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Apology regarding the slow speeds experienced on the SANParks.org website

Date: 2015-06-03

The SANParks E-Business department would like to apologise to our private clients and business partners for the slow speeds experienced on the SANParks.org website recently.

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Media Release: Environment month celebrations to focus on sustainable development

Date: 2015-06-03

Sustainable Development will take centre stage as South Africa prepares to celebrate national Environment month. This year celebrations will unfold under the overarching theme, "Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet. Consume with Care". Environment Month is an annual event on South Africa’s environment calendar. 

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Media Release: Stricter movement control in Kruger National Park for the welfare of rhino

Date: 2015-06-02

Kruger National Park (KNP) has installed three boom gates on access roads north of the Sabie River; into an area designated as Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ). The IPZ is a portion where a combination of resources and technology which provide a more secure environment for the rhino in the Park, have been intensified. The boom gates are meant to control night movement of people in order to minimize risk factors associated with late travelling between sunset and sunrise. 

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Plans to better the world-famous Outeniqua hiking trail

Date: 2015-06-02

The team in Wilderness has thought of ways to better the Outeniqua hiking trail for its users. The trail is a 7 -day trail with 8 overnight huts. It is a 108 kilometer hike in total.  Hikers would traditionally begin in Beervlei (Hut 1), then head over to Windmeulnek, then Platbos, Millwood, Rondebossie, Diepwalle, Fisantehoek to end up in Harkerville (Knysna). 

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Get your Winter/June 2015 SANParks Times now

Date: 2015-06-01

Birds, bugs, trees, cats, seahorses, flowers and raging fires – it’s all in the June edition of the SANParks Times.

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Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs hands over forensic trailers to assist in poaching

Date: 2015-06-01

29 May 2015 - The fight against rhino poaching was bolstered  with the handover of four 4X4 forensic trailers to SANParks, the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, as well as to the Limpopo Department of Environment and Tourism and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.

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Media Release: Kruger National Park achievers sparkle for top notch

Date: 2015-06-01

The 16th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place on the 29th of May 2015, in Skukuza. The award recipients displayed great pleasure and pride as they walked the stage to collect their prizes.

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Reservations bookings periods

Date: 2015-06-01

The June and July 2016 bookings will open on 22 July 2015 at 07:30. Online bookings for the same period will open on 23 July 2015.

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Media Release: Eight year old donates sniffer dogs to Marakele National Park

Date: 2015-05-27

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers in partnership with Alyssa's Save The Rhino's Fund officially handed over two trained sniffer dogs to the Ranger Corps in Marakele National Park. This handover was facilitated by the Waterberg region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers and the SANParks Honorary Rangers canine fund.

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Media Release: KNP engages with stakeholders at Polokwane Show

Date: 2015-05-25

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will showcase its tourism products at the Polokwane Show which takes place on 27 - 30 May 2015. The idea is to afford clients an opportunity to have one on one interaction with KNP Staff, discussing various tourism and conservation related issues in Polokwane. 

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Media Release: Addo's famous cubs take next step towards returning to the wild

Date: 2015-05-20

Addo Elephant National Park’s three lion cubs which rose to fame towards the end of last year, orphaned when their mother, Gina, died, have started the next step towards their rehabilitation back into the wild.  Now nine months old, the male and two females have been moved from a holding boma in the park’s main game viewing area to a much larger, 200 hectare camp within the Kuzuko contractual area in the north of the park about 100kms away by road.

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Media Release: The 2015 Kudu Awards opens for entries

Date: 2015-05-20

The 2015 Kudu Awards organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total SA has opened for entries.

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40% discount on online bookings for Narina Bush Camp in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2015-05-19

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for Narina Bush Camp, in the Zuurberg section of the Addo Elephant National Park

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Media Release: Green Flag status for Knysna forest trails

Date: 2015-05-19

Two Hiking trails in the Knysna forest also part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) recently received Green Flag status.  Perdekop (9, 5 kilometer nature walk) and Olifants (in Diepwalle) hiking trails were accredited by the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA) on the 14 May 2015. 

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Potential extension of World Heritage site to include Southern Cape forests

Date: 2015-05-19

The Afromontane forests of the Southern Cape, most of them part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) are up for a listing on the World Heritage List (UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). 

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