Wild animals electrocuted in freak accident

South African National Parks (SANParks) today confirmed that an elephant, giraffe and a vulture were electrocuted in the Kruger National Park (KNP).  The incident took place at Shingwedzi Section in the north of the KNP. The animals were electrocuted after an Eskom Power line collapsed on Tuesday night and the Section Ranger was notified on Wednesday morning 8 May 2019 and immediately notified Eskom who have despatched a team to attend to the scene.
Power has been switched off to enable Rangers to remove tusks for safe keeping and the generator will supply power to the camp until the area has been attended to by both SANParks and Eskom technicians. Voting in the area will not be affected as power is available and visitors and staff are exercising their democratic right.    
An investigation will be established to find the cause of the collapse and an update will be issued in due course. 
Nhongo Safaris
Nhongo Safaris® is a South African Registered Business, specialising in Safaris to the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Johannesburg Headoffice

No 6 Deslin Avenue,
Florida Park, Roodepoort,
Johannesburg, South Africa,

  • +27 11 472-9118
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nelspruit Tour Guide Office

Unit 14, St Michaels, 34 Granite Street,
West Acres,
Nelspruit, South Africa

  • +27 13 745-7211
  • +27 86 535-5146
Our legendary Safaris over the past 19 years have ensured that we know what our visitors crave and adore.

Copyright © 2019 | Nhongo Safaris®