Kruger bush camps still closed

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iol travel march 11 Crocodile Bridge Gate SUPPLIED The low water bridge over the Crocodile River in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently overflowing. Picture: Kruger National Park

Johannesburg - The Kruger National Park's bush camps will remain closed due to continuing floods in the area, SA National Parks said.

The Talamati, Biyamiti, Balule, Sirheni, Bateleur, and Shimuwini bush camps would be closed until next Monday, SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli said in a statement.

He said water levels in the Limpopo, Letaba, Levuvhu, and Crocodile rivers had dropped.

“All main camps are not affected, the park is still accessible.”

The main camp and picnic sites were encouraged to use water sparingly.

All gravel roads in the Marula region of the park were closed.

“Crocodile Bridge Gate is still closed and expected to be closed for the rest of the week,” he said.

The Wolhuter, Boesman, and Olifants trails camps were also closed.

The Berg-en-Dal rest camp had erected a temporary fence. No camps in the park had been damaged, Thakuli said.

More heavy rain was expected in the region. - Sapa

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