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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Donny » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:34 pm

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From a sightings point of view I would say personally the H4-2 has been very kind to me in the past with Big 5 on many occasions as well wild dog but no cheetah. Depending on the season I'd say S28 a good road for the summer as the H4-2 can be get really thick and not much to see unless its like really close to the road.
So I prefer the tar but the S28 does great sightings of the grazers and cheetah.

Lucky enough to see cheetah unsucessfully attempting a warthog hunt last August not far off from Nhlanganzwane turn-off. Big 5 seen on this road often too so for me its a seasonal decision.

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby adw » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:34 pm

For me this is one of my favourite drives in the south east of the park. :D I once saw a group of 5 Cheetah on this road. I also saw Duke on this road when he still had both tusks intact. Lions and Leopards have also been on my list for this road.
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:02 pm

I think the chances of finding Cheetah are far better on the S28 than the H4-2.

We have had several sightings of them there but none on the tar road.
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby adw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:28 pm

Hi Elsa, I agree with you that you stand a better chance of spotting Cheetah on the S28 versus the H4-2. This got my mind working and I remembered that about 10 years ago I had the good fortune of seeing a Cheetah cross the H4-2 near were the barrage is situated on the Sabie river. And that is my only sighting of a Cheetah on the H4-2.
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:49 pm

Never seen cheetah on the H4-2, only lion & leopard, but the S28 is a good cheetah and (on night drives) serval road.
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Donny » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:37 am

I've seen more cheetah on the H4-2 vs the S28. Think 9 in total vs just 2 on the S28 (alive) and 1 (not so alive ...slung in a tree by a leopard).

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:11 am

I drove this road a couple of times at the end of December. And the bush is LUSH LUSH LUSH Beautiful road!! At this time of the year it definately beats the H4-2 because on the H4-2 you can only see a metre or 2 into the bush!! Very dense. Saw plenty of general game on the s28 and it looks promising as if something good is coming along :D
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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:17 pm

One of the most reliable roads in the Park, in my experience!

Once again, it is quite long and the Nothern half has quite different soil and vegetation compared to the Southern.

but no cheetah that I can recall!

Plenty big 5 though, and the nice thing is the visibility is often fine compared to roads further West! :thumbs_up:

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby Bushcraft » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:43 pm

Strange, I have never found cheetah on the S28, but 6 in total on the H4-2. My timing must be off on the S28. :hmz:

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Re: S28 Nhlowa Road

Unread postby gerharddb » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:43 pm

Well on previous occasions and especially the last 4 occasions I had cheetah twice, leopard 3 times, and lion. But now on this sunday after it was burnt the previous week, nothing!!

Something I find interesting is that I found all the lions on the southern end(CB side) while the leopards all have been a few km's from the LS side. The cheetah I found between the hide and the duke waterhole.

But this has to be one of the best roads in the park! Had a herd of 400+ buffalo on a night drive. Found Duke on this road as well.

One negative of the road is that it is becoming very popular! Counted 20 cars that came SPEEDING past me on sunday, and then I stopped at the hide to take a breather from all the dust!!!!

But like the S100 I will drive it as often as I can!
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S 28 road

Unread postby Carrim » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:05 pm

I love this road , it always has lots of game , its open so you can see animals from far distances

I find that to see the Big 5 and cheetah , this is the road you must take

Its better than the H4-2 anytime

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Re: The S 28 road

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:27 am

I agree 100% Carrim :thumbs_up:

If you take a look at a Kruger map that includes eco zones, it is clear that it going to be a grazers delight, it is has lots of open savannah allowing for great sightings.. the many grazers also means a predators delight.
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread postby picnic » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:42 pm

Duke Ellieton wrote:Good road for cheetah :thumbs_up:

Have seen all of the big 5 on this road. Will always find zebra and warthogs on this road.

Northern section good for Amur Falcons and Lesser Kestrel in Summer


What time of the year would you recon the most suitable ? :hmz:

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Re: The S 28 road

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:00 pm

We have had wonderful sightings on this road and never fail to drive it as often as possible!

Saw Duke 3 times, Lion ++ plus 3 little cubs, had several Cheetah sightings, Ellies and a Leopard plus some great bird sightings and general game.
So you can see why we love this road. :thumbs_up:
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 am

This is a great road!!
Everybody seems to see cheetah on this road :D
I plan to take it more in the future :thumbs_up:
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