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Latest update on the KNP flood notice

08 May 2012

Camps open

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. However, a large portion of the camp remains closed and tents are to be replaced or repaired.

Picnic Spots


  • Serious flood damage and is closed. Temporary toilet facilities have been provided.


  • Open.

Letaba Day Visitors Site

  • Open.


  • Closed.


  • Open.


  • Open.


  • Open.


  • Open.

Lake Panic Birdhide

  • Open.


  • Open.


  • Open.

Access roads inside the park

All roads are open, except the following: 

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34, S84, Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90),  H1-5 (From S91 to H8 (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour  17km of which 12 is gravel road). 
Sand River Low Level Bridge on H1-2 (between Skukuza and Tshokwane) has been reopened.
Biyamiti Weir (on S114) has been reopened.

Gates: All gates are open

Important Notes:
1. For Tamboti, where damage was extensive and reconstruction is expected to take several months, guests with affected bookings will be contacted in order to change bookings. Tamboti  has reopened although many of the units will remain closed until repairs have been completed.
2. There are no picnic facilities at all at Tshokwane. However, temporary toilet facilities are provided.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) 

Emergency Numbers:
Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 or Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724   

Tourist Enquiries:  
Joep Stevens 082 802 8093