Kruger Park Flooding – 18-01-2012 News and Updates

Kruger Park Flooding – 18-01-2012

January 18, 2012

Kruger Park Flooding – 18-01-2012

Paul Campbell - January 18, 2012

Following heavy rains, South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued an urgent warning about flooding in the Kruger National Park.

A number of entrance gates have been closed including Crocodile Bridge, and the road between Letaba and Olifants is not accessible…Letaba camp is without electricity, and a number of smaller bush camps are currently closed.

The Tinga Private Lodge has been evacuated, and it seems likely that more private lodges both in Kruger and the neighbouring private reserves will evacuate over the next few hours.

8 Comments

  1. You can see more updates on the SANParks forum at: http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=58914&p=1625645#p1625645

    Comment by PaulCampbell — January 18, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

  2. And there are some pictures here: http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/MyNews24/Kruger-National-Park-is-flooding-20120118-2

    Comment by PaulCampbell — January 18, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Overnight update from SANParks:

    The following entrance gates are closed:

    Phabeni gate
    Paul Kruger gate
    Crocodile Bridge gate
    Giriyondo Border gate
    Malelane to Skukuza
    Phalaborwa gate to Mopani
    Letaba to Mopani
    Olifants to Satara
    Lower Sabie to Skukuza
    Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

    All gravel roads are closed.

    The following Camps are not accessible:

    Skukuza
    Lower Sabie
    Crocodile Bridge
    Biyamiti
    Talamati
    Olifants
    Satara
    Balule
    Bateleur
    Shimuweni
    Sirheni
    Imbali Concession Lodge
    Tamboti
    Tshokwane picnic site

    Comment by PaulCampbell — January 19, 2012 @ 6:20 am

  4. That’s a large number of camps and facilities closed. Hopefully all got out safely and have alternate accommodation.

    Comment by Chris - — January 19, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

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