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 Post subject: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:49 pm 
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Kruger National Park (KNP) guests are informed that the Olifants Camp Generator Facility is temporarily out of operation due to overheating that escalated to a fire yesterday, 05 February 2015. (Picture 1)
In a separate incident, Cottage No: 106 (Picture 2 & 3 - Photo by Elize Olivier) at Letaba Camp is temporarily out of order after being struck by lightning and escalating to a fire
We apologise for any inconvenience as a result of these incident.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:55 pm 
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Thanks for the info Lesego!
Hopefully no one was injured in either scary incident.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
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It is not made clear how, if at all, the guests at Olifants will be affected. Please could we be advised - I will be there next week


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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
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Sue I have referred your query but I'm sure your visit will be fine.
It looks like the only building that has been affected is the building housing the generator.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
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Thanks Elsa - I am sure you are right however it would be nice to know. It might mean the electricity is affected - but we are used to that and I am going prepared for load shedding so that would not be a problem at all :D :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
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A huge thanks to all involved in containing the fire at Letaba.
So thankful nobody was hurt and the fire did not spread.
What a team - well done all :clap: :clap: :clap:

Believe the storm was really bad. Must have been scary for staff and guests alike :hands: to all of you :D

suebfly - I am sure your visit to Olifants will be fine. Enjoy!

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A huge thanks to all involved in containing the fire at Letaba.
So thankful nobody was hurt and the fire did not spread.
What a team - well done all :clap: :clap: :clap:

Believe the storm was really bad. Must have been scary for staff and guests alike :hands: to all of you :D

suebfly - I am sure your visit to Olifants will be fine. Enjoy!


:gflower: Ditto RosemaryH. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Letaba and Olifants
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Thanks Lesego.How awful, I'm so glad no-one was hurt. Well done to all who fought the fires.


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