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Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Has anyone driven the H4-2 recently?
This is the road from Lower Sabie down to Croc Bridge.

We drove it a few times this past December.
And it wasn't great.
The first few km along the Sabie was fantastic for Elephants. We saw loads of breeding herds and a few big bulls.

And the stretch from the S28 junction down to Croc Bridge had quite a bit of general game. So that was worth while.

But the bush along the majority of this road was really thick.
One couldn't see more than a meter or two in, at most.

The other problem, is this road leads to a gate. So it tended to get very busy, with loads of traffic. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: H4-2
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This road was fab last August. We had 3 leopard sightings on it. Two of big males (quite possibly the same one) and another of a mother with (not so young) cub!
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The Thickets have always tend to be quite, I love the road, but tend to do it first thing in the morning, in December it is before gate opening 8)

I have had many Lion sightings on the tar in the morning

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 Post subject: Re: H4-2
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We have had lots of lion and Leopard sightings on this road, I always call it our lucky road

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In 50+ years of going to Kruger, my dad saw his first wild dog on this road, making quick work of a steenbok. I have seen them a number of times on it.

Like all roads you can have a quiet ride, like my last few on Eloff street & the S100.

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 Post subject: Re: H4-2
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I agree BB, we have driven it and seen nothing but that is an exception to the rule, one year in May we had 4 separate sightings of lion laying in the road.We have also had Cheetah and Wild dog sightings as well s plenty of Leopards, so in general it's been a great road for us :dance: ( probably won't see a thing on it when we go in May) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: H4-2
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There was a leopard in a tree on our way to Lower Sabie from Croc Bridge (in December) - I didn't see it though.

Turns out I was looking at the wrong tree :roll:

Otherwise we didn't see much at all.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
Like all roads you can have a quiet ride, like my last few on Eloff street & the S100.


This past December both these were great for me :tongue:

Deedub wrote:

Otherwise we didn't see much at all.


Seems maybe game was just a bit sparse along here in December.

The S28, just a few km to the east was far more productive.


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In 2009 saw the big 5 three times in one day on this road :) :) :)

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sammuri wrote:
In 2009 saw the big 5 three times in one day on this road :) :) :)


Was the bush very thick?


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In certain areas yes it was but we traveled early in the morning and saw lion and leopard on the tar road it self

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I havn't been as lucky as some on this road! Prefer the S28 and S130 ... but this road has shown me nice hyena and lion sightings :thumbs_up:

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Any road has " quiet times". This road is highly recomended by both forumites and books. We drove the road on 3 occasions last July, without seeing any of the big 5, with the exception of elephants. Did however have a great sighting of a genet crossing the road and the Hyenas at Crocodile Bridge restcamp was excellent!


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Yesterday we saw a pride of at least 16 lion (8 of them cubs) on the H4-2 :dance:

Edit:
Forgot to add that two days before that we were the first out of LS gate heading down the H4-2 and about 2 Km from LS came across two doggies huddled together on the side of the road trying to stay warm in a torrential downpour.


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cheetah2111 wrote:
I havn't been as lucky as some on this road! Prefer the S28 and S130


yup, I agree

Shutterbug wrote:
Yesterday we saw a pride of at least 16 lion (8 of them cubs) on the H4-2 :dance:

Edit:
Forgot to add that two days before that we were the first out of LS gate heading down the H4-2 and about 2 Km from LS came across two doggies huddled together on the side of the road trying to stay warm in a torrential downpour.


Nice sighting. :thumbs_up:


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