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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I see the homepage is updated, northern bushveld camps are open and back to business.
The opening of Byamiti has been postponed to Wednesday and that of Talamati to tomorrow. I do hope there is no more postponements as I am really looking forward to my first visit to Talamati this weekend. :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 17 March 2014 at 10:30.

Latest update

*Balule, Bateleur, Shimuwini and Sirheni Camps have been reopened.
*The opening of the S29, S32, S33, S36, S122, S125, S34, S35, S128 and S84 roads in the Marula Region.
*Pafuri Picnic Spot is open.

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following facilities:

Talamati Bush camp (closed until Tuesday, 18 March 2014)
Biyamiti Bush Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Wolhuter Trails Camp (closed until Saturday, 29 March 2014)
Boesman Trails Camp (closed until Saturday, 29 March 2014)
Olifants Trail Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Nyalaland Fly Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Balule Satellite Camp has reopened.
Sirheni Bush Camp has reopened.
Bateleur Bush Camp has reopened.
Shimuwini Bush Camp has reopened.

Bird Hides

Sable Hide is open.
Roads and Bridges

Gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed, with the exception of the roads listed below.

The following gravel roads are open in the Marula Region:


S7
S10
S42
S8
H2-2 (Afsaal - Pretoriuskop)
S11
S28
S107
S130
S137
S39
S36 (from H7 - S145)
S126
S106
S89
S90
S41
S100
S40
S12
S127
S29
S32
S33
S36
S122
S125
S34
S35
S128
S84

The following roads are closed in the Nxanatseni Region:

S64 from Punda Maria to Thulamela

Gates/Ports of entry:

Crocodile Bridge Gate is open.

Picnic Spots:

Tshokwane Picnic Site is open.
Pafuri Picnic Spot is open.

Please Note:

All main camps are not affected and the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.

For media enquiries:
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Look like a few more roads have opened, which is good news for park goers. I am not sure if anymore rain is predicted :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Please help!
Does closed until Tuesday 18th mean that they are closed on Tuesday 18th or open on Tuesday 18th?
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Does anyone know if biyamati weir has survived , I thought I saw pics of it looking badly damaged?

Plus has the bridge next to balule been completed and in working order ?

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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I also saw a picture showing the weir being badly damaged :hmz: ....

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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Hi Guys!

I think this is one of the pics you were thinking of. :)

DinkyBird wrote:
A pic of the Biyamiti weir:
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DSCF7769 by dinkybird, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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john n poppy wrote:
Plus has the bridge next to balule been completed and in working order ?John
No, the bridge has not yet been repaired but was again deeply under flood water last week.

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An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 18 March 2014 at 12:00.

Latest update

*Talamati Bush camp will reopen Wednesday, 19 March 2014.
*The S85, S21 and S79 roads in the Marula Section have reopened.

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following facilities:

Talamati Bush camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Biyamiti Bush Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Wolhuter Trails Camp (closed until Saturday, 29 March 2014)
Boesman Trails Camp (closed until Saturday, 29 March 2014)
Olifants Trail Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Nyalaland Fly Camp (closed until Wednesday, 19 March 2014)
Balule Satellite Camp has reopened.
Sirheni Bush Camp has reopened.
Bateleur Bush Camp has reopened.
Shimuwini Bush Camp has reopened.

Bird Hides

Sable Hide is open.
Roads and Bridges

Gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed, with the exception of the roads listed below.
The following gravel roads are open in the Marula Region:

S7
S10
S42
S8
H2-2 (Afsaal - Pretoriuskop)
S11
S28
S107
S130
S137
S39
S36 (from H7 - S145)
S126
S106
S89
S90
S41
S100
S40
S12
S127
S29
S32
S33
S36
S122
S125
S34
S35
S128
S84
S85
S21
S79
The following roads are closed in the Nxanatseni Region:

S64 from Punda Maria to Thulamela
Gates/Ports of entry:

Crocodile Bridge Gate is open.

Picnic Spots:

Tshokwane Picnic Site is open.
Pafuri Picnic Spot is open.

Please Note:

All main camps are not affected and the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.

For media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli
Acting Head of Communications, SANParks
Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999

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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Hi,
Does anyone know if the bridge over the Biyamiti river on the S25 east of Biyamiti has been damaged?
Going to be visiting Biyamiti over the Easter weekend and need to know if we will be able to access that side of the park.
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 Post subject: Re: March 2014 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Yep that was the picture....gutted if the weir is closed...one of my favourite places.. :doh:

On the other hand the bridge by balule being closed is better...alot quieter at balule when this is closed :think:

John :thumbs_up:

Thanks for the info. Everyone.

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