16 February 2017

South Africa: Kruger National Park temporarily closes its gravel roads & some facilities as Dineo arrives!

update (17 Feb 2017): South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued an update on the temporary closure of gravel roads and some facilities in the Kruger National Park (KNP) as a result from the rainfall associated with cyclone Dineo.
Please note that all gravel roads are closed until further notice. All the
Park gates and main tar roads are open.

Marula Region - roads and facilities closed:

  • All gravel roads with the exception of access gravel roads to Biyamiti and Talamati
  • Muzandzeni Picnic Site
  • Sweni Wilderness Trail
Nxanatseni Region - roads and facilities closed:
According to reports from the South African Weather Services, various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) - in particular the far north of the Park - are expected to receive heavy rains (16 - 17 February 2017). South African National Parks (SANParks) has set up a disaster management team and will release periodical updates until the situation in Kruger National Park improves.

As a precautionary measure, SANParks has temporarily closed gravel roads and remote camps mostly in the north of Kruger National Park. Visitors are advised to avoid all roads with "No Entry" signs or blocked with other objects.

The remote camps and gravel roads which will temporarily close are as follows:

As of now, all SA Airlink flights to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park are still operating as normal as no risk has been identified.

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