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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:48 am 
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Hello

we have booked accommodation in Leokwe camp in 3 days. Has anybody news about the collapsed bridge on the R572 from Musina to Mapungubwe?
My last information (22nd January 2013) was:

* R572 from Musina to Mapungubwe is closed due to the bridge at Weipe that collapsed.

It is currently possible to reach the Mapungubwe National Park (Leokwe camp) from Musina?

Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:16 am 
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Try phoning Divhani her number is on one of the posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Hi Kb;

I have alerted Divhani and she will reply to you shortly :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:32 am 
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kb-online wrote:
Hello

we have booked accommodation in Leokwe camp in 3 days. Has anybody news about the collapsed bridge on the R572 from Musina to Mapungubwe?
My last information (22nd January 2013) was:

* R572 from Musina to Mapungubwe is closed due to the bridge at Weipe that collapsed.

It is currently possible to reach the Mapungubwe National Park (Leokwe camp) from Musina?

Thanks in advance
kb-online


Hi there,

If you want to reach Mapungubwe from Musina you will have to take a longer route which goes via Venetia Mine, but the best route to take is the Alldays one since the bridge between Musina and Mapungubwe is still not repaired :cry:

Yes Leokwe is up and running and you can check in as planned :dance:

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Mapungubwe National Park at (015) 534 7923 or you can contact me at 082 941 9980.

Have a safe trip and enjoy your stay at Mapungubwe :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Divhani
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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Hi Divhani,

many thanks for your information.
We look forward to our stay at Mapungubwe :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 am 
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Can we assume that Vhembe & LFTC is accessible and that one can access all parts of Mapungubwe ?

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:05 am 
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ndloti wrote:
Can we assume that Vhembe & LFTC is accessible and that one can access all parts of Mapungubwe ?


Hey,

Vhembe is still not working :cry: but Limpopo Forested is open. Certain roads are still closed within the Park, so it is better to contact the Park before going there to find out which roads can be accessed and which ones cant.

I know the one that goes to the Confluence from the main gate is working. The rest please contact the Park at (015) 534 7923/4/5

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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On line avaulability indicates Vhembe is available from end Feb

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Today arrived back from Mapungubwe. The western section is lush and green. Flowers and grass everywhere. Main section also gorgeously green. Had a lovely thundershower at Leokwe yesterday late afternoon.

Travelling from Mussina, The Weipe road has been closed by the owner. We were two cars, turned away by armed guards blocking the road near the farm. To reach the Park from Mussina, after the Beitbridge turnoff onto the R572, take the first tar road left, after the houses, it reads - Alldays. A perfect 100km with no potholes. After the Venetia Diamond Mine is a dirt road to the right that reads Pondrif. We carried on straight to the R521, T-junction 22km north of Alldays.

Maloutswa Hide is closed and under water. The walk way has been completely washed to the side and is still under water. The parking area’s gate is under water.
The Maloustwa pan stretches for a kilometre if not more to both sides of the hide. I’ll upload some photos later. It’s sad to see the hide in the middle of the water and under water. Will take a long while for the water to clear up. The drive next to the river now is mostly sand washed in from the river and is open.

A bridge on the Den Staat road, near the LFTC gate, has washed away. A small temporary road is available.

The tree top walk is open most of the way, up to the short section going to the hide. The hide has been damaged. The river road to the Vembe turn off is difficult going at some small sections near the water holes. Repairs are on going.

Mapungubwe is beautiful with the most birdlife we’ve ever seen and the scenery a feast for the eyes. Lions are seen regularly in the Western section and we heard lion at night at Leokwe as well. However the elephants have gone :cry: . We saw one lonely bull in eight days. Never the less it was a wonderful experience and well worth the visit 8) .

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Maloutswa Hide 27 Feb 2013

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Incredible pics!
Thanks for posting them Giraffee!

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Giraffee, :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Update on the Mapungubwe floods
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Pleasure Elsa & MM :D

Tree Top during the flood January 2013.

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Tree Top still standing. 28 February 2013

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Tree Top June 2012 8)

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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: Oh my goodness!

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:thumbs_up: Jen.

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