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Media Release: More buffalo for Marakele National Park

07 April 2014

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.

Media Release: The 2014 Kumba-Marakele Marathon

04 February 2014

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.  

Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Marakele National Park

16 October 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) has on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 re-introduced a herd of 20 disease free buffalo, comprising of nine cows and eleven bulls, into Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo. 

Media Release: New tourist facility added in Marakele

19 February 2013

For a very long time Marakele National Park offered limited accommodation to those people who are not camp enthusiasts. This is according to Johan Taljaard, Park Manager who said that situation is now a thing of the past since the opening of Motswere guest-house which is situated probably in the order of more than 30 minutes away from the main entrance.

Media Release: Marakele National Park safe following fire

26 September 2012

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement today 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!

05 October 2009

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

Beginnings of a bird hide at Marakele National Park

19 February 2009

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...

Northern Region Rewards Excellence

18 April 2008

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

11 December 2007

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)

14 November 2007

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.

SANParks and Reach for a Dream Join Hands

11 July 2007

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

23 April 2007

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

07 March 2007

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...

28 July 2006

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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