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 Post subject: S36 Nhlanguleni Rd. H1-2 to H7
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:03 pm 
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I've only done the portion of this road south from H7 as far as the Talamati turnoff. What is the rest of it like for game viewing? Is the corrugation as bad as on the upper part of this road?


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Been on S36 a lot, road, good and bad, gaming viewing erratic as well - but often seen sable along that road. Picnic sites very nice.


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 Post subject: Lugmag Dam
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Seen herds of sable a couple of times on that route, plus a lion under the trees when temp was 44 deg C in Sept on yr. Also 3 Hyena at a carcass at Lugmag Dam - in general not a bad route except for roads being lousy in places.


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 Post subject: Jones se dam on the S36
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 Post subject: Re: S39 - South of Muzandzeni
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Frederik wrote:
We have never tried the S39 south from Muzandzeni to Tshokwane.
Any comments on game viewing?


Do you maybe mean the S36? :lol:

To quote you from the Salitjie road posting
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We gave up on that road because we seldom saw anything at all and the damage to the car's suspension, even at 15kph, is really not worth it.


This road is even worse... in my books the worst road in KNP (regarding surface that is :evil: ), VERY frustrating! Also not a lot of waterholes/rivers (Transport & Jones dam very nice spots) so most parts of this road is extremely dry and dense.
You can get lucky with this road (Johann & Oumie will testify to this) with the odd sable, cheetah & rhino, but we including a lot of other people have done this road without success on numerous occasions!
But you know what they say... the right moment at the right time :wink:

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Saw 4 buffs along that road once!

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We had a close encounter with a group of lions hunting Sable, early in the morning. Sable escaped.

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Sometimes can be pretty good , the dams are nice .
Have seen sable on it fairly often , as well as lions frequent the picnic spot area , other than that it can be long , bouncy , and with stretches with very little game .


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We went on that road this year and although we didn't have any "major" sightings, sable etc. :( it was an interesting drive though and can save you quite a bit of mileage if you are pushed for time to get back to Skukuza or lower.

I agree about the rough condition of the road and we even found someone's number plate lying in the road.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:39 am 
Took that route a couple of times, not the best, but still takes it. Saw rhino, buffalo & lion on that road.


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Ja :!:

Have always been lucky on this road regarding Sable sightings.
Also, like Bucky said, lion frequent the picnic site area. You can often hear the lions roar when at the picnic site early in the morning. They also like to travel right through the picnic site sometimes :shock:
The same thing seems to happen at Nhlanguleni, they come to the waterhole there for early morning drinks. If you are into birds, I've also found the Brown-headed Parrot on this road and at Nhlanguleni.

But like JB said, it is probably the worst road of all in the Park. Badly corrugated :!:

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We drove the S36 last year from the H7 (Orpen/Satara road) down to S33, took the S33 to H1-3 and from there down to Tshokwane.

I can't remember the road being too bad. We saw lots of general game and also rhino, elephant including a very ill-tempered close to Muzandzeni (we have seen Sable here before) and found 6 lionesses lying next to the road ±100m after Nhlanguleni picnic spot.

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Jakkalsbessie wrote:
I don't know if you are a plant/tree lover, but the first part of the S36 (if travelling from Skukuza H1-2) up to Jones's dam (IMHO the better part of the road :wink: ) there is some of the biggest, nicest & best shaped Pod Mahogany's! Truely awesome & worth a stop!


Thnx JB
I look at those trees every time I drive down that road, always forget to take photo's and then still wonder next time what kind of tree it is.
Now I know :!:

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Actualy a very interesting road all round . and the soil classification type is "CATENA" . This happens on sandy granites with rolling hills - the nutrients leach out the higher soils and flow to the bottoms . So your hill tops have good trees and taller less palatable grass , however the soils in the valleys are very rich but prone to erosion (like at Rabelais dam).

Memorable sightings of mine are (more than once also) :-
Sable , LIon , Wild dogs , Elephants , plentifull large game and Serval .

All four of the shortcut roads back to H1-3 tar road are also
worthwhile (especialy Sweni and Vutomi) .


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