Kruger Park chalet struck by lightning, ‘completely burned down’

A chalet at the Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park was struck by lightning on Friday evening, 23 April. The news was shared by SANParks:

“SANParks confirms that there is a fire in cottage D76 in Satara rest camp. Completely burnt down”.

No lives were lost, and it seems as though the fire was caused by lightning. SANParks also confirmed that “guests were not close to the unit at the time and that fire is under control”.

“The camp staff and ranger staff are there. The units next to the burning unit are safe. The guests occupying the burnt unit had a chronic condition and the medicines were in the burned unit. The camp manager arranged for the guests to depart.”

The Satara Camp is Kruger National Park’s “third-biggest rest camp, providing a range of Kruger National Park”. A range of bungalows accommodates between 2 and 3 guests, and wheelchair-friendly accommodation is available as well.

This is a developing story, more to follow.

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