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Kruger National Park heavy rains update


Date: 6th March 2014


An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 6 March 2014.

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.
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NB: NO CAMP HAS BEEN DAMAGED. ALL MAIN CAMPS ARE ACCESSIBLE EXCEPT BUSH CAMPS WHICH ARE CLOSED AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Kruger National Park heavy rains update

Date: 2014-03-07 - Update on Kruger National Park as at 08:30

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

Talamati Bush camp
Biyamiti Bush Camp
Wolhuter Trails Camp
Boesman Trails Camp
Olifants Trails Camp
Balule Bush Camp
Sirheni Bush Camp
Bateleur Bush Camp
Shimuwini Bush Camp
Ten (10) perimeter units at Berg-en-Dal are closed

Concessions closed
Shishangeni
Imbali Lodge
Tinga lodge c
Jock of the Bushveld


Roads and Bridges
All gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed
H1-1 from Skukuza to Pretoriuskop closed
S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri closed
H14 between Mopani and Phalaborwa closed
H1-2 between Skukuza and Tshokwane is closed

Gates/Ports of entry:
Crocodile Bridge Gate is still closed.

Picnic Spots:
Tshokwane Picnic Site has been cut-off, no electricity and water. Temporary ablutions and water tank will be send



H3 from Skukuza - Malelane is now open. The northern part of the park is accessible via H12, high water level bridge.

River Update:
Limpopo river water levels dropped
Letaba river water levels dropped
Levuvhu river water levels dropped
Crocodile river water levels dropped

Damages Affecting Camps/Picnic Sites:
Lower Sabie water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Pretoriuskop water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Nkuhlu water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Croc Bridge Camp Water Pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Olifants Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Skukuza Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Talamati Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly

Please Note:
All main camps are not affected the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.
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An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 8 March 2014.

Update on Kruger National Park as at 13:00

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following three additional facilities:
Talamati Bush camp
Biyamiti Bush Camp
Wolhuter Trails Camp
Boesman Trails Camp
Olifants Trails Camp
Balule Bush Camp
Sirheni Bush Camp
Bateleur Bush Camp
Shimuwini Bush Camp
Ten (10) perimeter units at Berg-en-Dal are closed

Concessions closed
Shishangeni
Imbali Lodge
Tinga lodge c
Jock of the Bushveld

Roads and Bridges
All gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed
H1-1 from Skukuza to Pretoriuskop closed
S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri closed
H14 between Mopani and Phalaborwa closed
H1-2 between Skukuza and Tshokwane is closed

Gates/Ports of entry:
Crocodile Bridge Gate has reopened

Picnic Spots:
Tshokwane Picnic Site will reopen tomorrow on 09 March 2014

H3 from Skukuza - Malelane is now open. The northern part of the park is accessible via H12, high water level bridge.

River Update:
Limpopo river water levels dropped
Letaba river water levels dropped
Levuvhu river water levels dropped
Crocodile river water levels dropped
Damages Affecting Camps/Picnic Sites:
Lower Sabie water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Pretoriuskop water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Nkuhlu water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Croc Bridge Camp Water Pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Olifants Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Skukuza Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Talamati Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly

Please Note:
All main camps are not affected the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.
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An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 10 March 2014

Latest udate
Crocodile Bridge Gate is closed again due to the flooding of the bridge.

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following three additional facilities:
Talamati Bush camp
Biyamiti Bush Camp
Wolhuter Trails Camp
Boesman Trails Camp
Olifants Trails Camp
Balule Bush Camp
Sirheni Bush Camp
Bateleur Bush Camp
Shimuwini Bush Camp
Ten (10) perimeter units at Berg-en-Dal are closed

Concessions closed
Shishangeni
Imbali Lodge
Tinga lodge
Jock of the Bushveld

Roads and Bridges
All gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed
H1-1 from Skukuza to Pretoriuskop closed
S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri closed
H14 between Mopani and Phalaborwa closed
H1-2 between Skukuza and Tshokwane is closed

Gates/Ports of entry:
Crocodile Bridge Gate is closed again due to the flooding of the bridge.

Picnic Spots:
Tshokwane Picnic Site reopened on 9 March 2014

H3 from Skukuza - Malelane is now open. The northern part of the park is accessible via H12, high water level bridge.

River Update:
Limpopo river water levels dropped
Letaba river water levels dropped
Levuvhu river water levels dropped

Damages Affecting Camps/Picnic Sites:
Lower Sabie water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Pretoriuskop water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Nkuhlu water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Croc Bridge Camp Water Pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Olifants Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Skukuza Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Talamati Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly

Please Note:

All main camps are not affected the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.
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An update on the heavy rains in the Kruger National Park as on 11 March 2014 at 09:00

Latest udate
S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri is open.
More heavy rain is expected from Wednesday, 12 March 2014.
As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following facilities:
Talamati Bush camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Biyamiti Bush Camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Wolhuter Trails Camp (closed until Monday, 24 March 2014)
Boesman Trails Camp (closed until Monday, 24 March 2014)
Olifants Trail Camp (closed until Monday, 24 March 2014)
Balule Bush Camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Sirheni Bush Camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Bateleur Bush Camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Shimuwini Bush Camp (closed until Monday, 17 March 2014)
Berg-en-Dal fence temporarily erected.

Concessions closed
Shishangeni

Roads and Bridges
All gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed
H1-1 from Skukuza to Pretoriuskop open
S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri is open
H14 between Mopani and Phalaborwa open
H1-2 between Skukuza and Tshokwane is open (Sand River low level bridge between Skukuza and Tshokwane is closed).

Gates/Ports of entry:
Crocodile Bridge Gate is closed again due to the flooding of the bridge and is expected to stay closed for the rest of the week.

Picnic Spots:
Tshokwane Picnic Site reopened on 9 March 2014

H3 from Skukuza - Malelane is now open. The northern part of the park is accessible via H12, high water level bridge.

River Update:
Limpopo river water levels dropped.
Letaba river water levels dropped.
Levuvhu river water levels dropped.
Crocodile river water levels dropped.
Damages Affecting Camps/Picnic Sites:
Lower Sabie water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Pretoriuskop water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Nkuhlu water pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Croc Bridge Camp Water Pump - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Olifants Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Skukuza Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Talamati Camp - temporary water available. Guests to use water sparingly
Please Note:

All main camps are not affected the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.

Mapungubwe National Park experiences heavy rains

Date: 10th March 2014


In the last week, like most parts of the country, Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WH) experienced heavy rains, which could result in floods.


The Limpopo River is at full capacity but thus far all the facilities and roads within the park are operational. The temporary Wiepe bridge on the R572 road between the Park and the town of Musina is flooded and therefore offers no access.

According to Divhani Maremba, Communications Manager for the MNP&WH “more rain is expected over the next two days and we are on high alert to ensure the safety of everyone in the park”.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Northern Region Communications
Tel: 012 426-5304
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Flood Update for KNP as at 14H30 on 11 March 2014

The following bush camps will remain closed for precautionary measures until Monday, 17 March 2014

• Talamati Bush camp
• Biyamiti Bush Camp
• Sirheni Bush Camp
• Shimuwini Bush Camp
• Balule Satellite Camp
• Bateleur Bush Camp

The following Trails’ camps will remain closed until Monday, 24 March 2014

• Wolhuter Trails Camp
• Boesman Trails Camp
• Olifants Trails Camp
• Nyalaland Fly Camp

Roads and Bridges closed

• All gravel roads in the Marula Region still closed.

Roads and Bridges that are now open

• H1-1 from Skukuza to Pretoriuskop is now open
• S60 between Punda Maria and Pafuri is now open
• H14 between Mopani and Phalaborwa is now open

Gates/Ports of entry

• Crocodile Bridge Gate will remain closed.

Picnic Spots

• Tshokwane picnic spot is now open.

Bird Hides

• Sable hide is now closed

Marakele’s accommodation facilities temporarily closed due to damaged roads

Date: 11th March 2014

Marakele National Park‘s accommodation facilities have been temporarily closed for the rest of the week due to damaged roads caused by heavy rain across the country.

Motswere guest cottage, Tlopi and Bontle tented camps will not be operating until Sunday , 16 March 2014. “We advise all our guests who have made bookings for this week and the weekend to please contact our office since they will not be able to access their accommodation sites” said Communications Manager for Marakele, Divhani Maremba.

"The park is still operational but we advise visitors to stay within the demarcated roads” concluded Maremba.

For changes to bookings please contact our central reservation on (012) 428-9111 or call the Park on (014) 777 6928/3/1
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