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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:56 am 
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DRIESV wrote:
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:


I had a booking for Tambotie this comming Friday eve (on my way to Timbavati), but received a call from Sanparks Reservations and they moved me to Skukuza for Friday eve. They said that Tamboti will be operational from next Sunday, 30 January again. From what I understand (elsewhere in the forums), a portion of the fence and about 10 tents were washed away at Tamboti.

Thus, my conclusion is that you will be ok :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: for 12 March at Tamboti :D

Enjoy your trip :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I see all gravel roads south of Letaba are still closed... I have a reservation in Satara for the weekend, but it seems a bit of a waste to travel all the way there if travelling is restricted to the tar roads. Any idea on when gravel roads will be open again?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hi 'mites.

Hope that you are doing well and that you had a lovely weekend. We have more updates for you in regard to the Kruger Floods update.

Guests are urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many area operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity. Guests are Satara also requested to use electricity sparingly as Eskom supply line at Balule was washed away and camp is operating on standby generator.

Please Read here for the full media release. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hi Lesego

Thanks again. Hope all is well with you


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Hi Lesego

Thanks again. Hope all is well with you


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Thank you so much Lesego! :gflower:

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Was just wondering about Timbavati Picnic Spot, see now that it is closed. :cry:


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DRIESV, Balule does not sound good at all and as you would have seen from the update it is closed.

I am very happy to share that Titus, the dedicated attendant at Balule is safe, fine and well and while devasted about his camp is very happy to be alive :) He sends his regards to all!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Lesego wrote:
Please Read here for the full media release. :)


Hi Lesego, does that mean that the Croc River bridge between Komatiepoort an Crocodile River Camp is open again??

Thanx & regards,
mh_baer


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Any news about the status of the dams in the flood affected areas? How did Mlondozi and Sable dams cope?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Tx Lesego.

Still in shock about the flood, feel so unreal. I see next to Tshokwane it states "closed completely".What does this mean, they will repair or not?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I have just travelled back to Malelane camp. The road to Croc Bridge was fine (apart from ellie jams) and the Croc Bridge gate bridge has survived very well! A few of the little concrete barriers are damaged, but that is all.

They were busy clearing the bridge at Lower Sabie, and it should be operational by tomorrow I think.

Forgot to add that many of the gravel roads in the area are now open (S28 for example).

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks again for updates Lesego. Bit of a longer road out for a couple of the areas.....

I see unconfirmed reports about Tamboti ( and photos of Tshokwane picnic site showing huge damage) have been backed up by the update. "Tamboti Camp closed - extensively damaged" Not sure which units bore the brunt of it but hopefully the whole camp isnt a complete disaster because quite a few units would have been within range of those crazy levels. It was shocking to see photos from slightly higher upriver as to just how much water was in that normally relatively narrow riverbed.

Thoughts are still with all those toughing it out and getting the place(not just there but all affected spots) back to as normal as possible----


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A huge thanks to all involved for a job well done following the recent floods in Kruger.

I am in the park now and after seeing the damage I can only imagine what it must have been like.

I can gladly report that Lake Panic and the Hide survived the flooding. I spent a good hour there this morning. All is normal except that the water level is 'a bit' higher. Lack of bird life though!!

Vlakvarksegat's previous post says it all.

Mopping up operations are ongoing and Skukuza and Berg-en-Dal are fine.

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