Martin and Chacma
Thanks for the feedback. Its however very disappointing to see that so little work has been done on the bridge considering that most roads were open by 15 June including Biyamiti weir, which is of similar structure.
Why all the delays or is it not important to give access to Balule residence to Olifants camp where one must book in. At first it was promise earlier then September and thereafter 15 November, but still not fixed except for a gravel bridge.
I hope provision will be made that one can at least hook off your caravan at Balule before heading to Olifants camp to book in and that vistors to Balule are allowed to cross next month. If its safe to drive guest over the bridge in SANPArks vehicle it must be safe for guest in their own vehicle.
leopard74 we will be camping and definitely come and meet you at Balule after Xmas.
Kruger Flood update as at 16:00 on 15 June 2012
Balule, Bateleur, Berg- en- Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba , Lower Sabie (except 6 tents), Malelane, Maroela, Mopani, Olifants, Orpen, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria, Roodewal, Satara, Sable Dam Sleepover Hide, Shimuwini, Shingwedzi, Shipindane Hide, Sirheni, Skukuza & Talamati, Tsendze.
Tamboti has also reopened as a number of tents are operational. The repairs on tents 1 to 20 are nearing completion and are expected to be fully operational by 30 June 2012.
Tshokwane Has reopened.
Nkuhlu, Muzandzeni, Mlondozi, Nhlanguleni, Nwanetsi, Afsaal and Timbavati are OPEN
Letaba Day Visitors Site Reopened.
Lake Panic Birdhide Open
Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:
S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34 (S34 is expected to reopen by 30 June 2012), S84, Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90) (Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 30 September 2012), H1-5 (From S91 to H8) (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour 17km of which 12 is gravel road) (Breach on H1-5 near N’wamanzi is expected to reopen by 31 July 2012).
Sand River Low Level Bridge on H1-2 (between Skukuza and Tshokwane) has been reopened.
Biyamiti Weir (on S114) has been reopened.
Gates: All are open
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