The Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie Camps in Kruger National Park (KNP) have been re-opened following a week of closure due to dire floods that stormed the area last week. South African National Parks (SANParks) made the announcement in a press statement on Tuesday saying that access to Lower Sabie would be through Crocodile Bridge gate as the road via Skukuza is still inaccessible.
Talamati Bush Camp is also open, and access to the camp will be through Orpen on S140 or from Satara on S36 then S145 from the east; whilst Biyamiti Bush Camp and Sable Dam Hide are also still closed until further notice.
KNP Managing Executive, Oscar Mthimkhulu said that several gravel roads were still closed as assessments on their safe use continues. He did confirm that water had subsided enough for the two rest camps to safely re-open.
“KNP technical Services are busy with assessments to establish the extent of damage caused by the floods. Meanwhile, tourists and tour operators are still cautioned not to remove barriers that indicate closure on some of the gravel roads for their own safety and that of their clients.” he said.
Weather forecast for this week indicates a drying up period with rain; expected forecast to come back on Sunday, 26 February 2023 but mainly in the North.