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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Does anyone knows what the water levels were in the 2000 flood? I've seen the marks all over in the park, but didn't pay attention on exactly how high the water was.


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Has anyone got news of Elephant Walk lodge? They're the lodge immediately on the left as you're going into the gate at Croc Bridge. It's just hit me that they're right on the Croc River :( Such wonderful people, and now i'm really worried...

Marloth is OK!

Worried for friends in Marloth as well now. What started as as a few 'wow' photos, is getting really scary... It's so hard when you aren't there and can't see how things are for yourself :cry:
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Securicon said one house in Seekoei and one in Crocodile Roads are flooded but only in the cellars and these are under control and help has been sent there.
That's all so far.

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Marloth is OK :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The flood, February 2000
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The buffalo that were lying on the floodplain in front of our verandah have all moved into Kruger and the river is now bank to bank and I doubt that the bridge at Croc bridge will withstand the bombardment from the size of the logs and trees that will be hitting it! Where the buffalo were is now wall to wall water!

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Marloth is OK :thumbs_up:


Thanks :) I really hope it stays that way.

Still very worried about Elephant Walk. Having seen the photos of Croc Bridge itself, I can't imagine that they're not flooded at the lodge :(


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wooow this is sooo hectic, I really hope that every1 is ok and that they are able to get to saftey.

This is sad to watch, when you think about the huge amount of damage this can cause, its truly frightning to think that water can do all of this!

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Its truly a sad day today!

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wooow this is sooo hectic, I really hope that every1 is ok and that they are able to get to saftey.

This is sad to watch, when you think about the huge amount of damage this can cause, its truly frightning to think that water can do all of this!

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Its truly a sad day today!



I feel close to crying myself. Poor people and animals. :( :( :( :(


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Can one get from Phabeni to Orpen on the outside of the park?


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Just heard on the news that a number of people have been rescued and are receiving medical treatment at Skukuza but good news is no report of any deaths - hope there will not be any :pray:


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I feel close to crying myself. Poor people and animals.


roaneric you are not alone :cry:

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Glad to wee that I am not alone...the tears had already flown on this side... :cry: :(


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My heart is in my mouth just thinking about this devastation!
Thoughts and prayers with all those in such a dire situations.

I just tried to call Penny who is currently at Ngwenya but no reply, hopefully she will call me back soon when she gets the message. .

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Not looking good.

Question: What happens for those with bookings is camps that have now been closed? Those currently in the camps and those with bookings on the weekend/next week or so also in camps cut off due to damaged roads.

Is there any site with updates on the road conditions outside of Kruger especially those leading to the various entrance gates?

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Elsa wrote:
My heart is in my mouth just thinking about this devastation!
Thoughts and prayers with all those in such a dire situations.

I just tried to call Penny who is currently at Ngwenya but no reply, hopefully she will call me back soon when she gets the message. .

Elsa, she did post a little while ago in the 2000 floods topic.

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