Kruger Flood update as at 15:00 on 27 January 2012
Bateleur, Berg- en- Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba (Day visitors site and swimming pool closed), Lower Sabie (except 6 tents), Malelane, Maroela, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Roodewal, Satara (Guests to Satara also requested to use electricity very sparingly as Eskom supply line at Balule was washed away and camp is operating on standby generator), Shimuwini, Shingwedzi, Shipindane Hide, Sirheni, Skukuza & Tsendze.
Balule, Boulders, Talamati, Tamboti & Sable Dam Hide.
Tshokwane: Serious flood damage and closed completely. Toilet facilities also closed.
Nkuhlu: Open and functional – damage to lower levels.
Letaba Day Visitors Site: Closed
Lake Panic Birdhide: Closed
Access roads inside the park:
All Tarred roads open except the following:
- T-junction to Olifants at H8 to high level bridge has a section of the road washed away and there is a short gravel detour.
- Olifants River causeway at Balule is still closed.
- Tshokwane to Skukuza is open via H12. Sand River Causeway on H1-2 still closed.
- Tshokwane to Lower Sabie has reopened (causeway over Sabie River below camp has been cleared)
- Skukuza to Malelane is fine (via detour to S114) (Causeway at Delaporte Waterhole washed away).
- Pretoriuskop to Skukuza – is closed (causeways at Transport Dam and Delaporte Waterhole washed away) alternative route via S3 to Phabeni/ Skukuza road.
- All gravel roads south of Letaba River closed except following which have been reopened:
H2-2 (from H3 to S114. Remainder of H2-2 from S114 to H1-1 still closed),S3, S8, S10, S14, S23, S25 (from S114 to T-junction at S139 and from H4-2 to S26 turnoff. Biyamiti Bridge on S26 still closed), S26, S27, S28, S29, S36 (from H7 to S125 turnoff), S37, S39, S40, S41, S51, S62, S82, S89, S90 (causeway over Olifants still closed), S91, S92, S95, S96, S100, S106, S108, S114(from H1-1 to Biyamiti Causeway & from H3 to Biyamiti Causeway . Biyamiti Causeway on S114 still closed), S122, S125, S126, S127, S128, S129, S130, S131, S132, S133, S137, S139, S145
Numbi (to Pretoriuskop and S3 only)
Giriyondo Border Post
1. 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. Guests to Satara are also requested to use electricity sparingly as Eskom supply line at Balule was washed away and camp is operating on standby generator.
2. For Balule and Tamboti, where damage was extensive and reconstruction is expected to take several months, guests with bookings will be contacted in order to change bookings.
3. There are no facilities at all at Tshokwane and guests may not alight from vehicles there. Arrangements are being made for temporary toilet facilities to be erected.
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