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2014-03-06 10:33
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Crocodile Bridge Gate and gravel roads in the southern part of the Kruger National Park have been closed due to heavy rains and flooding. Check out these pics.

Skukuza - Bush-lovers heading to the south of the Kruger National Park this weekend may have to adjust their plans, as a number of roads and camps remain closed in the wake of heavy rains and flooding.  

The park sent out a tweet early on Wednesday morning warning visitors that all gravel roads in the southern sections of the park had been closed.

A short while later, the Crocodile Bridge Gate had also been closed as water levels steadily rose.

Take a look at these pics shared on Twitter.  

The latest update about road, camp, picnic site and gate closures was released by SANParks on Thursday morning and looks like this: 

Camp closures:

• Talamati Bush Camp (Inaccessible)
• Biyamiti Bush Camp (Inaccessible)  

As a safety precaution it has been decided to close the following three additional facilities:  

• Shimuwini
• Bateleur
• Sirheni
• Balule

Attempts to supply alternative accommodation will be made. Visitors are requested to contact reservation on 012 428 9111 should they wish to make alternative arrangements. For any Emergencies call 013 735 4029.

Road Closures:

• All Gravel Roads in the South of the Park
• Crocodile Bridge Closed  
• S60 Road between Punda and Pafuri – tar road can be used  
• Skukuza is only accessible through Phabeni and Kruger Gate or from the North of the Park
• Lower Sabie is accessible through Phabeni and Kruger Gate or from the North  of the Park  
• H1/1 Road between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza Closed. Pretoriuskop only accessible from Numbi Gate.
• Talamati low water bridge is flooded.
• H14 closed – guests going to Mopnai are advised to use Phalaborwa / Letaba then Mopani
• H10 Closed between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane
• The main bridge to Skukuza on the H2 Nwa’Tshitsaka water has subsided vehicles can cross over

• OPENED: H3 Road between Skukuza and Malelane –  enter through  Malelane to access Berg-en-Dal    

River Update:  

• Limpopo river in flood
• Letaba river 50% high  
• Levuvhu river 50% high
• Crocodile river in Flood  

Picnic sites
• A full assessment on picnic sites is being conducted, but up to this far only Nkuhlu Picnic site is cut-off  

Please note: All main camps are not affected the park is still accessible. For more information call the central reservation on 012 428 9111 or the Emergency number 013 735 4029.  
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