PICS: More rain in the Kruger, roads, bridges and camps flood

2016-03-22 09:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Following more heavy rain in the Kruger National Park over the long weekend and on Human Right's Day, some roads and camps in the Nxanatseni Region of the Kruger National Park has been closed to visitors.

Lesley Nyawo for the KNP said on Monday, 21 March that Sirheni Bush Camp remains temporarily inaccessible, and will be assessed on Tuesday, 22 March, as soon as the flooding has subsided.

The road H1-7 between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria has been re-opened.

Visitors in the park are requested to refrain from using gravel roads in the Nxanatseni region, as assessments are still on going and majority of the gravel roads are still wet and not safe for traveling.

The Nxanatseni Region received heavy rains on Sunday and Monday. Jeani Venter Barlow, a member of the official SANParks - Kruger National Park group on Facebook said on Monday the rain came down during their camping weekend in Shingwedzi.

"[On Sunday] morning we wanted to drive down to Mopani," she writes. "It was raining so much we had to turn back to camp. On return to our camp site our tent was in a dam of water. So glad nothing got wet!"


(Photo: Jeani Venter Barlow on SANParks - Kruger National Park)



(Photo: Jeani Venter Barlow on SANParks - Kruger National Park)


(Photo: Lesley Nyawo)
Sirheni Bridge S57 exit road in flood

Outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to enter any SA National Park over the two approaching long weekends are urged to book a day visitors pass with SANPark's new online system. You can read more about this new, convenient process here: SANParks adds new day visitor pre-booking to online 

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