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Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby DrPhil » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:36 pm

I would have to say:

1. Shongalolo Loop
2. S90
3. S100 but only for the first 30 minutes after the gates open. One of the best after the rush is over and the Lions come out behind the bushes :tongue:
I can't think of any other. Maybe the tarr road north of Shingwedshi.

I'm so glad most people dont like the Mopani area. You just have to know how to spot the cats in the Mopani bush. The first 5km of the Shongalolo Loop southern entrance is a great area for Leopard. In the Mopani area you have to look for lion tracks along the road, they lead you right to them haha. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:56 am

DrPhil wrote:Maybe the tarr road north of Shingwedshi.

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All to myself for about an hour then moved on ... just saying :whistle:

DrPhil wrote:I'm so glad most people dont like the Mopani area

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Dr, Dr ... when you say the s90 ... do you mean the entire stretch? Have seen lion 100% of my trips down the short stretch of the s90 that meets up with the s41. And minimal traffic!
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby bert » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:11 am

H1-6 from Mopani to Shingwedzi (till hit hits the river)
The landscape (mopani) and no sightings ever

And the S40 towards Timbavati Picnic site

Never so anything special on any of these roads
Done the H1-6 4 times
And the S40 about 10 times

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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby saraf » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:14 pm

Funnily enough I've never had anything interesting along the H7 between Nsemani dam to the Rabelais turnoff.
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby Junkie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:25 pm

For me it's definitely the sandton highway between skukuza and lower sabie - it is just too busy :wall: The past weekend we had a nice viewing - there was a lovely lioness under a shrub and everyone drove to the shrub, saw her, took a picture and moved on allowing everyone else to see her as well - it was so nice to experience :clap:

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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby DrPhil » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:39 pm

cheetah2111;

That is a great sighting. :roll:

Have to admit more than 20km north of Shingwedshi we have seen some Lichtenstein hartebees before. I don't like that first bit of tar north of the river. But will endure it to get to the other side and up to Pafuri. :thumbs_up:

The S90 part between the intersection with the S41and Balule is the part I don't like.
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:21 pm

I once saw a Temminck's courser on the S90. Not much else though.
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby okie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:13 pm

I am happy with most roads , apart from those where you your teeth and everything else is shaken loose by corrugation :evil:
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby BrendaK » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:06 pm

For me it is definitely the Mopani/Maroela? loop (the one at Punda), for no other reason than the elephants that hide behind the smallest bush and then charge you for no reason despite the fact that you ALWAYS respect them and keep the longest respectful distance from them (so much so that other cars pass you laughing) :redface: . I am so afraid that I will die alone on that road just because I did not see an elephant in time. All other roads are fine even if there is no animals it is heavenly to watch the bush because there is always something happening no matter how small and it is never the same from one minute to the other.
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:10 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I once saw a Temminck's courser on the S90. Not much else though.



That would make it an awesome road then :twisted:

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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby billyf » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:21 pm

Only one bad road in my opinion - the 1750 km from Cape Town to the Phabeni gate :whistle:
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:51 pm

DrPhil wrote:The S90 part between the intersection with the S41and Balule is the part I don't like.

Too dry hey. there is a long stretch without water sources until you get to Bangu. So best results when its a wet time of year :wink:
Rather go up the s39 on the Western side. It will not disappoint :wink:
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby okie » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:11 pm

billyf wrote:Only one bad road in my opinion - the 1750 km from Cape Town to the Phabeni gate :whistle:



billyf :lol: :clap: And going back is even worse :twisted:
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:48 pm

billyf wrote:Only one bad road in my opinion - the 1750 km from Cape Town to the Phabeni gate :whistle:


The further you travel the better it gets....
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Re: Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby wild bill » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:13 pm

Arrived back in "Slaapstad" yesterday after doing the long trek north to Kruger and back again along the N1 and N4.Took me 12½hours to get home from Bloemfontein with a stormstrengh wind blowing from the front and stopping about 8 times for roadworks-will take the highway between Lower sabie and Skuks anytime above that!


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