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Media Statement: Rhino Poaching Update

Date: 2013-05-23

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 350.  

Mapungubwe National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-05-23

An update on the Mapungubwe National Park flood damage as on 23 May 2013.

Special offer on selected accommodation in the GRNP and GGHNP!

Date: 2013-05-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special discounts to short-notice online reservations for selected accommodation in the Garden Route and Golden Gate Highlands National Parks, between 23 and 30 May 2013. 

Media Release: KNP to close more artificial water holes

Date: 2013-05-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will demolish four artificial water holes in the southern part of the Park in the week of 27 - 31 May 2013. Explosives will be used to demolish these structures; after which the rubble will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process. 

Special offer on bookings at !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park!

Date: 2013-05-21

A special offer of 40% discount on bookings made for !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is now available via the SANParks online bookings facility.

Media Release: Promotions facility now available on the SANParks website

Date: 2013-05-20

South African National Parks (SANParks) is excited to announce that a new Promotions facility has been introduced to its website (www.sanparks.org). Visitors to the SANParks website will now be able to view all the current promotions from one easily-accessible portal.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-05-20

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 11:00 on 17 May 2013.

More specials from SANParks at Bontebok, Camdeboo and Golden Gate!

Date: 2013-05-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special 40% discounts to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at Bontebok and Camdeboo National Parks, and at Glen Reenen Rest Camp in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

 

Media Release: Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp open for bookings

Date: 2013-05-16

Following a successful two years, the Flowers Beach Camp hosted in the Namaqua National Park is once again open for bookings. 

Go wild at Addo's Golf Day

Date: 2013-05-16

The SANPark’s Honorary Rangers at  Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 8th annual golf day on Friday, 7 June 2013 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth with the theme for this year being “Go Wild”.  Funds raised on the day will enable the Park to fund counter-poaching activities within the park.

Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-05-16

Four people were arrested for poaching in the Kruger National Park during the past week as the total number of rhino killed for their horns increased to 313 nationally. 

Half Price Specials from SANParks!

Date: 2013-05-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special 50% discounts to short notice reservations for selected accommodation at Agulhas and Golden Gate Highlands National Parks. 

Media Release: SANParks makes public its 10 Year Responsible Tourism Strategy

Date: 2013-05-12

Today, the South African National Parks (SANParks) has made public its 2022 Responsible Tourism Strategy (2022 RTS). 

Media Release: Total black visitors increase in SANParks

Date: 2013-05-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) said in an effort to transform the National Parks visitor demographics it has recoded good results with the increase in Black visitors.

Media Release: SANParks announces changes to rates for open safari vehicles

Date: 2013-05-11

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced in a statement changes in the rate structure for South African residents and Southern African Development Community (SADC) nationals using Open Safari Vehicles (OSV’s) to experience the iconic Kruger National Park.

Media Release: Rhino poaching update

Date: 2013-05-09

8 May 2013 - Arrests for rhino poaching this week showed a considerable increase, with 11 alleged poachers being arrested in the eastern half of the country. 

Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled "Rhino killings will never stop, says expert."

Date: 2013-05-03

Rhino populations not yet in decline in Kruger
Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled “Rhino killings will never stop, says expert.”

Media Release: Eight suspected poachers arrested

Date: 2013-05-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, in a three week joint operation with members of the SA Police Service, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Board Rangers, arrested five suspected rhino poachers en route to commit poaching in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve yesterday (1 May 2013).

Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-05-02

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 273. The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching, with the number of rhinos poached since last week increasing from 180 to 201.

Media Release: SANParks & Storms River Adventures agree on future of canopy tours

Date: 2013-04-29

The South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Stormsriver Adventures Pty (Ltd)-operators of the canopy tours in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park met on Friday, 26 April 2013 in order to find an amicable solution to the current legal impasse. 

Media Release: Possible march outside Numbi gate

Date: 2013-04-26

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are alerted of a possible march by some people on the road outside Numbi Gate, tomorrow (27 April 2013) at 09:00.

Celebrate history and culture at the Southern Tip Day Festival

Date: 2013-04-26

Discover the history, culture and beauty of the southernmost tip of Africa at the 2013 Southern Tip Day festival – culminating with a relay race and fun walk on 11 May 2013.

Prescribed "stack burning" for Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2013-04-25

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of fuel reduction/stack burns within various sections of the Park.

Media Release: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2013-04-25

Three lion were released into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape for the first time today, becoming the first free-roaming lions in the area after an absence  of over 130 years.

Media Release: SANParks sad to lose a long serving volunteer

Date: 2013-04-25

The South African National Parks (SANParks) yesterday announced the untimely passing of stalwart aviator Laurie Kay who volunteered his services to the Kruger National Park ( KNP) after retirement. He died from a suspected heart attack at the Skukuza offices of the Anti–Rhino Poaching unit.

Media Release: Congratulations to Yusuf Abramjee

Date: 2013-04-23

SANParks would like extend heartfelt congratulations to Yusuf Abramjee on being honoured with The Order of the Baobab, the highest national order to be bestowed on a citizen or a foreigner by the Chancellor of Orders.

Earth Day 2013: "Recycle, Reuse and Reduce"

Date: 2013-04-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) today (22 April 2013) commemorated the 43rd annual  Earth Day celebration. More than one billion people around the globe participated in this annual initiative in a bid to help mobilize the earth. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-04-22

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage, as at 14:00 on 19 April 2013.

Hamiltons Tented Camp switches to a solar energy solution

Date: 2013-04-22

After many months of planning, Hamiltons Tented Camp has proudly unveiled their biggest green initiative to date – an entirely solar powered camp! 

Media Release: Minister Molewa welcomes the latest rhino poaching arrests

Date: 2013-04-19

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Mrs Edna Molewa, has welcomed recent arrests and the prosecution of individuals linked to rhino poaching, urging all South Africans to work with law enforcement agencies to thwart on-going poaching.


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