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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Dave Moore » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:33 am

I am posting these photos on behalf of NetEk
First one is where the Koloempies river meets up with the Limpopo.
Second one is the Shashe, Limpopo confluence.
They are both after the waters started to subside.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:52 am

Many thanks for all the pics Imberbe, NetEk and Dave Moore! :thumbs_up: A

As I have said before - lots of information and photo's of KNP but not so much of Mapungubwe. Really appreciate these postings.

@ Dave - so sorry we missed each other. We had a great time at Mazhou, despite the terribly dry conditions -
even got the exact same campsite!

:)

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:55 am

@ Dave thanks for your help with the photos.

Just to cover my back end these were taken by my SIL.
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby giraffee » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:46 am

Thank you for the photos !
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Divhani » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Hi Lente,

Good to hear you are heading our way :D

Yes, Leokwe camp will be open from tomorrow-so make your way there and have fun :dance:

Travel safely.

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Lesego » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi Lente;

Leokwe will be ready by Saturday. The Mapungubwe team is working around the clock to ensure that it will be in a good state by tomorrow. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby chirinda » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:21 pm

Thank you for the Shashe confluence pic. I wondered how it would look with water in. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. :big_eyes:

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Lea Nagel » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:11 am

Hi
I love the photos , we were there last year in May and it was very dry but we enjoyed every moment. :D

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Mapungubwe reopens its gates after heavy floods

Unread postby Lesego » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:57 pm

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WHS) has re-opened its doors after a week’s closure due to heavy floods in the park. The Park was closed on Monday, 21 January 2013 and has now been reopened to the public, except for the museum which will reopen later in the week.

Park Manager, Fhatuwani Mugwabana said “The mop-up operation is still underway, with most operations almost back to normal. Although we still have another week before we can reopen the museum, the rest of the park is open to the visitors.”

“For those who want to sleep over, our camps, including Leokwe and Limpopo Tented Camps, are open and ready to welcome them” he said.

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and stay within the demarcated roads as the roads are still wet and slippery.

Staff members, who reside at staff houses were highly affected by the floods but are all safe and currently receiving trauma counselling.

“Most of these staff members were traumatised by the experience but we are doing all we can to ensure that they get help and resume with their duties.” concluded Mugwabana.

The Park is open for day visitors everyday between 06h00-18h30 and can be contacted at (015) 534 7923/4.

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby NetEk » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:01 pm

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:02 pm

Good news :)
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:05 pm

Hats off to Mapungubwe! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Agree, just awesome stunning team work made it possible!

Well done Mapungubwe!
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:59 pm

Well done. That despite lots of personal challenges by staff who lost possessions in the flood. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Unread postby Lesego » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:58 am

lente wrote:Hi,

We have booked accommodation in Leowke camp for 2 days but I am wondering if it wise to come to the park.
What do you think?
We can still change our plans because we leave on Saturday.

Thanks


Hi Lente, it will definitely be a wise decision as Leokwe Camp is fully functional. :thumbs_up:
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