Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Mar 6, 2014

Update on Kruger National Park as at 12:00

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following three additional facilities:

  • Shimuwini
  • Bateleur
  • Sirheni
  • Balule

Water pumps have been repaired at the following:

  • Nkuhlu picnic site
  • Lower Sabie
  • Crocodile Bridge

Roads open as at 10:05

  • H3 Malelane / Skukuza road open.

Camp Closures:

  • Talamati Bush Camp (Inaccessible)
  • Biyamiti Bush Camp (Inaccessible)

Road Closures:

  • All Gravel Roads in the South of the Park
  • Crocodile Bridge Closed
  • S60 Road between Punda and Pafuri – tar road can be used
  • H3 Road between Skukuza and Malelane – enter through Malelane to access Berg-en-Dal
  • Skukuza is only accessible through Phabeni and Kruger Gate or from the North of the Park
  • Lower Sabie is accessible through Phabeni and Kruger Gate or from the North of the Park
  • H1/1 Road between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza Closed. Pretoriuskop only accessible from Numbi Gate.Talamati low water bridge is flooded.
  • H14 closed – guests going to Mopnai are advised to use Phalaborwa / Letaba then Mopani
  • H10 Closed between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

River Update:

  • Limpopo river in flood
  • Letaba river 50% high
  • Levuvhu river 50% high
  • Crocodile river in Flood

Damages Affecting Camps/Picnic Sites:

  • Lower Sabie water pump
  • Pretoriuskop water pump
  • Nkuhlu water pump
  • Croc Bridge Camp Water Pump

Picnic Sites:

  • A full assessment on picnic sites is being conducted, but up to this far only Nkuhlu Picnic site is cut-off

The main bridge to Skukuza on the H2 Nwa'Tshitsaka water has subsided and vehicles can cross over

Please Note: All main camps are not affected. The park is still accessible. For more information call Central Reservations on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number on 013 735 4029.

Article source: www.sanparks.co.za

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