Transport Dam is just off the tar road between Pkop and Skukuza.
Down the years the road to the dam has been quite productive for me. In 1980 we saw a cheetah on the road. I switched off the engine and freewheeled, and we had him in front of the car walking for a few minutes. We regularly see fish eagles, saddle billed storks, waterbuck and impala. In 1995 we saw a wild dog pack take down an impala there and the whole lot was filmed by 50/50 and we saw it on telly about 9 months later.
Back to buffs & lions. In 2001 I did my first BB tribal invasion of Kruger. The night before we arrived at Biyamiti, a giraffe died just off the road 1km from camp. It was found by a pride of about 13 lions. First sighting of everybody's day was lion! The day before we were to leave, 3 families went on a convoyed drive together. We turned into Biyamiti road at 18h00, closing time with 4 km to go
My first time late ever. At the place of the carcass the road was full of buffalo. They looked a bit agitated and would not let us through. PTL!! I rang the camp and told them of our plight. A few minutes later, headlights appeared on the far side of the herd. A male lion sneaked around our car. Suddenly all hell broke loose and the dust flew as a bunch of lions isolated a big buff and the road was full of lions. Next minute the heavies charged in and the lions ran off like scared kittens and the road was full of buffs. This backwards and forwards lasted an hour, before the buffs turned and went back down into the riverbed. We then were able to pass, and saw the whole of the camp staff and the nightriders on the far side. The only other forumite to witness this, AFAIK, is Stephen Nel, former manager of Biyamiti, now at BnD.
Later that night, he came round to our bungalow where a crowd had gathered and in front of my charges told me. 'BB you know there is a fine for being late' to the rising cheers, 'But under the circumstances, I am prepared to waive it'. We have been good but intermittent friends ever since.