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Re: S 100

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:08 pm

We took the S100 a few times last week with no sightings at all.........but that is life...and will be back... while driving back the afternoon I took this image off the famous dust hanging in the air .....may be that is why the Lions is no where to be seen.... on the bright side I took one of my best sunset images for a long time.... :thumbs_up:

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Re: S 100

Unread postby Stark » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:49 pm

I love the meandering drive of the S 100. It's such beautiful country! Last trip we had a big male leopard on a rock sunning himself, then he casually climbed a tree to snooze in the shade. Lions on a buffalo kill, lions on a giraffe kill, game for miles, etc.

The first trip we had to KNP and the S100 we saw...nothing. :tongue: Exactly right - right place, right time.

Jan van Wyk, great picture. :clap: :clap:
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Re: S 100

Unread postby yoda » Fri May 02, 2014 9:29 am

We had some awesome sightings on this road this past December.

2 x cheetah sightings. (1 a trio of males, and another a mother and cubs)
Lions
Elephant
Huge Buffalo herd
This road imo is one of the best places for Waterbuck
Plenty of general game.

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Re: S 100

Unread postby bert » Fri May 02, 2014 10:36 am

Agreed
About not seeing lions everytime i visited :twisted:
Done the S100 about 20 times and saw lions twice
But they always seem to be around when i check the pins
For eg last time in march we were flagged down by a vehicle
10 min ahead male lions on the road
when we arrived they moved into the long grass to do what lions do best
being lazy, invisible for the human eye.

So its also about being there on the right time

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Re: S 100

Unread postby Tieroog » Fri May 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Riaanf31 wrote:I think all these reports of Cats on the S100 is a ruse. In each of my visits since 2006 I have traveled this road many a time and never seen so much a tail in the grass.


Riaanf31 I don't mind lending you my S100 :littleangel: for your upcoming trip in May, but I just need her back before our August trip.

She knows all the lions, leopards and cheetahs on the S100. And if you feed her a little Amarula over lotsa crushed ice at night, she even arranges :cam: opportunities


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Re: S 100

Unread postby Tieroog » Fri May 02, 2014 7:06 pm

Riaanf31 wrote:Tieroog,

Now I'm in a quandary. Do I share my much lobed Amarula with your :littleangel: or do I go cat dry on the S100 and keep the golden drops of deliciousness to myself?

How much Amarula are we talking here?



Sjjjtttttttt Riaanf31, if my :littleangel: hears you want to negotiate her fee, she may just turn into a little :eviltreath: and then there is no telling WHAT she may get up to...

So I think all that you can do to save the situation is to send me about 3 bottles of the good stuff, so I can negotiate with her on your behalf! :whistle:
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Re: S 100

Unread postby skywalker2251 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Riaanf31 wrote:I think all these reports of Cats on the S100 is a ruse. In each of my visits since 2006 I have traveled this road many a time and never seen so much a tail in the grass.

Maybe that will change this year.


Hopefully it does for you. The S100 has been a very productive road for me. I've probably seen lion on more than 1/3rd of my trips down the road. Unfortunately I've never seen cheetah or leopard on the S100.

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Re: S 100

Unread postby skywalker2251 » Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Afriphile wrote:Best thing about the S100 is that most people head that way first thing in morning and late afternoon leaving the other(better)roads relatively quiet.
S41 is a "proper " road with access via the H6 and S90.
If I do drive the S100 then I am never disappointed,as my expectations are zero,one day I will be surprised.!!


That's very true. We generally try to be one of the first to the gate before it opens each morning. I often try to go the direction with the least amount of traffic in front of me.

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Re: S 100

Unread postby ekoppen » Mon May 19, 2014 8:41 pm

S100 has been pretty good to us!

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Re: S 100

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon May 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Oh WOW :clap: , Ekoppen ! :D
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Re: S 100

Unread postby ekoppen » Wed May 21, 2014 7:10 pm

Tieroog wrote:WOW!!!! Ekoppen, you definitely also have S100 angels :clap:

How long ago did you see the cheetahs? We saw a mom with five teenage-ish cubs in August last year. Could it be the same family?


The family pic of the mom and five cubs was taken in late November, 2012 at about the midpoint on S100

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Re: S 100

Unread postby sharky74 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:00 pm

ekoppen wrote:S100 has been pretty good to us!


Ok Ekoppen, I may have to shout you and your little angel an Amarula or three, to help me break my S100 curse! I'll be at Satara on Nov 21-22nd, so if you see a desperate looking Aussie following you along that road it'll be me, lol.

Driven that road maybe five times for nothing but grass so far. But I'm nothing if not patient and pig headed so come Nov 21-22, S100 here I come again!

Hope to see you out there sometime, preferably watching a lion, leopard or cheetah with an amarula on ice to celebrate breaking the S100 curse!

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Re: S 100

Unread postby suebfly » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:39 pm

I will be there tomorrow so I will send out the word sharky74 - hopefully there will be loads of activity for us

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Re: S 100

Unread postby RemiE » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:54 pm

The S100 is not our most productive road, but it’s surely one of our top 10 roads. It contains so much beauty with plenty little spots where you can park the car next to the Nwanetsi river to sit and listen. The entire area team with wildlife, especially the big cats, for us mostly lions and leopards. The last time we drove the S100 we decided to stop at one of those little turnoffs next to the river as the midday sun was very hot and the road not as productive. We eventually found a turnoff with fairly noisy and upset baboons. We enjoyed our coffee and rusks whilst the baboons remained upset in the trees around us. Many cars passed us, doing the old slagging down then speeding off , some turned in, stopped and asked about seeing lions, upon which I point out the baboons in the trees, then off the car will go. After a long while and a second cup of coffee, there was this funny grunting noises in the tall grass right next us. The baboons went mad, and I closed my window…….and then I saw something through the tall grass eyeing us out, right next to me on the little ‘island’ separating the river viewing road from the S100…… then another one came strolling straight towards us in the road. All time we were sitting there we were right in the middle of a bunch of young lions having a siesta with their mothers. While all of this was happening there were many cars passing on the S100, not even looking in our direction…only leaving a dust cloud…missing what stood right in front of us. ……Needless to say we stayed and only left after many more showed face for our camera. All of this in the middle of the day. I always say, when in Kruger, slow down, relax and listen to the wild. You shall reap the rewards.

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Re: S 100

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:22 am

That was an amazing sighting for sure! :thumbs_up:
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