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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:13 pm

Thats a stunning sighting you saw there, very lucky indeed.

The skukuza pack has been spotted twice this week in Phabeni, so hope my chances are good

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:40 pm

Wow gb225450 what a sighting!

In Phabeni?? where is that?
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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby ossendryver » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:40 am

Hey cole!
Glad to hear that your an avid Kruger Park Sightings fan!
Thanks for your support and I hope we can help you see lots!!

And I can't wait to hear about your sightings!

In terms of wild dogs, your timing couldn't be better!
The reason they have been quiter than usual has been because it's their denning month when they bring up the pups.
Mid July they start leaving the den and explore. That's why there have been gradually more sightings of them!

So for the Skukuza pack (My personal favourite) you must go on these roads:
H1-1, just until transport dam turnoff
H3, Just until Kwaggaspan
S112, S22, this is about 1km from their den so a good place in the mornings and late afternoons
S114, from renosterkoppies up until the H3.
Mathekenyane look out, you can see their den spot from here.
S65, once in a while!
H11, once in a while!

For leopards:
Every road around skukuza is great!


I hope I have helped!

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:55 pm

Bush Baptist, Phabeni is just above Pretoriuskop.S3.

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:00 pm

ossendryver thanks for the info, I sure will do the roads that is near the den area.
Really wanting to see the pack and get great photos of them
I will keep the site updated once I'm in the park and will make a new forum on my trip.
I have been doing a lot or research on peoples sightings and picked the ones that have been spotted more than 2 or more times in the area.

Will sure post the pictures.
I leave in 10days time on the 27 July till the 04 August.
Hope that I see great sightings.

If you hear any great sightings just post me them in this forum.

Cole

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:10 pm

ossendryver where roughly when you at Mathekeyane look out is the den situated?

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby ossendryver » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:19 pm

When you are on the hide you look south west and youll see a big green mushroom shape tree in front of Grano Koppies.
Between that big tree and Grano Koppies is the den.
You might see them walking around that area sometimes.

Ill see if the guy who took me tracking will tell me where he is and you can follow him while he is tracking the dogs!

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:33 pm

ossendryver that would be wonderful man :D , I will look out at the area of the den and see if I spot them, really appreciate it, thumbs up.

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:41 am

Great news I just saw on sightings, check this out.

7:30
5 Wilddogs
Running in the road on the S3 toward Skukuza.
The dogs are out and back all over Skukuza.

I hope to see them soon.

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby klomash » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:20 pm

Heyy there... this was my first time in KNP and was fortunate enough to find a pack of 13 wild dogs on HI-1, 15 kms from Skukuza on 15/07/2012 at 17:05.

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby impalalover » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:26 pm

I would rate Orpen to Satara route (TAR Road) best one for Wild dogs.

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:54 pm

A good point there impalalover :thumbs_up:
And a good road to see leopard too.

Certainly I would say the H7 is the best wild dog and leopard road in Central Kruger 8)
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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:20 am

impalalover wrote:I would rate Orpen to Satara route (TAR Road) best one for Wild dogs.


Can't argue with that. I have seen them twice there. Otherwise Croc Bridge to LS.
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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby Cole » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:40 am

So my trip came to a end yesterday morning, packed camp up at skukuza at 7 and head down the S3 along sabie river towards Paul Kruger gate, and had 2 leopards crossing the road, I never saw the dogs, although they were spotted on the pretoriuskop hill, I looked all over and where people on this forum said I should. I had a great trip and amazing sightings, from lions on two different kills and leopards on kills. Nothing beats KP. My next trips in January 2013. Cannot wait. Thanks everyone for all your info and help. I will be up loading all my pictures so be sure to check them out. Thanks again. Cole

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Re: Best roads for Wild dog and leopard sightings

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:29 pm

That sounds fantastic Cole!
I will follow your trip report :thumbs_up:
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