UPDATE: Some roads in Kruger have opened again after heavy rains

2020-01-20 08:50
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Kruger National Park confirmed on Thursday that the following roads are open again:

  • S52
  • S58
  • S39
  • They are waiting to confirm the status of S31.

Another road that's closed is S147 in order to do maintenance on damage done by flooding.


On Tuesday Kruger National Park confirmed the following roads remain closed due to the recent rains:

  • S58
  • S135
  • S52
  • S48
  • S131
  • S39
  • S79

No more heavy rains have been forecast for the are around the Malelane Gate.


While the rains are always welcome in the Kruger National Park, it caused a bit of drama for overnight guests.

The Sable Dam overnight hide had flooded on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of its guests and the flooding of their cars.

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SANParks reported all guests are safe, but have closed the following roads:

  • S37 closed due to rain.
  • All gravel roads in the Phalaborwa section closed due to heavy rains.
  • S28 and S130 closed.
  • All roads on Kingfisherspruit section in the Orpen area.
  • All gravel roads closed in the Lower Sabie Section.
  • S39 & S90 closed.

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Stay updated on the effect of rains in Kruger National Park this week by checking in with SANParks' social media platforms and the weather service.

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