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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:33 am 
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I am posting these photos on behalf of NetEk
First one is where the Koloempies river meets up with the Limpopo.
Second one is the Shashe, Limpopo confluence.
They are both after the waters started to subside.
Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:52 am 
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Many thanks for all the pics Imberbe, NetEk and Dave Moore! :thumbs_up: A

As I have said before - lots of information and photo's of KNP but not so much of Mapungubwe. Really appreciate these postings.

@ Dave - so sorry we missed each other. We had a great time at Mazhou, despite the terribly dry conditions -
even got the exact same campsite!

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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@ Dave thanks for your help with the photos.

Just to cover my back end these were taken by my SIL.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:46 am 
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Thank you for the photos !

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Hi Lente,

Good to hear you are heading our way :D

Yes, Leokwe camp will be open from tomorrow-so make your way there and have fun :dance:

Travel safely.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Hi Lente;

Leokwe will be ready by Saturday. The Mapungubwe team is working around the clock to ensure that it will be in a good state by tomorrow. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Thank you for the Shashe confluence pic. I wondered how it would look with water in. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:11 am 
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Hi
I love the photos , we were there last year in May and it was very dry but we enjoyed every moment. :D


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 Post subject: Mapungubwe reopens its gates after heavy floods
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WHS) has re-opened its doors after a week’s closure due to heavy floods in the park. The Park was closed on Monday, 21 January 2013 and has now been reopened to the public, except for the museum which will reopen later in the week.

Park Manager, Fhatuwani Mugwabana said “The mop-up operation is still underway, with most operations almost back to normal. Although we still have another week before we can reopen the museum, the rest of the park is open to the visitors.”

“For those who want to sleep over, our camps, including Leokwe and Limpopo Tented Camps, are open and ready to welcome them” he said.

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and stay within the demarcated roads as the roads are still wet and slippery.

Staff members, who reside at staff houses were highly affected by the floods but are all safe and currently receiving trauma counselling.

“Most of these staff members were traumatised by the experience but we are doing all we can to ensure that they get help and resume with their duties.” concluded Mugwabana.

The Park is open for day visitors everyday between 06h00-18h30 and can be contacted at (015) 534 7923/4.

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Tel: 012 426 5170; Cell: 082 941 9980
Email: divhani.maremba@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Good news :)
Well Done SANParks :clap:

:gflower: :k to the staff.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Hats off to Mapungubwe! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Agree, just awesome stunning team work made it possible!

Well done Mapungubwe!

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Well done. That despite lots of personal challenges by staff who lost possessions in the flood. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:58 am 
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lente wrote:
Hi,

We have booked accommodation in Leowke camp for 2 days but I am wondering if it wise to come to the park.
What do you think?
We can still change our plans because we leave on Saturday.

Thanks


Hi Lente, it will definitely be a wise decision as Leokwe Camp is fully functional. :thumbs_up:

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