Media Release: Update On Availability Of Accommodation In The Kruger National Park
Further to minor inaccuracies in media reports on the re-opening of the restcamps in the Kruger National Park, South African National Parks (SANP) wishes to confirm the following:
1. The following restcamps were re-opened on 28 February 2000 and are functioning normally:
- Lower Sabie
- Skukuza (Please note that the dinning facilities are now located at the old Selati railway station)
- Punda Maria
2. The restcamps listed below are scheduled to open according to the dates indicated:
- Crocodile Bridge - 6 March 2000
- Byamiti - 17 March 2000
- Jock of the Bushveld - 10 March 2000
- Roodewal - 6 March 2000
- Balule - 10 March 2000
- Shimuwini - 30 June 2000
- Boulders - 24 March 2000
- Mopani - 20 March 2000
- Bateleur - 24 March 2000
- Talamati- 10 March 2000
- Jakkalsbessie - no decision
3. Road communication between the northern and southern parts of the Park should be restored by 24 March 2000 when repair work on the high water bridges across the Sabie and Letaba rivers is to be completed. The high water bridge across the Sabie River at Kruger Gate should also be re-opened for traffic on 24 March 2000.
4. At this stage, it is not known when the low water bridges across the Crocodile (at Crocodile Bridge restcamp), Sabie (at Lower Sabie restcamp), Sand, Olifants (at Balule restcamp) and Letaba Rivers will become accessible for motor vehicles.
5. The SANP takes this opportunity to thank the public for their support of the Kruger National Park Disaster Fund. This major fundraising initiative is going well, and the SANP will, in due course, give appropriate public recognition to the many individuals and organisations that have given so generously to the Kruger. For members of the public or organisations who are still interested in making contributions, the details of the fundraising initiative are as follows:
Donations towards rebuilding infrastructure:
Kruger National Park Disaster Fund (KNPDF)
First National Bank
Bank City Branch
Branch Code: 250805
Account No: 6201 4877 156
First National Bank has very kindly decided to waive all bank charges in the administration of this account.
Donations to help the affected community of Skukuza:
The Skukuza Community Relief Fund
Skukuza Branch-Code: 3346 52
Account Number: 405 138 8247
For donations in kind, please phone:
Adel Smit on 082 679 9071
Estelle Coetsee on 083 273 5634
Carl Louwrens (KNP) on 082 923 7452.
Dr Salifou Siddo
Head: Corporate Affairs
South African National Parks
Tel: (012) 343 9770; Fax: (012) 343 0153
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