Mapungubwe: Rainfall Info

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Re: Mapungubwe: Rainfall Info

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Recent rains welcome at Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park, like the rest of the country was drought stricken in the last couple of months, but thanks to the recent rains the Park is looking greener and the Limpopo River which runs through the Park is flowing again.
From November 2016 until the end of January 2017, more than 400mm of rain was recorded (157mm in November, 184 in December and 68mm in January) and that has completely changed the outlook of the park which was very bleak not long ago.
According to the Park Manager, Mr. Conrad Strauss the recent rain is most welcome after such a long spell of drought in the area, he said “The drought had not adversely affected us, in that we did not lose any animals as a result of drought, but had it continued we could have lost a number of animals but now we are a bit relieved and it’s so good to see the river in its current state and the Park so green.” 
A visit to Mapungubwe National Park offers visitors an opportunity to view Limpopo and Shashe rivers as well as South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe as they collide.

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Please if anyone has a picture of the Shashe river with water in, will you share your photo so we can all enjoy it.

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Media Release: Heavy rains in Mapungubwe National Park

28 February 2017

Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site experienced heavy rain fall over the weekend. As a result, some parts of the park are experiencing high water levels which has caused the road to the tree top walk and the confluence to be temporarily closed.

The rest of the park is operational and Park management will continue to assess the situation and keep the public posted.

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South African National Parks (SANParks) Northern Region Communications

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Divhani Maremba
Northern Region Communications Manager
Tel: (012) 426 5304, Cell: 074 588 5789
E-mail: [email protected]
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Update on temporary road closure in Mapungubwe

06 March 2017

Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site’s road to The Confluence Outlook as well as the Tree Top Walk has been opened following closure due to rain last week.

The Park is operating as usual and can be contacted at (015) 534 7923.

Issued by:
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Media Enquiries:
Divhani Maremba
Northern Region Communications Manager
Tel: (012) 426 5304, Cell: 074 588 5789
E-mail: [email protected]
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Looks awesome! :thumbs_up:
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Indeed a wonderful sight!

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A weather update for Mapungubwe as shared on FB

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Good news for Mapungubwe! :dance: :dance:
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Some more rainfall and weather updates for us as shared on the Mapungubwe FB Group
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As shared here
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Some photo's of the river rising here

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Photo and video here of the water level increasing
Rising water level confluence Mapungubwe.JPG

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Thank you for these updates :thumbs_up:
I have only ever seen the Limpopo with a trickle of water :D
Amazing such an increase in flow and little if any damage :clap: :clap:
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