Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 3
 [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:45 pm
Posts: 76
Location: Centurion (Gauteng)
CUTMAN wrote:
Anybody used the Numbi Gate lately?.I will be going to P/KOP on the 16-12-05 :D and would like to know the condition of the road as the last time I used it I added a few more grey hairs.


We've been there in August. The road is in an excellent condition, both from Hazyview and White River.
Beware of the taxi traffic though.

_________________
Frederik
Always smile -
It makes people wonder what you've been up to


Proud member of the Kruger Park Family


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:07 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 12938
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
We were advised not to use Numbi, but honesly, no problem. The road is really looking good.
Enjoy yourself at P'kop.
Hope you see a Sable or two :D

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:58 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 8:48 am
Posts: 864
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
It's fine to Enter Numbi. Just don't stop between Numbi and Nelspruit and you'll be fine. Watch out for a couple of irresponsible drivers and you'll be there in no time.

The roads in the park from Numbi are 100%. Did them over easter

_________________
Operation "Duke" Member

Being African is not determined by race, but by what's in your heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:08 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Posts: 5297
Location: Chasing down the rarities
No problem with the road there earlier in March.

_________________
656
Latest Lifer(s): White-winged Flufftail, Dickinson's Kestrel, Senegal Coucal, Three-banded Courser, African Broadbill, Thrush Nightingale, Rufous-bellied Heron.

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:34 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:36 pm
Posts: 135
Location: Port Elizabeth
Numbi Gate
ImageLarge

Curio shop at the gate
ImageLarge

_________________
The golden rule of life - Do unto others as you want done unto yourself


Last edited by Elsa on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Resizing pics.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NUMBI GATE
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:38 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Posts: 5297
Location: Chasing down the rarities
Lourenco wrote:
Hi

Can anyone tell me what the road to Numbi is like? Is it safe for two women & a child to travel this road, what are the road conditions like?


Hi there, it’s safe as long as you stay observant. Don’t go do something that will get you into trouble, as long as you adhere to that rule, you can travel thru there without any worries.

The road is pretty good. There are domestic animals crossing the road together with pedestrians, and although they are pretty streetwise by now, stay on the lookout for them. If you can, don’t go thru there when its dark.

And don’t expect any coffee shops there on the way either.

_________________
656
Latest Lifer(s): White-winged Flufftail, Dickinson's Kestrel, Senegal Coucal, Three-banded Courser, African Broadbill, Thrush Nightingale, Rufous-bellied Heron.

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Cheetahs at Numbi
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:50 pm
Posts: 10
Location: potch
On the 11th of Aug 2007 we entered the KRUGER at Numbi at 6:00am.
We just went there for the day. It was very very busy because of the long weekend.
About 2km from the gate we spotted a hyena in the road ahead of us.
While we were looking at the Hyena, there was another car in front of us.
At first we thought they were also looking at the hyena, but it was not to be....
TWO CHEETAHS!!! this is what they were looking at.
At first the couple was sitting on ant hill looking at zebras in the distance. We didn’t want to lose so we waited until they got up and that wasn’t more than 10min.
We followed them for 45 min as they walked a long the road next to us...

MAD NIMROD AND CADAC

_________________
life's for living


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:25 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Posts: 9776
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
Hi cadac, and welcome

In June we had a sighting of 4 Cheetah, I would say about the same place as yours, so it seems they are hanging around that area.

_________________
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:38 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:51 pm
Posts: 510
Location: Kleinmond, Western Cape
Many moons ago (June 1976) - my SO's first visit to Kruger - we entered at Numbi for our first two nights in Pretoriuskop. The very first animal we saw was a big male lion between Numbi and Pretoriuskop. If I remember correctly it was also my last lion I saw near Pretoriuskop or Numbi. Lately I hardly see any mammals on this piece of road.

Therefore, cheetah - what a sighting!!

_________________
Chris Boucher


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: animals at pretoriuskop
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:50 pm
Posts: 10
Location: potch
We regularly visit the Kruger park as day visitors because we live in White River.
We enter at Numbi gate and love the Fayi loop and other circle roads around the koppies at Pretoriuskop because we always see lots of animal sightings.
Between Numbi and pretoriuskop we nearly always see buffalo, rhino, lions (at least 4 times the last year), zebras, giraffe, and lots of small game.
We were especially lucky the last time to see "rooi ribbok" and "rietbok", and a Leopard.
I'll post some photos of the sightings...all we haven't seen is wild dogs :lol:

_________________
life's for living


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:24 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 12938
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
It would be great to see some photos Cadac.
I enjoy that area because of the scenery and there are also many historical spots.

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: H1-1 Napi Road & Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:18 am
Posts: 50
Dear fellow forumites, I highly recommend going on the tar road from Pretoriuskop to Skukuza, the only draw back is that you must be first at the gate.

That road has never failed us, if its wild dogs, Cheetah, Leopard,Lion, Sable, I can guarantee that you will have a great sighting of some sort. BUT be first at the gate,and take the short cut on the dirt road to the main road, so you are always first on the main road. Eventually you will meet with cars from Skukuza but thats okay. When we went in January we had such a great sighting of Leopard on the Shitlave Dam Road, the female was siting in the road and all of a sudden the male came across, we seldom go down that road early in the morning but decided to give it a try.

Transport Dam is another fantastic road if you are there early enough, saw Leopard and Lion down that road. The Voortrekker Road is also a good road to go on.

I dont understand why some people think Pretoriuskop is dood gevrek!!! Its not!!!

These are great roads believe me!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Main Road from Pretoruskop to Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:19 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
Posts: 3047
Location: Burghausen, Germany
I also had two great lion sightings in the early morning near Pretoriuskop (Shitlave and Shabeni loop). I was the first car at the gate several times but usually other cars overtake me as soon as I get out :shock:

_________________
Akukho nyon' endiz' ingahlali phansi. (Zulu)
There is not a bird that flies and never sits down.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Main Road from Pretoruskop to Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:49 am
Posts: 95
Location: Netherlands
I absolutely agree with you Mama fariu. It was on this road, early morning april 2007 that we were the first out, a little rainy when we first met with 2 lionesses, then we had a drive of 3 ks with 7 doggies and in between our, sofar, only brief encounter with a serval. And that on our last day. So glad we decided to take a long drive from Pkop to CB on the tar. Left CB at 11.30 to be on time for our evening flight back home. A day to remember.

_________________
KNP 2013 januari/februari
19-21 Mopani
21-23 Punda Maria
23-27 Shingwedzi
27-30 Letaba
30-04 Satara
04-08 Lower Sabie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Main Road from Pretoruskop to Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:04 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 12938
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
I do agree :thumbs_up:

How often do you see this?

Image

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Delene D at 21:45:54 Submitted by RonelMentz at 19:42:06 Submitted by BevAnn at 14:56:01 Submitted by Lindyvee at 13:30:45