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Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

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Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed May 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Hi all,

Bottom 5 Disliked Kruger Roads is an idea which resulted from the Top 5 Famous kruger roads topic, but just the other way around.

Maybe a bit controversial, but it might get interesting....

Mine are:
1. H1-1 just before Skukuza
2. Timfenheni Loop (s121)
3. s37
4. s142
5.s131
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Unread postby Pjw » Wed May 14, 2008 5:28 pm

:hmz: :sniper: :twisted: :imsmilin: Does such a thing exist in Heaven?????????

But if you insist:
Old tshokwane road
S36 up to the S34
S90
Sorry I can't think of the 5th one :twisted:
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed May 14, 2008 5:31 pm

S100 5 times over. :twisted:

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Unread postby Freda » Wed May 14, 2008 5:33 pm

None, none, none, none and none :lol:

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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed May 14, 2008 5:41 pm

The 5 roads surrounding Skukuza (Traffic!).
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Wed May 14, 2008 10:10 pm

Hey GS.

This is going to be interesting. I wondered how soon the S100 would come up and how many other roads will be in both favourite and least favoutite threads.

I'll think on this one some more, but have to agree on the S36. It was bady corrugated when we travelled it in April 2008.
The Marula loop was a washout for me as well and the Mahonie Loop.
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Unread postby DotDan » Thu May 15, 2008 7:00 am

Well BH the S100 came up a couple of times as a fav road in the other topic... very interesting i must say, These 2 topics are going to become very interesting reading :)

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 15, 2008 7:08 am

dotdan wrote:Well BH the S100 came up a couple of times as a fav road in the other topic... very interesting i must say, These 2 topics are going to become very interesting reading :)


I have also listed it as the 5 worst roads on the top of this page. :lol:

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Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu May 15, 2008 10:08 am

Sup BH,

Indeed - I thought maybe we can get some contrasting opinions here: and WTM always contributes to that :twisted:
The only HUGE disadvantage of the s100 is the amount of cars - thats why I might avoid it sometimes.

As to corrugated roads, we also dont have a 4 x 4. BUT is Jan 2008 I drove around in Sabuwona's Landrover, and must admit, then corrugated roads don't even matter anymore.

Nevertheless, after you have been on the s12 (Girivanna road) - how would you rate it now??? :P
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu May 15, 2008 10:14 am

Did not ee a thing on S12.

We went onto it on the Orpen side and did the full circle coming off it on the Satara side.

The Satara side wa really bad compared to the Orpen side, whick look to be an extention of the S40.

So I missed Nsemani dam. :(

I have also done the S39 a couple of times and not seen anything meaningful on it.
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu May 15, 2008 10:36 am

BunnyHugger wrote:So I missed Nsemani dam. :(


:lol: How could you do that :shock: Kidding, but I find it much better.
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu May 15, 2008 10:49 am

Doff I guess. GS. Turned left of the S40 instead of right and that's how I missed Nsemani dam.


We are going to make up for this though by doing a second 2008 trip to KNP and will probably spend it at Satara for 4 nights.

Need to check the moon phases though as Balulue might be a better bet and this time at full moon.

OK, so my least favourite roads.

The N4 west.
The N12 West particularly from Nelspeuit to JHB.
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Unread postby DuQues » Thu May 15, 2008 10:53 am

May I suggest the S90, the bit between Gudzani and Ngotso weir road? The landscape is great, but sightings? Which?
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu May 15, 2008 10:58 am

Definitely with you on that one DQ.

Have done that one a few times and also never seen anything interesting.
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Unread postby DotDan » Thu May 15, 2008 11:46 am

Weird though as all the maps and Kruger books recommend s90

I myself haven't seen anything on that road either


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