January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 10:00 on 21 June 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The opening (albeit partially) of Sirheni and Shingwedzi Camps.
The reopening of some key roads, namely S50 (Shawu Road past Kanniedood Dam, S134 (Shingwedzi Round Road) and S57 (Sirheni Road).


Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via the S89 & S90.
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened, although diesel is not yet available. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle will be reopened by the end of June 2013 while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House is expected to reopen by 1 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide
***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by October 2013.
All gravel roads open, except:

S33 (Vutomi Road)
S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S64 (Nyala Drive)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry
***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by October 2013
Important Notes:

Please keep in mind that, due to heavy rainfall, the status of roads can change without notice. Guests are urged to take special caution when travelling in heavy rain and not to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges.

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Guests are kindly urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many areas operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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Thanks Les................and well done SANparks!!!!

Our beloved park is slowly but surely getting back to normal. :dance:

Can't wait to stay in Shing in January. :thumbs_up:
Missing my beloved Kruger!!!
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 11:00 on 2 July 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The latest developments at Shingwedzi Rest Camp - inter alia, diesel available again.
The closure of a small section of the H1-8, near the Luvuvhu Bridge, due to repair works.


Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via the S89 & S90.
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened, although diesel is not yet available. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has partially reopened ansd is expected to be fully reopened by the end of July 2013 while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House is expected to reopen by 1 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide
***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H1-8 (short section between S63 and S64 near the Luvhuvhu Bridge). Guests can use the S63 or S64 loops to circumvent the construction that is expected to be completed by 31 July 2013.
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by October 2013.

All gravel roads open, except:

S33 (Vutomi Road)
S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S64 (Nyala Drive)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry
***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by October 2013
Important Notes:

Please keep in mind that, due to heavy rainfall, the status of roads can change without notice. Guests are urged to take special caution when travelling in heavy rain and not to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges.

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Guests are kindly urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many areas operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 7 August 2013.

Changes to previous update:

*The latest developments at Shingwedzi Rest Camp.
*The reopening of the S33 Vutomi Road, west of Tshokwane.


Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant (and verandah), Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has reopened while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House are expected to reopen by 13 September 2013. The shop is expected to open on 20 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.

All gravel roads open, except:

S34 (Munywini Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 06:00 on 21 August 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The reopening of the S34 Munywini Road, west of Tshokwane.

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened.
However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Day Visitors Area, Shop, Restaurant (and verandah), Swimming Pool, A-circle and Eastern Gate remain closed. There is a small tuck shop with very limited supplies. The Filling Station has reopened. The Camp Site is fully operational and B-circle has reopened while A-circle and Rentmeester Guest House are expected to reopen by 13 September 2013. The shop is expected to open on 20 September 2013.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide
***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

S63 (Pafuri Port of Entry Road) (Port of Entry flooded and closed).
H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.
All gravel roads open, except:

S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

Pafuri Port of Entry

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 08:00 on 12 September 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The significant change since previous update is the reopening of the Pafuri Border Post or Port of Entry.

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened. However, please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013..
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on western portion of S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.
All gravel roads open, except:

S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened, with the exception of:

All Gates and Ports of Entry are open.

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Please keep in mind that, due to heavy rainfall, the status of roads can change without notice. Guests are urged to take special caution when travelling in heavy rain and not to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges.

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Guests are kindly urged to use water sparingly as camps/ gates and picnic spots in many areas operate on emergency pumps and boreholes with limited capacity.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 September 2013.

Changes to previous update:

The reopening of key sections of the Shingwedzi Rest Camp.

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened.

However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been partially opened. However, the Restaurant, Eastern Gate, the old Causeway and the Kanniedood Hide remain closed until repairs have been completed. The camp site, filling station, shop, day visitor's picnic spot (inside the camp), swimming pool and all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows and Rentmeester Guest House) have reopened.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Crooks Corner
Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot can only be accessed from Luvuvhu Bridge on the western portion of the S63 or link road to Border Post tar road. S63 east of Picnic Spot to Crooks Corner remains closed.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads except the following, are open:

H7 (Orpen to Satara) major breach at S24.404923 E31.549712 (S106 to be used as alternative by light vehicles (under 4 tons) only). Expected to reopen by November 2013.
All gravel roads open, except:

S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed. Tar road to Pafuri Border Post is open).
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened.

***Please take note of the following:

Orpen to Satara Road (H7) breached at S24.404923 E31.549712. Alternative available (S106 15 km gravel) light vehicles (under 4 tons) only. Expected to open by November 2013
Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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Dear Rooies

Please note that Kanniedood dam will be rebuilt, however this will take some time. The hide will be repaired as it was not severely damaged.
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 21:00 on 18 November 2013.

Changes to previous update:

*The reopening of the H7 tarred road between Orpen and Satara.
The reopening of the:
*Shingwedzi Restaurant;
*Shingwedzi Eastern Gate;
*The Old Causeway;
*The S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Road)

Camps Open:

All camps have reopened.
However, please take note of the following:

Access to Balule Camp via Olifants River Causeway is still closed and camp can only be accessed via S89 & S90. (Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014.)
The Shingwedzi Rest Camp has reopened. The Camp Site, Filling Station, Shop, Restaurant, Day Visitors Picnic Spot (inside the camp), Swimming Pool and all accommodation (A & B circle bungalows & Rentmeester Guest House) have reopened. The Eastern Gate and the old Causeway have also reopened. The Kanniedood Hide however, remains closed.
Picnic Spots / Viewpoints:

All picnic spots and viewpoints have reopened, with the exception of:

Kanniedood Hide

***Please take note of the following:

Pafuri Picnic Spot, the S63 and Crooks Corner have reopened.
Access Roads Inside the Park:

All tarred roads are open.

All gravel roads open, except:

S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible. Repairs to the Olifants River Causeway are expected to be completed by April 2014)
Gates Open:

All gates and ports of entry have been reopened.

Important Notes:

Guest are hereby notified that opening or travelling on a road that has been closed constitutes an offence and such offenders can be fined.

Media enquiries: Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 / Ike Phaahla 083 673 6974

Tourist Enquiries: Michelle van der Merwe 082 601 9354/ [email protected] or Joep Stevens 082 802 8093/ [email protected]
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Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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