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 Post subject: S28 Nhlowa Road
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:23 pm 
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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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White Rhino seen often on this road. great bird hide for photography and black rhino attack happenned on this road 20 yrs ago about and I've seen cheetah here .

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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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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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 Post subject: S 28 Road
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This is an excellant road for white rhino. On the S107 (just off the S28 I saw Duke as well as 5 cheetahs. Have also seen lion on numerous occassions on this short stretch of road to the Nhlanganzwane dam. regards and good luck.


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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. Have seen white rhino on almost every occasion i've travelled this road as well as 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 seperate 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. Am I missing a trick by always taking this road when in the vacinity of Croc Bridge?

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For ages I always used this road when doing a 'breakfast run' to Lower Sabie. The only animal I have not seen (that others have) is a black rhino. But I got a bit fed up with all the jeep jockeys on the road throwing up dust as they raced from one sighting to the other, and have not used it as much recently. Many local folk do use it too, and some tend to drive a little too fast between their favourite spots....

All that said it is probably one of the best roads for sightings - right up there with the S100!

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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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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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Hey everyone!

Have seen White Rhino on S28 on every occassion , 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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We have always had great sightings on this road. The best was last year in June when we watched 2 huge rhino having a territorial battle. It was amazing and very aggressive. Fortunatley not too close to the road. They pushed and shoved each other backwards and forwards, digging their horns into each other at every oportunity. One even drew blood. After about 1/2 hour of watching this I glanced out the window on the other side of the car and saw the probable cause of the battle. There, almost in touching distance of my car window was a female with a largish calf! 4 white rhino in view at the same time and the mother and calf had crept up on us unnoticed! Something special to be remembered for a long time! :D

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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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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, plus numerous W Rhinos, 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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 Post subject: Re: S28 Nhlowa Road
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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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 Post subject: Re: S28 Nhlowa Road
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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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