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Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-09-13

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)

  • Shingwedzi Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop and Restaurant (and verandah) remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Camp Site, Filling Station, all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows & Rentmeester Guest House) and Swimming Pool have reopened. The Shop, Day Visitors Area and Eastern Gate are expected to open on 20 September 2013.


Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:


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



  • Crooks Corner

  • Kanniedood Hide


***Please take note of the following:



  • Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.


Access Roads Inside the Park:


All tarred roads except the following, are open:



  • H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.



All gravel roads open, except:



  • S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)

  • S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)

  • S135 (Shingwedzi  Causeway Loop) 


Gates Open:


All Gates and Ports of Entry are open.


***Please take note of the following:



  • Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013.


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


For changes to bookings, please contact reservations offices 012-428 9111 or email reservations@sanparks.org or on the web at www.sanparks.org/tourism/reservations



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