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Sonntag, 7. Juni 2020, 20:28

zu dem bisher üblichen "Gate Registration Indemnity Form" das bei Eintritt in einen SAN Park auszufüllen war, wird nun ein erweitertes " (Der Link ist für Gäste ausgeblendet. Um ihn zu sehen, bitte registrieren!) " (pdf-Link) gefordert

und ergänzend dazu ist auch ein " (Der Link ist für Gäste ausgeblendet. Um ihn zu sehen, bitte registrieren!) " (pdf-Link) auszufüllen und beim Verlassen der/des Parks am Gate abzugeben

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Remember: Adhere to transport regulations, Max occupants:
Sedan = 3, Microbus (10) = 7, Minibus (14) = 9, Minibus (16) = 9, Double Cab = 3
- Adhere to social distancing.
- Always have your mask on.
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Sonntag, 14. Juni 2020, 19:44

SAN Parks hat für den Kruger noch einmal die Regularien und Informationen zusammengefasst:

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Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2020, 16:51

KNP self-drive guidelines reminder during Level 3 of the Lockdown

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18 June 2020

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Management would like to remind Day Visitors to the Park today, 18 June 2020 to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 Health Protocols as outlined by the government especially on the social distancing aspect when travelling for self-drive excursions. National Parks, of which the KNP is one of opened their gates on 8 June 2020 after the country moved to Level 3 of the lockdown as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in May 2020.

The Managing Executive of the KNP, Gareth Coleman said the general feedback from regular visitors is that they are delighted that the Park is open for them again even though they are not able to sleep over. "We are in unchartered waters with COVID-19 and had to get all hands on deck to make sure that those visiting had a good experience. It was important for us to orientate our colleagues at the front line on the Health Protocols around the virus so that they could assist and safeguard our visitors and employees. The issue of PPE's, training and the recording of personal details of visitors went as envisaged and we are grateful for the massive cooperation from our clients" said Coleman.

The guidelines to adhere to during self-drives in the KNP are as follows:
  • Maintain social distancing by at least two metres (2m).
  • Notwithstanding requirement that day visitors in one vehicle must be from the same household, limitations on vehicle capacity and the number of occupants have to be firmly enforced upon entry at gates. The restriction is that occupants may not exceed more than 70% of capacity and we request visitors to adhere so they are not turned back at the gates.
  • Guests are advised to book in advance (preferably online if possible) in order to assist in planning as strict quota management will apply; with the understanding that booked day visitors must arrive at the gate within that time span.
    The time slots below will apply:
    Time slot 1: 06.00 to 08:00
    Time slot 2: 08:00 to 10:00
    Time slot 3: 10:00 onwards
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  • Those who are in possession of firearms should declare them at the gate so that they can be sealed upon entry; break the seal when departing.

"At the moment, picnic spots are only to be used for ablutions as no braaing is allowed under the current regulations. The restaurants and Park shops will be open for takeaways only. Finally, the quota system will be in place at all gates to ensure compliance in terms of numbers inside the park and to enhance visitor experience"; concluded Coleman.

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Freitag, 19. Juni 2020, 09:55

National parks yet to open accommodation facilities

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19 June 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement it is preparing for a recall of its hospitality staff and for a phased-in approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities in the wake of an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that accommodation providers can resume operations in alert level 3.

This is according to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni, who said the President's address on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 brings good news to SANParks and many nature lovers who for the past three months have been yearning to visit their favourite national park. "However we urge those who cannot wait to book into our accommodation to exercise a bit of patience as SANParks readies itself for the reopening".

He said SANParks will approach the opening of its accommodation facilities responsibly to ensure that the gains made by South Africa in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are not compromised.

Mketeni said the process of recalling back staff in preparation for the reopening is still to commence... "we will then immediately activate the re-training of staff on new operating protocols in line with industry standards. The safety of both staff and guests is critical and we have to ensure that we are in compliance with regard to regulations as well as health standards and protocols. We will announce the dates for the reopening of accommodation bookings in the next few days".

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Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999
Email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org
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Montag, 29. Juni 2020, 18:05

SANParks Head Office Closed After Staff Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

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29 June 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) head office in Groenkloof, Pretoria had to close its doors today (Monday, 29 June 2020) as a precautionary measure after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

SANParks Acting Head of Communications, Rey Thakhuli confirmed the closure and said the offices are expected to reopen on Thursday, 2 July 2020. "This means no one will be allowed in the building before Thursday, 2 July as a deep cleaning exercise is now underway". Thakhuli said guests who have been making amendments to their bookings are requested to expect delays as the call centre staff will not be in the office until the mandatory period of decontamination is concluded. The call centre staff will, however, work remotely and continue to be available by email.

He further reiterated that all precautionary measures, social distancing rules and additional sanitation are in place at all our facilities and we will continue to vigilantly implement these to protect both our staff and guests to our facilities.

SANParks, CEO Fundisile Mketeni wished the affected colleague a speedy recovery. "I would like to encourage any of the staff members or their immediate families feeling sick to utilise our 24 hour COVID-19 Counselling services. We are working hard in ensuring that staff and guests are safe at all times".

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Freitag, 3. Juli 2020, 16:47

National Parks Still Not Open For Overnight Stays

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03 July 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) today advised customers that it has not opened for overnight accommodation as per Level 3 lockdown regulations on leisure and interprovincial travel.

Day self-drives in national parks continue to be permissible for residents of the various provinces that the respective National Parks are located in; visitors are urged to book online and to observe all COVID 19 health protocols while in the park – including exiting the park with as much of their refuse as hygienically possible.

Fundisile Mketeni, SANParks Chief Executive Officer acknowledged that the organization is aware that many domestic tourists are eager to enjoy the tranquillity offered by national parks and that they would like to extend the current self-drive opportunities to overnight stays. He urged tourists to be patient until leisure travel and interprovincial travel regulations are implemented.

All overnight bookings for July have therefore been suspended; the public will be advised in due course when bookings open. The organization advised those with overnight bookings to delay their travel and not cancel.

Mketeni concluded by advising South Africans to continue supporting government efforts to minimize the impact of COVID 19 by adhering to lockdown rules. "We are seeing increasing infection numbers and regrettably the loss of lives as well. This is a reminder that a decision to open up our facilities has to be well-considered to ensure our colleagues, tourists and their friends and families' health are not compromised. We all have to be patient and trust the processes and decisions of our leaders during this difficult time, we will announce the dates for the reopening of accommodation bookings in due course".

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Mittwoch, 8. Juli 2020, 21:59

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08 July 2020

South Africa National Parks (SANParks) today announced that self-drive excursions for day visitors will be permitted from Wednesday, 8 July 2020 in the Cape of Good Hope section, or Cape Point as it is commonly known, of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni said SANParks used this time to prepare for the expected arrivals of guests to parks. "We appreciate that after three months of confinement, the public is keen to engage with nature and the excitement as shown by enquiries from our loyal visitors is encouraging. We are obligated to ensure that the opening of our national parks for self-drive excursions is done under the strictest health protocols to safeguard both our staff and guests."
Here's what you need to know:
  • The daily quota of a maximum of 250 vehicles per day will be allowed based on the seasonal average of 30%, however, no more than 75 vehicles are allowed in at any given time. The daily quota could be revised in terms of compliance with the lockdown regulations.
  • Daily operating hours are between 08h00 am to 16h00 pm.
  • A COVID-19 health-related questionnaire to be completed upon arrival at the gates, as well as mandatory temperature screenings, will be done by our staff. Visitors with a temperature screening of 37.4degrees Celsius and above will not be allowed access. The wearing of face masks is compulsory. No mask, no entry.
  • Permitted activities include self-drive vehicles limited to 3 persons per vehicle of the same household and motorbikes limited to one person per bike only. Prohibited activities such as surfing, cycling, fishing, hiking/walking, trail running, launching of vessels, braaing and picnicking are not permitted as per COVID-19 alert level 3 regulations.
  • Please note that Olifantsbos- and Bordjiesrif roads; Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre; restaurant/shops, the funicular and accommodation facilities within Cape of Good Hope section currently remains closed.
  • We encourage our guest to adhere to the speed limits within the park and only stop to take pictures from your vehicle, in designated areas provided.
Everything as we know it has been fundamentally changed by COVID-19, therefore we are requesting guests to adhere to all official alert level 3 regulations when inside the parks including wearing masks, keeping social distance, and following transport capacity directives.

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Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020, 21:02

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23 July 2020

Camdeboo National Park outside Graff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape had to temporarily close its gates to the public on Wednesday, 22 July 2020. as a precautionary measure after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The Park is expected to reopen on Saturday, 25 July 2020, following a deep cleaning exercise.

SANParks values your support and regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Freitag, 24. Juli 2020, 14:07

Das ist im Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park genauso!
Glueck gehabt - wir waren dort am Dienstag, und auf dem Heimweg erreichte uns die Nachricht, dass der ganze Park vom Mittwoch, 22. July bis am 1. August geschlossen bleibt (nachdem die letzten 2 Tage das Nyalazi Gate wegen einem positiven Fall der Gate Angestellten geschlossen war).
Ich denke, das wird leider noch eine Weile so weitergehen....

Gruss aus Sodwana
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Freitag, 31. Juli 2020, 14:01

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31 July 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) welcomes the announcement made yesterday (Thursday, 30 July 2020) by Minister of Tourism, Honourable Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s of the response measures and directions for Alert Level 3 Lockdown as it pertains to the tourism industry.

Commenting after the tourism minister's speech, CEO of SANParks, Fundisile Mketeni, said "we appreciate that after four months of confinement, the public is keen to engage with nature, however, we are obligated to ensure that the opening of our national parks for accommodation is done under the strictest health protocols to safeguard both our staff and guests".

Mketeni said that SANParks is likely to implement some additional visitor management procedures to ease entry into the parks and further mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus.

He said in due course SANParks will make further announcements regarding the opening dates of accommodation in individual parks... "as and when we are comfortable with their state of preparedness to welcome you back. We, therefore, beg your indulgence as the opening needs to be done in a responsible manner for the safety and enjoyment of all our guests".

As per the Minister's announcement, overnight accommodation is only permissible for residents of the various provinces that the respective National Parks are located in. Therefore guests will be required to provide proof of residence at the time of booking accommodation and again when checking in. Interprovincial visitors will be prohibited entry into the parks.

Tour operators will be allowed to conduct guided tours in open safari vehicles subject to directives that are still to be communicated and gazetted. Self-drive guests are restricted to a 70% vehicle capacity as per the Department of Transport's regulations published on April 2.

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Gestern, 17:17

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In celebration of World Ranger Day, South African National Parks (SANParks) is excited to congratulate the SANParks winners and runner up winners of this year's Rhino Conservation Awards, held on 31 July 2020. SANParks staff were awarded in the category for Best Game Ranger, Best Conservation Practitioner and Best Conservation Supporter.

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni said, "We are extremely proud of these dedicated rangers. They are a shining example of the commitment and passion that our staff possess and I am honoured to call them colleagues and friends. Congratulations to Don English, SANParks Kruger National Park (KNP) Airwing, Albert Smith, SANParks Marula South Rangers and SANParks Environmental Crime Investigators."

SANParks Marula Regional Ranger Don English won the Award for Best Game Ranger for his outstanding leadership in the KNP where against all odds, through sheer tenacity and persistence and with the support of his ranger teams, he has managed to lower rhino poaching activities year on year in the Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ). The second runner up for this award went to SANParks Section Ranger, Albert Smith.

The Award for Best Conservation Practitioner went to SANParks KNP Airwing for their tireless support of rangers, veterinarians and researchers in protecting, saving, conserving and monitoring endangered species within the KNP and neighbouring protected areas. These pilots and their support staff are instrumental in many of the counter-poaching successes in the area. The first runner up was the SANParks Marula South Rangers.

Finally, the first runner up for the Best Conservation Supporter went to SANParks Environmental Crime Investigators. Mkenteni said biodiversity management is the bedrock of the national park system and everything else that we do takes its cue from the conservation foundation. Our Rangers and investigators are the custodians of this foundation and we are delighted that they are recognized for their hard work and dedication.

The Rhino Conservation Awards, hosted by the Game Rangers' Association of Africa give recognition to the leading role players in endangered species conservation and raise awareness of their amazing work. The Awards serve to motivate these dedicated men and women to keep fighting to ensure the survival of our endangered species for the benefit of all.

The Awards are made possible with the support of sponsors ZEISS and CNEI and endorsed by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is committed to the protection of endangered species through the support of his Foundation, is the Patron of the Rhino Conservation Awards.

"As International World Ranger Day celebrations come to an end, we salute all our rangers and honour those that have lost their lives fighting to protect our country's heritage. We appreciate your efforts and thank you. Keep fighting the good fight and know that we stand behind you 100%" concluded Mketeni.

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South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications

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Gestern, 17:19

SANParks Accommodation Opens 14 August to Intra-provincial Residents

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04 August 2020

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that accommodation in the majority of parks will be open as from 14 August 2020 and Guided Overland Safari Vehicles (OSVs) will be permitted as soon as the regulations pertaining to their operations are gazetted.

In addition, other parks are scheduled to open their accommodation as follows:
  • Addo, Camdeboo, and Karoo National Parks - 17 August 2020
  • Mountain Zebra National Park - 20 August 2020
This comes after the announcement made by Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane's on the response measures and directions for Alert Level 3 Lockdown as it pertains to the tourism industry. As per the Minister's announcement, overnight accommodation is only permissible for residents of the various provinces that the respective National Parks are located in. Interprovincial visitors will be prohibited entry into the parks.

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni said "we are in the process of ensuring that the opening of our national parks for accommodation is done under the strictest health protocols to safeguard both our staff and guests accommodation will not run at full capacity as we will employ a phased-in approach to opening. Therefore our loyal guests can expect limited availability of accommodation in some parks at these beginning stages of our reopening, with a gradual increase in availability in the next few weeks".

Mketeni said that SANParks has implemented additional visitor management procedures in line with regulations and to further mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus. Overnight guests will be required to provide proof of residence (municipal account or similar legally accepted form of verification of primary residence) at the time of booking accommodation and again when checking in. "No more than two people will be allowed per accommodation unit except for parents and children)."

Tour operators will be allowed to conduct guided tours in OSVs once regulations pertaining to their operations are gazetted; all OSV operators need to be registered with SANParks before they are permitted to enter the parks. Self-drive guests are still restricted to a 70% vehicle capacity as per the Department of Transport's regulations and the quota system still applies for day visitors.

The opening of visitor activities and tourist attractions in the parks will be in keeping with restrictions and aligned with the opening dates set out. As more information is gazetted SANParks will amend the protocols and inform guests.

"We look forward to welcoming all our loyal guests but we appeal to our colleagues, tourists and their friends and families to travel responsibly. Enjoy the parks and please make sure you follow all health and safety protocols," concluded Mketeni.

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Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications

Media enquiries:
Reynold "Rey" Thakhuli
SANParks Acting Head of Communications
Cell: 073 373 4999 or Email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org
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