Latest update on the Cyclone Eloise weather conditions in KNP


Herewith the latest update on the weather conditions currently experienced in the Kruger National Park (KNP), as a result of Cyclone Eloise (as on Monday, 25 January 2021):

    • Most of the impact of Cyclone Eloise has been felt in the north of KNP (Nxanetseni Region) on the 24th of January, resulting in flood flows in the Luvuvhu-Mutale, Shingwedzi and Letaba Rivers. Most gravel roads have been closed.


    • Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been evacuated to Mopani Rest Camp, as a precautionary measure, along with the concessionaires in the Makuleke Contractual National Park, on the afternoon of the 23rd of January 2021.


    • Most rains impacted southern KNP (Marula Region) overnight on the 24th of January, resulting in floodwaters in the Sabie, Sand and Crocodile Rivers. Flood warning protocol has been in place for Skukuza and Lower Sabie Rest Camps overnight on the 24th of January.


    • The water level of the Sabie River is rising as of this morning on the 25th of January. The Disaster Management Team KNP is monitoring the situation, but at this stage, there is no flood impact to infrastructure in rest camps or staff villages, although some low access routes are impassable.


    • Moderate rain is currently being experienced in northern KNP, with more heavy rains in southern KNP.

Source – SANParks