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Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:57 am 
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I saw a report on the sanparks web news archive about the entry gate upgrade . The entry gate is to be moved westwards to take the traffic away from the camp .

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As I understand it from my last visit last week there will be a tempory bridge alongside the old one I assume of the usual pipe and gravel standard. Maybe the mods can help us here, at this late stage the plans must have been done how about someone getting hold of these and posting a diagram and some details.


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Bridge and entrance still open - just come home through there so up to the minute report!!!!!

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When we left there on the 6th June, there was still no sign of anything happening with regards the upgrade.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge at Crocodile Bridge
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New bridge was washed away! The low bridge is open at the moment, and should stay open unless more rain falls in the catchment area.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge at Crocodile Bridge
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Croc Bridge opened at 11am yesterday for 4x4's only.
We were the first across, very scary :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Bridge at Crocodile Bridge
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Bridge fully open now!

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Recently visited Croc Bridge and saw much building going on. It seems the entrance gate and reception are being moved as well as the petrol station. Can anyone confirm this? It will probably make this delightful camp even more peaceful. No doubt the best game viewing area in the park!!


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 Post subject: Re: building alterations at croc bridge
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The petrol station will probably stay where it is as it has just been refurbished! I see gate booths are now going up..... Hopefully not too long before it is operational.

I gather that the aim is to speed things up for check-in, and provide better facitlities for day visitors with more parking, while allowing the traffic to by-pass the camp itself and keep that area quieter. I just went to welcome a new camper (in a camper-van) and found they were just passing through and decided to stop in, hook up to electricity, have a meal and a shower, and then go their way! Meanwhile they blocked a good site which a legitimate camper may have wanted, and used facilities which are there for paying and booked guests not day visitors...... The new entrance facilities should help stop that sort of thing.

No pool planned to the best of my knowledge - but there is always the river of course.....!

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 Post subject: Re: building alterations at croc bridge
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Progress needn't be had. Take a look at Orpen, for example.

The lodges have been very nicely rennovated and the pool there must have to rank as one of the best in the park, as it overlooks the waterhole.

The gate is being moved away from the camp so I think the aim of keeping through traffic and day visitors separate from the camp will come to fruition as planned there.

The thing that's always turned me off Croc Bridge (even though it is in great game viewing country) is the through traffic, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the rennovations work out.


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Believe the people staying at croc bridge will have more peace.
Just image the gate during holidays and other peak periods.
A constant stream of cars and now they wont enter camp.

Seen the new building site and its about 100 meters away from the camp.

Swimming in the river :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Gate new Bridge question
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I know Martie mentioned in her blog of this morning that they were currently dismantling the old bridge so all entry is via the new temporary bridge recently built, as long as there are not heavy rains to wash it away again it should all be fine. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Gate new Bridge question
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Here are some photos taken on our recent trip at the end of October.
Will this survive the next heavy rain storm?

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Gate new Bridge question
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I have been over the bridge a few times now - and watched them dismantling the old bridge...... My guess is that by New Year everyone will be using Malelane gate!

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