Truitjieskraal fire and access closure

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Truitjieskraal fire and access closure

Postby Russell Warren » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:22 pm

I was at Truitjies two weekends ago and the place is burnt out and access has been stopped by Cape Nature I think. Anybody know what happened and how long it is going to be closed?

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Truitjieskraal closure

Postby MIKESCOTT » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:52 am

Hi Russell. On the 29th September a baboon climbed an electricity pylon nearby, got fried to death, and the burning carcase on fire fell down into the dry fynbos so setting light to the area. If this sounds like an April Fool's story to you, the same thing happened in Du Toit's kloof some years back, just not the same baboon of course!
CNC have closed the entire area around Truitjies, even though it appeared from a distance that where we climb may not have been affected. Difficult to tell through binoculars. I have asked the MCSA chairman to take this closure issue up with CNC to see what can be allowed and when. Take comfort that even the famous Chris Bonington was turned back and could not climb there when he visited last month.
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Postby JonoJ » Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:31 pm

Hectic!! Maybe not an April Fool's story, but quite apt for Guy Fawkes!

Shame poor little aapie!

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Postby PietSkiet » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:48 pm

vivre les pylons!!!

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Postby Russell Warren » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:27 pm

Have there been any further developments concerning Truitjieskraal access?

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Postby oil of belay » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:07 pm

Does anybody know whether Truitjieskraal is open for climbing again ?

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Postby toejam » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:35 pm

as far as I know climbing is allowed at truitjies again. contact kromrivier 027 4822027

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Postby Russell Warren » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:43 am

Toejam the correct number is 027 4822807. I don't surpose you actually tried phoning Kromriver yourself before you posted this did you? According to the lady I spoke to at Kromrivier it is still closed

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Postby Justin » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:23 am

Got a reply from the Conservation Manager at Cederberg Wilderness &
Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve.

Truitjies is still closed and she reckons it's going to be a long time before it is re-opened.
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Re: Truitjieskraal fire and access closure

Postby Justin » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:50 am

Truitjieskraal is open :D

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