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Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:18 pm

As of this morning, 19 Jan 2015
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Punda Maria Gate:
Please note that due to an ongoing strike at Malamulele, visitors travelling to/from the Kruger National Park via the Punda Maria Gate are advised to make use of an alternative route.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:12 pm

EDITED NOTICE: Due to the escalation of the Malamulele strike, Punda Maria Gate will be closed until further notice.

Malamulele is declared a no go area for the whole week. Residents embarked on a shut down strike. Visitors heading from/to KNP via Punda Maria gate are advised to use alternative routes.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:31 pm

Please be aware of the following advisory!

Numbi Gate inaccessible due to protests on R538:
Guests of Kruger National Park are hereby informed that Numbi Gate is currently inaccessible due to protests in the surrounding areas such as Mahushu on the R538 road today, 23 February 2015. Guests are advised to use alternative routes e.g. R40/Kiepersol road leading to Phabeni and Paul Kruger Gates (please avoid Numbi for now) to access and exit Kruger National Park until further notice.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Hippotragus » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:37 pm

There were previous problems on the approach to the Paul Kruger and Phabeni Gates. The best plan, depending on time available, is probably to continue on the N4 and enter at either Malelane Gate or Crocodile Bridge Gate. One must, however, take into account the extra distance in the Park and the speed limits on the Park roads.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:40 am

Numbi Gate now accessible! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Hippotragus » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:26 pm

Yesterday and today (Tues and Wed 24th and 25th) there were reports on Radio Jacaranda of problems on the R40 near Bushbuckridge. Service (non-) delivery protests, apparently.

Anyone planning to go to the gates currently or previously having problems on the approach roads (i.e. Numbi, Paul Kruger, Phabeni and, further up the R40, Orpen) should maybe check beforehand what the situation is. I presume the Police or the KNP gates in question should know what is going on.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:34 pm

Please take note of possible disruptions en route to the Phalaborwa Gate tomorrow March the 25th.

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/news.php

Possible march to affect road leading to Phalaborwa Gate

Date: 2015-03-24

As a precautionary measure, guests planning on entering the Kruger National Park via Phalaborwa Gate, are advised that it may be inaccessible as a result. If possible, use alternative routes such as Orpen and Punda Maria Gates to access and exit Kruger National Park until further notice.

Enquiries:
Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli
General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999
Email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

William Mabasa
General Manager: Communication & Marketing, Kruger National Park
Tel: 013 735 4363; Cell: 082 807 3919
Email: william.mabasa@sanparks.org
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:22 am

As of this morning, re Phalaborwa Gate:
Lesego Nko Morning All, Please note the situation is back to normal.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby kobe » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:36 am

Can any one tell me how the R538 road from White River to the Numbi Gate is looking for traveling on 5th of May next week. I will be staying at the Pretoriuskop Rest Camp . Thanks

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Welcome kobe!

I haven't heard of any problems there currently, but please do keep an eye on this topic where we or SANParks will try and issue an advisory asap.
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