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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2019, 07:22:15 am »
Any updates on Mapelane? Is it still closed?

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2019, 09:48:45 am »
If it's still closed, then it's probably better to just go camp at Sugar Loaf camp site in St Lucia and if you feeling fit, walk to Maphelane from there? I've done that before, it's not that bad but can become quite a trek if you walk all the way to Crayfish Point
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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2019, 02:13:16 pm »
its still closed the only activity is the parks board people that only seem to drive to st lucia to get groceries, and the people from the ski boat club

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2019, 03:23:55 pm »
its still closed the only activity is the parks board people that only seem to drive to st lucia to get groceries, and the people from the ski boat club

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2019, 05:31:50 pm »
The upgrade of the camp is reliant on the road being open. The repair of the road is reliant on the river being open. Parks board were going to open the river some time back but that that is breaking their own interdict that that they obtained against the farmers to keep it closed. Catch 22 - no answers soon - except a dry winter season

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2019, 09:06:27 pm »
 :unhap :unhap .. well on the downside one less place to go to for a fishing trip , but on the upside not much pressure on the stocks there so it might return to being a Mapelane we used to know with good catches ... :dunno:

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2019, 09:28:17 pm »
Really is a waste of a beautiful camp site

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2019, 06:45:48 am »
Really is a waste of a beautiful camp site
For sure, camped there many many times in the past 30 years. The best animal and bird life all around you.

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2019, 12:18:26 pm »
Hi Guys,


any update with regards to when / if Mapelane will be opening again?


I called KZNWildLife bookings today and they confirmed it is still closed, even to day visitors. Last time I was there is some years ago and it was in a pretty bad state. It would be a real shame if there were no plans to get the place operational again - camping especially.


Do they Skiboat club still launch there?
Can anyone advise if the mouth is open? I assume to after the storms in April.
Is Mapelane accessible from St. Lucia side?


Any assistance appreciated with regards to the questions - I'm base din Pretoria.


Thanks.

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2019, 12:23:48 pm »
dont think it will open again

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2019, 01:10:29 pm »
dont think it will open again
 

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2019, 01:50:24 pm »
that place needs a complete over haul everything was on its last legs, the parks board is bankrupt

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2019, 03:20:47 pm »
that place needs a complete over haul everything was on its last legs, the parks board is bankrupt
:shk We were there in March last year and they had renovated most of the cabins... new TV's, Stoves, geysers etc... they were actually quite good!? Would be a travesty if they don't open it again.

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Re: Mapelane closed till further notice .. !!!!
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2019, 03:30:17 pm »
lets hope so i know they having a fight with isimagoliso as to what belong to who and that the parks board no longer have the mandate to check you fishing licensees ect that has been moved to forestry and fisheries if im not mistaken, so it a bit of a cluster plus the locals blocking the road ect not making things easier .

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