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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:18 pm 
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The road from Pafuri gate to the Pafuri picnic spot because it is so quiet and peaceful. Never seen much game but traffic is very sparse. Also the Mahonie loop. Had a wonderful sighting of wild dogs on this loop near the Coetzer (think it is the correct name) water hole.

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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The more I travel in Kruger, the more difficult it gets to single out a road... As it stands now (think I did 90% of them) it's a toss between the s52 from Shingwedzi to Bateleur, the s56 (Mphongolo loop, north of Shingwedzi towards Sirheni) or the whole of the s39 Timbavati road (few clicks before Orpen up Roodewal).

OK s56 Mphongolo loop wins, but it's safe to say: also the gravel roads near Shingwedzi :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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How tough is that.....

Sweni river rd....
Mphongolo loops.......
Tshange Red Rocks rd........
S28.......
First little southern bit of the H5......
Pafuri loops......
Vutomi rd up to Lugmag

I cant pick one :D :D :D Any of the above on any day will put a smile on my dial!!


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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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for me its definatly the S56 mphongolo loop near sirheni great drive always peaceful so you get to enjoy any sightings. :D :D :D :D


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I enjoy the S99 Mahonie loop around Punda Maria and all roads immediately south of Balule.

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My fave road (s) has to be the S91/S92 loop along the Olifants River. Although it is quite short, I have always seen loads along this stretch. Particularly some fantastic elephant sightings.


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The H7 can also be hot, and then into the S100. When they are both cooking, you cannot beat that!

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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I would have to agree with several of you that the Mahonie loop is my favourite road. I have never seen much on it mammal wise, but the birding is incredible and the scenery is worth it on its own! There is a certain "feel" to the road, as if you are going to come around the corner and find a pack of wild dogs fighting off 7 leopards while a white lion cub watches from an anthill.......you don't of course, but you don't care either :D
The Mphongola is also fantastic but I must admit to always being very apprehensive on this road due to several "exciting" elephant experiences in the past. If you don't know how to reverse on a narrow road...don't do this road :big_eyes:

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I ould go with the roads around Pafuri, and especially in the fever tree forests.. bliss :D

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My vote goes towards the S28 & S130, I almost always seem to find Rhino and Lion there. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Road in Kruger
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s100-12 lions in road, leopard, rest of big 5 couple of times
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S30. Saw a cheetah with 5 cubs and 2 lionesses on the same drive on that road once.

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The S56 Mphongolo Loop - best road in my opinion. The scenery and tranquillity is indescribable.
The S126 Sweni River Road - not far behind. Great scenery too and produces some incredible big 5 sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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Definitely the S126 and the H7. I also enjoy doing the S90 onto the S41 then onto the S100 - great drive.


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For me, scenery wise one can't beat the S63 Nyala Road from the Pafuri picnic site to Crooks Corner, the lushness, tranquility and tropical feel as you wind your way slowly along the twisting track and down to the little pull offs with views of the meandering Luvuvhu River.
The constant twittering of bird calls and shy little antelope of the same name peeping out from behind the vegetation is just the best.
Other than that one I honestly couldn't say which is for me the best road, I enjoy them all.

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