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Is the green algea the same thing as Hyacynth.

BH, no, not at all, the green algae is called and I hope I have it spelled correctly, green Mycostitis, caused largely by Hippo dung build up in the water when there isn't sufficient through water flow.
Enough of it can cause fatalities in animals that drink the water. I believe attacks the liver. :(
It was among other things what caused them to breach the Nhlanganzwani Dam off the S28.
Hyacinth is actually a plant.
There is quite a bit of the green algae build up in Sunset dam at present and I have pics that I will post in my trip report showing this as well.

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Sarabi and I went for our late afternoon drive on the S21. As Murphy's law would have it, this is what we saw just as we were about to turn around to hot foot back to the camp.

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They were doing what Lions do best and by the looks of them, they were well fed.

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Needless to say, this was one occasion when we barely squeezed in back to camp in time.

On my last trip I saw a "traffic jam" as I was deciding which route to take on my way to Skukuza.
I headed down the S21 to see what was to see, only to be told, "you just missed a Leopard" :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: S21
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It's one of those "summer roads" so I would never drive it during the winter again. In winter, there is almost no water, meaning almost no animals, and it can be dead quiet. However, during summer one might be lucky. Just my observation :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: S21
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Yahya wrote:
Anyone drove this road recently?


Hi Yahya
I saw your oter topic and I did give you a few routes where the S21 was included in 1!

I drove it in Desember this year and saw lions 3 times while traveling the road!Saw a male and female about 5 km on the road coming from LS!
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About 10km from them saw 2 males!(1 of the 2 males in the pic)
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And a bit on from them saw a few females and cubs not sure how many the were on the "koppies" and have seen a male and female near renosterkoppies dam on the same trip!

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The bottom pic was 1 of 2 males!He actually had a wound on this shoulder and we could barely see the other lion but people at the sighting said he was in a bad shape!They said they have most likely been in a fight!But I dont know :huh:

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The S21 has also brought us luck in the past!

I think in December 2006 we saw 4 of the big 5.

First up was ellies, next at the water hole was a rhino having a mud bath, right next to the water hole under trees there we saw lions. after leaving the water hole we only had to drive vor +- 100meters and we saw buffalo.

This was my SO's first trip to kruger ever, and ever since that day he, just like me have been hooked!!

We cant wait for our trip in December!

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 Post subject: Re: S21
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Hi All

This road sounds very productive on its day. i read that some suggest its not a very good winter road. Any more opinions on this as i will be there in the winter months. :dance: CANT WAIT 158 more sleeps :tongue:

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@ BushCrazy: We have found winter to be the best time to travel this road IMHO. This is our go-to-road when looking for the cats and dogs. The best time to travel this road is early morning having seen leopards 3 times on one drive on this road from east to west on this road. I wouldn't suggest this road at midday, as we have seldom seen anything past 10.

Whatever you do, dont miss travelling this road in a couple months time!!!


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 Post subject: Re: S21-N'watihiri Road
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Hi Tiko,

Well we have had mixed luck on this road,
Once we drove the road and saw the following:
at one of the waterholes, a rhino was rolling in the mud, under a tree at the same waterhole at the same time there where 2 lions lying under a tree. after leaving the waterhole not even 100m away we got a herd of ellies and about 50m from them there was buffs....

On one of our recent trips we really did not see much, if I remember correctly we saw 1 rhino and went through stretches of not even seeing impala...

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 Post subject: Re: S21-N'watihiri Road
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Drove this road early morning from Lower Sabie side in December 2011 to get away from the crowds. Apart from the general game saw numerous elephant herds and a large pack of wildogs. At first saw the adults chasing some impala but they were soon out of site. Drove a little further on and found 12 pups in the road. Sat with them for over an hour before the adults returned and they eventually moved off. Best of all there were never more than four cars at any one time. Have also seen leopard in the koppies as you get closer to the S114.

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 Post subject: Re: S21-N'watihiri Road
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Lions have been seen on quite a regular basis of late at the waterhole at the end of this road near the H4-1 :thumbs_up: Its a nice quiet road for the South. And if you see something nice you won't have the problem of traffic :D

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 Post subject: Re: S21-N'watihiri Road
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Tiko wrote:
What was your experiences on this road?Will be staying in Skukuza and wondering if it is worth a drive.


We always drive this road, when we are in Kruger. Last time, march this year, we had 5 lions on the road for more than an hour. And it is not a busy road. We have seen several times lions, leopard, and doggies,....(not on 1 day ofcourse!! :whistle: ) so I'd say: when you're in Skuk. don't forget this one :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: S21 N'watimhiri Road.
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Hi,
we have a very nice afternoom tour in the Eastern week this year. We saw Elephants, Buffs, white and black rhino,
Cameleon, Rock Python, lions at the waterhole and a lots of Kudus...
Look at the pictures :cam:
http://www.deifuss.dk/59724869?i=52612594

A very nice road, not so many cars..enjoy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: S21 Waterholes
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We have been to the Kruger last week and just love to drive the S21 as we have seen plenty of Leopards and Lions on this route. To my surprise and disappointment all the waterholes look dry namely Renosterkop, Nholtini and N'watimhiri. Is there a specific reason for this? Would you be able to answer?


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 Post subject: Re: S21 Waterholes
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DuQues wrote:
Welcome to the forums Johan!

I think that these are some of the waterholes that have been closed.
Many of the manmade waterholes are closed or being closed as it changed the flora and fauna too much. Have a read for instance in the UNESCO document, page 13 and on, where N'watimhiri is mentioned by name.
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/0 ... 36352e.pdf

(This is not a HR activity, so this topic will be nudged to the Kruger forum.)


Thanks Du Quues for the insight


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