Kruger National Park confirms second fire broke in five days

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has assured the public that the fire was contained before it could spread throughout the entire building from the restaurant kitchen at Berg Dal Rest Camp yesterday 14 September.

“The contractor team who are refurbishing the units at the camp together with staff members reacted quickly and managed to contain the fire before it could spread throughout the whole building, but part of the facility (kitchen and dining hall) has been damaged”.

The Park’s said no injuries or fatalities were reported and the cause of the fire is still being investigated at this stage and an update will be provided in due course.

This following another fire which broke out from the shop storeroom at Letaba Rest Camp and completely gutted the shop as well as the staff television room on 9 September 2020 in the evening.

“Staff members at Letaba and Olifants as well as the fire and rescue team from Phalaborwa managed to contain the fire before it could spread to other structures linked to the shop building, but the shop and staff television room could not be saved”.

The Managing Executive of KNP, Gareth Coleman expressed that they are grateful that no fatalities were reported.

 “We are grateful that no life was lost and no staff nor visitors sustained any injuries. We also extend our gratitude to the staff and emergency services team who contained the fire and prevented it from spreading to other structures”.

Guests who have bookings at Letaba are urged for now to bring their basic necessities until such time that a temporary shop has been set up. 

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