RAINS BRING RELIEF TO SOUTH AFRICA’S KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Recent rains have brought much needed relief to South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Rivers and streams were overflowing over the weekend following the heavy rains which fell in Mpumalanga Province with Skukuza recording at least 46 millimetres of rain over the weekend.

The goods rainfall is not nearly enough to immediately address the drought situation which has gripped some parts of the country. It has, however, brought much needed relief for wild animals in Kruger National Park.

The series of heat waves, which saw temperatures soaring, had forced the park management to cull some animals to save them from the drought.

National Park Manager Mbongeni Tukela said Monday: "This rain has helped a lot ... the whole park; you would never believe if you were not here. It's all green and some of the dams in the south are at 100 per cent."

Rivers are overflowing and certain roads were closed over the weekend after some bridges were flooded. The water has since subsided and the roads re-opened.

More rain is expected this week.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK