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S140 & S145

Unread postby spargish » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:15 am

On the 25th of April I will be spending 1 night at Tamboti and then I'm heading down south to pskop, I was looking at taking the s140 and then the s145 to join the s36. My map doesnt show that the s145 near talamti as a no entry road and a couple of books I have read havent mentioned it to be pvt either, but a couple other books have said it is a pvt road.

So I would just like to know if the s145 is a pvt road. :huh:
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:45 am

It is a public road , it was a private road untill some 18 years ago .
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:07 am

Public, and one of my favourite roads due to the Sable sightings.
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby Lowveldboy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:27 am

Hi Spargish.

PUBLIC. I always travel this road whenever I go to maroela or back from there. even travelling from Satara south, I make a detour to orpen and then down this road.

Nice ellie sightings, very friendly ellies, they love running after you :twisted: , Sable is also regurlarly sighted as well as lion. Not much general game, but awesome birding opportunities.
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby kesheshe » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:59 am

i agree general game is quiet but be on the lookout for wilddog at intersection with S106 and around Fairfield.
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby spargish » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:09 am

Thanks for the replies guys. Strange that 2 relitively new books say its still a pvt road. Im glad it is public though because of the chance of Sable sighting, plus it shortens the quiet long trip down to pskop. 8)
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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:28 am

I have a honeyguide from 2004 here, and it shows as normal road?
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby spargish » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:08 pm

DuQues wrote:I have a honeyguide from 2004 here, and it shows as normal road?


My Mapbook shows it as public but my Getaway guide to kruger and Prime Orgins guide to exploring kruger both Mention the s145 as pvt. :huh: Thats where my confusion comes in, you would think when you aer publishing such books you would get your facts straight :hmz:
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:07 pm

There should be no private roads in Kruger. We all pay the same entry fee.
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:01 pm

We drove these roads in late Feb with lots of expectations and saw very little, even the Impalas were scarce. :(
The grass and bush was just so thick and long in places that it was impossible to see more than what was actually in the road.
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Re: S140 & S145

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:15 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:There should be no private roads in Kruger. We all pay the same entry fee.


I give the Biyamiti lovers & donors credit for managing to keep their road private .
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S140 - S145

Unread postby warmsunshine » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:07 am

Can anyone help please.

1. What is the latest condition of the S140 - S145?

Have read reports the road is incredibly badly rutted - is this still the case?
Would dearly like to see Sable and/or Wild dog.

2. Where do the Sable generally hang out?

Need info this morning as we are leaving Olifants at 8:30am, driving out Orpen Gate need to be in White River by 4 or 5 pm.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: S140 - S145

Unread postby adw » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:41 am

Hi Warmsunshine, most of my Sable sightings have been on the S36 which was also badly corrugated in Sept this year. Jones se Dam on the S36 was the place I spotted a herd of 13 in Sept this year. That might be a bit too far south for you. Just to whet your appetite here is a pic of the herd bull crossing the S36. Friends of mine also saw a Sable bull near Shimangaweni dam (S36) in Sept this year as well.

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Re: S140 - S145

Unread postby Joao » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:26 am

Lovely pic ADW. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: S140 - S145

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:37 pm

The Orpen pack of wild dogs seen today on the S140.
12km South of the Rabaleis turnoff 8)
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