Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has been obliged to closed the popular Mike's Pass 4x4 route at Cathedral Peak in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site with immediate effect.
Consistently heavy rains have fallen in the area for many days, resulting in landslides on sections of the Pass.
Mike's pass will remain closed until a proper assessment has been conducted as to the safety of the route.
Visitors to the Cathedral Peak area are advised to telephone their destinations for information about local conditions.
Many of the rivers and watercourses in the area are in full spate and do occasionally cover low-level bridges.
For safety sake motorists are cautioned against trying to cross flooded bridges, and are advised to wait until the water-levels have visibly subsided.
Numbers to call are:
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Didima Resort: 036 4888 000; or the Cathedral Peak Hotel on 036 488 1888.
AJG/ News Item No: 2011 - 01 - 05
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