Media Release: KNP inspires crafters through Arbor Week launch
Kruger National Park (KNP) GM: Communications and Marketing, William Mabasa handed over 420 Lala palm trees to crafters at Ndindani Village on behalf of Management on the 2nd of September 2015; outside Giyani as part of the Arbor Week celebrations.
Latest update on the floods in Garden Route National Park
Rangers are assessing the extent of the damage caused by the recent rainfall. Goudveld, Gouna and Jubilee Creek (all in the forestry areas) seem to be the hardest hit. In addition to the 100mm rainfall on the 1st of September morning, an additional 40mm was measured. "This has caused damage in Goudveld (an old mining town in the middle of the forest) and a nearby popular picnic spot (Jubilee Creek)" according to Senior Section Ranger, Dominique du Toit.
Warning: People to not cross fast flowing rivers in the forestry areas (GRNP)
SANParks managers of the Garden Route National Park have requested citizens to not cross fast flowing rivers in the forestry areas of the Park. "The Piesang River in the Knysna Forest is flooded, so are most rivers" according to Johan de Klerk (Area Manager of the Knysna section).
SANParks Times September 2015 edition out now!
Bees beating the heat, Kruger prepping for drought and the life and times of marine rangers – it’s all in the new SANParks Times.
Media Release: Exciting planned upgrades will not hamper visitor experience
The very first upgrades in Tsitsikamma as part of the +R 17 million project will start with the entrance gate and administration building. Good news is visitors will not be affected by this at all. "The plan is to vacate the existing office building before December" explains Area Manager for Tsitsikamma, Lesley-Ann Meyer. Roll out of the Project will be the new Office Block closest to reception, then once that’s completed, work on the entrance gate will begin.
The SANParks 2014 Research Report now available
Date: 2015-08-26The SANParks 2014 Research Report is now available on the SANParks website, at the link below.
SANParks launching 3D-Secure
To our valued online customers, please note that tonight (25 August 2015) at 20:00, SANParks will be launching 3D-Secure - an E-Commerce regulation enforced by PASA (Payment Association of South Africa).
Media Release: Post-fire rehabilitation update in Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) takes pleasure in announcing the re-opening of certain burnt areas which had been closed off to the public. The areas had to be closed off following the March fires for the safety of visitors, and to allow natural systems to recover. Restoration work started immediately after the fire with attention to both restoring access as well as the natural elements. TMNP Management was encouraged by the general compliance to these closures and appreciates this patience with the restricted access. Now, five months after the fire, fynbos recovery is showing great progress and mountain lovers can once again look forward to their favourite hikes and to see the wonders of fynbos.
Garden Route National Park Awards 2015
The 2015 Garden Route National Park Awards were held at the Simola Hotel on the 20th of August 2015. SANParks introduced Regional Awards in an effort to not only motivate its staff, but to recognize and honour those who commit themselves to a matchless level of excellence in performing their duties. In attendance was the Deputy Mayor of Knysna, Esme Edge, Mrs South Africa contestant, Jackie Wilson Louwe (who was a co-Master of Ceremony with a Senior Marine Ranger for Knysna-Owen Govender), Managing Executive of Parks, Dr. Mvusy Songelwa, Honorary Rangers from Knysna (Chairperson, Bayden Hall) and other distinguished guests.
Media Release: Lion safely back in Addo Elephant National Park
A male lion from Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) which went on a short walkabout (possibly in search of love) onto a neighbouring property has been safely returned to the park.
Media Release: KNP helicopter lands safely after engine failure
One of the Kruger National Park (KNP) helicopters with three park officials on board went looking for two rhinos, which were believed to be outside the Park west of Orpen Gate yesterday (18 August 2015). The female rhino and her calf were observed outside the park; and a helicopter was dispatched to locate the animals in order to guide the Game Capture team on the ground.
Namaqua National Park flower report update
Namaqua National Park flower report - 17 August 2015
The Tankwa Karoo National Park flower season
Come and experience the wonderland that the Tankwa Karoo National Park is during flower season. The daisies can be viewed until mid-September.
Media Release: SANParks celebrates World Elephant Day
In commemoration of World Elephant Day celebrated annually on 12 August, South African National Parks (SANParks) said although South Africa has only experienced a few isolated incidents of elephant poaching, unlike many other African countries, the country cannot afford to remain complacent.
Media Release: New cheetah genes introduced into Mountain Zebra National Park
A new female cheetah was released into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape today – introducing new genes into the park in the process.
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