The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.Changes to previous update:The reopening of key sections of the Shingwedzi Rest Camp.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 Restaurant, Eastern Gate, the old Causeway and the Kanniedood Hide remain closed until repairs have been completed. The camp site, filling station, shop, day visitor's picnic spot (inside the camp), swimming pool and all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows and Rentmeester Guest House) have reopened.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:
All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:
***Please take note of the following:
Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on the western portion of the 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:
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:
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. Tar road to Pafuri Border Post is open).
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)
All gates and ports of entry have been reopened.***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 fine
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