The Kruger National Park (KNP) issued a statement that it does not have enough fuel for the traffic currently in the park. Guests planning their visit are advised to fill up at outlets outside the park.
According to the KNP's head of public relations, William Mabasa, the situation is a result of a general shortage of fuel in the country which is not only affecting Kruger but many filling stations in the region. The shortage pertains to vehicles using unleaded petrol.
"There is still petrol in some of the camps, however, rest camps such as Skukuza, Letaba, Lower Sabie, Pretoriuskop, and Shingwedzi have no unleaded petrol at the moment. We expect delivery of fuel from the supplier on Wednesday, 21 December and as management, we will work around the clock to ensure that this problem is resolved as quickly as possible," said Mabasa.
To check the status of fuel in the park, guests should consult with the managers on duty available at camp receptions.