Update: Wilderness Flood Damage
The mop up teams in Wilderness National Park are working hard to repair damage caused by the recent flood. At present, the situation for Wilderness is as follows:
Operations in the park will be suspended for a minimum period of four weeks (till 23 December 2007), until full clean operations have been completed. Bookings during this period will either be cancelled or diverted to other national parks.
As per the information given on the Eden municipality website, no access roads to the park are closed. Although some accommodation units were not damaged, the sediments and debris deposited on the camping grounds presents a health and safety risk, which still needs to be assessed. Much of the structural damage is contained to the boardwalks and brick electrical points for campers. Electricity is being restored, all sewerage pumps in Ebb and Flow had been pumped, however Rondevlei and Island Lake areas are too wet to allow the necessary machinery in.
Eden Adventures (who offer canoe trips on the Touw River) started up today (28 November 2007) as their operational area has been cleaned of debris; however the rest of the camp will remain closed.
All affected parties are requested to contact SANParks reservations on 012 426 5117 to speak to Hesther van der Berg or Ruth Thabane.
For general information on the region's road closures and current conditions, please visit http://www.edendm.co.za/
wanda mkuthsulwa, Head of Communications. Contact: 0124265201 / 0829082692
Nomvuselelo Songelwa, Regional Manager: Garden Route. Contact: 0829086329
Phumi Dhlomo, General Manager: Marketing. Contact: 0824562898 / 0124265404
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