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SANParks to start registering local anglers for Coastal Controlled Zones

Published: January 5th, 2017
SANParks to start registering local anglers for Coastal Controlled Zones

SANParks’ team in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has put temporary measures in place to kick-start the registration of local anglers to access 3 Coastal Controlled Zones (TCCZs). This follows the approval of the rezoning of Africa’s oldest Marine Protected Area (MPA). Regulations were published in the Government Gazette on Monday, the 19th of December 2016. Limited access of about 20% of the coastline is open and 80% of the MPA remains a no-take zone.

‘We are introducing measures to allow responsible angling starting with the registration process which kick-starts on the 24th December 2016.’ Only those local Tsitsikamma ...more


Tips for exploring Garden Route National Park

Published: December 13th, 2015
Tips for exploring Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route National Park (GRNP) is a mosaic of landscapes and seascapes, a haven for birds and animals including seabirds, rare and endangered species.

Nandi Mgwadlamba, spokesperson for SANParks on Tuesday, December 8 said: "We wish wishes all our visitors a safe and memorable time in the Park.

Guests visiting the Park this season to enjoy its multiple nature walks, cycling trails, forest excursions and water-based activities are therefore encouraged to observe all rules and regulations for an enjoyable, safe stay."

 

 

 

Vessel and boat owners are urged to: Obtain a relevant vessel permit and adhere to all boating regulations at all times. Always exercise caution when ...more

Robberg Coastal Corridor declared Protected Environment

Published: October 21st, 2015
Robberg Coastal Corridor declared Protected Environment

In a groundbreaking, never been tried before land conservation approach, a few visionary landowners made application in early 2011 to the Minister for Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape province to declare its members’ properties a Protected Environment (PE) in terms of the national Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act. The minister, Anton Bredell, signed the declaration on Monday the 31st August 2015.

The properties comprise an ecologically sensitive and threatened 20km stretch of unspoiled coastline between Robberg Nature Reserve and Harkerville State Forest, in the middle of the Garden Route. This area known as the Robberg Coastal ...more


Take a walk on the wild side

Published: September 13th, 2015
Take a walk on the wild side

The Garden Route National Park provides everyone with an option to explore its natural treasures, from old and young, the fit and the physically disabled.

Stop at Garden of Eden and get to know the marked indigenous trees by name as you stroll the forest on a comfortable 800m boardwalk. Picnic, water and ablution facilities are available. The facility is situated on the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.   Other short walks include the scenic Kranshoek Day Walk and picnic site, with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. The route transects through Afro-montane forest, coastal scrub forest, coastal fynbos and passes low-tide pools. This walk is 9km long and takes between four and five hours ...more

Free entry into the Garden Route National Park

Published: August 28th, 2014
Free entry into the Garden Route National Park

Over 1, 500 people last year responded to the call to visit the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) for free. This year, SANParks invites all members of the public to visit various sections of the picturesque Garden Route National Park (GRNP) during SA National Parks Week (08th – 12th September 2014). The 9-year old campaign held every September encourages all members of the public, young and old to visit National Parks.

Activities of interest planned for this campaign week starting from the 08th – 12th September 2014 include an art and pictures exhibition in the Storms River Rest Camp. On Wednesday, the 10th September, the business fraternity and all small, micro and medium businesses (SMMEs) ...more