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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Saw a serval on this road once .Also saw ostriches


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Is this not a haunt for Suni? :?

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I believe the chances of seeing suni are higher in the very far nothern KNP -even there very rarely seen ?

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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
Has there been any Cheetah sightings on this loop recently? Perhaps a coalition or mother and cubs :hmz:


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We found cheetah there - mid June - no cubs though.


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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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As unexpected as it may seem we saw a Leopard there in March this year, in one of the few trees around and in rainy conditions.
Just goes to show! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:56 pm 
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We saw this fella on the Mlondozi Loop
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He was just at the far end of the loop away from Lower Sabie!
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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Donny wrote:
Just like to know whats u guys take on the S29.Was there in Jan08.Stayed @ L/Sabie & went out when gates opened @ 4:30.New road for me but nothing to be seen.

Will be back in April & hoping to give it 2nd try.
Any advice / experiences ?


Pleased to report that since this post the S29 is a must do road for me.

Since 2009 to my last trip in April/May 2010 the S29 (from LS upto the picnic site and back to the H10) has yielded me 4 sightings of lion as well as my best cheetah sighting ever - 5 cheetahs just lying across the road at about 07:15 in the morning.

The second part of the S29 that intersects with the H10 and later joins up with the S30 (i think :hmz: ) has also yielded lion for me.

A great predator road by my experience as well reasonable sightings of general game.

Good luck to all !!!

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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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Useful information on this route....will definitely include it when we are there the week after next. I love Cheetah, however it always seems to be the cat that alludes us! However that's what makes sitings special when you finally experience them of course! :)


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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:48 pm 
This is a very pleasant and quiet road, but smaller vehicles may struggle to see over the grass in some areas!

Around the late 80's early nineties, and before, there were tsessebe herds in the area..I even saw one from the lookout facing North! :shock:

Also, a sable sighting or two.

Both populations have sadly disappeared.


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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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Hi Guys,

As previously mentioned on this topic this road has delivered some great sightings for me. I will be at Lower Sabie on Thursday and intend giving it a try once again. Anyone driven it recently that can share their experiences.
Eager to hear. Will update once I've been on it. Keeping my fingers crossed for some great sightings

Many thanx

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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:13 pm 
Good luck! :thumbs_up:


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Mating lions on the corner of the S29 and H10 just as you past the bridge.June 2009
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Mating lions about 5km onto S29 on the bridge side.January 2010
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Serval November 2010

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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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Great shots Big5spotter :clap: !

I find the S29 a great road for mammals and birds - I always give it a go.

Seen last January on this road.
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 Post subject: Re: S29 Mlondozi Loop
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Richprins wrote:
This is a very pleasant and quiet road, but smaller vehicles may struggle to see over the grass in some areas!

Around the late 80's early nineties, and before, there were tsessebe herds in the area..I even saw one from the lookout facing North! :shock:

Also, a sable sighting or two.

Both populations have sadly disappeared.


Great info!!!! Fascinating...I hear Eland have been spotted nearby in the last year or so.

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Has there been any Cheetah sightings on this loop recently? Perhaps a coalition or mother and cubs :hmz:


Saw the 2 main dominant males on this road last Dec and this Dec they were there again...just missed them this time though.. :thumbs_up:

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