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.
It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week.
After nearly 12 months of restoration we are pleased to announce that the public will, from 10 December 2013 again be able to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse to get a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Atlantic - and Indian Ocean.
The annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week takes place between 9 and 13* September 2013 and offers all South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 South African National Parks. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.
Despite its undisputed unique global geographical position, the Cape Agulhas lighthouse precinct, along with the southernmost tip of Africa, remains one of South Africa’s most untapped tourism destinations. It mostly remains on the periphery of tourism flows in the Western Cape Region.
Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to 40% at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.
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.
As part of the Southern Tip Day festivities, you are invited to a Maritime and Shipwreck Art Exhibition in commemoration of Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip of Africa, and of the shipwrecked victims who lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas coastline.
You are invited to attend a function to commemorate Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip and all the shipwreck victims that lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas Coastline.
As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
Take part in the Southern Tip-Zoetendals Vallei Relay Race to commemorate Bartolomeu Dias sailing round the southern tip and all the shipwreck victims that lost their lives along the Cape Agulhas Coastline.
The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse will be closed to the public as of Monday 4 February 2013 due to renovations taking place. Since November 2012 the lighthouse has been undergoing renovations to the interior and exterior of the building due to erosion.
The historic Agulhas lighthouse is currently being renovated. Erosion has caused structural damage outside and inside the lighthouse and over the next few months until April 2013 workers will be on sight to revamp the lighthouse.
South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2012 South African National Parks Week will be launched on Monday, 10th September 2012 at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.
Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year - out and about in nature.
South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) have launched the “Iconic Ideas Competition” for Africa’s southernmost tip, at L’Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge.
The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is one of several landscape initiatives in the Cape Floristic Region that integrates and coordinates efforts to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat on the Agulhas Plain.
The signing on Monday, 9 February 2009 on the Agulhas Plain of a funding agreement between South African National Parks (SANParks) and a group of landowners has cleared the way for a financial boost of €2 million for conservation on the Agulhas Plain.
The Flight for Birders Bird Identification and Conservation Course by Dr. Anton Odendal of BirdLife Overberg was presented at the Bosheuwel educational centre in the Agulhas National Park on 22 and 23 January.
In line with SANParks’ Strategic Plan for Commercialisation, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in which it gives a selected private party the rights to the commercial use of the Ratel River Farmstead in the Agulhas National Park. SANParks invites prospective
Mr Etienne Fourie,manager of the Agulhas National Park, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Napier Discussion Group earlier this year. He was invited to talk on what is referred to as the “dynamics” of this, the southernmost and also the most recently proclaimed, South African National Park.
If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...
Here is the draft management plan for Agulhus National Park The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit : http://www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/
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