SANParks said in a statement that the last confirmed spoor of the missing Karoo lion was followed by rangers and trackers on Monday to about 42km northeast of the town of Sutherland in the Northern Cape.
Severe thunderstorms are expected over the extreme western parts of the Western Cape, the south eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the western parts of the Free State as well as the Eastern Cape.
The South African Weather Service has also issued a watch for severe thunderstorms over the extreme western parts of the Western Cape, the south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape, the western parts of the Free State and the Eastern Cape.
The search for the male lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park in Beaufort West has taken rangers and trackers as far as Sutherland in the Northern Cape.
The discovery of dead livestock on a Northern Cape farm on Sunday has given renewed vigour to the search for a lion that escaped from a national park nearly a month ago.
The least number of fraud, waste and abuse cases investigated in 2018 emanate from the Northern Cape (33– down from 52 in 2017).
The Northern Cape is expected to be cloudy with cloudy with drizzle along the coast and the adjacent interior, otherwise partly cloudy and hot but cool in the west.
De Lille said the script was brought to her attention on recent visits to the North West, Northern Cape and Gauteng.
It will be cloudy in the west of the Northern Cape at first with morning fog patches along the coast.
The search for a lion missing from the Karoo National Park in the Northern Cape since February 15 has taken a new turn – a security company has offered to help using high-tech tracing technology.