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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:36 pm 
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Can't say I've had any outstanding animal sightings on this road, but always seem to find the bigger birds here - ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustard, ground hornbill, korhaans. Saw a colony of carmine bee-eaters at Sonop waterhole on my last trip, plus a detour to Sweni bird hide seldom disappoints.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:53 pm 
This is one of my dad luck roads. Maybe because I prefer the dirt roads namely the s100 and the S126 towards Muzandzeni. Next time I will drive the H6 again to break the bad luck.


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It is a good road.
But then... one good sighting can make a memory that lasts forever.
My best sightings have been where I least expected. Animals don't know to hide from tar. I sometimes wonder whether the dust and noise of our vehicles is not more of a distraction than the "purr" of a friendly blue tar road.

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 Post subject: Game Viewing in Satara Area
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
I'm new to the forum, but basically grew up in Kruger.

I certainly have something in common with all of you, ABSOLUTELY LOVE KRUGER!

Kruger is definitely by a long way my favourite place in the world, literally!!

Taking my wife and our little boy to Satara for second half of July, any RECENT special sightings by any forumites in the general area around Satara?

Hope the replies come in thick and fast.


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Welcome cptphotographer

Basically grew up in Kruger as living there or being on lots of visits

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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Hi bert, thanks for the welcome, I wish I had the opportunity to live there!!
Spent on average at least 1 month per year there, I could have easily spent another 11 months of the year there without any complaints.


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Hi cptphotographer and welcome!

To follow the most up-to-date sightings info, check the Recent Sightings thread. Have a great trip and please report on your sightings afterwards :D

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 Post subject: Re: Game Viewing in Satara Area
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cptphotographer wrote:
Taking my wife and our little boy to Satara for second half of July, any RECENT special sightings by any forumites in the general area around Satara?

Recent? June 6: A couple of lunatics just out of camp, and for the rest just general game was all I saw around Satara. Just one lone buff was the odd one out. No cats either. There is a whitebacked vulture nest just after Nsemani dam (if looking from Satara, and in that case to your left).

As Arks says, keep an eye to the Recent sightings. That will give you the most up-to-date information

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One of my favourite roads. Watched 2 honeybadgers foraging around 6:15am for about 30mins. Also seen rhino and leopard on this road. The latter used to live in a drainage pipe under the road...

I recall the story a daywalk guide once told me of how he had stopped to pick up a smartie box on his way to Nwanetsi. Little did he know that someone had left it to mark the pipe the dappled one stayed in. He said the snarl he got as he neared the pipe was enough to make him believe that a man always need a second pair of jocks in the cubbyhole. :lol:

He nearly shat himself! :twisted: You do not want to make close aquintance with the business ends of a 50kg cat with a bad sense of humour.

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 Post subject: Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi
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I recently spent 2 weeks at Satara and I drove this road a number of times. Apart from some good game viewing including 3 male lions eating 2 wildebeest I was most disappointed to come across broken beer bottles on 3 separate occassions. It is bad enough when people throw their rubbish out into the road but the worst offence is to throw glass bottles onto the road. What kind of moron does this. I have a sneaky suspicion who the culprits are. I am interested to know if other forumites have come across this scourge. By the way I managed to pick up most of the large pieces of the glass.

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 Post subject: Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi
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We didn't particularly notice too much litter in Feb/Mar this year but did have a lot of Singita vehicles passing us at high speed which I was not happy about. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi
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Thanks for your reply Elsa. I agree with you that the Singita vehicles are driving too fast on this road. I also have a sneaky suspicion that they could be responsible for the broken glass as well.

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 Post subject: Re: H6 Satara-N'wanetsi
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Singita vehicles aside, IMO this is one of the best roads to drive in the Central Kruger..

I have seen Lion, Cheetah, Hyena, Elephant, Rhino, Honey Badger and BB Jackal on this road... and 90 % of the time I had the sightings to myself :D

Also very good for Raptors.


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I saw an elephant on this road once, and a lappet faced vulture on another occasion. :roll:

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See I told you it was cooking , on the S100 you are lucky to find an Impala :twisted:


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