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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I'm thinking of! (RV)
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Thanx cheetah. Will wait and keep eyes peeled for info like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
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We were yesterday at LP to see for ourselves what happen with the flood. The water was above the seats but except for all the flood dirt everything is still fine. The pathway from the gate was also washed away. It will take some time to clean all the mud but then we will spend again a lot of hours at our favourite bird hide :) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Panic - Lives up to its name
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Thank you for the update Jan
My favourite place has been spared
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for the update and the pics was hoping someone had pics of KNP at present. How would you describe the overall damage? Bad or all looking ok?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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:thumbs_up: Thanks for the detailed update and pic's vlakvarksegat :clap:
Such devastation :cry: :cry:

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Gezantfombi dam is filled to the brim and overflowing at the weir.

Must be awesome to see. One of my favourite spots!

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for the update and the pics was hoping someone had pics of KNP at present. How would you describe the overall damage? Bad or all looking ok?


Hi bg5spotter, I can only comment on what I,ve seen. I didn't go into the camps but the damage to the roads that I traveled is minimal except for the surface damage around the high water bridge on the H12. It could have been much worse. I am just glad that no deaths or missing people were reported...structures can always be repaired or replaced...but not loved ones.

[quote="RosemaryH"]:thumbs_up: Thanks for the detailed update and pic's vlakvarksegat :clap:
Such devastation :cry: :cry:

RosemaryH, it is good to see masses of water instead off flapping dying catfish. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for the update vlakvarksegat! :D We will be on our way to KNP in a little more than 3 weeks' time, and appeciate all the info regarding the roads! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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:thumbs_up: Many thanks for the pics and the update vlakvarksegat.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for the nice comprehensive report VVG, :thumbs_up:
very glad to see CB didn't take too much damage, I had fears the bridge might have been in Mozambique.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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:thumbs_up: me too, thanks vlakvarksegat, I feel more at peace now :|


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I see on the Flooding update that Balule is still closed. Would this be because of the access road or is the camp flooded?

The reason for the question is that we intend visiting KNP May/June and plan to stay a few days at Balule, so the real question is would anyboby be prepared to guess that the camp would be operational in June?

Also the Malelane satelite camp is not mentioned at all. Is that operational (being so close to the river)?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I'm on my way to Malelane shortly......it had better be OK! Seriously - did hear all was OK and my caravan was still standing!

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Does anybody have any feedback on the status of Balule & Tamboti??
I have a booking in both from 12 March and I'm very anxious to know if they'll be open by then. :pray: :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Good luck ecojunkie :thumbs_up: - keep us informed.


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