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S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:23 pm

Hi Everyone,

I've heard that this road is one of Duke's favourites & there are tonnes of Elephant on it & Cheetah & Buffalo are often seen on it too. Have any of you had some sightings here, any pics? I will be travelling it a lot on my next trip & would like to get an idea of what it would look like.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:00 pm

Saw cheetah kill on this road in 1995.

My son had just said he would like to see a cheetah when one bounded across the road a metre behind an impala which it caught, brought down, killed and was just about to start eating when 4 spotted hyenas arrived and took over. There is no justice in the bush. Africa is not for sissies.
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Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:01 pm

S28 is probably the best road to see Duke, but your chances would be even better in the adjacent Mpanamana concession, where this elephant seems to spend a lot of time walking to and from the Crocodile River.

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S 28 Road

Unread postby adw » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:23 pm

On the S107 (just off the S28 I saw Duke as well as 5 cheetahs.
Have also seen lion on numerous occasions on this short stretch of road to the Nhlanganzwane dam. regards and good luck.

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Unread postby ggreensill » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:57 pm

Haven't seen a post on this thread for a while so thought i'd get something going. :dance:
Just wanted to find out what everyone else's opinion is regarding this road.
This has to be my favourite road in Kruger.
(This statement might be a little biased as in the past I used to spend most of my Kruger trips outside the park and come in through Croc Bridge on a daily basis which means I had limited choices as to road options.
The rest of my family is not as crazy about the bush as I am so we had to compromise.)
Have always had great sightings along this road.
Lions and buffalo's on numerous occasions.
Have even seen leopard along this road which has surprised me as I would not expect to find them given the habitat of the S28 being so open with few large trees.
Have seen cheetah a couple of times but best of all have managed to see Duke on this road on three separate occasions (this might be an influencing factor on why this is my favourite road).
Would like to get other peoples opinions as to this road as well as other roads in the Croc Bridge area including the H4-2, S25 and S82.
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Unread postby wilmaw » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:30 am

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S28 Oct 2005 on impala kill. Saw the whole circle of life when vultures chased cats off kill (mom & 2 cubs),
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lone hyena also arrived
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Then, nothing except heavy birds
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Unread postby gerharddb » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:14 pm

Wilmaw I was also at that great sighting!! IT WAS AMAZING!!! I will post my pics that I have from taht sighting aswell.

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Unread postby Bush Andy » Tue May 06, 2008 6:33 pm

Ellies, tons of Kudu, Buffalo and most notably a single wild dog eating a baby impala in Dec 2007, about 7km from Lower Sabie.

The road has been very quiet at times in the past for us though, but because of the habitat one always feels that the next amazing sighting is around the corner!

Great road all in all... Nhlanganzwane dam, just off S28 as mentioned, has unfortunately been drained (dam wall breached) because a harmful algae was living in the dam causing animals in the area to die!... pan still forms in the wet season so animals generally in abundance! :lol:
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Unread postby ggreensill » Wed May 07, 2008 8:45 am

This road has been great to me over the years.
Was in the park last week and travelled the road three times.
In total I think we had 7 white rhino sightings.
Also had a few buff and ellie sightings along the road during the trip.
I'll always remember this road for Duke though.
Managed to see him twice and both times were on the S28.
Last year in June we were lucky enough to have him cross the road in front of us.
Heres the pic.
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Have also had numerous lion sightings along this road so all in all definately well worth travelling if you're in the area.
We asked the guide at Croc Bridge on our night drive where Duke had been seen recently and he said he's in the Tshokwane area at the moment.
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Unread postby Elsa » Wed May 07, 2008 9:15 am

Great sighting of Duke ggreensill, :D

We have travelled this road a lot and will be doing so again later this month.

I have seen Duke twice, a family of 4 Cheetah, and Leopard here, Buffalo and others.

We saw a Zebra carcass one year with what must have just about every Vulture in the park in attendance.
Never have I seen so many, all fighting for a space. :shock:
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Johan N » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:07 pm

Saw a beautiful Leopard North of the S137 turn-off, half-way to the tar road, in July this year. She was lying in a dead tree 20m from the road - the Leopard in my avatar. :D We spend some 20 min. with her and took lots of :cam:

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:02 pm

We saw a cheetah take down an impala on this road on the corner to Duke waterhole. 4 hyenas relieved him of the kill just after he started to feed.
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby ColWD » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:14 pm

A couple years back had the most amazing sighting at Nhlanganzwani lookout point just off the S28. A cheetah mum and her two cubs. Will never forget it, boiling hot day and didn't expect to see much on the drive! Right time, right place :)

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Donny » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:34 pm

This last weekend 4 male lions had brought down a giraffe on the powerline road that runs a few km after entering the S28 from LS side.
Never got to see it but heard about it.
Did get to see a male lion on the northern part of the road a few kms short of the tar.
Cheetah were regularly sighted if the sighting boards are anything to go by.

I was privileged to see the famous/infamous cheetah in the tree sighting last August where a leopard had had a scuffle with a cheetah over an impala kill made by the cheetah.
The leopard ended up killing the cheetah and then proceeded to hoist both the impala and the hapless cheetah into a fever tree just a few hundred metres north of the Shishangeni Lodge turn-off.
I guess it was a sighting that I probably won't get to see in my lifetime again.
So this road will always have a special memory for me.

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:21 am

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
Donny that is one of the craziest sightings I have ever heard of!

Is the s28 in your opinion a better option than the H4-2?
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