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Media Release: Update on Kruger National Park Flood Notice

Date: 16th March 2012

Kruger National Park flood update as at 11:00 a.m. on 16 March 2012

 

Camps open

Bateleur, Berg- en- Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba (Day visitors site and swimming pool closed), Lower Sabie (except 6 tents), Malelane, Maroela, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Roodewal, Sable Dam Sleepover Hide, Shimuwini, Shingwedzi, Shipindane Hide, Sirheni, Skukuza & Talamati, Tsendze.

Camps Closed

Balule & Tamboti

Picnic Spots

Tshokwane

  • Serious flood damage and is closed. Temporary toilet facilities have been provided.

Nkuhlu

  • Open.

Letaba Day Visitors Site

  • Closed.

Makhadzi

  • Closed.

Nhlanguleni

  • Open.

Muzandzeni

  • Open.

Mlondozi

  • Open.

Timbavati

  • Open.

Lake Panic Birdhide

  • Open.

Nwanetsi

  • Open.

Afsaal

  • Open.

Access roads inside the park

All roads, except the following are open:

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34, S84, S114 (from S23 to S139 - Biyamiti Weir closed), Sand River Low Level Bridge,  H2-2 (Between Afsaal and S20 to Pretoriuskop),  Balule Low Level Bridge, S131 (From H9 to H14),  H1-5 (From S91 to H8).

Gates: All are open

Important Notes:

  1. For Balule and Tamboti, where damage was extensive and reconstruction is expected to take several months, guests with bookings will be contacted in order to change bookings. Tamboti and Balule are expected to reopen soon although many of the units will remain closed until repairs have been completed.
  2. There are no facilities at all at Tshokwane. However, temporary toilet facilities are provided.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) 

Emergency Numbers:
Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 or Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724   

Tourist Enquiries:  
Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

 

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