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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:10 am 
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did the S100 once on our dec trip, where we found this beautiful leopard and had the pleasure of her company for around an hour, alone for almost all of it.
It was amazing! and she was so beautiful, with such distinct neck markings. Spent part of her time eating grass??
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The S1oo for me has got to be the most productive road when it comes to lion sightings.

Was on this road the 1st,2nd,3rd of May and on every day without fail we managed to see lion including a fantastic sighting of 13 lions sleeping on the road.

During some of our drives more than 1 pride was to be seen.

Definitely a road for the big cats.

Only minus is it can at times get a bit congested at cat sightings.

Apart from cat sightings lots of general game are visible. :D


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The S100 has not changed its route since I first started traveling along it in about 1983.
Around about 1993(I think) they did widen the road as it used to be fairly narrow.
I cannot comment about the trees you mentioned but i have also noticed certain trees gone but that happens all the time, what with lightening strikes and elephant pushing them over.
Just as a matter of interest one of my maps from the 1970's does not even show the S100.
This is also one of my 5 best roads and when I travel on it in November and January (my 2 favourite months) the traffic is not that bad.

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Bôggerol happens on this S100. About every 15mins... and then it lasts for 30mins long.

Bôggerol also grows about this high *W™ shows with his hand palm down at about waist high* on this road.

I would go as far as to say that one can basically smear yourself with Mrs. Balls Chutney and bet your Nwanetsi picnic spot's gas braai deposit that not even a bee would strain your eyes with a sighting.

If you were to wait for your first sighting on that road before you were to crack your first beer, you would have a beard longer than a Menlyn Mall father christmas' fake one in early December.

You would have a coolerbox full of Bôggerol, because your cheap skate chum who didn't bring enough of his own beers on this trip would have cleaned it out long before you tick your first animal on the return road, the H6.

You will have a better chance of scoring a date with a Victoria Secret's lingerie model and have her bake you flap jacks the next morning before you can score a point with the spot-the-animal game on this road.

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I tend to agree oddy, on our best of many lion sightings on the S100, we left Orpen at opening time and hit the S100 about 9h45, and came across this.
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As most of you know, lion is not my favourite sighting, but I won't say no to riding in the middle of the pride!

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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The S100 is a winner!
We visit the park every year and always stay at Satara for at least a week.
In that week we do the S100 at least 3 times and had always seen something special.
This year in August we saw a kill.
The next day at another spot on the S100 we found lion eating on a wildebeest carcass.

Last year we saw a leopard with a buck he killed.
After we watched some time, hyena came along and took the buck from the hyena!
Very interesting.

We never miss the S100!

DANIE. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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sunset on the S100

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Thats beautiful, Gunner. :D

Here's another taste, taken later in the day.

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and heres the same giraffe from your pic taken later that evening :P

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It may be an incredibly busy road, but it sure does deliver.
Only problem is that in the afternoon it is advisable to wear a dust mask or have the windows closed :(

After just getting back from Kruger I have to admit that the S100 is a road filled with game but unless you are traveling it at mid day it is just not pleasant any more.
95% of people speed on this road, it looks as if they simply drive until they get to a traffic jam :(
There was countless law breaking and people with poor attitudes.
lots of people seem to pull into the bush, car completely off of the road and park as if it is a parking lot. :evil:

At a leopard sighting a guy decided that to get a better picture of the leopard that it was easier to get completely out of the car and walk to the front of the car to get a picture, after telling him that this was against the rules he got back into the car .
Quickly a car that was parked on the other side of the car from which the person got out pulled in-between our car and the other car so that the guy could now get out on the opposite side of the car, further from us :evil:
we were then told to calm down by these law breakers :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: The S100
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Hi there

This road has certainly lived up to expectations the last couple of trips to the park.
In December we specifically drove this road early morning and saw three different prides of lion quite a few time during the course of our stay, three different leopards, hyena and several other great general game sightings.
I found this road to especially good in December in the past just after the first rains - the grass on the floodplains adjacent to the Nwanedzi River is sweet and attracts plenty general game and the predators.
There is a specific female leopard at the big sycamore fig on the S100 which love this tree at present and we saw her there on a regular basis this year.


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on my last trip in 2005 some of the best pics/sightings were on this road - and they even were around mid-day as we weren`t staying at Satara!

In 2 months I´ll be 3 nights in Satara and will definitely drive this road again! Although there are also other nice roads there which I´ll also drive...

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Being new to this forum, I stumbled across this thread.
I must say I am amazed that people take S100 as being over rated.
Since my first visit to the park (that I can recall) S100 has had a special place in my heart.
In the horrific drought of the early 90's S100 was crawling with predators (lion,leopard and cheetah)
So much so, that I can remember still sleeping in the early morning ride on S100 even though my mom and dad were viewing lion.
There would be the S100 pride then you would drive up to Gudzani and Gudz East and see those prides as well. The droughts ended and since then although not as prolific the predator hit rate is still well over 70%.

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Leftovers on the S100.. also gentle reminder - don't leave your vehicle 8)

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We saw a pride of lions with cubs on the s100 in June.
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Also a large herd of Buffs and some good Eagle sightings.
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It can be a very rewarding road :thumbs_up:

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