News

Lowveld Region upgrading of the Rhino Trail

Over the past few months a group of SHR Lowveld Region have been busy upgrading the Rhino Trail.  This trail runs approx. 3,2Km inside Berg en Dal camp along the perimeter fence.  This is the first of its kind with the first 800m accessible to the visually impaired with 26 Braille boards.  These boards give a description of the Big 5, Small 5, Smallest 5, The Big 6 Birds, The big 5 Trees as well as some interesting facts on Fauna and Flora. In the near future braille tree tags will also be added.

Sunset Serenade in Kruger N. P.

The Conservation Services National Project of the SANParks Honorary Rangers recently held it's annual  long weekend of classical music performed by an ensemble of musicians at the Mopani Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park. In 2019, we  celebrated 20 years of music and loyal support for the Sunset Serenade and SANParks Honorary Rangers.

6th Mokala MTB Classic

The Mokala MTB Classic is held annually in Mokala National Park, south of Kimberley. It is hosted by the Diamantveld Region of SANParks Honorary Rangers in the beautiful Mokala National Park. The main aim for this event is to introduce Mokala to the public so they can appreciate the beauty of nature.

Harness for Table Mountain N.P. K9 Dogs

The SANParks Honorary Rangers handed over a specialised dog harness to the K9 Unit in the Table Mountain National Park to facilitate visitor safety in the park.

LCE Weskus Marathon

The SANParks Honorary Rangers: West Coast Region recently received a cheque for R100 000 from the main sponsor of the LCE Weskus Marathon, Langebaan Country Estate.

Marakele Environmental Education Centre gets a new Lecture Room

Teaching youngsters about our natural heritage and its conservation is important to SANParks. The Marakele National Park’s Thutong Environmental Education Centre plays host to schoolchildren and youth groups, particularly those from local communities and those participating in SANParks’ Kids in Parks educational initiative.

Birding Challenge goes from strength to strength

The West Coast Region’s 14th annual Wader Bash Birding Weekend Challenge in February proved to be a resounding success. Many a participant bid the organizers a fond farewell with words of "See you again at the Wader Bash 2020!"The Wader Bash takes place within the boundaries of the West Coast National Park (WCNP).

Concert in the Bush

The Free State region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers over the weekend of 5 and 6 April presented their fifth annual Concert in the Bush in the Mokala National Park south of Kimberley.

Phalaborwa Horse Patrols

The effectiveness of horses in anti-poaching operations is being tested by way of a pilot project in the northern part of the Kruger National Park. The Phalaborwa section of Kruger needs to be patrolled daily.

Amdec Donation

Over the past four years, Amdec Group has handed over a whopping R1 million to the Conservation Services National Project of the SANParks Honorary Rangers. This is a significant boost for conservation, with funds being allocated to SANParks counter-poaching initiatives...