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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Welcome Jamesof the jungle!

James of the Jungle wrote:
I recently heard that the S25 bridge over the Biyamiti river is closed due the the flood damage from the January rains. What is the status on this and when is it expected to be repaired?

Where can I go to find out about road and bridge damage in KNP. Any suggestions?


From Joep's post of last week

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4. Biyamiti Low Level Bridge on S25, is major construction and will take approximately 6 months, so hopefully in time for December holidays.


if you go to the media releases, all the information is there: HERE


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Many thanks Salamanda. Hopefully it is up and running for our trip to Biyamiti in early December. Outstanding game viewing to be had on both sides of the bridge.


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Many thanks Salamanda. Hopefully it is up and running for our trip to Biyamiti in early December. Outstanding game viewing to be had on both sides of the bridge.


Yes indeed. We are a bit sad because our five days in Biyamiti are coming up very soon and we wont be able to go over to that side of the park at all this year. Still, I know we shall enjoy ourselves :D


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Have just got back from a visit to the park and seeing the damage and work to be done to the roads and camps must congratulate them on the work they have done thus far. I would however like to know when SANParks will be removing the metal from the rivers that has been dumped there by the floor waters as I feel it posses a great danger to the animals when they go to the river beds.

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 Post subject: H1-4, H1-5 from Olifants to letaba
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Hi,


Has the road section (H1-4,H1-5) before Olifants and onto Letaba been reopened yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Hi 'mites;

Please find below an update on the KNP Floods as at 09h00 on 13 June 2012.

Kruger Flood update as at 09:00 on 13 June 2012

Camps Open
Balule, Bateleur, Berg- en- Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba , Lower Sabie (except 6 tents), Malelane, Maroela, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Roodewal, Satara, Sable Dam Sleepover Hide, Shimuwini, Shingwedzi, Shipindane Hide, Sirheni, Skukuza & Talamati, Tsendze.

Tamboti has also reopened as a number of tents are operational. The repairs on tents 1 to 20 are nearing completion and are expected to be fully operational by 30 June 2012.

Picnic Spots
Tshokwane Has reopened.
Nkuhlu, Muzandzeni, Mlondozi, Nhlanguleni, Nwanetsi, Afsaal and Timbavati are OPEN
Letaba Day Visitors Site: Reopened.
Makhadzi: Closed
Lake Panic Birdhide: Open

Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:
S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34 (S34 is expected to reopen by 30 June 2012), S84, Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90) (Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 30 September 2012), H1-5 (From S91 to H8) (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour 17km of which 12 is gravel road) (Breach on H1-5 near N’wamanzi is expected to reopen by 31 July 2012).

Sand River Low Level Bridge on H1-2 (between Skukuza and Tshokwane) has been reopened.

Biyamiti Weir (on S114) has been reopened.

Gates: All are open

Emergency Numbers:
Media Enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724
Tourist Enquiries: Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks Lesego :thumbs_up: Great News :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks for the update Lesego! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks for the update :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Congratulations to the wonderful Management and Staff at the Kruger Park for doing such a fantastic job with all the repairs after the floods. I'm really looking forward to my holiday in October and especially to having a break at Tshokwane. :clap: :gflower: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Kruger Flood update as at 16:00 on 15 June 2012

Camps Open
Balule, Bateleur, Berg- en- Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba , Lower Sabie (except 6 tents), Malelane, Maroela, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Roodewal, Satara, Sable Dam Sleepover Hide, Shimuwini, Shingwedzi, Shipindane Hide, Sirheni, Skukuza & Talamati, Tsendze.

Tamboti has also reopened as a number of tents are operational. The repairs on tents 1 to 20 are nearing completion and are expected to be fully operational by 30 June 2012.

Picnic Spots
Tshokwane Has reopened.
Nkuhlu, Muzandzeni, Mlondozi, Nhlanguleni, Nwanetsi, Afsaal and Timbavati are OPEN
Letaba Day Visitors Site Reopened.
Makhadzi Reopened
Lake Panic Birdhide Open

Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:
S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34 (S34 is expected to reopen by 30 June 2012), S84, Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90) (Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 30 September 2012), H1-5 (From S91 to H8) (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour 17km of which 12 is gravel road) (Breach on H1-5 near N’wamanzi is expected to reopen by 31 July 2012).

Sand River Low Level Bridge on H1-2 (between Skukuza and Tshokwane) has been reopened.

Biyamiti Weir (on S114) has been reopened.

Gates: All are open

Emergency Numbers:
Media Enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724
Tourist Enquiries: Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Hey guys, any news on the road in the south of KNP reopenning?


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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brogan wrote:
Hey guys, any news on the road in the south of KNP reopenning?



Is this the one you mean brogan?:

All roads, except the following, are open:
S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34 (S34 is expected to reopen by 30 June 2012)


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Am I right in thinking that if all goes well, in November, we will be able to enter at Malelane Gate, and travel the S114/S25 right through to Croc Bridge? I got so confused with all the road closures!! :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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I think so Val. the only blockage at the moment as far as I can see is the Biyamiti bridge. We went down to have a look at it a week ago. it didn't then look as though work had been started on it. The bridge itself looked fine (all praise to the builders) but the link to the road at the far (Croc Bridge) end has been washed away and possibly the one at the Biyamiti camp end as well; we couldn't quite see. But I'm sure it will be sorted before November, projected date of completion is 30th June.


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