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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Any news on Crooks Corner? Going North on the 19th July and have never been there so please, please let it be open to public :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Great, the S21 is open!! Yippee :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
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Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 7th August 2013

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The latest developments at Shingwedzi Rest Camp.
The reopening of the S33 Vutomi Road, west of Tshokwane.

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant (and verandah), Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has reopened while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House are expected to reopen by 13 September 2013. The shop is expected to open on 20 September 2013.

Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.

Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.

All gravel roads open, except:

S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)

Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013

Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ michelle.vandermerwe@sanparks.org or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ joep.stevens@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Thank you ever so much Elsa. The re-opening of the S33 is great news. It has been a long time!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
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Lesego wrote:
The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 12 September 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The significant change since previous update is the reopening of the Pafuri Border Post or Port of Entry.

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013..
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.
All gravel roads open, except:

S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

All Gates and Ports of Entry are open.

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Please keep in mind that, due to heavy rainfall, the status of roads can change without notice. Guests are urged to take special caution when travelling in heavy rain and not to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges.

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Guests are kindly urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many areas operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ michelle.vandermerwe@sanparks.org or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ joep.stevens@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Spaniel wrote:
Any news on Crooks Corner? Going North on the 19th July and have never been there so please, please let it be open to public :gflower:


Yes! Today's KNP update note says the S63 and Crooks Corner have now re-opened.
Fantastic :clap:

(Minor detail for us is won't be along to have a look for 15 months, :( . So relying on news from forumites)


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 road closures in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:12 pm 
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That is good news. :clap: :clap:


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