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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:46 am 
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A look at Google Maps shows that the distance from Olifants to Balule via the causeway is about 11kms. The alternate route via the H1 is about 31kms. I hope they fix the bridge before we are at Balule in May.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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BluTuna wrote:
A look at Google Maps shows that the distance from Olifants to Balule via the causeway is about 11kms. The alternate route via the H1 is about 31kms. I hope they fix the bridge before we are at Balule in May.


It is very unlikely. Civil construction is best done when it is not interrupted by rain as the foundation need to be well compacted. If they are only going to repair the driving surface (if possible) then it might be completed by then. But a new bridge will take a while...

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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BluTuna wrote:
A look at Google Maps shows that the distance from Olifants to Balule via the causeway is about 11kms. The alternate route via the H1 is about 31kms. I hope they fix the bridge before we are at Balule in May.

a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent) :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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vanniewp wrote:
a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent)


That is what I call POSITIVE thinking! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent) :clap:

More like 90 mins at our normal pace. LIT? We should be so lucky!

We usually stop on the high level bridge late in the afternoon when we are at Balule (for a sundowner until they changed the rules). We give ourselves about 20-30 mins to drive back to camp but I guess we'll have to leave earlier and forego the sunset pictures :(

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hey BluTuna, we will keep a lookout for you. We are Olifants on the 6th June and Balule on the 7th and 8th. Wkie Land Cruiser Reg Vannie WP :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hey BluTuna, we will keep a lookout for you. We are Olifants on the 6th June and Balule on the 7th and 8th. Wkie Land Cruiser Reg Vannie WP :thumbs_up:

Vannie


Hi Vannie,

I would be pleased to meet you but we're there in May :(

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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hey guys, does anyone know if it is flooding in Kruger/ will be flooding in the near future? my family and I are going up at the end of the month. just want a heads up for if it is going to flood if not already:)


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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That is very, very difficult to answer Brogen, but so far, no flooding.

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Hi BluTuna, I read it as 30 May and then onto June :redface: oops enjoy your stay, look forward to a report so we know what to expect when we get there

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Into Kruger tomorrow - Yay :dance: , we are going from Paul Kruger to Orpen and just need to know if the low level bridge from Skukuza past the airport, towards to Satara is open or if we have to take the high level bridge?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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The caseway over the Sabie is open but the one over the Sand river is closed as same is damaged so you need to take the high level bridge which is a not that bad detour either :thumbs_up:

Enjoy your stay, Safari Gal :dance:


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Thanks Pumbaa - we will therefore take the high level bridge route and then on to (passed) Tshokwane, Satara and then to Orpen.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hi there

Can someone please explain what “Talamati (temporarily opened)” means?

Perhaps it’s early to worry, but does this mean that it will closed in the near future, effecting later bookings?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Dear All,

Talamati is open and in business and not only "temporarily open".

KInd regards.

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