Kruger National Park gravel roads closed due to heavy rainfall

2019-12-11 14:07
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The Kruger National Park has issued a statement today on social media, notifying visitors that many of the roads are closed within the park due to heavy rainfall experienced over the past few days. All smaller, gravel roads are affected, according to SANParks who tweeted the below: 

Closed roads are marked with 'No Entry' signs or are clearly blocked off with other objects. "People should refrain from opening and driving on these roads as closures are necessary to ensure their safety. The Technical Services Team will continue to monitor the situation and request co-operation in this regard," said SANParks.

It adds that it has also closed all the gravel roads in the Houtboschrand and Pretoriuskop sections.

"The road numbers are S39, S127,S147, S89 & S90. Balule’s guests can still exit across the low water bridge over the Olifants. We will keep an eye on it since we expect the Olifants to rise because of the rain on the Highveld."

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Here are some roads that were closed yesterday, as many of them might still remain closed today. SANParks notes that due to the lack of connectivity in some sections, not all reports are coming through to the Skukuza office:  

Here's a look at some of the rainfall captured in the park this week: 

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