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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 am 
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Hi, just Sitting in Shingwedzi. Had talked to the manager and he said that they are actualy using brown water and its definitly enough till january. But rain is needed.

And like he know what will happen he said it will come today. So ist rained through the hole night, some roads had to be closed, and its still raining from time to time.

Greetings Martin

PS: sry for the bad englisch but the autocomplete of my IPhone is Little silly


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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Hi Martin 112,

Wonderful news.........I wondered yesterday when I looked at the weather forecast.

Thanx for you posting.......... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Dear All,

Great news that the north had some reprieve yesterday. Shingwedzi had 9,8mm and Mopani 34mm. I see it looks promising for today, especially in catchment of Shingwedzi River. Let's hold thumbs!

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:29 pm 
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34mm at Mopani!! That is plenty :D
Thanks for all the info :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Realy good news. The Shingwedzi River is Floating. At about 20:00 the First water was spotted from the restaurant. Pictures coming tomorrow when its Better light

EDIT: here are the pictures

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sry for the bad resolution but the uplink is very small...


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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:55 am 
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Yay!! :D Hope there is more rain in store soon! Now why hasn't anyone invented the teleporter yet? :evil:
Oh to be in Shingwedzi right now :(

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:48 am 
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That's really fantastic news!!!! Yay!!!!

I'll see Shing for myself on Monday, and I just can't wait :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
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Thanks for the pics Martin, they speak a thousand words! :thumbs_up:
and are a wonderful sight to behold.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
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Wonderful news! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Anyone with more updates and pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:04 pm 
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That's good to see! Hope it got more rain over the weekend. We sure had quite a bit of rain in Gauteng...

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Thank you Martin
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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Being a Northerner and visiting Shingwedzi on numerous occasions and it being my favourite camp. This TITLE almost gave me a HEART ATTACK.

There has been lots of rain recently. Hopefully the camp is fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
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Just got back from Shingwedzi - the river is not running yet but there are large pools of water in the bed. Kanniedood Dam has started re-filling and there is now some water from the dam wall almost up to the bird hide. There is water at the Causeway and already crocs have taken up residence! It is still very dry up there but the the far north (Punda area) is possibly worse. Have never heard that Shingwedzi was ever closed due to lack of water and don't think that this will happen now.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
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Thanks on the info PNF :thumbs_up:

The area between Punda and Shing is always very dry, although there are patches of greenery and water. I do agree, I dont think Shing will be closed down due to drought, otherwise if there is NO Shing, it will be a huge drive from Punda to Mopani.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:19 am 
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Thanks for the good news PNF! :thumbs_up:

Chances of more rain looks good according to the weather forcast! :pray:


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