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Arid Cultural Event and exhibitions

21 September 2016

This year the Arid Cultural Event, was nothing sort of pure cultural grandeur. The Arid region, which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and Mokala National Park has for the last seven years held this flagship regional event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT). The department has proven to be a worthy partner over and over again. 

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. 

Namaqua National Park honoured Madiba through charity

22 July 2016

After losing all their belongings in an accidental fire, the Jaars family was left destitute and disheartened.  On 4 April 2016 their 14-year old daughter and her friends were playing with matches whilst sitting on their bed.  “Within seconds the duvet caught alight followed by moments of flashes and then it was all gone” recalls Mr Pieter Jaars (34) stepfather to Me-shanty Don (14).

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: 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.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

07 September 2013

Namaqua National Park Flower Report on 6 September 2013. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season. The Flower season usually starts in July and lasts until September. This is a great opportunity for photographers to get some beautiful shots of nature in bloom. 

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

21 August 2013

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 21 August 2013. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season. The Flower season usually starts in July and lasts until September. This is a great opportunity for photographers to get some beautiful shots of nature in bloom. 

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.

Namaqua National Park flower report

14 August 2012

The flowers at Skilpad are quite stunning. It seems to be better than previous years, and visitors will really be missing something if they give Skilpad a skip.

Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp now open for bookings!

16 June 2012

Following a successful Flower Beach Camp hosted last year in the Namaqua National Park, the South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the bookings for the 2012 beach camp as open. 

 

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