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Latest updates on the heavy rains in Mapungubwe

Date: 2013-01-21

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Update on the heavy rains experienced in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

  • Bridge collapsed on R572 between Musina and Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. Access to the park not possible.
  • R572 from Alldays to Musina is accessible up to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.
  • 80% rain predicated today for the area according to SA Weather Services.

Staff trapped in the following staff villages are being air lifted by the Limpopo Emergency Medical Services (EMS):

  • Samaria
  • Limpopo Tented camp
  • Rossdrift

The following facilities are also affected:

  • Vhembe Trails camp
  • Limpopo Tented camp
  • Confluence
  • Tree top

All tourists have been safely evacuated and are accommodated in Leokwe camp which is currently not open to the public.†


Media enquiries:†
Reynold Thakhuli
GM Media Liaison
Tel: 012 4265203; †Cell: 0733734999†

Divhani Maremba
Communications Manager: Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site
Cell: 082 941 9980. ††

Tourist information:†
Norman Mudau
Hospitality Services Manager
Tel: 015 534 7923/24; Cell: 084 700 4367†

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