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 Post subject: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Dear All,

Over the last two days Bontebok National Park has experienced heavy rains. Some of our roads are flooded and visitors to the park must please use extreme caustion when driving.

We will keep you updated regarding the roads.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Is this then True ?



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Closure of Bontebok National Park due to flooding

Bontebok National Park is currently closed due to flooding, and will be closed until further notice. The Park was closed with immediate effect this morning due to severe flooding inside the Park.

All visitors have been evacuated and alternative arrangements have been made with Wilderness National Park to accommodate some of them. Further measures have been taken to notify incoming visitors to the Park.

Weather forecasts predict further flooding of the Breede River. It is anticipated that there will be flood damage especially to roads, and therefore difficult to estimate how long the Park will be closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Radman,

Only problem with what you have posted is that it's dated 13 November 2008!!!

See link.............Bontebok Closure

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:03 pm 
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:thumbs_up:

Opend first link in google :slap: :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:09 pm 
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No problem, I did ask that we just confirm how 'Closed" what is at this moment....... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Thanks for asking, LQ :gflower:
I just spoke to the very friendly and helpful lady at Bontebok's reception and the position there, is exactly what Marloise (thank you, Marloise :D ) posted :
marloise wrote:
Dear All,

Over the last two days Bontebok National Park has experienced heavy rains. Some of our roads are flooded and visitors to the park must please use extreme caustion when driving.

We will keep you updated regarding the roads.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Dear all,

The park has not been closed. Everyone that has a booking for the weekend at Bontebok National Park can still book in. We will phone everyone that is checking in tomorrow with an update.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
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Thanx Marloise!!......... :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Spent a few very pleasant days there a few years back..............then it was 40c+ and very very dry!!! :thumbs_up:

Hope evryone keeps safe and dry. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
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Thanks for confirming, Marloise :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok National Park Flooding
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:28 am 
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Dear All,

The roads are no longer flooded, but it is still very muddy and slippery. Caution is advised.

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