17 January 2013

Kruger National Park: Bush Camps & roads in the north temporarily closed due to heavy rains

According to a media release issued by South African National Parks (SANParks), heavy rains in the Kruger National Park have resulted in temporary closure of Bush Camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni Region in the north of the National Park. Main roads leading to the rest camps with low level bridges have been affected as well.

The Bush Camps and roads which are currently closed are as follows:
  • Shisha Low Level Bridge (S57) leading to Sirheni Bush Camp currently flooding.
  • Shimuwini Low Level Bridge (S141) leading Shimuwini Bush Camp.
  • Bateleur is also closed due to waterlogged road leading to the bush camp.
  • Nyala Drive going to Thulamela.
  • S-63 loop from the T-Junction to Crook’s corner
  • Shongololo loop going to Shipandane Hide and Boulders
  • Nkulumbeni Bridge (H1-7) between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria - guest are advised to use Phalaborwa - Letaba
  • Mopani-Phalaborwa road (H14) – guest are advised to use Phalaborwa- Letaba
If you are booked in to one of the Bush Camps affected by the flooding, contact SANParks to find out to which camp nearby your booking was transferred to. Please keep in mind, that data lines at most of the rest camps in the north are currently affected.
As it is still raining, SANParks is expecting the closure of more roads and facilities.
SANParks is providing latest information about the state of the roads in the northern section of the Kruger National Park at the Phalaborwa, Punda & Pafuri Gates. We'll keep you posted!

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