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S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:16 am

WOW :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Nice to see you again b5spotter 8)
What amazing leopard pics!
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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby ossendryver » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:36 am

Unbelievable!!!!
Hope that happens tomorrow for me :D

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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:42 am

Tomorrow :shock:
In Kruger again Oss? :shock:
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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby ossendryver » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:35 am

Yeh!
Going to skukuza satara and skukuza again!

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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby big5spotter » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:52 pm

Hi Cheetah2111

How you? I haven't been on forums of late. Just haven't had the time etc slowly getting more and more active again. Still going to Kruger though haven't slacked that off one bit.
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lioness with cubs on S65

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:45 pm

For what it is worth -- last week we travelled the S65 a few times, and found it very productive currently -- a leopard just south of the waterhole hunting impala for 30 min right next to the road, then 3 lionesses walking south from the waterhole for a few km -- they ended up on the left (Eastern side) koppie -- from the pics it seems as if one could be lactacting...
Then 3 more lionesses about 2 km closer to waterhole on same morning.
Following morning a single lioness descended from the other koppie on the opposite side of the road (western side). She was definitely lactacting, and headed down the road for water. We saw her coming down from a gap between the rocks on the northeastern side of the koppie, but left. A few minutes later people saw 2 cubs sitting on the rocks right next to this little gap.

So if you are around PK or Skukuza now, check them out -- you may just be lucky!

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Ps. Wild dogs with pups had left den at PKop by then, but we did see 3 adults with 1 pup about 1 km east of the camp in road...
Lions seemed to like Shabeni hill at same time, and relaxed on rocks along the S8 loop 2 days in a row...
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Re: lioness with cubs on S65

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:37 am

Thanks for that. I love that road.

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This might well be a less glamorous sighting from many years back.

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Re: lioness with cubs on S65

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:51 am

Meandering Mouse :thumbs_up: The photo, make me wish to be back at the place i love so much :)

And......lion looks like me when i wake up in the morning :oops: ?
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Re: lioness with cubs on S65

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:04 am

My other picture of that particular sighting was even less glamorous :lol: :lol: :lol:

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These pictures were taken by my daughter many years ago when we took a few days off to go to the Park. It was dangerously close to gate closing time and I found out that day how short half an hour can be.
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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby Jenky » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi guys

I'll be coming up to Skukuza in March for 10 days and was just wondering if this is a better morning or afternoon road especially for sightings?

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Re: S65 N'waswitshaka Waterhole Road.

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:47 pm

I have had my best sightings there early in the morning (mostly). Saw 2 huge male lions sleeping there in December, and 2 ugly, short maned fellows on the same road in October and December, closer to H1-1. Plus 2 cheetah brothers around Transport dam and southern part of S65... but do not leave out the little loop on the s112 to Renosterkoppies dam for the group of 12 lions (and a group of 5 big male lions), or at least 2 leopards around Renosterkoppies, usually lying on the rocks...
Enjoy!
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Ps. I would DEFINITELY do an early morning trip to Pretoriuskop and check the little loops just east of the camp for the leopard mom with her 3 cubs, especially around that little rock outcrop (1 km loop).
Ps2. If you like wild dogs -- just check the sightings board in Skukuza and follow their movements -- they like doing circular movements, and usually end up in the road every evening and morning, a few km further than the previous day -- 12 dogs close to Skukuza and s21, and another group around Afsaal... and sometimes I think there was another group around the maroela loop and further towards Tshokwane.. saw them a few times last month..
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