Five alleged poachers were arrested in possession of ammunition, a silencer and two high calibre rifles in the Kruger National Park at the weekend.
They were found in the Pretoriuskop section, said Gareth Coleman, the managing executive of the park.
He said, “It has been a successful weekend in the fight to keep our rhinos alive in the park. We are delighted with our anti-poaching teams who were able to arrest suspects before any animal was killed.
“The actions are a morale booster for our anti-poaching teams and conservation efforts.”
On Sunday, rangers tracked spoor until they made contact with the alleged poachers, said Coleman.