Kruger's Shingwedzi reopens after floods

2013-06-13 12:00

Skukuza - After being completely submerged by flood waters in January and subsequently closed to the public, The Kruger National Park's Shingwedzi Rest Camp will re-open some of its facilities to toursts this weekend. 

"The park experiences heavy rains at the beginning of each year with most of our infrastructure such as tourist roads, bridges, picnic spots and bush camps badly affected, however this year we were completely devastated when the whole of Shingwedzi was submerged," said Kruger's General Manager: Communications & Marketing, William Mabasa.

Although no human life was lost in the Park due to the floods, staff members and tourists at Shingwedzi lost all their belongings, had to pick up the pieces and move on. The repair process, to hopefully restore the Camp's essence of the bush and rustic feel is on course.

The facilities and services at Shingwedzi which will be open to tourists for now are: the reception, temporary tuck shop, filling station, camping site and units found at B circle that will gradually be reopened before 30 June 2013.


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