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 Post subject: Re: S36 LUGMAG DAM TO OLIFANTSSEDRINKGAT
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:35 pm 
Bush Baptist wrote:
You might encounter a delay or 2 on this road. It was where I had my last sighting of wild dogs.....24 in all.



Very rare, BB! :big_eyes: :clap:

Did you put it up under the relevant "Mammals" thread?

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 Post subject: Re: S36 LUGMAG DAM TO OLIFANTSSEDRINKGAT
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In Dec '10, did a drive from SKukuza to the S126 Sweni road along the tar then took this road to the S36. We saw a nice pride of 10 lions and a leopard casually milling about on the Sweni road. We then stopped at Muzandzeni then after a few buffs and ellies later stopped and admired an Ostrich at the Nhlanguleni picnic site.

It was get getting hot and there wasnt that much game around in the huge burnt areas and keeping a half eye open we spotted this beautiful youngster right at the dam on the LHS of the road...he was some 10 metres off some impala which ran off and he then gave us a great pose!!
Amazingly this was one of 9 leopards we saw in KnP in a week!



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 Post subject: Re: S36 LUGMAG DAM TO OLIFANTSSEDRINKGAT
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I agree, what an incredible sighting and pic o-dog! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: S36 LUGMAG DAM TO OLIFANTSSEDRINKGAT
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O-dog, fantastic shot of the Leopard. :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
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Love this road drove the road yesterday and saw a young leopard missed a lion kill with 5 minutes we got elephant and on the turn off to Tsokwane we found big herd of buffelo

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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
Unread postPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:28 am 
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We have been on this road in April on two different days and we didn´t see a single animal there.

We have been on the part between the S125 and S126 and then on the part from the S33 to the H1-2. We missed the part between the S125 and the S33. Maybe this is usually the most productive part of the S36?

But it´s all about right place and right time, isn´t it? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
Unread postPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Joao wrote:
Why is it that not many people drive this road. Is it because they are either going to Tshokwane or leaving Tshokwane from Skukuza or Satara. In my opinion it is more the regular visitors who drive this raod. The ones who are trying to ascape the hectic traffic on the H1. I had a fantastic lion sighting at Jones dam many moons ago. Not realy much since then.


i think the only ppl driving the road is the ls/skuks - orpen guests


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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
Unread postPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 am 
The ones who want to take the shortest possible route from Skukuza to Orpen. I love the two picnic spots. So quite and relaxing.


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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:00 am 
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The S36 has always been fruitful on the two occasions that we have driven it. On both occasions spotted Sable - once a lone bull at Muzandzeni while having breakfast and once a small herd at Mondzweni who were rightfully skittish as a pride of Lion were also surveying the scene at the time! Will definitely be doing the route again on our up an coming trip :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: S36 South of Muzandzeni
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Plenty of great sightings on the S36 :dance:

Today:

12 Sable at Mazimhlope waterhole

then

10 Sable ... 15km South of Nhlanguleni picnic sight.

then

3 Male lion right by Nhlanguleni picnic sight
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 Post subject: Re: S36 Skukuza to Tamboti
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:35 am 
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Can anyone please tell me if this road north of Olifantsdrinkgat from the H1-2 is temporarily closed or are SANParks planning to close this road forever? The loop around Olifantsdrinkgat on the H1-2 also seems to be closed. But it looks like SANParks are planning to close this loop forever because of the dead end sign on the southern entrance on the H1-2.

Can anyone please give clarity as this is a favourite road to Hlanguleni for me.


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 Post subject: Re: S36 Skukuza to Tamboti
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When we came down past the intersection 2 weeks ago Olifantsdrinkgat was open but the other loop roads leading to the S36 still firmly closed.
I assumed this was because of damage from the floods.

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 Post subject: Re: S36 Skukuza to Tamboti
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S36 Closed due to floods.

Expected to open again at the end of April 2013

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 Post subject: Re: S36 Skukuza to Tamboti
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We drove the northern section of this road today to as far as the Sweni road and I can report it is in the best condition we have ever seen it in.

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 Post subject: Re: S36 Skukuza to Tamboti
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Awesome, it is such a beautiful road.

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