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Media Release: World Ranger Day celebrated in the Arid Region

08 August 2016

World Ranger Day is organised by the International Ranger Federation and was first held in 2007. Around the globe, rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day, celebrated on 31 July, offers a chance to support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. 

Media Release: Mokala MTB Classic

10 June 2016

The Mokala Mountain bike Classic, hosted in Mokala National Park on 4 and 5 June, was a huge success. The event was presented by the Honorary Rangers - Diamantveld Region and proudly sponsored by Dunlop, Auto Tyre and Kelrn.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

23 October 2015

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Media Release: Colourful contribution to Education

11 August 2015

The importance and role of Education was something Tata Nelson Mandela vehemently focused on, it was therefore a given decision for South African National Parks (SANParks) Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP) Expanded Public Works Programme to work alongside Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as well as Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to renovate, clean and upgrade the standard of EL-Shaddai Early Childhood Development Centre in Galeshewe Locaton in Kimberley in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day on the 17th July 2015.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

A bush concert with Chris Chameleon at Mokala National Park

23 April 2015

This past weekend Mokala National Park hosted Chris Chameleon. The Honorary Rangers - Free State Region did a sterling job organising the Chris Chameleon Bush Concert at the newly renovated Stofdam bird hide. And what an auspicious occasion it was.

Media Release: Mokala National Park expands

08 September 2013

South Africa National Park’s (SANParks) newest national park, Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape, has added another property, Kameeldoorns, as part of the park expansion plan. With the inclusion of this western property Mokala is now 27571 hectares. The fence cutting ceremony was held today, 8 September 2013, at Kameeldoorns. 

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

17 July 2013

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

Mokala National Park celebrates Arid Region Achievers and its 6th birthday

20 June 2013

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) Arid Regional Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 in Mokala National Park. The hosting park, Mokala also celebrated its 6th birthday with all the award winners. The venue buzzed with excitement and anticipation in line with the special “Digging for Diamonds” themed event. 

Media Release: The newest national park expands

08 November 2012

South African National Parks' (SANParks) newest national park, Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape has added two important properties, Lilydale and Valschfontein as part of its park expansion programme.

Game capture operations at Mokala National Park

18 May 2009

Tourists are urged to be aware that there will be a major game capture operation taking place between Monday the 25th and Friday, the 29th of May 2009 at Mokala National Park.

Media Release: Mokala National Park cream of tourism excellence

15 May 2009

Situated approximately 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town, Mokala National Park under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks) is the cream of tourism excellence.

A ROAR from Mokala?

01 April 2008

After working in the Kruger National Park for 17 years, and moving to the Northern Cape to open the new Mokala National Park, was I absolutely amazed and thrilled to find my first ROAR, something I so dearly missed...

Managing Mokala National Park

12 March 2008

Mokala National Park is SANParks newest park, situated approximately 80km south-southwest of Kimberley. The 19th of June 2007 saw the official proclamation, naming and launch of Mokala National Park by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Acacia erioloba) (Kameeldoring). These distinctive trees occur in dry woodland and arid, sandy areas and are one of the major tree species of the desert regions of Southern Africa.

Whatever Happened to Vaalboss

01 January 2007

In the heart of the unspoilt Northern Cape, a new South African National Park is preparing to welcome the public to a sanctuary filled with abundant game, a landscape that is as varied as it is beautiful, and a range of accommodation and activities designed to ensure that trips to the new park are unforgettable.The establishment of the new 19 611 ha national park south west of Kimberly is the result of the de-proclamation of Vaalbos National Park following a successful land claim made on a section of the original park by the Sidney on Vaal claimants.

Once in a Blue Moon...

26 June 2007

If you are heading out to a SANParks destination on the last weekend of this month, be sure to take advantage of the clean night air and enjoy the Blue Moon on Saturday 30 June.

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