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 Post subject: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Hi all

Good initiative BUT looking at the pictures, I am very concerned about field fires because I don`t see a lot of clearance / open space next to the tables and benches!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:41 pm 
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What pictures?

More info about this new facility, please.

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Hi

Under the NEWS tab on the Kruger National Park homepage.
( http://www.sanpark.co.za/parks/kruger/ )

Newsflash released 2012.08.28

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:25 am 
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It looks very beautiful. It seems to be part of the innitiative to involve local communities.

Very rustic, very wild. In keeping with the stategy of simplicity. I suppose fire is always a potential problem, even in a place that is well developed.

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:41 pm 
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I may be wrong but it does appear that they will only allow you to use Gas braais at the picnic site.

Although still a risk gas braais will reduce the risk of veld fires.


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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:30 pm 
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:hmz: how one can say is beautiful... with only 3 pictures :whistle:
or there is another pictures elsewhere :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
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All looks good to me so far........will try it out in November. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
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It looks very good to me … enjoying your picnic breakfast whilst overlooking the silent valley

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:45 am 
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Good day all

More photos available here.

http://www.sanparks.org/gallery/index.php/parks/kruger

Biggest worry for accidental fres are not from the gas braais, but from irresponsible smokers.
It appears as if you will do some walking from the parking area to the picnic spots along pathways
surrounded by field ( very dry at this time )

Looks very peaceful and quiet though.
I am sure we will soon get feedback from somebody who has actualle been there!

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:09 pm 
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123 wrote:
Biggest worry for accidental fres are not from the gas braais, but from irresponsible smokers.
It appears as if you will do some walking from the parking area to the picnic spots along pathways
surrounded by field ( very dry at this time )


I would say that is true of many areas in the park, and we must just hope that people will be very vigilant at all times when braaing or smoking. :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Afsaal Picnic Spot
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I believe that the day visitor's area at B and D has been closed to the public for over a month. I am told that this is a community project and visitors need to be aware that it would appear to be non-functional for some reason. People currently in the Park are experiencing locked gates and are having to leave their breakfast in their cool box and visit the café at B and D if they want something to eat. It would be appreciated if Sanparks can clear up what is happening at this day visitor's site and what people are supposed to do who find themselves unable to utilise it.

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 Post subject: Re: Afsaal Picnic Spot
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Is this the same community that benefits when we now cough up 1% extra for our accommodation Penny?

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 Post subject: Re: New Berg-en-Dal Picnic Site
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Have sent your query through to SANParks PR.

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