WATCH + PICS: Kruger roads closed due to more rains, flooding

2017-01-17 09:37 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Heavy rains in the northern parts of the country is painting a Kruger National Park picture vastly different to what the Park looked like the same time last year. 

After one of the driest years in decades, the Kruger National Park is lush green again, with many rivers overflowing. 

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KNP officials on Monday, 16 January, shared an update on the road conditions in the Nxanasteni region of the Kruger National Park, where heavy rain was recently experienced. 

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Visitors to the park should take note of the following problem areas and avoid these places if possible: 

Balule - The water level on the S89 is high and guests are therefore advised to make use of the S91 and S92 as well as the causeway to access Balule.
Kaleka - Due to overflowing the H1-9 is closed. Mopani Rest Camp is accessible via the Letaba high water bridge.
Shimuwini - The camp is inaccessible.



Despite the inconvenience of closed roads, most visitors and officials - and Park residents - have welcomed the rains. 

In fact, it's unclear who is enjoying the full rivers and water the most... the animals or the visitors! 

Take a look: 









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