Kruger Park on high alert as heavy rains trigger flooding, road closures

Most parts of the country have in the last few days witnessed heavy rains with more predicted in the coming days.

Several bridges are overflowing and closed due to continued heavy rains in the Kruger National Park. Picture: @SANParksKNP on Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The Kruger National Park on Sunday advised tourists to avoid some parts of the park as a result of flooding in certain areas including Pafuri.

Several bridges have been closed following heavy downpours overnight.

Most parts of the country have in the last few days witnessed heavy rains with more predicted in the coming days.

Kruger National Park’s Ike Phaahla said their disaster management team was on high alert for any eventualities.

“Pafuri is currently cut off and tourists are advised against going in that direction. Crocodile Bridge is flooded, and visitors should use Malelane Gate as an alternative. Pabeni is also flooded and visitors should use Numbi or Paul Kruger gates. Most gravel roads and low bridges have been closed off.”

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