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 Post subject: Shibavatsengele
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:05 am 
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 Post subject: S50 near Shingwedzi
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 Post subject: Shibavantsengele lookout [Arks Quizz #9]
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 Post subject: Re: S50
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Going to be in the area next may for a few days
But cant find a sighting report on this road
Is it good and has anyone visited the Nyawutsi Hide.
I know the Kanniedood hide

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 Post subject: Re: S50
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A bit more open due to Ellies now, but still a great place. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: S50
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We have never tried the S50 (Mopani - Shingwedzi)is it worth doing instead of the H1-6? I see there is the Nyawutsi Bird hide and the Grootvlei dam. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: S50
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This is one of my favourite roads! Definitely prefer it to the H1-6, much more "atmospheric" amongst other things. Grootvlei Dam can be amazing, especially if a group of ellies is bathing. I rarely drive the H1-6, far prefer the S50. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: S50
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I would drive it over the tar road any day. However, apart from Grootvlei, I find it can be sparse gamewise and very dry and dusty. Until you hit the Shingwedzi river and then it comes alive. At the southern end you have the Nshawu marshes which can rival Letaba for elephant bull sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: S50
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Thanks Arks and Saraf -will definitely give it a go next month and let you know how we find it. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: S50
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We drove it this past trip in Feb and altho we didn't see anything much over the usual game I also really enjoy it.
Very quiet traffic wise, think we only saw 1 or 2 other cars all the way until we got near Shingwedzi.
Love the area around there and it was amazing to see the effects of the floods earlier this year very much in evidence. :shock:
Also have had great sightings of ellies from the dam wall at Grootvlei!
This year the water level was way down from the previous time we were there.

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 Post subject: Re: S50
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How good are buffalo sightings on this road and at Grootvlei?


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 Post subject: Re: S50
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I don't recall seeing any Buffalo herds but there is no reason why there shouldn't be any! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: S50
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Elsa wrote:
I don't recall seeing any Buffalo herds but there is no reason why there shouldn't be any! :thumbs_up:


Absolutely no reason! We drove through the aftermath of a very large herd of buffalo on this road about 4 years ago.... :redface: It was about 2 km of weaving through buffalo dung...and not missing most of it! Made for an interesting car wash when we got home.

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 Post subject: Re: S50
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Elmar wrote:
How good are buffalo sightings on this road and at Grootvlei?


The last time I was on this road I saw an immense herd walking parallel to the road, about 10-15km from the southern end. They raised a visible cloud of dust, and there were some hyena sulking around the tail end of the herd!


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 Post subject: Re: S50
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winnydpu wrote:
Elmar wrote:
How good are buffalo sightings on this road and at Grootvlei?


The last time I was on this road I saw an immense herd walking parallel to the road, about 10-15km from the southern end. They raised a visible cloud of dust, and there were some hyena sulking around the tail end of the herd!


Thanks! I am going to search for them in July. I have dreams of finding a big herd drinking at Grootvlei :D


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