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 Post subject: Bontebok NP Flooded?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:16 am 
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I heard that the Breede River has flooded and the Bontebok NP is affected.

Is it true and to what extent?

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok NP Flooded?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:32 am 
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BB this was reported on the Wildcard Site

http://www.wildcard.co.za/blog.htm?acti ... st&id=4756

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Flooding in Bontebok

January 8, 2014, 10:23 AM
By: |No Comments yet | Tags: Bontebok National Park, flood

Bontebok National Park has received 175mm of rain and sections are flooded. The water level of the Breede River is very high, which has resulted in the the riverview campsite being flooded. The chalets are on higher ground and are not threatened. Unfortunately, the access roads to and from Bontebok reception and Lang Elsies Kraal rest camp are flooded. As of 8 January 2014 it is not possible to access the facilities. Please contact the park on 028 514 3206 before making your way there.

- See more at: http://www.wildcard.co.za/blog.htm?acti ... hWYcL.dpuf


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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok NP Flooded?
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Thanks LQ.

Pity no access. It would be great to kayak & swim there now.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok NP Flooded?
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Herewith an update on the floods at Bontebok National Park as on Monday, 13 January 2014.

The access road to the Park is open but road conditions are still very poor. Normal vehicles will be able to enter the Park but the internal roads utilised for game viewing remain closed.

The chalet and camping sites are open to overnight visitors, but the river-view camp sites will remain closed until further notice.

For enquiries regarding the flood situation, please contact:
Nico Olivier
Duty Manager, Bontebok National Park
Tel: 028 514 2735

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