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Keeping up with nature: Wildlife webcams accessible from home

You can now watch wild animals roaming about in real-time thanks to South African National Parks’ (SANParks) webcams.

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There are ways to keep up with nature even while you are in isolation! With South Africa’s 21-day national lockdown in place, there are various ways to keep yourself busy, including watching wild animals roaming about.

South African National Parks (SANParks) webcams still operational

While all SANParks have closed for the 21-day lockdown period, their webcams are still operational. 

Getaway reports that there are still and live webcams available for viewing.

The still cams are located in Addo Elephant National Park, Nossob within the Kgalagdi Transfontier National Park and Orpen, Punda Maria and Satara within the Kruger National Park. And if you don’t want to wait for some action, there’s also a highlight-reel committed by their registered forum users.

You can even join in on webcam discussions.

SANParks live stream

Addo Camera live stream

Orpen live stream

Satara live stream

About SANParks

As a leading conservation authority, SANParks is a public entity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Affairs, where inclusive conservation as opposed to previous policies of exclusion, are central to advancing the policies in line with the National Development Framework for Sustainable Development and the national development plan.

SANParks manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over four million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management.

The SANParks of today is recognised as a world leader in conservation and protected area management. In the last two decades, seven new national parks have been established, totalling over 700 000 hectares, with much of this being in the under conserved biomes such as the succulent karoo and fynbos.