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H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

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Unread postby acekam » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:36 pm

Can't say I've had any outstanding animal sightings on this road, but always seem to find the bigger birds here - ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustard, ground hornbill, korhaans. Saw a colony of carmine bee-eaters at Sonop waterhole on my last trip, plus a detour to Sweni bird hide seldom disappoints.

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Unread postby Joao » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:53 pm

This is one of my dad luck roads. Maybe because I prefer the dirt roads namely the s100 and the S126 towards Muzandzeni. Next time I will drive the H6 again to break the bad luck.

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:03 pm

It is a good road.
But then... one good sighting can make a memory that lasts forever.
My best sightings have been where I least expected. Animals don't know to hide from tar. I sometimes wonder whether the dust and noise of our vehicles is not more of a distraction than the "purr" of a friendly blue tar road.
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Game Viewing in Satara Area

Unread postby cptphotographer » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:43 pm

I'm new to the forum, but basically grew up in Kruger.

I certainly have something in common with all of you, ABSOLUTELY LOVE KRUGER!

Kruger is definitely by a long way my favourite place in the world, literally!!

Taking my wife and our little boy to Satara for second half of July, any RECENT special sightings by any forumites in the general area around Satara?

Hope the replies come in thick and fast.

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Unread postby bert » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:47 pm

Welcome cptphotographer

Basically grew up in Kruger as living there or being on lots of visits

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Unread postby cptphotographer » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:05 pm

Hi bert, thanks for the welcome, I wish I had the opportunity to live there!!
Spent on average at least 1 month per year there, I could have easily spent another 11 months of the year there without any complaints.

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Unread postby arks » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:46 pm

Hi cptphotographer and welcome!

To follow the most up-to-date sightings info, check the Recent Sightings thread. Have a great trip and please report on your sightings afterwards :D
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Re: Game Viewing in Satara Area

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:59 pm

cptphotographer wrote:Taking my wife and our little boy to Satara for second half of July, any RECENT special sightings by any forumites in the general area around Satara?

Recent? June 6: A couple of lunatics just out of camp, and for the rest just general game was all I saw around Satara. Just one lone buff was the odd one out. No cats either. There is a whitebacked vulture nest just after Nsemani dam (if looking from Satara, and in that case to your left).

As Arks says, keep an eye to the Recent sightings. That will give you the most up-to-date information
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:45 am

One of my favourite roads. Watched 2 honeybadgers foraging around 6:15am for about 30mins. Also seen rhino and leopard on this road. The latter used to live in a drainage pipe under the road...

I recall the story a daywalk guide once told me of how he had stopped to pick up a smartie box on his way to Nwanetsi. Little did he know that someone had left it to mark the pipe the dappled one stayed in. He said the snarl he got as he neared the pipe was enough to make him believe that a man always need a second pair of jocks in the cubbyhole. :lol:

He nearly shat himself! :twisted: You do not want to make close aquintance with the business ends of a 50kg cat with a bad sense of humour.
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Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby adw » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:45 pm

I recently spent 2 weeks at Satara and I drove this road a number of times. Apart from some good game viewing including 3 male lions eating 2 wildebeest I was most disappointed to come across broken beer bottles on 3 separate occassions. It is bad enough when people throw their rubbish out into the road but the worst offence is to throw glass bottles onto the road. What kind of moron does this. I have a sneaky suspicion who the culprits are. I am interested to know if other forumites have come across this scourge. By the way I managed to pick up most of the large pieces of the glass.
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Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:11 pm

We didn't particularly notice too much litter in Feb/Mar this year but did have a lot of Singita vehicles passing us at high speed which I was not happy about. :evil:
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Unread postby adw » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:25 pm

Thanks for your reply Elsa. I agree with you that the Singita vehicles are driving too fast on this road. I also have a sneaky suspicion that they could be responsible for the broken glass as well.
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Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:21 pm

Singita vehicles aside, IMO this is one of the best roads to drive in the Central Kruger..

I have seen Lion, Cheetah, Hyena, Elephant, Rhino, Honey Badger and BB Jackal on this road... and 90 % of the time I had the sightings to myself :D

Also very good for Raptors.

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Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:30 pm

I saw an elephant on this road once, and a lappet faced vulture on another occasion. :roll:
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Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:48 pm

See I told you it was cooking , on the S100 you are lucky to find an Impala :twisted:


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