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 Post subject: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:25 pm 
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Can anyone advise which road to use to get to Biyamati. Travelling in next Saturday but have recently seen pictures of both the weir and bridge that seem to be out of commission. Website says all roads are open. So I am confused :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Debby I am sure if they have said all roads are again open and the camp itself you will be able to get there.
Not sure which gate you intend entering at but if at Malelane then head on up the S114 and onto the private Biyamiti road from there.
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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
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Debbyhug,

According to post I read on Facebook not all roads are open after the media statement from SANParks. It might be possible that the S25 from Croc Bridge to Biyamiti is still closed due to the damage on the bridge over the Biyamiti river and that the weir is also still damaged in inaccessible.

If you take the wrong route you could end up driving a few extra hours before reaching the camp. You can try to enter from Afsaal along the H2-2, turn left along S114 and then right onto private road S139 to camp. The low water bridge over Mhlambane along S114 is often closed if the river is too high, so not to get stuck rather drive further up the H3 if you entering at Malelane.

Strangely no one advised us at that time of the best route when we entered at Malelane resulting in the next morning realizing all routes to Biyamiti was closed off including the weir. Only entry point was from S25, but at that time the bridge was still fine over the Biyamiti river. That meant we saw no cars and impalas sleeping in the middle of the road.

Best is to phone the camp and ask at the gate. The most likely route that will be open to Biyamiti will be from Malelane and not Croc Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
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I agree with Son godin. I saw pictures of the weir after the flood and it really looked bad. It may well be that all roads are good, but a phone call could make all the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
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Debbyhug,

Here is a link to some pics:

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=67&t=78298&p=2058672&hilit=Biyamiti+weir#p2058672


One positive thing about a broken weir is less traffic along the S114.

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
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Debbyhug wrote:
Can anyone advise which road to use to get to Biyamati. Travelling in next Saturday but have recently seen pictures of both the weir and bridge that seem to be out of commission. Website says all roads are open. So I am confused :roll:

I can't wait :dance:
2 nights Biyamati 3 Nights L/S


Morning Debby;

I have sent my colleagues in Kruger an email for more clarity. Will revert back with an answer shortly. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:39 pm 
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Thanks Soo much Lesego. Much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Fantastic service from Sanparks. Received a phone call to explain which roads are open to Biyamati. Son godin you are spot on. Many thanks :D


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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
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Causeway over the Mlambane was badly damaged and not yet fixed. Have to collect clients from Lukimbi tomorrow and the Lodge has to bring them over the causeway where we will meet them.

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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:59 pm 
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Debbyhug wrote:
Fantastic service from Sanparks. Received a phone call to explain which roads are open to Biyamati. Son godin you are spot on. Many thanks :D


Now I am confused :redface:
Could you clarify which roads / bridges are closed? Since your phone call seems to have found out that information.


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 Post subject: Re: Road to Biyamati
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Debbyhug wrote:
Fantastic service from Sanparks. Received a phone call to explain which roads are open to Biyamati. Son godin you are spot on. Many thanks :D

I don't agree that there is fantastic service here. Fantastic service would have been to
1. Not post a false press release (ALL gravel roads are open)
2. Post timely and accurate answers here, instead of making us beg and plead for a simple yes/no answer (Is the causeway open or not? It seems not, hence point 1)


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 Post subject: Camp Access ( SANPARKS, THIS IS IMPORTANT. DONT IGNORE )
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:57 pm 
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Is there any chance of getting an UP TO DATE bulletin on the state of the roads and camp access, particularty to Biyamiti.

To be honest, I am getting a little annoyed at either the total lack of correspondence from SanParks, or the totally wrong information being given out.

Please, SanParks, start considering the paying customers and get the information to us.

Some of us have international flights to consider and do not want or indeed deserve this run around

Mike Goss


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Access ( SANPARKS, THIS IS IMPORTANT. DONT IGNORE )
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:10 pm 
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Hi Mark

See the update in the link:

http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=56048

It seems as though you are good to go!

Enjoy your trip


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Access ( SANPARKS, THIS IS IMPORTANT. DONT IGNORE )
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Date: 2nd April 2014


An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 24 March 2014 at 09:00.


Now I am a little confused. Are they telling us that this is the state of play on the 24th Maarch or the state of play now. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Access ( SANPARKS, THIS IS IMPORTANT. DONT IGNORE )
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:37 pm 
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Update, as of today April 2nd..............the rains were in March !!! :lol: :lol:


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