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 Post subject: Re: The S 28 road
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:37 pm 
Bushbaby30 that is awesome.

I much prefer the S28 than the main road between Croc Bridge and L Sabie.


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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Hi Janine
We had good luck on the S28 from Croc Bridge to LS on April 26th.
I will post the photo later ..... saw lots of general game but the cherry on top was a cheetah lying on top of a dead tree trunk.
A kudu with two young ones came along and barked at the cheetah and it jumped off, walked in the long grass and then into the road and walked about 50m north with two or three cars trailing.
It then marked its territory, found a wonderful open patch to lie on near us, preened itself and lay there just so relaxed.
This happened about 2km south of the hide.
I do believe this cheetah has been seen quite often in this area, so its worth a trip.
May be a good idea to check the sighting board when you enter through Croc Bridge just to gauge if anything interesting was sighted.
We did and for once it paid off.


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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:01 pm 
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Hi Janine,

On 20 April, early, driving from CB north we saw two cheetah within about half an hour of each other. Also saw lions and ellies on the same drive.

I personally prefer side roads to the main road and there are some magnificent views on the S28 too. The tar goes through quite a long patch of thick bush which can be a bit 'dry' sightings-wise.

This is just my opinion, and, as always, its the science of being in the right place at the right time. :D

Enjoy your visit. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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In February the H4-2 was very dead, and the S28 had plenty of game :D
The S28 has had the most cheetah sightings out of any Kruger road according to the Blackberry Updates.
The H10 is in second place :wink:
I would always rate the S28 over the H4-2!
Unless I'm searching for wild dogs :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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our first glimpse of the cheetah on the tree trunk


Climbing down after the kudu barked
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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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Fee, fantastic sighting and pictures 8)
My own preference is the S28.
There are often sightings a couple of kilometres before the Duke waterhole turn off, coming from Croc Bridge. I wonder if there is a particularly tasty bit of sweet grass.
I have seen both Cheetah and Lion feasting on kill.
I nearly always see the usual game if there are no predators around.

I am also surprised at how quiet the road can be, even in the busy season.

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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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I must agree Mousy! The S28 and Duke junction is a great game viewing area! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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Hi

The S 28 for me is always a good road

I saw once a lion in the distance and it raced towards us to grab a baby warthog , all happened in fron of the car

Seen the 3 cheetah brothers many times

Lots of elephant sightings , buffalo , giraffe , zebra etc we see

The 5kms before the Duke Waterhole turnoff coming from Croc Bridge I like to call 'the magic 5 kms"

I drive very slowly and most times see something special

Take this road especially early morning you will see a few predators

the H 4 - 2 can be very unpredicatable , about 6km from the gate there is a hyena den and in the late afternoons we tend to see at least 6 hyenas

Also just before the S 28 turn off from Croc Bridge way , there is a a little waterhole on your left , lions have been spotted there regularly

Going on the 16th , cant wait


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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
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Valentines Day this year at the beginning of the S28 near Croc Bridge we got as close as you will ever get to a cheetah :-)

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As a little extra he brought his sibling and mom along too

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 Post subject: Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:55 am 
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The s28 is one of the best roads to see a lot.
Most people that enter through Crocodile Bridge go up the s28.
Although we do not conform to this, there is logic to going up the S28.
Last year December my girlfriend and I saw a Cheetah and two male lions, went down duke road towards s28). What I find is, if you go where there are no cars and people you will see different sightings, other than a lion just sitting 100 metres in the bush.
That is why we don't often go up/down the s28 a lot.


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 Post subject: S28 on 01/07/2012
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Our morning drive on the s28 2x serval 2x cheetah 1X LEOPORD
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 Post subject: Re: S28 on 01/07/2012
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Lucky you!!! Beautiful photos! Love that leopard shot!


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 Post subject: Re: S28 on 01/07/2012
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Goodness gracious :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: S28 on 01/07/2012
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 Post subject: Re: S28 on 01/07/2012
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WOW!! those are some awesome pictures!! where is the S28? is it by Croc?

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