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 Post subject: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:19 am 
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Hi Guys.

I love the H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road. :wink:

How do you like this Road :?:

What sightings have you had on this road :?: ( Even Impala )

Thanks :D


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:12 am 
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Did a small section of this road in April this year.... Saw fish eagle at the bridge just before the road becomes the H1-8, also saw plenty of Vervets, Impala (many), Lone Ellie, Nyala and a Honey Badger.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:29 am 
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I especially like the bridge over the Luvuvhu (is that still H1-9?). Pulling over there and stop for not even very long gave us fish eagle, saddle billed stork, impala, bushbuck, nyala and the only zebra sighting in days.

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Have only ever seen impala and baboon on this road.

Outpost sign of the H1-9.

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Very nice baobab close to the road.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:34 pm 
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H1-9 itself a little sparse game wise IMHO , but I'll take Ollie along to spot the Honey-badger next time (August 8th coming from Tshipise 6am) . Mopani bush a little too dense is main reason I'd say .
But the bridge over the Luvuvu is magic . Remember to open your windows to listen to the sounds and help to alert you to special bird sightings . We spotted a TROPICAL BOUBOU at about his southern range limit , becuase of the different call from the southern boubou .
This bridge does not have a "get-out sign board zone" like all the other high level bridges , but we can sort of "assume" that you can .
Nyala country this , but they like the riverine alluvial floodplain rather than the H1-9.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:50 pm 
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wildtuinman wrote:
Have only ever seen impala and baboon on this road.

Outpost sign of the H1-9.

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That sign is the about the only place North of the Luvuvhu where you have cell reception. When I was in the Makuleke last November we used to drive to this spot to make phone calls and send text messages :D


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:46 pm 
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H1-9 Sightings So Far :

- Vervet Monkey - 1
- Impala - 5
- Elephant - 2
- Nyala - 3
- Zebra - 1
- Honey Badger - 1
- Bushbuck -2
- Buffalo - 1
- Grey Duiker - 1
- Baboon - 1
- Warthog - 1
- Wildebeest - 1
- Sharpe's Grysbok -1


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:00 pm 
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I've seen the usual impala and baboons on the road, and more rarely elephant and buffalo. but most animals seem to avoid the tar road. I spent six weeks living in camps a few kms from the road, (including what is now Pafuri Lodge) and saw far more animals away from the road. However others in the group I was with saw both lion and leopard on the road.
However I did see far more snakes on that road than any other road in the park.


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willd57 wrote:
I've seen the usual impala and baboons on the road, and more rarely elephant and buffalo. but most animals seem to avoid the tar road. I spent six weeks living in camps a few kms from the road, (including what is now Pafuri Lodge) and saw far more animals away from the road. However others in the group I was with saw both lion and leopard on the road.
However I did see far more snakes on that road than any other road in the park.


Thanks have added to report of this road :wink:

Snakes :shock:


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Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:12 pm 
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We entered the park via Pafuri gate this year and saw the following before we reached the river:

1 Duiker
1 Sharpe's grysbok
12 Baboons
3 Warthog
29 Impala
3 Squirrels
1 Blue wildebeest
5 Nyala

From the bridge over the Levuvhu we saw 3 bushbuck and about 40 impala.

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Stoffel. Grysbok is rare. So that was a great sighting :wink:
Have added to list. :wink:


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Does anyone know what the chances are of me seeing a cheetah or wildog are on this road :?: [ going to Punda Maria in July 07] :thumbs_up:

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MarkWildDog wrote:
Stoffel. Grysbok is rare. So that was a great sighting :wink:
Have added to list. :wink:

Mark,we have done a nightdrive there in June 2005 and saw 12
Grysbokken

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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:10 pm 
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Apart from the usual general game I've seen (off the top of my head, I don't have records to hand):

- lion (male and female)
- leopard
- cheetah (female on an impala kill)
- spotted hyaena
- elephant (plenty)
- buffalo (both herds and dagga boys)
- spoor of several white rhino in the sand on the side of the road.
- Natal red rock rabbit (Twice, right on the tar. The same individual on both occasions, I suspect).
- gorgeous bush-shrike.

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Have seen bushbuck, impala, baboon, vervets, elephants, buffs, grysbok, Nyala, kudu, & Zebra.

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