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Media Release: New chalets launched at Agulhas National Park

Date: 2014-12-08

SANParks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park, on Friday, 5 December 2014. This is in addition to eight chalets built initially, bringing the total tourist accommodation offering in the Agulhas National Park Rest Camp to 51 beds.

Media Release: Staff member's son killed by a crocodile

Date: 2014-12-04

Kruger National Park (KNP) can confirm that a crocodile killed a staff member’s son, Jacques van der Sandt aged 29, last night (3 December 2014) at the Skukuza Golf Course, situated adjacent to the Staff Village. Jacques is son to Schalk (retired) and staff member Lorretha van der Sandt; the couple has been working in the Park since 1992. 

Wild Card Call Centre: Operating hours for the 2014/2015 Festive Season

Date: 2014-12-04

The operating times for the Wild Card Call Centre during the December 2014 / January 2015 Festive Season.

Media Release: Newly appointed contractor wins award

Date: 2014-12-04

Credit was given were credit was due at the Augrabies Falls National Park Annual Awards Ceremony held on 29 November 2014.  The newly appointed Working for Ecosystems Contractor, Richard Rodney Roman from Riemvasmaak was awarded the Best Contractor of the Year.  

Media Release: SANParks Fundraiser dismissed following disciplinary hearing

Date: 2014-12-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that disciplinary proceedings relating to the Senior General Manager Fundraising, Mr Bryn Pyne James, have been concluded and that Mr Pyne James has been summarily dismissed with effect from 2 December, 2014.

Media Release: Second prestigious award in a row for Addo's Main Camp

Date: 2014-12-02

Addo Elephant National Park won the SANParks Chief Executive Award in the category:  Best Performing Camp for its Main Camp, for the second year in a row at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg last week (Thursday 27 November).

Media Release: Social Development work pays off

Date: 2014-12-02

When it comes to social development within South African National Parks (SANParks), one of the finest examples to look at is Social Development Co-ordinator for Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP), Zukiswa Masela.  Her impeccable work, innovations and achievements in this field were honoured at the organisation’s Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg last week (Thursday 27 November).

Media Release: National praise for Camdeboo's Janine

Date: 2014-12-02

They say first impressions count, and this certainly is the case at Camdeboo National Park.  One of the park’s Receptionists, Janine Masimela, was acknowledged last week (Thursday 27 November) for her outstanding work in customer service at this year’s South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards ceremony in Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg.

Media Release: New Sunset Drives offered at Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2014-12-02

Guests to Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) can now enjoy the spectacular colour display as the Karoo sky changes from day to night on the newly-introduced sunset game drive.

Media Release: Two weeks of holiday fun at Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2014-12-02

Guided game drives and walks, identifying birds, visits to rock painting sites and animal tracking are just some of the activities geared to keep the youngsters entertained at Mountain Zebra National Park this December. 

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park outshines all other parks

Date: 2014-12-02

Cradock’s Mountain Zebra National Park won the SANParks Chief Executive Award in the category:  Best Performing Park at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg last week (Thursday 27 November).  This is the first year the park has won the award, outperforming much larger and better-known parks in the process.

Reservations: Operating hours for the 2014/2015 Festive Season

Date: 2014-12-02

The operating hours for South African National Parks (SANParks) Reservations during the December 2014 / January 2015 Festive Season.

Skukuza Indigenous Nursery: Christmas Market and Art Weekend

Date: 2014-12-02

Visit the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery in the Kruger National Park on the 6th and 7th of December 2014 for a weekend filled with art and Christmas cheer.

Media Release: KNP to close more artificial water holes

Date: 2014-12-01

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will demolish three artificial water holes in the southern part of the Park in the week of 8-12 December 2014. Explosives will be used to demolish these structures; after which the rubble will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process. 

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers awarded with two prestigious Kudu Awards

Date: 2014-12-01

At the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony, held recently at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Johannesburg, the SANParks Honorary Rangers were presented with two prestigious Kudu Awards. The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike. 

SANParks Times December 2014 edition out now

Date: 2014-12-01

The SANParks Times summer edition is out! 

Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs and SANParks mourn the loss of Dr Ian Player

Date: 2014-12-01

30 November 2014 - “The loss of Dr Ian Player is felt by all in the conservation community.  His contribution to the preservation of our natural world and his leadership in saving the rhino from extinction in South Africa are achievements that cannot be beaten,” says the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa. 

Media Release: SANParks announces successful completion of 1st phase of rhino translocation

Date: 2014-11-27

Following a meeting of the Board of South African National Parks (SANParks), held on Wednesday, 26th November 2014, SANParks has announced the successful completion of the first phase of the Strategic Rhino Translocation Programme. 

Media Release: 10th Annual Kudu Awards crown Conservationists

Date: 2014-11-27

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa  celebrated conservationists at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Midrand this evening (27 November 2014). The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike. 

A decade of memories: The 10th birthday of the SANParks website and online forums

Date: 2014-11-27

Today, 27 November 2014 we celebrate the 10th birthday of www.sanparks.org and the online forums.

Media Release: Disciplinary proceedings in relation to SANParks Fundraiser at the final stage

Date: 2014-11-27

In response to a number of queries relating to the fundraising function, South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that disciplinary proceedings relating to the Senior General Manager Fundraising, Mr Bryn Pyne James are reaching the final stage.

The SANParks online forums: You are invited to our 10th birthday party

Date: 2014-11-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) online forums celebrates ten years of existence tomorrow, 27 November 2014. To mark this special occassion, we invite you to join us for a virtual party.

Media Release: Nursery project open for business at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-11-25

Five Graaff-Reinet residents took ownership of the first nursery of its kind in the area at Camdeboo National Park today.

Estuary water quality: Public urged not to panic

Date: 2014-11-25

The Knysna estuary is a natural system where levels of bacteria can fluctuate at any time. Higher than acceptable levels of ecoli were recorded recently from two consecutive samples collected from at least 14 points in the Knysna estuary.  SANParks will be putting up signage to warn against full body recreational activities as stipulated by the Department of Water Affairs regulation, by Friday (28 November 2014). 

Media Release: Get the holidays started at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-11-24

What better way for learners to put the school year behind them than with a fun-filled week at Camdeboo National Park?

Experience the wonder of nature through canoeing

Date: 2014-11-21

Guests to the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) can now canoe down its meandering picture-perfect lakes and rivers. This trip promises an adventure through the Park’s lush indigenous forests.

Notice: Scheduled downtime for SANParks online forums

Date: 2014-11-21

Please be aware that we will be initiating a scheduled downtime at 11am SAST on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 for one hour in order to move the forums database to a new powerful server. The move will alleviate bottlenecks and provide increased processing power for the forum. 


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