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Nwanetsi Picnic Spot

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H6 Satara-N'wanetsi

Unread postby bert » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:40 pm

Hi

Any comments on the tarred road from Satara to N'wanetsi
Like to try it a bit more that the S100.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:56 pm

One of the better roads in the Park. Far better than it's northern neighbour! Saw on one trip on this road, Rhino, Elephant, 2 Honeybadgers foraging and LIPS. One of those worthy roads in the Park. Beautifull area. Part of the Sweni area. Open savanah scattered with lonesome trees here and there. Don't waste any more time on the S100. Take this jewel next time.

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Unread postby bert » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:07 pm

wildtuinman wrote: Don't waste any more time on the S100. Take this jewel next time.


I am thinking along the same lines. :wink:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:40 pm

bert wrote:
wildtuinman wrote: Don't waste any more time on the S100. Take this jewel next time.


I am thinking along the same lines. :wink:

Make a round trip of it, H6 there and return on the S100.
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Unread postby francoisd » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:51 pm

On evry visit we take the S100, then S41 towards N'wanetsi and H6 back to camp.

S100 has in the past delivered some great sightings but normally not as much as other roads. The S100 is however the place were we nearly always get to se Secretary birds and general game. We also had great lion sightings on this road and nearly all was in the area close to Shibotwana waterhole.

The part of the S41 down to N'wanets has on 3 of our last 5 visits awarded as with Eland (the only other place I've ever seen an Eland in Kruger was at N'wanetis waterhole on the S131 west of Letaba)

From N'wanetsi we always take a trip down to the Sweni Birdhide and the return to the H6. The H6 at times can be devoid of animals but we had some great lion sightings on this road and Sonop waterhole sometimes deliver animals close by.
Animals that we have seen on this road: lion, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck, impala, warthog, zebra, buffalo
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Unread postby bert » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:01 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Make a round trip of it, H6 there and return on the S100.


Is the idea. Then we miss the traffic havoc during the first hours on the s100.

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Unread postby Loams » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:07 pm

I second DB's suggestion. Traffic shouldnt be too rough on the S100 now.. with the no-entry sign :twisted: but seriously, I guess the more people that are looking, the more you could see...
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:51 pm

H6 is always worth a visit especialy because it has open savanah vegetation. Notice the firebreak roads in blocks - part of fire regime experiments - see how each one is different due to different burns.
Special memories - lion at kill at Sonop and often Cheetah .
After the S100 1st in morning half the times will go up Gudzane road and other half down to Nwanetsi & the H6.
Also often a good bet for afternoon drive when you don't want to be on a gravel road (S100) with the sun in your eyes and you have a nice stop in middle at N'wanetsi viewpoint. Ideal excuse to have that preliminary sundowner and set the mood.

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Unread postby bert » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:59 pm

mikev wrote:Special memories - lion at kill at Sonop and often Cheetah .


These were the magic words i wanted to hear 8)

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:18 pm

bert wrote:These were the magic words i wanted to hear 8)

I can't bear this - I am sending you a small piece of my magic YR to take with in 10mths time :lol:
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Unread postby bert » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:01 pm

DinkyBird wrote:I can't bear this - I am sending you a small piece of my magic YR to take with in 10mths time :lol:


You are on :D

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:06 pm

Was once stuck in the biggest herd of elephant ever on that road.
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Unread postby mr badger » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:40 am

The one morning we stopped for breakfast at Nwanetsi picnic spot after an uneventful drive on the famous S100. As we were leaving someone told us that there were 3 cheetahs on a kill on the H6. In our excitement, on the way to the cheetah, we almost drove straight past a large black-maned lion lying on the side of the road (the first & only one I've ever seen), didn't stay too long but he wasn't going anywhere so we vowed to come back. Cheetah sighting was excellent about 20 metres from the road with an impala kill. After leaving cheetah sighting although it was 2 hours later, we went back to spot but unfortunately our black-maned friend had dissapeared. Just to round off a great drive, towards the end of the H6 we came across an awesome sighting of african wildcat.

However overall I must say that the S100 has been extremely kind to me with lion sightings on most occasions I've driven this road.

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Unread postby darryk91 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:06 pm

:shock: got any pics of the black maned lion?
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