Simon’s Town fire may have been started deliberately

2015-11-20 13:16

A SANParks spokesperson says there are suspicions the fire that engulfed the southern Cape peninsula this week may have been started deliberately.

KNP gets new chief ranger

2015-11-04 16:34

A new chief ranger has been appointed at Kruger National Park with the huge task of stemming record levels of rhino poaching.

Suspected poacher's claims of sexual assault investigated

2015-09-09 13:56

The South African National Parks has denied any knowledge of a police case against Kruger National Park rangers accused of sticking a rifle up a rhino poaching suspect's anus, but police say an investigation has been opened.

We have 'innovative' ideas to keep Cape mountain users safe - MEC

2015-07-27 19:15

Using social media, technology, tour guides, cameras and drones in different ways are some of the proposals to make mountains safer in the Western Cape, Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Tracking Cape Town's urban caracals

2015-07-17 11:24

One of Cape Town's caracals died this week while crossing a busy freeway. Its death provides interesting data for a research project on how these animals act in an urban area.

No arrest after Lion's Head robbery

2015-07-15 17:32

A man who threatened hikers with a knife on Lion’s Head in Cape Town at the weekend is yet to be arrested.

Traditional leaders support Table Mountain initiations - ANCYL

2015-07-14 18:30

The ANCYL in the Western Cape claims it has the support of traditional leaders in its proposal to make a portion of Table Mountain national park available for young men undergoing initiation.

Innibos kicks off with rhino-care donation

2015-07-02 21:01

The annual Afrikaans cultural festival, Innibos, has raised R120 000 to help orphaned rhino at the Care for Wild centre in Mbombela.

R440m spent but rhinos still slaughtered

2015-06-30 14:26

Furious Kruger Park officials say a mountain of money has done little to fight rhino poaching because efforts are failing on the ground, writes Pearlie Joubert.

Tourist raped in national park

2015-06-15 14:44

An American teacher's holiday next to the Garden Route's Tsitsikamma National Park turned into a nightmare when she was overpowered and raped, allegedly by two illegal fishermen, a report says.


We'll take action against illegal waste dumping in Kruger - SANParks

2015-11-10 15:28

South African conservation authorities have expressed concerns about contractors irresponsibly dumping waste materials in the iconic Kruger National Park.

Fire out of control on Cape Town's Devil's Peak - SANParks

2015-09-24 21:34

A large fire is burning on Devil's Peak mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, SANParks says.

Kruger migrating rhino to safe havens

2015-08-04 21:33

As a helicopter hovers above, men emerge from the bush, using rope to haul a one-ton male white rhino they have sedated with a dart fired from the air.

Tourism, safety MECs to meet over Table Mountain attacks

2015-07-21 17:46

While MECs are set to meet over a spate of attacks on tourists and hikers on Table Mountain, statistics show that contact crime has dropped by half in the last five years.

Kruger Park guide not at fault for leopard attack - SANParks

2015-07-16 14:00

An investigation into the circumstances around an "unusual" leopard attack in the Kruger National Park has shown the tour guide who was attacked was not at fault.

Contralesa backs call for initiation school on Table Mountain

2015-07-15 12:07

Traditional leaders in the Western Cape have backed a proposal for initiation practices on Table Mountain and believe that land should be set aside for practices of other cultures too.

Poachers convicted of hunting in KNP

2015-07-07 19:03

Three poachers who claimed they were framed, have been found guilty of illegally hunting in the Kruger National Park.

Rhinos sold to canned hunter

2015-06-30 14:27

At a board meeting in October 2013, SANParks decided to sell and move rhinos out of the Kruger National Park for their own safety as part of a comprehensive rhino-management strategy.

Tsitsikamma residents 'shocked' by tourist's rape

2015-06-17 11:14

Residents of the Garden Route are in shock after the rape of an American tourist in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Missing lion spotted by rangers

2015-06-13 12:12

The 3-year old lion, believed to have escaped on June 5 through a hole under the perimeter fence at Karoo National Park has been spotted by rangers, SANParks says.

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