Fuel shortage hits Kruger National Park

2011-12-20 14:35

Johannesburg - The Kruger National Park on Tuesday warned visitors to fill up their petrol tanks before heading to the reserve as it was experiencing a fuel shortage.

Spokesperson William Mabasa said there was a shortage of unleaded petrol at most of the park's filling stations.

The situation was a result of a general shortage of fuel in the country which was not only affecting the Kruger National Park, but many other filling stations in the region, he said.

"There is still petrol in some of the camps. However, rest camps such as Skukuza, Letaba, Lower Sabie, Pretoriuskop and Shingwedzi have no unleaded petrol at the moment.

"We expect delivery of fuel from the supplier on Wednesday 21 December and as management, we will work around the clock to ensure that this problem is resolved as quickly as possible," Masaba said.

Mabasa said park management would also like to ensure there was enough fuel for guests during the coming Christmas weekend.

"On behalf of management, we also take this opportunity to apologise to all our guests for the inconveniences which they may have suffered as result of this situation," he said.

  • Daan - 2011-12-20 15:16

    The park has run out of JUICE!!

      Tumelo - 2011-12-20 15:23

      Yes juice boss!

      Squeegee - 2011-12-20 16:19

      Not the first time! Bad planning. You go there to drive around.

      Ray - 2011-12-20 17:26

      Maybe they can get the great management team at Robbing Island to start running it-they don't need fuel since the boats are never running.

  • Walter - 2011-12-20 15:31

    Maybe it'll give the animals a break!!!

  • Peter - 2011-12-20 15:32

    Walk around !! Who needs a vehicle there!!!! ok lions ?

  • John - 2011-12-20 15:37

    Fuel shortage at holiday season, no LPG in winter, the other year no CO2 for carbonated drinks who the hell are the overpaid morons who are causing this stupidity

      Blade - 2011-12-20 15:45


      halicon76 - 2011-12-20 20:50

      it has to do with actual supply problems because the worlds resources are not infinite. the world is experiencing an energy crisis which means things are gettting harder to come by, mine, extract etc... Yes, we still have resources but problems are occurring world-wide with distribution. In this particular case, a large refinery was shutdown due to a leak and another refinery was recently moth balled meaning the delicate supply chain of fuel gets severely affected. So whom is causing this stupidity? The way we live is causing this stupidity. :)

  • Bob - 2011-12-20 16:32

    Well that puts the old saying "Put a Tiger in your tank" out the window!

  • Mark - 2011-12-20 17:07

    The busiest tourist time of the year and the overpaid Idiots run out of fuel!! They want to run a country but ANC prove incompetent to run a filling station!

      halicon76 - 2011-12-20 20:44

      i think this has little to do with the ANC and everything to do with OIL companies.

  • Keith Mark - 2011-12-20 18:59

    The heady mix of kadres in the fuel refineries and comrades in the transport industry. Hahaha. Great impression to send to the Western world. EISH.

  • braamc - 2011-12-21 00:21

    Leave it to them and they will f%$#ck it up

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