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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:40 pm

This seriously torture.

We've driven the S100 as first drive of the day, late morning, midday and also last drive of the day. And at never more that 20km/h, second gear stutterring along. Cats around Satara we've seen plenty of, but not even as much as a tail in the grass on the S100. The best thing seen on the S100 was a Kori Bustard drinking water at Shibotwana and a Saddle-billed Stork. Some amazing cats on the S41, but then that's not the S100.

Would also be good to see the wild dogs that are known to roam the same area.

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon May 21, 2012 1:49 pm

You are going in the wrong direction for the doggies Riaanf31, they are (often) on the H7 nearer to Orpen.
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Shikaari » Mon May 21, 2012 2:37 pm

right place right time, i have i think always seen cats on S100 in my many years visting the park.

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby ruud » Mon May 21, 2012 6:39 pm

When we are in Satara we always drive S100 several times. And we have had many beautifull sightings, many many many lions, with and without cubs, on a kill, sleeping, walking on the road, whatever. We also have had many leopards on the S100, in a tree, on the ground. Last visit, march this year also 3 cheetahs on 2 following days.
But........... we drove S100 many many times just for ellies,impalas,wildebeast,girafs and so on without seeing any cat...... But cats are really around the S100.
Keep on driving the S100 :thumbs_up:

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:37 pm

The S100 is the most cat-less of all the roads around Satara for me :roll:
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Windhond » Mon May 21, 2012 10:22 pm

S100 has been good to us. Mother and cub alone in the road, middle of the day - no cars for 10 minutes! Begining of May lions 4 times on S100, early, during the day and late. Unfortunately never any leopards up there - there Lower Sabie has been very good to us. Satara is Lion Country - during our 4 days in May we saw lions 12 time in that area :shock: :shock:

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:32 pm

Yes indeed Windhond :dance: :clap:
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby vinkie » Mon May 21, 2012 11:45 pm

Seen some cats(solitary Lioness and a big lazy group) on the S100 :thumbs_up: ....but not as many as I should have.... :whistle:
But no Cheetah or Leopard on the S100 :evil:
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Bennievis » Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I used to see lions and cheetah on this road, but in recent years I think that some of the ugly forumites who ride it regularly have chased them away. :whistle:

BB I plead not guilty - I havent been there recently.

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby SurfCindy » Wed May 30, 2012 8:47 am

Riaanf31, you might want to take a look at the following topic

S100 pride of 30+ Lions

There are some amazing pictures, and plenty cats on the S100

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Nicolette » Wed May 30, 2012 8:54 am

Hi all please see the topic S100 100 pride and look at the pictures. They are there just timing
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Mant » Wed May 30, 2012 9:56 pm

Hi,

We went on a Sunset Drive on the 24th May on the S100 and saw quite a lot, we saw 2 Civet, Lesser-spotted Genet, mating pair of Lion, Hyena, Giant Eagle Owl, Saddle-billed Storks sleeping in a tree, Baboons and the Grey Ones (I'm guessing you will all know what they are) :D :D

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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby vinkie » Thu May 31, 2012 12:55 am

WOW :clap: Samantha wonderful Sunset drive :thumbs_up:
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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Rookie2009 » Thu May 31, 2012 7:04 am

Mant wrote:Hi,

We went on a Sunset Drive on the 24th May on the S100 and saw quite a lot, we saw 2 Civet, Lesser-spotted Genet, mating pair of Lion, Hyena, Giant Eagle Owl, Saddle-billed Storks sleeping in a tree, Baboons and the Grey Ones (I'm guessing you will all know what they are) :D :D

Samantha



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Re: Missing cats on the S100

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 31, 2012 7:09 am

Hi,

We went from Satara. The guides name was a really long one so I can't really remember. But he said we could call him "Mas" for short.

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