Tourists urged to use alternative entrances to KNP

Tourists urged to use alternative entrances to KNP

Tourists who plan on visiting the Kruger National Park have been urged by the South African National Parks to make use of alternative entrances to gain access to the premises.

German Tourist Car Killed

The call by SanParks comes after a German tourist was shot and killed earlier this week in an attempted hijacking along Numbi Road in White River, Mpumalanga.

The area has been described as a known crime hotspot.

SanParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli says that the park has a total of ten entrances.

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"In the south of the park there are five other entrances namely Paul Kruger, Phabeni and Orpen Gates through the R40 from White River as well as Malelane and Crocodile Bridge through the N4 toll road towards Komatipoort in Mpumalanga province.

"In the north of the park, visitors can enter through Phalaborwa, Punda Maria or Pafuri and lastly, Giriyondo Border Post allows access directly from Mozambique."

Three men have been taken in for questioning for the murder of the German man.

No arrests have yet been made. 


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