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 Post subject: Punda Maria Gate update - * Punda Maria Gate is now open *
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:13 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:22 am 
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Hi Dinkybird

Any further news on the Punda Maria Gate. Is it still closed. Friends of us going to Punda Maria on the 14th of February and just want to plan their route.


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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:39 am 
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Hi Rolypoly

Will find out for you asap!

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Good Day Rolypoly

Punda Maria gate is still closed due to the unrest at Malamulele.

Guests are still advised to use Pafuri Gate or Phalaborwa gate.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Good Morning Lesego

Thank you for your response, that is why I love this Forums!!!
Thank you Dinkybird.


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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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I just wanted to check if there is an update on the Striking and the opening of Punda Gate?

I am going that way on he 26th of Feb and am wondering about my options.

Alernatively I will use Pafuri gate as the birding up there is very good! ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Hi Ferdelance

If you refer to two posts above yours; Lesego confirmed yesterday (Monday) that the gate is still closed. However, 26th is still a while away, maybe check back again a few days prior?

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Hi Dinkybird. Sorry didn't see the date stamp! Will check again closer to the date.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Dear 'Mites :D

Punda Maria Gate is now open. The community has given government 21 days to respond to their demands, thereafter the situation will be assessed again.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate closed until further notice!
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Thanks for the update Les - even after hours :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate update - * Punda Maria Gate is now open
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Les, you do know you rock, don't you? :gflower:

However, I would recommend that travellers steer clear of Punda. 21 days notice by the locals does not mean that this period will be peaceful. Just an opinion by someone who has been there done that, not an official one.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate update - * Punda Maria Gate is now open
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Porridge wrote:
Les, you do know you rock, don't you? :gflower:

However, I would recommend that travellers steer clear of Punda. 21 days notice by the locals does not mean that this period will be peaceful. Just an opinion by someone who has been there done that, not an official one.


Will visit KNP next week again.

Any problems to reach and enter Phalaborwa Gate. Will start my week at Mopani.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria Gate update - * Punda Maria Gate is now open
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:46 am 
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Warm welcome rhinopias!
None that we are aware of at Phalaborwa Gate.
Enjoy your trip. :thumbs_up:

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