The bust of Cecil John Rhodes at Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town was cleaned on Thursday after the head of the bust was chopped off by unknown people earlier this week. The controversial statue made news again this week after SANParks confirmed that the head on the stone sculpture had[…]
The South African National Parks (SANParks) has hired an independent investigator to probe the details surrounding the incident which led to renowned South African cyclist Nicholas Dlamini breaking his arm. SANParks acting head of communications Reynold Thakhuli said the investigator will be briefed on Monday morning in terms of the[…]
Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Creecy has instructed South African National Parks (SANParks) to suspend the rangers involved in an altercation with pro-cyclist Nicholas Dlamini. A video of a brawl between Dlamini and Table Mountain rangers went viral on social media. An initial investigation of the incident suggests the incident left him[…]
South African National Parks (SANParks) has extended their free access to state parks during SA National Parks week to include the weekend after complaints from locals that they were unable to attend during the week. This year’s 14th annual parks week takes place from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 September 2019. SANParks regional[…]
Following a number of attacks on hikers within Table Mountain National Park, a local hiker from Kenilworth has taken the initiative to create a Google map, called Table Mountain Crime Map, for recording crime in the area and preparing those who plan to explore the mountain trails. The recent murder[…]
The recent death of a Ukrainian hiker as well as 14 other attacks reported in the Table Mountain area this year has prompted SANParks to deploy more rangers to bolster security and better ensure the safety of visitors to Cape Town’s iconic landmark. At World Rangers Day, held in Cape[…]
By Anees Teladia The murder of a Ukrainian tourist this past weekend has once again highlighted the inadequate safety mechanisms and crime prevention strategies on mountain trails and hiking paths in the Western Cape. Table Mountain, one of the most iconic landmarks of South Africa, is riddled with crime and[…]
The bodies of two abseilers was retrieved from Table Mountain on Tuesday morning. The pair had been climbing “Arrow Final” along with a female companion when they are believed to have fallen from the side of the mountain. South African National Parks [SANParks] Regional Communications Manager, Merle Collins, says that[…]
Authorities in the Western Cape on Monday expressed their frustration with children entertaining themselves by starting fires during the holiday season. “We sit with the problem of unsupervised and bored children… especially this time of year. They want to see a little bit of excitement, they want to see a[…]
A poisoning incident caused by poachers has left scores of animals dead, including an elephant and two lions, in the Kruger National Park. The incident was outlined by SANParks on Wednesday. “Kruger National Park (KNP) discovered an elephant carcass, 110 dead white back vultures, two male lions and two black[…]
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