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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Thanks for update...right in time....we go to Vutomi Road... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Thanks!

Going to be at Shingwedzi this WEEKEND!! Pity about the bird hide... ;-(


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Thanks a lot!!!
S33 open again :clap:

Who is the first to report his experience???? :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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S33 Vutomi IS NOW OPEN!!

Jenny and I drove it the day after it opened and they have made a great job of it widening the surface and cutting back the bush just enough not to spoil the atmosphere.

Sadly, as we know, the dam is no more and we cried a tear or to see impala grazing where the water used to be.

The good news is that a little further west there is a small pan right next to the road where we had a rest and sandwich break. There was nothing but a hammercop there for 15 min or so but then impala vervets and elephants [just a bit close but OK for the strong of nerve] came to drink so there is at least some compensation.

Will try and get some photos posted as soon as we can get ourselves together, only got home to the UK today!

The s34 was still closed when we were there and it looks as if many of the concrete fords were washed away and this could be the reason why it has taken so long to fix.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 06:00 on 21 August 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The reopening of the S34 Munywini 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:

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: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thank you for another update Lesego! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thanks a lot Lesego :thumbs_up:
That is just in time, arriving in Kruger very soon :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thank you for the update, Lesego; this helps to plan our next trip better. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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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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Thank you for the update Lesego! :gflower:

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Thanks Les. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Lesego, can you please find out if there is any indication on the timing of the opening of the S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner and Crooks Corner itself?

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Eugene123 wrote:
Lesego, can you please find out if there is any indication on the timing of the opening of the S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner and Crooks Corner itself?


I love that road, it's like a magical forest from a fairy tale!!! :thumbs_up:


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The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The reopening of key sections of the Shingwedzi Rest Camp.

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 Restaurant, Eastern Gate, the old Causeway and the Kanniedood Hide remain closed until repairs have been completed. The camp site, filling station, shop, day visitor's picnic spot (inside the camp), swimming pool and all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows and Rentmeester Guest House) have reopened.
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 the western portion of the 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. Tar road to Pafuri Border Post is open).
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.

***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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Lesego, can you please find out if there is any indication on the timing of the opening of the S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner and Crooks Corner itself?



Will find out for you Eugene :)

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