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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by Lesego » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:57 pm

Hi 'Mites;
Please find below the KNP Flood update as at 15h00 on 25 April 2012.

Kruger Flood update as at 15:00 on 25 April 2012

Camps Open
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.

Balule has reopened.
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
Tshokwane: Serious flood damage and is closed. Temporary toilet facilities have been provided.
Nkuhlu, Muzandzeni, Mlondozi, Nhlanguleni, Nwanetsi, Afsaal and Timbavati are OPEN
Letaba Day Visitors Site: Reopened.
Makhadzi: Closed
Lake Panic Birdhide: Open

Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:
S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible), S33, S34, S84, S114 (from S23 to S139 - Biyamiti Weir closed), Sand River Low Level Bridge on H1-2 (between Skukuza and Tshokwane), Balule Low Level Bridge, H1-5 (From S91 to H8).
Work on the Sand River Low Level Bridge and Biyamiti Weir (on S114) is nearing completion and plans are to reopen in early May 2012.
Gates: All 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.

Emergency Numbers:
Media Enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724
Tourist Enquiries: Joep Stevens 082 802 8093
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:25 pm

Thanks Lesego. looks like we might be lucky after all . . . .

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:25 am

Thanks Lesego! You give me hope for September in the Biyamiti area! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by ruud » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:58 am

Thanks Lesogo,

that's good news for Biyamiti :thumbs_up:

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by SusieB » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:17 am

Thanks for the update Lesogo....good news re Biyamiti weir! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by Lesego » Tue May 08, 2012 7:49 am

Kruger Flood update as at 17:00 on 7 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
Tshokwane: Serious flood damage and is closed. Temporary toilet facilities have been provided.
Nkuhlu, Muzandzeni, Mlondozi, Nhlanguleni, Nwanetsi, Afsaal and Timbavati are OPEN
Letaba Day Visitors Site: Reopened.
Makhadzi: Closed
Lake Panic Birdhide: Open

Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:
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.
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Gates: All 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.

Emergency Numbers:
Media Enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724
Tourist Enquiries: Joep Stevens 082 802 8093
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by hilda » Tue May 08, 2012 8:20 am

Thanks for the update Lesego! More and more good news, especially Biyamiti Weir! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by salamanda » Tue May 08, 2012 9:27 am

Yes, many thanks Lesego. So glad Biyamiti weir is open - just in time for us!!

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by Lesego » Thu May 10, 2012 10:39 am

Hi 'mites

Just to keep you updated, due to the January floods, many may be asking when will Kruger replace the railings on bridges damaged during this year's floods?

We are in the process of replacing the damaged guard rails. We are procuring the materials currently and will start with the physical work in due time. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu May 10, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks for the info Les :gflower:
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by Lesego » Thu May 10, 2012 10:46 am

Pleasure :thumbs_up:
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by bert » Fri May 18, 2012 9:06 am

what i do not understand that Kruger is filled with water. most dams are filled to the brim but the olifants river
is very shallow?
What is wrong here. The Palaborwa dam not sharing water.
At this rate it will be nearly empty when the real winter starts

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by BluTuna » Fri May 18, 2012 10:51 am

Is there any news regarding the fixing of the H1-5 near Olifants?

The detour along the S91/S92 gravel roads is a major accident waiting for a time to happen. We had occasion to drive this route a few times during our recent trip; we were overtaken by cars doing 60-70km/h or more and the dust kicked up by these vehicles makes it difficult to see for several minutes.

The road is very narrow, twisty and there are many blind rises, all it will take is for a few animals to be crossing the road at the wrong time and there will be a major catastrophy.
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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by salamanda » Fri May 18, 2012 11:42 am

Hi Lesego, is there any news about this section yet?:

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible)


(We shall be leaving for Kruger in two weeks :dance: :dance: :dance: )

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Re: Flood : January 2012

Unread post by Graeme & Nicky » Fri May 18, 2012 11:47 am

I would also like to know when Makhadzi will be re-opened?
We will be in the area in just over 30 days.
No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood


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