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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:35 pm

If I must choice and don’t have a choice of only one……It will be the H10. Nkumbe lookout, Monlondozi dam, Munsthe Mountain and the Serengeti feeling you get on this road specially certain times of the year when the wildebeest and Zebra is around…. As also seen it all plus the rare stuff on this road….Never mind the Big 5 have seen Sable, serval, wilddog, cheetah, Tsessebe, eland, mountain reedbuck, porcupine, civet and many more on this road…..just love it to bits…….
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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby BerkiSA » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:57 pm

The H1-3 is a very busy road so you need to drive it very early before the crowds are out. It has some of the best viewing, fantastic scenery and a lovely meal at Tshokwane at the end!

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:05 pm

I agree Berki! There are always plenty of raptors on the trees catching morning sun :D
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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Mant » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:52 pm

Hi,

I'd say the H7 from Orpen to Satara :thumbs_up:

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby nattim » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:18 pm

The dirt road behind Berg-en-dal (not Steilberg), sorry don't have map with me...
We've had two separate sightings of wild dog packs on this road. Once they were even bathing in a puddle on the side of the road next to our car, and we were the only car at the sighting. We've also had beautiful lion and leopard sightings on this road.

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby shrew » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:17 pm

Hi all
This is little complicated but it is a combo of a few dirt roads that make the best drive for me.

Leave CB on the H4-2 and turn onto the H5 , left onto the S108 then onto the s25 down to the S119 past Gardenia hide and onto the S118 , up the H3 have brunch at Afsaal, right onto the S113 down the Biyamiti loop , left onto the S114 , right onto the H5 and back to Croc Bridge.

Always enjoy this drive and have seen the most amazing sightings ever

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby DJ_MM » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:06 am

Hi Guys
We were there in March 2012 and I want to go back already.

It depends where in the park you are situated.

The S65 (South West of Skukuza) although short is a great road (had Cheetah, Leopard and Wild Dog sightings)
The S100 - but this road is too busy most of the time.
An unlikely candidate is the road heading North from Letaba to Makhadzi road (don't have my map with me) turnoff and back. At the Makahadzi dirt road turnoff (there is a low level bridge/crossing past the waterhole) we saw Leopard right next to car(walking through the drainpipes underneath car), not even 10 meters past this we stopped for 2 male cheetahs on the other side of the road marking their territory. On the way back to Letaba we saw Nyala (male), Tsessebe and a Lioness. (what a last day in the Kruger it was!) This is not even counting the Elephant, buffalo and plains game we saw

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Sparrow » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:10 pm

The H7 rocks for me. Three years ago we arrived at Orpen about noon and before reaching Satara we had seen the Big 5 including cheetah, hyena and doggies. Remember we still hadn`t unhitched the caravan.
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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:17 pm

This is a difficult one for me :hmz: but if I have to chose one road then it would be the R52-Red Rocks Loop.
The northern section. We have always seen game on this road. A leopard hunting besides lions and wonderful tuskers.

It is alive with birdlife in beautiful and peaceful suroundings.

The scenery is also stunning :thumbs_up:

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Bundi » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:11 am

It would be a toss-up between the H10 and the Gomondwane loop.

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Dan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:04 am

For me it will be the H7, S100, Napi loop, the road through the Fevertree forest, and any of the river-roads around Shingwedzi, Letaba and CB and Olifants camp. :dance: O yes, and the road that pass by Redrocks to Tshanga lookout, awa the Mahoni and Biyamiti loops. :thumbs_up: And the S28! But I think my favourite just for the sake of scenery is the H10. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: O hell there is so many roads... :doh: :wall:

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby Shikaari » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:43 am

How different peoples choices can be.for me the best of three are S114 from Skukuza towards Biyamiti Weir.S90 Satara to Olifants, S33 Vutomi Loop to Nhlanguleni.hope i havent given away my secrets.

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby bucky » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:15 pm

Red rocks loop, has a good variety of waterholes, river views, river crossings, animal and bird life.
Also has a spot to get out at, because you will need that if you spend a year on 1 road :lol:

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Re: Which road would you drive if you could only drive one?

Unread postby MKoch » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:20 pm

S56 any day.
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