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 Post subject: Re: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:53 pm 
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firefinch wrote:
Some notable sightings I had included:

aardwolf
wild dog
racket tailed roller
arnots chat
honey badger
porcupine
leopard
lion
elephant, buffalo, sharpes grysbok, nyala, zebra, kudu (more common)


I can add Jameson's red rock rabbit to that. Twice, right on the tar road. Weird!

I agree that this road has very limited appeal from a game viewing perspective, once you leave the Luvuvhu floodplain, i.e. after the first couple of kilometers. From there onwards you can see anything and everything, just don't count on it. Sightings are generally few and far between. Game distribution is also subject to strong seasonal fluctuations. The hillsides at the 8 km marker are excellent for Arnot's chat in summer.

Johan


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 Post subject: Re: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:36 pm 
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firefinch wrote:
I would say that in general this must be one of the quietest roads in the park. That is until you get to the bridge where there is an abundance of life.

I had the privilege of working at a lodge in the Makuleke concession for a while and although this road (excluding Luvuvhu bridge area) is usually extremely boring and lacks abundance it certainly has diversity and can surprise at times....

Some notable sightings I had included:

aardwolf
wild dog
racket tailed roller
arnots chat
honey badger
porcupine
leopard
lion
elephant, buffalo, sharpes grysbok, nyala, zebra, kudu (more common)



cheers


WOW! I doubt many of us have seen that list in the entire park!

I'll be there next Tuesday, so holding thumbs very tightly now... :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Forgot to mention the following H1-9 species in my previous post

Cheetah
Spotted hyaena
Aardvark
Bushpig
and Blue Wildebeest, a very rare species up there.

Johan


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 Post subject: Re: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:00 am 
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Johanrebel and Firefinch you had some very nice sightings on one of our favorite Kruger roads. We always feel energized approaching the Pafuri picnic spot. We love the tranquility of the road regardless the sightings we may have :D .

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