KNP awards its achievers for excellence.

The 18th Kruger National Park (KNP) Achievement Awards took place Friday night, 26 May 2017 in Skukuza.

“There’s a saying that our achievements are shaped by the strength of the foundations we set, and that the foundation of excellence is built with the quality of your actions and the integrity of your intent. We are all making a contribution to the...
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KNP awards its achievers for excellence The 18th Kruger National Park KNP
And last but not least...

10. Enjoy and explore the Park

Hints & Tips
* Insect Repellent is strongly recommended
* Binoculars and cameras are a must.
* As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
* Cotton sheets will keep insects at bay.
* Plastic refuse bags are essential as all rubbish must be removed on departure.
* Firewood and...
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And last but not least 10 Enjoy and explore the Park Hints
Marilyn Coombe-Heath
Erica Häderli
10 AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld

9. Search for the #halfmens at Halfmens Pass

Take a slow drive through Halfmens Pass to spot the peculiar-looking halfmens succulents which are endemic to the area.
10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld 9 Search for the halfmens
10 AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld

8. Check in at the nursery.
Sendelingsdrift's blossoming nursery hosts a number of rare and endemic plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld 8 Check in at the
Katerina Bogiages
Cornel Rossouw
10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld

7. Have a snap with a #quivertree
The Richtersveld contains the world's richest desert flora. The towering quiver trees that jut out into the sky amid stark landscapes are captivating sights for most visitors.
10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld 7 Have a snap with
Erica Häderli
Our #6 on the list of 10 AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld has to be - Watching the sunset.

Head to the reception deck and bring along a sundowner. Sip and sigh as you watch the sun set over the mountains of Namibia on the other side of the river. ????
Our 6 on the list of 10 AMAZING things to do in
Sendelingsdrift serves as a border post for crossing into Namibia. Here, the pontoon offers an unusual and convenient way of crossing the Garib (Orange) River that separates the two countries.
To view the Pont regulations and operating times, visit our website - [ Bit.ly Link ]

10 AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld

5. Ride the pont - Check that the pont is operational before you go -...
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Sendelingsdrift serves as a border post for crossing into Namibia Here the
Virginia Truter
Ethna Barichievy Edwards
Bruce Hill
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4. Hike a Trail - For the brave, the four-day Venstervalle Trail that starts at Hakiesdoring Trail Camp explores vast quartzite gorges, masses of botterboom, the crags of the Tswaies mountains and the fountains of Armanshoek.
10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld 4 Hike a Trail For
Justin Eric Woods
SANParks partners with CELL C in the Take A Girl Child to Work campaign

In line with South African National Parks’ (SANParks) vision of connecting societies, the organisation partnered with Cell C on the Take a Girl Child to Work campaign. Several girls from Tshwane Secondary School in Pretoria were hosted at Marakele National Park, in Limpopo on 25 May 2017.

SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni...
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SANParks partners with CELL C in the Take A Girl Child to Work campaign
Kay Tee Tshiye
Still on the top 10 AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld.

3. Picnic along the Orange River - In this vast desert wilderness, the mighty Orange River rolling by will refresh the soul. There are many spots to choose from: sit on the grass at Sendelingsdrift, pop in at De Hoop, or enjoy the silence of the river at Richtersberg or Tatasberg.
Still on the top 10 AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld
Liam Patrick Kelly
10 most AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld.

2. Stargazing in Richtersveld - When the sun sets in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, get ready to be captivated. The arid landscape, tranquil atmosphere and the park’s iconic halfmens plants (huge human-sized succulents), set a night scene for a stargazing soiree like no other.

If you are not sure how to get to the Park, please...
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10 most AMAZING things to do in Richtersveld
Dee Roelofsz
Are you heading to the other-worldly stark desert landscape of the |Ai|Ai/Richtersveld National Park? The vast has many experiences to offer.
A 4x4 or high-clearance vehicle is ESSENTIAL for travel within the Park. In the next 5 days, we will give you the 10 most AMAZING things to do in #Richtersveld.

1. Visit the 'Hand of God' - Locals believe that God pressed a hand down on the rock face...
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Are you heading to the otherworldly stark desert landscape of the AiAiRichtersveld
Harald Spiwak
Peter Win
Biodiversity in the Garden Route National Park

Biodiversity refers to the variety of significant plant and animal life in a specific habitat. SANParks Scientists have recorded and documented in the State of Knowledge report (2015) the presence of more than 30 terrestrial habitat types, representing more than 50 forest and fynbos communities within the boundaries of the Garden Route National...
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Biodiversity in the Garden Route National Park
Sköna Sydafrika
Eric Aspeling
Twelve new emerging tuskers named in the Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Emerging Tuskers Committee is proud to announce the names of the twelve new emerging tuskers; thanks to the submission of elephant footage from guests to the Tuskers Project. The Committee monitored several elephants from as far as 2009; until recently when they closely looked at 28 of them. 12 of...
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Twelve new emerging tuskers named in the Kruger National Park
Jacques Davis
Dee Roelofsz
Thabo P Makhubz
Passing on of Dr Robbie Robinson

South African National Parks (SANParks) is saddened by the death of its former CEO Dr Robbie Robinson who passed on 15 May 2017 following few years of ill health.
Dr Robinson joined the then South African National Parks Board as a Marine Biologist in 1966. He served as Park Warden in various parks including Tsitsikamma, where he established the well-known...
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KNP unveils the Phabeni Interpretive Centre for tourist.

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers officially handed-over the Phabeni Interpretive Centre to Kruger National Park Management yesterday, 17 May 2017 at the Albasini Ruins cultural heritage site. The centre, which is found at Phabeni Gate, boasts the newly designed display structure as well as the re-fenced...
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KNP unveils the Phabeni Interpretive Centre for tourist
Laurien Dodsworth
Kruger National Park Management Plan Review Sessions at major cities scheduled.

To broaden the consultation process for the Management Plan review, the Kruger National Park (KNP) will hold structured meetings at major cities in the country from 17 to 27 May 2017 and would like to invite interested members of the public to come and give input. This follows up on the public sessions which took...
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Kruger National Park Management Plan Review Sessions at major cities scheduled

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Marakele National Park’s entrance gets a facelift.

Visitors to Marakele National Park are in for a treat as they arrive in the Park as months of construction of the roads in the entrance gate have finally come to an end.

This will afford the visitors access to the park with ease and has given the buses ample parking space. Proper gate control, more parking to accommodate buses, caravans and...
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Marakele National Park’s entrance gets a facelift
Huibie van Eck
Lorna Anderson
Heather Kennedy
"Mom, you’ve always been there for me. There’s no way I could ever fully express my gratitude for all you’ve done for me. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day." <3

Pic by Mariana de Klerk
Mom youve always been there for me Theres no way I could
Soumitra Roy
Lebohang Mei
Sally Puz
"There is no one like a mother and, no mother quite like you. You are so very thoughtful and caring, and I just wanted to thank you :)

Love always :*

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There is no one like a mother and no mother quite like
Mel A Kwan
Marie-Louise Viljoen
Stu Bowie