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 Post subject: Re: S65 near Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:12 am 
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And, on the other end of the scale, :wink:
but also on the S65 in Feb this year.

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 Post subject: Re: S65 near Skukuza
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The S65 really does it for me and I try to drive the road whenever I am in the south of the park.
Have had some wonderful sightings including the Big 5!!

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 Post subject: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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What a fantastic sighting I had on the S65 on Tuesday 6th December.

Once again- Right Place, Right Time!!

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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MM - The S65 is a sand road that leads off the S1 (Phabeni Gate to Skukuza)

The S65 is between the S1 (Doispane road) and the H1-1 (Napi road)

When in the south I always travel this road. It has given me fantastic sightings over the years!!

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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July 2011 - first ever sighting for me, a honey badger feeding off an impala carcass that was abandoned by a leopard earlier.
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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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Excellent sightings!!!

I have seen Leopard at the river crossing on the S65! And in general it a very productive road! I am a big fan :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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We have never really seen anything out of the ordinary on this road but we love it and always drive it several times when in the area.
One day our time will come! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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I have seen golden kitties twice, and if you check my TR you will see the two leppies I saw on the riverbank in Dec. This is a BIG 5 road for me :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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In march 2012 we had the second doggie sighting of our trip there - with some puppies :D

Great leopard sighting...

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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okie wrote:
Nice sightings , :thumbs_up: But where is the S65 :hmz:


When you are on the S1 from Phabeni to SKukuza(H11) the second gravel road to your right. It links the S1 and H1-1 (Napi road). :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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picnic wrote:
We have had the wild doggies on the s65. 8) :thumbs_up:


I read once on my BB group that there were a Leppie and then 4km past the leppie, a Cheetah and 2 cubs on the road... Now that is lucky!
I haven't seen doggies on that road yet-a new mission for me then! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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picnic wrote:
We did however see Leopard spoor in the sandy riverbed, but never saw any. We drove the road everyday, even got info on sights of the leopard but no luck. :wall:


That's definitely not lekker :slap: But at least you saw the doggies! I just love the South (Especially S65, S2, S3 and S1) We are mostly day visitors so we just stick that side...

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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And my story begins.

My dad, my sister and I were driving on the S1 looking for game.
My mom was sleeping so she told us to go with out her.
Big Mistake!

So, as I was saying.
We were on the S1 and we saw a car stopped at the junction with the S65
We quickly asked them what hey were looking at and they said the worst words to us that any kruger spotter wishes to hear.

" you just missed a leopard, it crossed the roads in that direction. Towards the S65"

we had about 45minutes left so we decided to go and look for the leopard.

We were driving and about 2kms down I found myself showting
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Leopard!!
it's running!
WAIT!
2 leopards!
Wait
5 Leopards!!??
""

We stopped the car to see what was going on.

Turns out we drove onto a pride of 7 lions.
Not only running but KILLING a zebra!!

It was the most amazing experience to see the lioness fighting on the back of the zebra.
And to listen to the distress calls of the zebra!
It was incredible!

Sadly we had to leave due to gate times.

Now to the best part.
Waking up my mom and telling her what she missed!
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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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I love it when mites post special sightings.
Thank you. It just makes one realise how lucky one is to be able to go the park and potentially see such magnificent wildlife. (Even if it does increase the yearning factor significantly :P )

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 Post subject: Re: Seen on the S65 - Waterhole Road
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robertson wrote:
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3 x Leopards spotted today on S65 c/c S1 at 15h00, could be the same ones.


Yeh!
Amazing!

Reported on BBM group from Kruger Sightings

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3x leopard
5km into S65 from S1. Visibility 5/5
Spotted by Ebi


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