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Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 19th November 2013

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 21:00 on 18 November 2013.

Changes to previous update:

  • The reopening of the H7 tarred road between Orpen and Satara.
  • The reopening of the:
    • Shingwedzi Restaurant;
    • Shingwedzi Eastern Gate;
    • The Old Causeway;
    • The S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Road)

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened.
However, please take note of the following:

  • Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
  • The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has reopened. The Camp Site, Filling Station, Shop, Restaurant, Day Visitors Picnic Spot (inside the camp), Swimming Pool and all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows & Rentmeester Guest House)  have reopened. The Eastern Gate and the old Causeway have also reopened. The Kanniedood Hide however, remains closed. 

Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

  • Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

  • Pafuri Picnic Spot, the S63 and Crooks Corner have reopened.

Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads are open.

All gravel roads open, except:

  • S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by  April 2014)

Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened.

Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ michelle.vandermerwe@sanparks.org or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ joep.stevens@sanparks.org

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