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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thanks Les................and well done SANparks!!!!

Our beloved park is slowly but surely getting back to normal. :dance:

Can't wait to stay in Shing in January. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thank you so much for your regular updates Lesego! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 11:00 on 2 July 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The latest developments at Shingwedzi Rest Camp - inter alia, diesel available again.
The closure of a small section of the H1-8, near the Luvuvhu Bridge, due to repair works.


Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via the S89 & S90.
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened, although diesel is not yet available. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has partially reopened ansd is expected to be fully reopened by the end of July 2013 while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House is expected to reopen by 1 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide
***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H1-8 (short section between S63 and S64 near the Luvhuvhu Bridge). Guests can use the S63 or S64 loops to circumvent the construction that is expected to be completed by 31 July 2013.
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by October 2013.

All gravel roads open, except:

S33 (Vutomi Road)
S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S64 (Nyala Drive)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry
***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by October 2013
Important Notes:

Please keep in mind that, due to heavy rainfall, the status of roads can change without notice. Guests are urged to take special caution when travelling in heavy rain and not to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges.

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Guests are kindly urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many areas operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ michelle.vandermerwe@sanparks.org or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ joep.stevens@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thank you for the update Lesego! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Hi Lesego. Thanks forthe news.

Just a question, is there any news about the s33,the Vutomiroad...... few weeks back I read something about the Vutomiroad that it looked as if it could be re-opened again..... But maybe you know more about it.
I do hope it will be opened soon... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Hi ruud, as I said from what we saw month, the closed boards were still there but there was a grader parked on the road itself and certainly as far down as we could see, from the east side, it had been newly graded and looked good.
So I would say it won't be too long but I am sure we will be told as soon as it has been completed and ready to be opened.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Elsa wrote:
Hi ruud, as I said from what we saw month, the closed boards were still there but there was a grader parked on the road itself and certainly as far down as we could see, from the east side, it had been newly graded and looked good.
So I would say it won't be too long but I am sure we will be told as soon as it has been completed and ready to be opened.

Hi elsa, thanks for your reply. I hope the Vutomiroad is open as soon as we are back in Kruger, sept..... so I hope they hurry up... :D

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Changes to previous update:

*The latest developments at Shingwedzi Rest Camp.
*The reopening of the S33 Vutomi Road, west of Tshokwane.


Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant (and verandah), Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has reopened while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House are expected to reopen by 13 September 2013. The shop is expected to open on 20 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.

All gravel roads open, except:

S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ michelle.vandermerwe@sanparks.org or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ joep.stevens@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Great news........Thank you Lesego!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thanks Lesego. Great job being done by all those involved in repairs. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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