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 Post subject: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:32 pm 
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Hi All

Can anyone let me know where I can find a list of the water holes that are still open in Kruger.

I am aware that a number of them have been closed. It would be helpful to tourists to know in advance which ones are still operational, to avoid the disappointment of driving for hours, only to find that the waterhole marked on your map (sold by national parks) no longer exists.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:50 am 
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I agree Lawrence.

I would also appreciate any info on this subject please, as I am due to go to the Park in a weeks time. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
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Here is a list of Waterholes that will help.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
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Thanks Elsa :clap: This is what I always wanted to ask but, for fear of being ridiculed for not knowing my Kruger well enough, I waited for someone to do that :D :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:45 am 
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Elsa, thank you. This is a so useful. One other question. What does " alternative to be provided " mean?


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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:42 am 
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Leervis, I am not completely sure and hope I am not talking out of turn but I should imagine it could mean replaced with naturally occurring waterholes like springs?

There is quite a bit more on the Water policy and reason why some water points need to to demolished
Here and some links in that topic to others.
Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:05 am 
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Thanks Elsa

Quite helpful, however a number of these water points are not open or have washed away over the past few years.

The cost incurred by driving hundreds of Kms to try find water points and expecting to see game in the area can easily be averted by Sanparks accurately indicating the handful of dams and water points that they have decided to keep open.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Holes
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:04 pm 
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hi Lawrence,

It would be good to have an update. I know it is not always possible to reissue map guides each year, and given a long lead time, may not cover waterholes damaged in floods etc. Perhaps the camps could indicate the status of area waterholes on a notice board, or ask one of the guides in camp.

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