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S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:02 pm

This road has a plains vegetation, it has been our ace up our sleeve on our last trip. We were the only people travelling the road one morning and saw Duke & 3 Cheetah on it, this really is a hidden gem for early morning drives.

How has your luck been on this road?

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Unread postby acekam » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:05 pm

The view from Mlondozi picnic spot alone makes this route worthwhile. One morning at the junction of the S29 and the H10, we had a lioness feeding on a zebra carcass on our left and 3 cheetah just finished an unsuccessful wildebeest chase on our right. After that excitement had died down, we made our way to the picnic spot, where there was an elephant literally in the parking lot.
Since then, this loop has become an essential part of our itinerary, but never again with anything approaching the same degree of luck. Those 3 cheetah seem to be spotted frequently on this road.
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Unread postby Stoffel » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:57 pm

I have done this road only twice. Personal experience on this road is not good at all.
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Unread postby bert » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:45 am

Seen ellies very often near mlondozi.
This tried to block the road at sunset
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Unread postby Freda » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:35 pm

seapit1 wrote:Hi where is this road is it in the north or south :?:

Not far from Lower Sabie :)

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Unread postby henche » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:04 am

Hi Donny

Have travelled the S29 on many occassions and usually one does not see much game. However, the grass is quite short and there are few trees ( after numerous fires in the recent past ) so one often sees elephant and buffalo.

The main reason for using this road is to visit the superb Mlondozi dam.

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Unread postby Foxy » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:40 pm

We have encountered cheetah on the road up to the picnic site and then on S29 itself, seen lion, ellies, zebbies, ostrich's, various buck and birds.

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Zeeman » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:55 pm

Saw a serval on this road once .Also saw ostriches

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Tom124 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:56 am

Is this not a haunt for Suni? :?
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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:10 am

I believe the chances of seeing suni are higher in the very far nothern KNP -even there very rarely seen ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:00 am

Has there been any Cheetah sightings on this loop recently? Perhaps a coalition or mother and cubs :hmz:

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Bushcraft » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:48 pm

We found cheetah there - mid June - no cubs though.

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:51 pm

As unexpected as it may seem we saw a Leopard there in March this year, in one of the few trees around and in rainy conditions.
Just goes to show! :wink:
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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby Donny » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:15 pm

Donny wrote:Just like to know whats u guys take on the S29.Was there in Jan08.Stayed @ L/Sabie & went out when gates opened @ 4:30.New road for me but nothing to be seen.

Will be back in April & hoping to give it 2nd try.
Any advice / experiences ?


Pleased to report that since this post the S29 is a must do road for me.

Since 2009 to my last trip in April/May 2010 the S29 (from LS upto the picnic site and back to the H10) has yielded me 4 sightings of lion as well as my best cheetah sighting ever - 5 cheetahs just lying across the road at about 07:15 in the morning.

The second part of the S29 that intersects with the H10 and later joins up with the S30 (i think :hmz: ) has also yielded lion for me.

A great predator road by my experience as well reasonable sightings of general game.

Good luck to all !!!
Need to get there soon !!!

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Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop

Unread postby SusieB » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:38 pm

Useful information on this route....will definitely include it when we are there the week after next. I love Cheetah, however it always seems to be the cat that alludes us! However that's what makes sitings special when you finally experience them of course! :)


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