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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby HippoPotty » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:17 pm

Hello everyone!

In 16 days' time we will be heading to Mapungubwe - and we're very excited! :dance:

Can someone please tell me if there are any new (official) updates on the roads, the tree top walk, the Maloutswa hide, etc. We heard that the road between Mussina and MNP still hasn't been fixed, though.
We will be camping for four nights and would like to plan our stay to make the most of it.

Thanks so much! :D
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:36 pm

Please post pics when you come back I'm missing Map terribly and send hugs and kisses to the Limpopo tell her I be there soon (June).
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby lion queen » Thu May 23, 2013 3:36 pm

Lesego wrote:Morning 'mites :)

Treetop Walk is closed as reconstruction is underway.

Please see below the Mapungubwe Flood Damage Update:

An update on the Mapungubwe National Park flood damage as on 23 May 2013.

Camps:

All camps are open.

Hides and Picnic Spots:

Treetop Walk is closed as reconstruction is underway.
Malotswa bird hide is closed and still submerged under water.

Access roads to and around the Park:
Access roads outside the Park


R572 tarred road from Mapungubwe to Pont drift / Alldays is open - This is the only access point to and from Mapungubwe.
R572 tarred road from Mapungubwe to Musina is still closed - (bridge washed away).
Visitors travelling from Musina's side can alternatively join the road via Venetia mine to rejoin the R521 from Alldays towards Mapungubwe. ***Please ensure that you have enough fuel as the distance covered is +/- 140km.

Access roads within the Park

The Denstat gravel road from the Main Gate to Limpopo Forest Tented camp and Mazhou Camping site is not operational - a small bridge along the way, washed away.
4x4 roads inside the park can be used, with caution.
All other roads are fully accessible.

Enquiries:

For further enquiries, please contact Mapungubwe National Park's Reception on:
Tel: (015) 534 7923/4/5
Email: mapungubwe@sanparks.org
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Wet & dry

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Some more to come.
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:33 pm

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:35 pm

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I would have been standing in the river to that the below pic.

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:38 pm

this is just before Alldays
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:50 pm

You can see the flood like on the tree.

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Check the debre (not sure of the spelling. aka washed up grass and branches) in the tree behind the bakkie.

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