Phabeni Gate in Kruger National Park closed again

Posted by Anita Froneman on 5 February 2021

The Phabeni Bridge in Kruger National Park is overflowing and Phabeni Gate is closed due to heavy rainfall. The Sabie River low-level bridge near Skukuza is also closed, but the Sand River is open.

The gate was also closed twice before in the past week, along with Crocodile Bridge and the whole Sirheni Rest Camp after torrential rain.

Intending visitors are urged to consult SNAParks’ social media for updates before planning trips to the Park.

‘It’s pouring around Pretoriuskop. Nwaswitshaka River might overflow tomorrow morning,’ SANParks said in a Tweet on February 4. ‘The Phabeni River has gone over the bridge close to Phabeni gate again and vehicles will not be able to cross until the water level subsides and the debris has been cleared.’

In the North West province, road users are advised to avoid the N18 due to flooding. The area between Vryburg and Taung received excessive rain on Thursday, and more rain is expected.


Picture: SANParks



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