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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:29 pm 
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For me from a great sightings point of view it is Salitje (S30) S39 & H3.
From a gorgeous road perspective it's the S3...But have NEVER seen alot on this rd

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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The Skukuza- Lower Sabie tar road is busy no doubt but its known for the big 5 , to find rhino can be tricky though . With more eyes looking for game you sure to get something on this road.

I tried this one time I was at the park . I drove on this road from Skuks to LS . I saw elephant and Buff from the big animals . I turned around and when the same way back .

I saw lion , elephant and hyena

I turned around and went back , I saw leopards , buffalo and cheetah

I turned around and went back and saw another leopard and rhino

I didnt do any other roads and got my big 5 , persistence can be the key on this road


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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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Agree with you Zeeman, the H4-1 is good! Another good road is the H3 from Malelane. We have seen everything on that road, wild dogs as well. :thumbs_up:


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Used to be the Nononkani trail, but I like the Mahonie Loop :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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I think it also comes down to the person and what you want out of the Kruger Park .

Some people come to the park just to relax and dont even mind if they see much or not . They will come for 2 weeks and some days not even leave camp

Some drive on as many roads possible hoping someone else may see something and they can share . I heard of peole doing 80 kms an hour in the park to look for the traffic jams

The last type wants to actually spot their own sighting , this is the most rewarding experience in my book . This dictates the roads you choose as well


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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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I am really surprised that the S100 has not come up - was supposedly the very best road for game.
I personally prefer the quieter roads in the north and especially the private roads to the bush camps like the S139 where only the residents are allowed to drive.
There is a view site on the S139 where one can alight from your vehicle, and sit on a bench high above the river bed, and just enjoy the peacefulness of the park.
Beautiful!! :) :) :)


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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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That is a lovely road , the S139 ...

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The road from Pafuri gate to the Pafuri picnic spot because it is so quiet and peaceful. Never seen much game but traffic is very sparse. Also the Mahonie loop. Had a wonderful sighting of wild dogs on this loop near the Coetzer (think it is the correct name) water hole.

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 Post subject: Re: best road in the park
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The more I travel in Kruger, the more difficult it gets to single out a road... As it stands now (think I did 90% of them) it's a toss between the s52 from Shingwedzi to Bateleur, the s56 (Mphongolo loop, north of Shingwedzi towards Sirheni) or the whole of the s39 Timbavati road (few clicks before Orpen up Roodewal).

OK s56 Mphongolo loop wins, but it's safe to say: also the gravel roads near Shingwedzi :thumbs_up:

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How tough is that.....

Sweni river rd....
Mphongolo loops.......
Tshange Red Rocks rd........
S28.......
First little southern bit of the H5......
Pafuri loops......
Vutomi rd up to Lugmag

I cant pick one :D :D :D Any of the above on any day will put a smile on my dial!!


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for me its definatly the S56 mphongolo loop near sirheni great drive always peaceful so you get to enjoy any sightings. :D :D :D :D


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I enjoy the S99 Mahonie loop around Punda Maria and all roads immediately south of Balule.

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My fave road (s) has to be the S91/S92 loop along the Olifants River. Although it is quite short, I have always seen loads along this stretch. Particularly some fantastic elephant sightings.


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The H7 can also be hot, and then into the S100. When they are both cooking, you cannot beat that!

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