The high-intensity rain, especially in the north of the park should start clearing by tomorrow, February 12 but the rivers might continue to rise for some time.
Reacting to the news, Reynold Thakhuli, SANParks Acting Head of Communications, said a decision has been taken to close most of the gravel roads in the park for safety reasons.
He said, “As a precautionary measure gravel roads and remote camps mostly in the north of the park have temporarily been closed and guests booked in the flagged camps are being moved to safer camps.
Remote camps and gravel roads have been temporarily closed, they are as follows:
- Bateleur Bush Camp (only accessible via Nkokodzi turn-off)
- Balule Camp
- Talamati Bush Camp
- Pafuri Gate
- Tshokwane and Muzandzeni Picnic Sites
- Sand River low water bridge inaccessible
- All gravel roads in the Nxanatseni (north) Region of the Park from Pafuri to Letaba will be closed; with an exception of Giriyondo gravel road as it will be operational but monitored closely and a few others depending on the developments. Biyamiti is accessible via S25.
Kruger Park Management would like to advise guests driving inside the park to be on the look-out and avoid using the gravel roads until further notice.
The high-intensity rain, especially in the north of the park should start clearing by tomorrow, 12 February but the rivers might continue to rise for some time.