Visitors to the Kruger National Park in South Africa are feeling blessed this morning after one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves received an abundant summer rainfall on Saturday… although overnight rain did also cause flash floods with evacuations from the Sable Height camp and the Letaba River low water bridge was left under water.
Gap Tours and Transfers said they were feeling grateful and posted the following video, taken close to Phabeni and Nyamundwa Dam: “How amazing is this? Just after one rainstorm during the early morning… The first “real” rain for the season!#Summerishere.”
Amazing Rains in the Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park – 23 November 2019How amazing is this? Just after one rainstorm during the early morning. This was taken close to Phabeni and @ Nyamundwa Dam. The first "real" rain for the season! #Rain #Strom #Summerishere #krugernationalpark
Posted by GAP Tours & Transfers on Saturday, November 23, 2019
A resident in Springbok Flats in Limpopo said in the past three days they’ve received 85mm of rainfall.
Letaba River in the Kruger
Letaba rivier kom af – net noord van Letaba Ruskamp (Kruger Nasionale Park)
Posted by Diana Herbst on Saturday, November 23, 2019
Some photos on Gap Tours’ page show the flooding in some areas of the Kruger:
Sable Hide, near Phalborwa
SANParks also posted these photos:
UPDATE – The KNP has received heavy rains in the Northern part. Sable Hide was flooded, Letaba low water bridge is also under water. Shimuwuni & Mopani Rest Camps not accessible via low water bridge. (H14)
📷 SANParks Kruger National Park pic.twitter.com/SFKZPc3K2Z
— Kruger National Park (@SANParksKNP) November 23, 2019