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S83 Marula Loop

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Sat May 17, 2008 4:29 pm

Hey Christo.

You had a great trip last time out. :D

Are you referring to the tar road section that runs parralel to the S83?

You saw the elusive lazy horse here? That's fantastic.
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby Zeeman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:34 pm

Seen 3 male lions on the road on two seperate occasions .

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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:42 pm

Usually a refuge from the madding crowds around Disneyworld .

I crossed the dry river bed and driving very slowly looked in the mirror , a very young lion cub and mother crossed behind me , I slowly reversed back in an attempt not to intrude on their moment , but they were no longer visible .
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby o-dog » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:06 pm

Drove the road on 29th November last year and saw 2 large Male lions right next to the road - very relxed they were!
Having worked and driven for a couple of years on the private property about 1km away, it was nice to be back near my home terf.

A little tip for you all and at the risk of increasing traffic on this road:
As the Sabi Sands is renowned for its relaxed animals especially Lion & Leopard (due to them being followed off road a lot) driving on this road gives you a chance of seeing some of the animals when they cross out into the KNP. Thats why when I have seen predators on this road its almost always been a good sighting as they have always been relaxed!
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby jakoventer » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:58 am

Driven it many times, and this is one of the special sightings we had, and by the way, we were the only car

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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:52 pm

Stunning sighting Jako! :thumbs_up:
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby dovidal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:22 pm

evening,over the years weve had very good sightings,its supposed to be part of the leopard triangle.its been very good to us

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Unread postby Joao » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:25 pm

Over the years we had great luck with lions at the river crossing.

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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:41 am

When you drive this road you feel like a leopard might cross the road at any moment! :dance:
There is a certain co-operative leopard that always comes out as per tradition to show himself to the formites on the Saturday before the cricket at Skukuza! :dance:
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lions on Maroela Loop/S83 NE of Skukuza

Unread postby jasond » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:20 pm

The Maroela Loop/S83 road seems like a very busy area for lions, does anyone have any info/dates on the lion prides or male lions that they have seen there. thanks

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Re: lions on Maroela Loop/S83 NE of Skukuza

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi Jasond,

Did you have a look here........Marula Loop

A bit very long since the last posting, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some updated info.

We had some very nice lions sightings there last year, but that might be to long ago....... :wink:
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Re: lions on Maroela Loop/S83 NE of Skukuza

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:53 pm

Jasond, I see there was a report this morning on Kruger Sightings of a lion, lioness and cub on the S83....... :thumbs_up:
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Re: lions on Maroela Loop/S83 NE of Skukuza

Unread postby forestgump » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:55 pm

seen them in Feb and this month, cubs too 8)
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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby Massimo » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:50 pm

Hey guys we did the route of Easter weekend and we saw these twins on the sand bank along with Sandton parking traffic!! very hectic with lots of cars!!

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and then the previous trip in December we had this sighting in the exact place as the lions. he was walking down the side of the sand bank with only 4 cars which all left when he jumped up into the bushes only to cross behind our car 10 min. later :)

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Re: S83 Marula Loop

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 pm

Stunning Massimo........... :thumbs_up:
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