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A letter of thanks: Kruger National Park flooding: January 2013
When the floods came down in Kruger, two Italian visitors were among those who had to be rescued. Despite their narrow escape, they only had praise for SANParks staff.
New SANParks deposit conditions in 2013
Next year, visitors will have to take note of new deposit rules when booking accommodation in South Africa’s national parks.
Simon's Town Penguin Festival
The start of the Simon's Town Penguin Festival is almost upon us! On 13 October, you can watch as SANCCOB and SANParks release rescued penguins back into the wild. The festival fun continues throughout the month of October. Read our blog for further details.
Rhinos find a new home
SANParks game capture experts have helped the Eastern Cape Parks transport a large number of black rhinos to new homes outside the province, Die Burger has reported.
SMS to help rhino
South Africa’s rhinos are under threat from poaching syndicates. That’s why the Honorary Rangers: Eastern Cape Region have launched an SMS campaign for the month of April to raise funds.
Namaqua National Park enlarged
Park manager Bernard van Lente tells us about the Namaqua National Park and recent developments for visitors to look forward to.
Diamond Coast Hiking Trail
Following in the footsteps of Khoisan Strandlopers the Diamond Coast Hiking Trail meanders between the southerly diamond mining town of Koingnaas, and Kleinzee, in the north. The three day guided trail covers a distance of about 50 kms. Tents, chairs, water, toilets and showers are provided. All you need to bring is your own food, drink, sleeping gear, catering equipment and personal items. Everything is portaged between camps by a back up vehicle. By Clarissa Hughes.
Find a park for your next holiday - new downloadable map
With more than 80 parks and reserves around Southern Africa in the Wild Card programme, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your next getaway. An All Cluster Wild Card lets you enter any of the Wild Parks free and you don’t have to pay daily conservation fees.
Article by Santi van Niekerk
Henriette Engelbrecht, SANParks’ Communication and Marketing Manager for the Arid region could hardly contain her excitement after the first round of the Captured Experiences photo competition. “The entries made me realise how much patience visitors have to have in order to capture those moments when nature opens a window of opportunity.” After judging almost 2000 entries for the first round, Henriette commented that “the process allowed me to look at the parks with “new eyes” through the lenses of visitors.”
10 Ways to Use a Kuduzela
By Kate Collins and Tamlin Wightman
During the buzz of soccer fever, sales of Kuduzelas will no doubt peak. But what to do with the noisy buggers in between matches and once soccer fever is over? Here are ten inventive things to do with your Kuduzela:
(Please note: we accept no responsibility for any injuries incurred from actually attempting any of these)
In awe at Golden Gate
Golden Gate National Park and the Eastern Freestate has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the country.