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Unread post by Senyetse » Wed May 14, 2008 1:06 pm

Get out points on bridges are clearly marked as such with a sign. You must stay inbetween the yellow lines.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 14, 2008 3:29 pm

And on the second bridge going over the Levuvu river. Which is just awesome!

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Unread post by richardharris » Thu May 15, 2008 7:44 pm

These are some of the best places in the Park.
It was a great day when the Luvuvhu bridge was included - maybe repeated requests on this forum do have some influence!

Shame that the southern bridges are not included - probably too many people down there.
Only exception is the bridge over the Crocodile river at Malelane gate - though no yellow lines on it.
However it never quite seems to be inside the Kruger, so I sort of think that the normal rules don't apply!

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Unread post by Elsa » Fri May 16, 2008 11:21 am

richardharris wrote:Only exception is the bridge over the Crocodile river at Malelane gate - though no yellow lines on it. However it never quite seems to be inside the Kruger, so I sort of think that the normal rules don't apply!

Also the bridge at Kruger Gate, same thing. :?
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat May 24, 2008 9:44 pm

Get out points on bridges are clearly marked as such with a sign. You must stay inbetween the yellow lines

Like that :wink:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon May 26, 2008 7:52 am

Maybe KPSM could tell us why there are no yellow lines on the Green Bridge over the Sabie river between Skuk and Nkuhlu?
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon May 26, 2008 7:59 am

I can only imagine that it is just too busy there. Imagine the hordes out of their vehicles scampering around there. :shock:

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Unread post by saraf » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:53 pm

We must have visited this bridge 5-6 times on our last trip.
There were monkeys and baboons there most times.
Imagine what damage they could do when some numpty leaves his car door open.

And the volume of traffic would just make it too dangerous, the number of cars that would park up would leave no space for checking for animals approaching on the bridge.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:24 am

And that is just what happens on the Malelane bridge at times!
I have struggled to get through the car parking lot there on several occasions.
And that is despite clear signs showing no stopping allowed....
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:27 am

Really?
One cannot alight on the Malelane bridge?
Where is the sign that states this?
I am honest in saying that I have never seen this sign and that I got out on the bridge a few times. :?

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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:36 am

There are clear 'no stopping' signs, a yellow line along both edges which also indicates no stopping, and no sign to say that you CAN alight from the car.
If you remember the regulations on the entry permit that is one of the requirements before you can alight!

By the way I do not think the bridge can be seen from reception.
It is not until you are off the bridge that you can see how many cars are parked at reception, for example.
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:09 am

wildtuinman wrote:Does anyone have a photo of the Malelane bridge?

I have. We stopped on the bridge once and were told by the security at the gate to move on. The gate to Kruger is before the bridge.
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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:41 pm

wildtuinman wrote:And is the bridge, technically speaking, inside Kruger or outside?


Unlike most traditional boundaries which run in the middle of most rivers, the boundary of the KNP on the Crocodile river runs on the southern bank of the river. This means that the river, and the bridge, is inside the KNP.
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Unread post by Adansonia » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:33 pm

I always thought that the Malelane bridge was not a "get out point".

However on my last visit Park officials were controlling the amount of visitors entering the bridge (from outside the Park). There were a lot of people standing on the bridge and none of the officials had anything to say to them.

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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:44 pm

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Perhaps these answer the question! Taken this morning, one on each side of the bridge!
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