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 Post subject: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:12 am 
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I have had good sightings on both the gravel and tar roads .

I find that the gravel roads are much more quieter but produce alot of dust not to mention damage to your tyres and car

The tar road is nice and smooth but can get very busy when a lion or leopard sighting is found . I also found the big cats on the tar road in the early mornings as the road is warm

I would like to hear your opinions on which type road you prefer


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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:17 am 
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Definitely the dirt roads up north, away from the hordes and the delivery vehicles.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:19 am 
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On a tar road you don't feel like you are in the bush.

Dirt roads rule! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:42 am 
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:thumbs_up: for the gravel roads definitely. But I trickle along at under 30kph, so get insanely :x at those ignorant losers that speed by creating husge dust clouds. Why don't they stick to the tar if they find the gravel so boring! Or better still, just stay out of th park! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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Way to go Woodlin. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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They call those very long gravel roads the ones that are over 20km/h "suicide roads "

Once you on it and you go far enough you just have to carry on till the end

The Voortrekker Road in the south is an example :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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:wink: And as much as I love the gravel road between Malelane and Croc Bridge (which is where I saw Duke in 2005), that road can also often produce nothing - apart from Duke that fine morning, I dont think we saw more than 10 impala in total - nothing else!! But then that happens on all the roads - look at the infamous S100. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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:wink: And as much as I love the gravel road between Malelane and Croc Bridge (which is where I saw Duke in 2005), that road can also often produce nothing - apart from Duke that fine morning, I dont think we saw more than 10 impala in total - nothing else!!


2 Years ago we got ourselfs caught smack dab in the middle of a breeding herd of Ellies. Never have seen so many together. Seemd like all kinds of animals wanted to present themselfs that day on the same road. :lol:
Last year not even so much as an Impi. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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Gravel roads :thumbs_up:
And driving a rental dont get bothered to much :whistle:

Seen all my cats (close) while driving gravel
All my white rhino (close) while driving on tar

Gravel give a more "wild" feeling

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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And what about the excitement of driving through a small stream on a dirt road after some good rain, before the rangers closed the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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:dance: Yes AWB! Those little streams - shhhhh - I sometimes stop in the middle of them and quietly wriggle my toes in the cool water - very surreptitiously of course! :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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Difficult one for me :hmz:

I don't really care. I have had awesome sightings on both and my major kills are equal at 2-2.

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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Either road for me, although I do get a bit peeved when the dirt road is so bad that the car's dashboard wants to jump into my lap. :tongue:


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Gravel is just about all I travel .

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 Post subject: Re: Gravel Road vs Tar Road
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I am happy with both. My car prefers tar :wink: .

I often travel alone, so if there is a sighting by others on tar, I am very grateful.

I also enjoy gravel though. Not for the sightings, but for the "peace"... although in saying that, the sound of gravel is rather loud. :hmz:

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