to book and make use of the park following a fire blaze in the mountainous area of the park.

Exciting birding event at Marakele!

Date: 2009-10-05

Marakele National Park's Honorary Rangers invites enthusiastic birders to an amazing weekend, during October, in a magic section of the Park.

Safari Tent accommodation at Tlopi Tented Camp temporarily closed at Marekele National Park

Date: 2009-03-03

All 10 Safari Tents at Tlopi Tented Camp in the Marakele National Park have been closed due to major renovations taking place.

Beginnings of a bird hide at Marakele National Park

Date: 2009-02-19

For quite a long time the Marakele Honorary Rangers (HRs) have envisaged a bird hide at a watering point where they had previously – in anticipation of the bird hide being erected - planted reeds and water lilies in order to attract birds, insects, mammals and reptiles. The time has now arrived...

Enjoy a run on the wild side at the Marakele National Park

Date: 2009-01-27

Fancy a run on the wild side? Why not join the Marakele National Park Marathon and Half Marathon taking place on 28 March 2009.

6th Sasol/Marakele Birding Breakaway taking place in October

Date: 2008-08-29

The sixth annual Sasol/Marakele Birding Breakaway will take place during the weekend of 17 - 19 October 2008 in Marakele National Park.

Northern Region Rewards Excellence

Date: 2008-04-18

The 18th of April marks a major highlight in the Northern Region’s Events Calendar. Since it’s inception last year, the regional awards function has grown from strength to strength and staff are encourgaed to excel and take pride in their work

First Braille Brochure for SANParks

Date: 2007-12-11

SANParks Northern Region (Mapungubwe, Marakele and Golden Gate) has published SANParks first ever braille brochure for visually impaired visitors.

African Wild Dogs Cross Borders (pdf)

Date: 2007-11-14

On Tuesday, 6 November 2007, a pack of 18 African Wild Dogs was translocated from Marakele National Park (South Africa) to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR, Botswana). The pack, which was donated by South African National Parks (SANParks), was transported to Botswana by road using Land Rover vehicles which were provided as part of Land Rover’s ongoing commitment to Wild Dog conservation.

Official Opening of New Marakele Road and Signage

Date: 2007-09-19

The road connecting the two sections of Marakele National Park was officially opened yesterday (18 September 2007), as part of ongoing SANParks Week celebrations.

SANParks and Reach for a Dream Join Hands

Date: 2007-07-11

The Reach-For-A-Dream Foundation, an organisation that has brought hope and healing to countless young South Africans, believes strongly in the power of dreams. It encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.

Northern Region Rewards Excellence

Date: 2007-04-23

In an effort to recognise the skills and dedication of our employees, the Northern Region of SANParks held the 1st Regional Achievement Awards in Golden Gate Highlands National Park on 12 April 2007.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Getting Wet at Marakele...

Date: 2006-07-28

There is a lush and vibrant waterhole in the Kwaggasvlakte section of Marakele National Park. The area is characterized by sweet-veld, acacia thornveld and combretum woodland. The rich habitat diversity within a small area attracts plentiful wildlife. It’s hard to believe that there is no natural, permanent water supply to the area...

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