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S33 Vutomi Road.

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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:37 am

Has the S33 been reopened ?
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:46 pm

We have asked Lesego to find out for us!
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby bucky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:39 am

Any chance for the public to appeal this particular decision, It would be really sad to see quite possibly one of
the most beautifull spots in the park get closed down.
I certainly hope that SANparks starts opening up roads to some of the natural pans and dams that are out there to make up for reducing so many "pull off" type areas, where you can stop and relax.

Thanks for the updates Elsa.

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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:42 pm

bucky wrote:I certainly hope that SANparks starts opening up roads to some of the natural pans and dams that are out there to make up for reducing so many "pull off" type areas, where you can stop and relax.


Agreed :thumbs_up:

Some of the dams and waterholes that have been closed are on roads that will almost certainly be unproductive.
Give us some new ones please. Also the natural pans (like Leeupan) etc attract birds.
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Stoffel » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:06 pm

Elsa wrote:We have asked Lesego to find out for us!

Any further news on the future of the S33 (Vutomi Road)?

I passed the turn-off from the H1-3 on Saturday 23 March and noticed that the road is totally overgrown with natural vegetation - giving the impression it was a road.
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:54 pm

We have sent a reminder to Lesego. :thumbs_up:
I also noticed how overgrown the road had become when we passed it in Feb.
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Will the S33 reopen without the dam? Pictures from this road look amazing!
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:07 pm

Does Anyone have an idea when this road is being reopened, as well as the S34?

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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:22 pm

Afraid no further official notification on when those roads will be reopened.
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Thank you, hopefully by the 24th of June.

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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:43 pm

The S33 has been closed now for about a year hasn't it?
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby jb72 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:33 am

Graham_5000 wrote:The S33 has been closed now for about a year hasn't it?


Jip. Over a year. The road was closed after the floods last year when Vutomi Dam burst through the wall, and has not been opened since. I have driven past it a few times, and it's quite scary how the bush has taken over the road.

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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:54 am

Why not make it another 4X4 only route?
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:00 pm

It they were going to close the road permanently, you would have thought they would have said so by now?
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Re: S33 Vutomi Road.

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:41 pm

Drove past the road today and can confirm it looks as if it's about to reopen as there was a grader parked there and the road itself was newly done and looking good.
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