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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by vanniewp » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:45 pm

BluTuna wrote:A look at Google Maps shows that the distance from Olifants to Balule via the causeway is about 11kms. The alternate route via the H1 is about 31kms. I hope they fix the bridge before we are at Balule in May.

a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent) :clap:

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by hilda » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:59 pm

vanniewp wrote:a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent)


That is what I call POSITIVE thinking! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by BluTuna » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:00 pm

vanniewp wrote:a detour of about 30 mins, maybe you see a LIT (or equivalent) :clap:

More like 90 mins at our normal pace. LIT? We should be so lucky!

We usually stop on the high level bridge late in the afternoon when we are at Balule (for a sundowner until they changed the rules). We give ourselves about 20-30 mins to drive back to camp but I guess we'll have to leave earlier and forego the sunset pictures :(
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by vanniewp » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Hey BluTuna, we will keep a lookout for you. We are Olifants on the 6th June and Balule on the 7th and 8th. Wkie Land Cruiser Reg Vannie WP :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by BluTuna » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:03 pm

vanniewp wrote:Hey BluTuna, we will keep a lookout for you. We are Olifants on the 6th June and Balule on the 7th and 8th. Wkie Land Cruiser Reg Vannie WP :thumbs_up:

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Hi Vannie,

I would be pleased to meet you but we're there in May :(
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by brogan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:51 am

hey guys, does anyone know if it is flooding in Kruger/ will be flooding in the near future? my family and I are going up at the end of the month. just want a heads up for if it is going to flood if not already:)

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:56 am

That is very, very difficult to answer Brogen, but so far, no flooding.
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by vanniewp » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi BluTuna, I read it as 30 May and then onto June :redface: oops enjoy your stay, look forward to a report so we know what to expect when we get there

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Safari Gal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:54 pm

Into Kruger tomorrow - Yay :dance: , we are going from Paul Kruger to Orpen and just need to know if the low level bridge from Skukuza past the airport, towards to Satara is open or if we have to take the high level bridge?
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Pumbaa » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:06 pm

The caseway over the Sabie is open but the one over the Sand river is closed as same is damaged so you need to take the high level bridge which is a not that bad detour either :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Safari Gal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:29 pm

Thanks Pumbaa - we will therefore take the high level bridge route and then on to (passed) Tshokwane, Satara and then to Orpen.
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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:26 am

Hi there

Can someone please explain what “Talamati (temporarily opened)” means?

Perhaps it’s early to worry, but does this mean that it will closed in the near future, effecting later bookings?

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Joep Stevens » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:18 pm

Dear All,

Talamati is open and in business and not only "temporarily open".

KInd regards.

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by Nicolette » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:49 pm

Wow I am so impressed. You guys are so amazing Well done

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Re: Kruger is flooding

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Excellent SANParks!


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