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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:46 pm 
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We're camping in Balule in early March so I called reservations to check and they said it will be ok for camping :) :) :)
Cannot wait any more!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Latest Media Update on 13 February 2012.

Kruger National Park visitors warned not to use R538 to Numbi Gate
South African National Parks (SANParks) is warning visitors not to use R538 road to Numbi gate because of the community strike which is taking place at the moment. Visitors are advised to use R40 to Hazyview and enter the Park either through Paul Kruger or Phabeni Gate.

Please contact Tourism Manager, Heather Cranko at 013 735 4388 if you have any queries.

Read here for the full media update.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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I see Satara has been left off the list of open camps in the latest flood update dd 10th Feb 2012. Any particular reason, or just omitted in error?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hey Glen,

Satara is still open. We will add it on the update.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Lesego wrote:
Hey Glen,

Satara is still open. We will add it on the update.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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It's good to see that most of the bridges made it after the 2012 floods, goes to show that technology played a big role in contstruction after it had to be repaired in 2000....

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thank you for the warning Lesego! We intended to use the R538 to enter at Orpen Gate tomorrow morning, but we will definitely rather use the R40, still entering at Orpen. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Lesego wrote:
Latest Media Update on 13 February 2012.

Kruger National Park visitors warned not to use R538 to Numbi Gate
South African National Parks (SANParks) is warning visitors not to use R538 road to Numbi gate because of the community strike which is taking place at the moment. Visitors are advised to use R40 to Hazyview and enter the Park either through Paul Kruger or Phabeni Gate.

Please contact Tourism Manager, Heather Cranko at 013 735 4388 if you have any queries.

Read here for the full media update.


Ja, those stupid are blocking, rioting and should be shot on sight. Hooligans, :slap:

BUT: It is now 1 month, and I must say, hats of to the guys in Kruger, things are functioning very well, even in this aftermath, you did well. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:20 am 
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Dogbert wrote:
We're camping in Balule in early March so I called reservations to check and they said it will be ok for camping :) :) :)
Cannot wait any more!


:clap: :dance: that is really good news, we are booked there in May and I was wondering and :pray: that the camping would be open, thanx to all working so hard to repair the damage. :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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vanniewp wrote:
Dogbert wrote:
We're camping in Balule in early March so I called reservations to check and they said it will be ok for camping :) :) :)
Cannot wait any more!


:clap: :dance: that is really good news, we are booked there in May and I was wondering and :pray: that the camping would be open, thanx to all working so hard to repair the damage. :gflower:


Excellent news :thumbs_up: Well done to SANParks for getting the damage fixed :D

vanniewp : We are also @ Balule in May, what are your dates? If you PM Jazil with your itinerary, he'll add you to the "When will I see Yellow Ribbons in Kruger" list.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Keep track of cyclone Giovanna , the amount of attention it is receiving perhaps indicates that it needs to be watched closely .

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

By paging back on the guestbook you can see previous images of its progress .

Rainfall prediction .

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/rain-for ... weeks.html

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Yes see there is an advisory issued by the weather service for Giovanna well.

Praying it fizzles out or turns away :pray:

http://metzone.weathersa.co.za/images/PDF_docs/Media_release_15_february_20121.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Does anyone know if the Mananga 4x4 route is closed? We are going to Satara in April and would love to do the 4x4 route. Maybe because there wasnt much of a road to begin with, the flood damages to the 4x4 route is not as severe.

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Seems like Madagascar has acted the way it usually does with tropical cyclones and stopped the momentum of Giovanna. We must be thankful for the island Madagascar, can you imagine how many devastating cyclones we would have had if Madagascar was further North or South?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Weltenman wrote:
Seems like Madagascar has acted the way it usually does with tropical cyclones and stopped the momentum of Giovanna. We must be thankful for the island Madagascar, can you imagine how many devastating cyclones we would have had if Madagascar was further North or South?


Interesting point! Maybe Kruger may not even exist at all then. What a sad though :(

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