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Flooding causes chaos in Kruger National Park

18 Jan

This reminds me of the flooding in 2000 when Mozambique was also flooded. Hope everyone is evacuated in time.

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Mbombela – South African National Parks (SANParks) issued an urgent warning on Wednesday that certain Kruger National Park gates and roads have been closed as a result of heavy rainfall in the area.

It said that the Phalaborwa, Crocodile Bridge and Giriyondo border post entrance gates have been closed.

Biyamiti Bush Camp, Shimuwini Bush Camp, Talamati Bush Camp and Tshokwane picnic site have also been closed.

Evacuations

The Tinga Private Lodge is being evacuated and guests that were on the Sweni Wilderness Trail have already been evacuated. The SANParks helicopter is currently being used for evacuations where necessary.

The roads between Letaba and Olifants and Letaba and Phalaborwa are not accessible, and all gravel roads and low level bridges must be avoided, SANParks warned.

Letaba camp is without electricity as the generator room flooded.

The causeway on the tar road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop at Delaporte Waterhole flooded.

The tar road between Nwamanzi Lookout and Olifants River High level bridge on H1-4 has been extensively damaged and closed.

The causeway over Nshawu River on the tar road between Mopani & Letaba (H1-5) flooded, as has the causeway over the Letaba River on the tar road between Mopani and Phalaborwa Gate (H14).

The causeway on the tar road between Letaba and Phalaborwa gate (H9) near Letaba flooded, which resulted in the closure of Phalaborwa gate.

As a result of the above, Olifants and Letaba cannot be accessed at the moment.

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8 Comments

Posted by on 18/01/2012 in Game reserve

 

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8 responses to “Flooding causes chaos in Kruger National Park

  1. iamsam4

    18/01/2012 at 20:10

    was thinking a little earlier that this did remind me a bit of the Mos floods.
    Just hope that everyone will be safe, especially the animals, and may the poachers be drowned in waterlogged holes!
    xxx

     
    • paul

      19/01/2012 at 18:19

      Will check the holes when the water goes down. But will give the lions a chance first!! :|)

       
  2. powachair2

    19/01/2012 at 09:34

    Some hectic rain there and still more expected

     
    • paul

      19/01/2012 at 18:20

      Saw that a car went over a bridge this evening. Dont people ever learn that cars/bridges/water/rubbish on bridge just dont go together?

       
  3. ggp

    19/01/2012 at 09:44

    ah found you………….

     
  4. powachair2

    19/01/2012 at 13:54

    You need a follow this blog by email widget 🙂

     
  5. paul

    19/01/2012 at 18:24

    in plain english, Huh?

     
    • Sarchasm2

      20/01/2012 at 06:23

      Haha see you found it 🙂

       

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