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Re: The S100

Unread postby Jumbo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:52 am

DotDan wrote:@ Katmal, the S100 is a barren wasteland... finish en klaar :twisted:


Hmmm…I would say it is all about being at the right spot at the right time….and if the “time” is too late because you spend hours on trying to beautify yourself before hitting the road….well yes, then the S100 will be barren :roll: :twisted: :lol:

S100…11 Jan 2010…05:50am :wink:
Apparently another ‘mite drove the same road a bit later that morning and saw nothing. :( :tongue:

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Re: The S100

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:51 am

OK OK... lets see if I do have some highlights of the S100... :roll:

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Re: The S100

Unread postby Bushmom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:15 am

I love the S100, dust or no dust!
It has always been very good to us with sightings big and small morning, noon and night.
Everyone has a favourite road or rather roads they like a bit more than others for different reasons.
At least everybody is not on the S100 at the same time all the time then.
Hang on S100, we will be there on 2 - 3 April! I will report on what we see....
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Re: The S100

Unread postby big5spotter » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:31 am

Bushmom wrote:At least everybody is not on the S100 at the same time all the time then.
Last few times we were there it sure felt like it.
No where on the road were we when you cannot see less than 8 cars around you.
One stage we counted 15cars and dust as far as the eye can see.
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Re: The S100

Unread postby Morkel777 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:01 pm

we've had many great sightings on the S100 over the years, including lion cubs and a separate lion kill on one drive in July 2009.

these days I will rather drive another road due to the high volume of cars and the general attitude of the motorists driving this road, although I usually try to drive it at least once when we are in the area.
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Re: Lion highway

Unread postby Dupacc » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:49 am

One road we travel every time we visit KNP is the S100, and so far we saw lions every time :D :D Perhaps again a case of being at the right place at the right time ... :whistle: :whistle:

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Must add that we have seen Rhino only once on S100 - so not a perfect "Big 5 Route" :huh:
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Re: Lion highway

Unread postby SAF » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:50 am

For me definitely the S100.
Went to Satara for 1 night this weekend.
There is nothing like the park!
Went for an afternoon drive at 4pm.
Took the S100.
Saw lots of general game.
About 5km in went down the first low water bridge and was following an x-trail, browsed through the riverbed and there the most elegant leopard sitting on a rock!
Flashed for the guy in the x-trail but he was gone :( It was no more than 10 meters away.
Got some superb shots :dance:
Spotting a leopard on your own is something out of this world:)
Drove further down and found 2 female lions sleeping on the side.
Apparently they were part of a big pride.
drove further down and took a u 2 get back to camp.
Next morning there was no doubt which road I was taking:)
Went down the S100 at gate opening time, I might have been the 10th car in the line.
I must say it wasn't as bad as people make it seem.
Drove slowly and about half way in the car in front of me spotted these lionesses in the bush on the left.
More or less same place where I saw them the previous day.
1 by one the stood up and started walking around.I counted 14 including few cubs and 2 huge males
.Spoke to the guy next to me and he said he saw them the previous morning on the road and he counted 24 of them :clap:
Great to see them in such superb condition!
Left and headed in the direction of Nwanetsi Picnic spot.
Before the T_junction saw these 2 male impalas on edge.
They were snorting like u cant believe>i
Was 100% sure there was a leopard around but just couldn't see it.
Have seen leopard in the same area twice on previous occasions.
Headed for the Nwanetsi tar road on my way back to Satara.
About 3km from the turn saw this massive male lion on the road.
On the side of the road there was another huge male lion.
Drove further up and there were 3 more Huge male lions as well!
5 massive male lions and the biggest I've seen!
Coalition of 5! were were watching the 1 on the road, he went off in the bush and the other 1 walked on.
Saw this ranger on a bicycle in the distance and the lion looked at him and ran in the bush behind a tree as if he was stalking him!!!!
The car in front of me sped off towards that guy to warn him and I also followed him.
Informed the ranger he didn't seem to be scared but said we must drive between him and the lions and as he drove past they stood up!
Thought he was a goner!!!
Luckily for the ranger everything went off well!!!
My heart was in my throat!!!
For me Satara is Lion Country :D
The S100 has got to be the Lion Highway for me :dance:
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Re: Lion highway

Unread postby RIAAN H » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:46 pm

I was in the park in June just before the soccer, only stayed one night Satara but had 9 lions on the S100.
then again last week i stayed two nights at Satara.
On the tar road to Olifants we had 16 lions, they were there the whole day, crossing the road a few times.
then the next day they killed a wildebeest on the s90. nice action there as well, with the hyenas trying to chase the lions off the kill.
My dad who was in another vehicle saw 10 lions close to end of the S100.

the best day i ever had on the S100 was 2 years ago in October.
drove from lower sabie to satara. took the sweni road as we were quite early, got a pride of twenty lions about 3 km into the sweni road.

made a u turn there and headed for satara. took the S90 . no great sightings there.

at the turn to the S100 WE could not believe our luck. another huge pride of lions, about 24 in total.

two km into the S100 a lone lioness trying to hunt kudu.

a few km further down, a leopard in a tree. we were the only car there!!!

then just before the S100 joins the tar road to satara we had 4 lionesses.
must say... that day was the day of the lions!!!

the best place to see lion for me is satara then lower sabie.

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Re: Lion highway

Unread postby Sky » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi Weltanman
Some card board cutouts taken on the S100

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Unfortunately they walked off by themselves :lol: :lol:
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Re: The S100

Unread postby esto » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:39 pm

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Re: The S100

Unread postby Mauxie » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:58 pm

Such a gorgious photo ESTO. That baby is too cute!
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Re: The S100

Unread postby esto » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:26 am

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Re: The S100

Unread postby norms » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:19 pm

The S100 is just like any other road in the park - 'Right place, Right time'

I will always try to give he S100 a go when I am in the area and yes, I have seen plenty of game including Lions and Leopards.

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Re: The S100

Unread postby Sky » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:47 pm

It may be a dustbowl and have lots of idiots but you may also see this
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Re: The S100

Unread postby Mgulube » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:55 am

On my last trip down the s100, saw 2 great male lions a mere 2 meters from my car!
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