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 Post subject: S98 Thulamela and Dzundzwini Spring in the Punda district.
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:43 am 
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I was at both these places on my past trip in July.
I took the road up Dzundzwini, what is suppose to be a view at the top and a spring.
The road just ends up at a no entry sign with a 4x4 track. :hmz:
The Thulamela road S98 that is suppose to end at a waterhole was graded (I can just imagine what it looked like before) and ends up at n little loop with overgrown thicket. :wall:
Can someone tell what it is suppose to look like or some pictures. :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S98 in the Punda distric
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As long as I've been going there hasn't actually been anything at either of the two places. The maps I have show them as view points and you do get a decent view but they do not rival Nkumbe.

However they are nice little detours to take and I've had decent sightings of grysbok and nyala along there. I think near Thulamela there is a natural pan and we spent sometime with a bathing elephant there.

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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S98 in the Punda distric
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Others have had nyala sightings there too, Saraf 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S98 in the Punda distric
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The last time we went up the S98 Dzundwini road which was some years back now I recall the road just ending in a little track, we had to reverse back and make a U turn.
Also saw bathing ellies at the pan on the way down! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S98 in the Punda distric
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I got mesmerised by a golden orb spider along that road. In the summer its such a beautiful, lush area and really quiet so you can just stop the car and take deep breathes and smell the bush.

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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S98 in the Punda distric
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Sounds wonderful!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: S58 Dzundzwini loop
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Hi all going to kruger for the first time and will be staying at Punda maria first...anybody have any info on how,the S58 is in terms of game sightings?


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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S58 in the Punda distric
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Dundzwini spring is not at the lookout.

The lookout has a place where you can turn around. It is not a point where one may exit the vehicle but does offer a view of the surrounding area.

The Dundzwini spring is at the bottom of the hill and you pass it about 2km down the S58 coming from the H131-1 tar road. If I remember correctly there is a water point which is marked. It is the site of the first rangers post in that area.

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 Post subject: Re: Dzundzwini Spring and Thulamela S58 in the Punda distric
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Hi lindsayz20. We have often seen elephants and buffalo at the water hole on the S58. I have also seen the odd nyala and Sharpe's grysbok along the road. The north of Kruger does not have the quantities of game that one finds in the central and south of the park, but it has a wonderful charm and interesting species if you do see them. There are also interesting birds in the north, which are not normally found further south.

If you are staying at Punda Maria Camp, make sure you drive the Mahoni Loop road (S99) - we have seen large herds of buffalo and elephant on that road. Also drive up to Klopperfontein Dam and waterhole - also a good place for elephants. A day trip up to Crooks' Corner and the Pafuri/Luvuvhu area, with time spent at the picnic site, is also a good idea.

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