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 Post subject: Re: The S100
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:41 am 
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Thats beautiful, Gunner. :D

Here's another taste, taken later in the day.

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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and heres the same giraffe from your pic taken later that evening :P

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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It may be an incredibly busy road, but it sure does deliver.
Only problem is that in the afternoon it is advisable to wear a dust mask or have the windows closed :(

After just getting back from Kruger I have to admit that the S100 is a road filled with game but unless you are traveling it at mid day it is just not pleasant any more.
95% of people speed on this road, it looks as if they simply drive until they get to a traffic jam :(
There was countless law breaking and people with poor attitudes.
lots of people seem to pull into the bush, car completely off of the road and park as if it is a parking lot. :evil:

At a leopard sighting a guy decided that to get a better picture of the leopard that it was easier to get completely out of the car and walk to the front of the car to get a picture, after telling him that this was against the rules he got back into the car .
Quickly a car that was parked on the other side of the car from which the person got out pulled in-between our car and the other car so that the guy could now get out on the opposite side of the car, further from us :evil:
we were then told to calm down by these law breakers :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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On our most rescent trip to KNP we saw a male lion lying on the side of the road on the S100, and no it was not oom's card board cut out! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Hi there

This road has certainly lived up to expectations the last couple of trips to the park.
In December we specifically drove this road early morning and saw three different prides of lion quite a few time during the course of our stay, three different leopards, hyena and several other great general game sightings.
I found this road to especially good in December in the past just after the first rains - the grass on the floodplains adjacent to the Nwanedzi River is sweet and attracts plenty general game and the predators.
There is a specific female leopard at the big sycamore fig on the S100 which love this tree at present and we saw her there on a regular basis this year.


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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Location: Germany (Bühl) - but dreaming of Africa!
on my last trip in 2005 some of the best pics/sightings were on this road - and they even were around mid-day as we weren`t staying at Satara!

In 2 months I´ll be 3 nights in Satara and will definitely drive this road again! Although there are also other nice roads there which I´ll also drive...

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:44 pm 
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Being new to this forum, I stumbled across this thread.
I must say I am amazed that people take S100 as being over rated.
Since my first visit to the park (that I can recall) S100 has had a special place in my heart.
In the horrific drought of the early 90's S100 was crawling with predators (lion,leopard and cheetah)
So much so, that I can remember still sleeping in the early morning ride on S100 even though my mom and dad were viewing lion.
There would be the S100 pride then you would drive up to Gudzani and Gudz East and see those prides as well. The droughts ended and since then although not as prolific the predator hit rate is still well over 70%.

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Leftovers on the S100.. also gentle reminder - don't leave your vehicle 8)

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Just luck - who put up the cardboard cututs of leopards and rhino :huh: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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We saw a pride of lions with cubs on the s100 in June.
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Also a large herd of Buffs and some good Eagle sightings.
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It can be a very rewarding road :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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The S100 is indeed one of the most special roads in Kruger.
Always something special to see.
We encountered countless herds of zebra, impala and blue wildebeest during the 2nd week of July.
Also lots of elephant and as always, lions.
On a night drive we came across a lone lioness, lying in the grass.
She then began to roar and was immediately answered by a male lying on the other side of the road.
So special.
After numerous night drives all over Kruger, this was our very first lion encounter.
2 AWC's, 1 Serval and 2 Civets to make the drive even more special.
All on this very special road.

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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They don't call me the HITMAN for nothing.......
On the S100 we HIT the spot every time we went there.
In Apr 2009 we saw the big five there in just about an hour.
Those that were there,will remember the leopard in a tree just before you get to the tar road to Satara ....,
That was us found it there and what a nice couple of moments that was.
That was on the same day as when the big pride of lions were chased by buffalo.
23Sep - 4Oct 2009
GO S100 :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Drove S100 in the 4 Sept, saw family of about 12 lions and further on 3 beutiful you male lions 8) And it really wasn't that busy.. must say everyone was actually quite pleasant :D

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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We've seen Lion, Cheetah and Leopard on the S100...I can't believe how much you see on that road!

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Just back (still in Dubai airport actually).
Our 2 days in Satara included a few goes at the s100.
There was a pride of 11 lions (one young male, a few cubs and females) at a waterhole for the two days. Second day at 5.30 we saw two large males walking away from each other, obviously they had been fighting as one was very cut up on the face.
Great road.


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