SA safari bookings suffer as coronavirus spreads

2020-03-11 19:14

South African National Parks, which manages the country's safari destinations - including the premier Kruger National Park - said this week it has seen a number of postponements by international visitors due to the coronavirus.

Big drop in rhino poaching as SA govt tackles syndicates

2020-02-04 11:44

Rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline as the government makes a concerted effort to battle the scourge that threatens a critically endangered species.

SANParks cracks down on rhino poachers, seven arrested

2020-01-10 21:12

SANParks says it has kicked off the new year on a positive note, arresting seven suspected rhino poachers in the first nine days of 2020.

UPDATE | 5 rangers in Nic Dlamini incident officially suspended, independent investigator appointed

2019-12-30 14:55

Five officials involved in cyclist Nic Dlamini's detention have officially been suspended.

Witness says Dlamini didn't resist being detained by SANParks officials

2019-12-28 11:46

A witness who filmed Friday's altercation in which cyclist's Nicholas Dlamini's arm was broken says the rider was not aggresive towards SANParks officers.

SANParks tight-lipped on suspension of senior Kruger National Park ranger

2019-11-11 20:04

SANParks is remaining tight-lipped about the suspension of one of the Kruger National Park's most senior and respected game rangers, Don English.

SANParks Wilderness braces for heavy rains, flooding on Sunday

2019-09-28 13:17

South African National Parks in the Wilderness is bracing for heavy rains, following an advisory from the South African Weather Service.

SANParks employees plan to embark on nationwide strike

2019-09-12 21:30

SANPark employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management.

Kruger Park battling latest scourge: Snares and growth in bushmeat trade

2019-08-01 13:07

An increased demand for bushmeat has triggered a syndicate that has set 3 000 snares in the Kruger National Park in the past year.

Kruger Gate closed owing to protests - SANParks

2019-07-10 09:22

Guests travelling to and from the Kruger National Park have been advised that the Kruger Gate is inaccessible due to protests.


PICS | Kruger Park closes roads and other facilities following heavy rains

2020-02-12 09:21

As a precautionary measure, gravel roads and remote camps mostly in the north of the park have temporarily been closed and guests booked in the flagged camps are being moved to safer camps.

SANParks ranger fired over social media activity, not over drowning concerns

2020-01-19 21:56

SANParks has denied that it fired an employee for alleging that mismanagement of a dam in the Table Mountain National Park was leading to drownings, saying it was actually his 'malicious' statements on social media over the matter that got him sacked.

Mountain Club inundated with complaints about rangers after Nic Dlamini incident

2019-12-31 13:31

The Cape Town branch of the Mountain Club of South Africa says it has been inundated with complaints about rangers in the wake of an incident involving star cyclist Nic Dlamini in Table Mountain National Park.

5 rangers involved in Nic Dlamini incident suspended

2019-12-28 14:28

Five Table Mountain rangers involved in the scuffle which left popular cyclist Nicholas Dlamini with a broken arm have been placed on precautionary suspension.

Minister Barbara Creecy orders suspension of SANParks staff after scuffle leaves cycling star Nic Dlamini with broken arm

2019-12-27 20:56

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says she has instructed SANParks to suspend the officers who were involved in the incident which left South African rider Nicholas Dlamini with a broken arm.

SANParks mourns staffer found dead a year after wife died in Southern Cape fires

2019-10-08 14:30

A SANParks chainsaw operator has been found dead at his home, almost a year after his wife died from burn wounds sustained in a devastating Southern Cape fire.

'We are open for business' says SANParks as wage dispute ends

2019-09-20 09:52

Employees had threatened a protest at the gates of the Kruger National Park on Friday.

Three alleged rhino horn syndicate masterminds arrested

2019-08-16 08:46

Three suspects believed to be the masterminds behind an alleged rhino horn syndicate are expected in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court following their arrest.

Duke the doggie detective found safe after skirmish with poachers

2019-07-25 05:12

The SA National Parks is relieved that one of its star tracker dogs was found after disappearing during an armed skirmish with poachers he had sniffed out in the Kruger National Park.

WATCH: SANParks sets record straight on Kruger Park impala 'theft' video

South African National Parks has reassured members of the public that the events captured in a video circulating online, showing men loading a dead impala into an unmarked vehicle in the Kruger National Park, is "above board".

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