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H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by Inyati » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:52 pm

Would love to be on one of those "business" trips :mrgreen:

I have been on this road- seen ellies, rhino, lions, giraffe, impala etc, but never any great :big_eyes: sightings....
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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:39 am

This main road in Kruger always amazes me in many ways and two of these ways are that it is busy and some drivers speed. But on this road we have also had some of out best sightings - seen a Leopard-in-Tree close to the Berg-en-Dal Camp turn-off and one early morning an Eagle who has just caught a Steenbok whilst a magnificent leopard was walking straight to us from the other side of the car. I am not sure what to make of this road as I go from this :D to this :doh: :evil: to this :rtm: to this :shock: and :hmz: :whistle: in no particular order on the same drive.
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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:37 am

It is a hit or miss road :D
Certainly one of the top leopard and wild dog roads in the Park 8) Other times very quiet
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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by leopard74 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 am

We also had a couple of leopard sightings on this road, saw lions twice, Hyena's in the road, cheetah lying under a bush but walked off as almost MILLIONS of cars gathered to get a glimpse. Have not been fortunate enough to see Wild dog though. I know they were quite busy in the Afsaal area last year December.

It's a nice road with scenic views but in our experience the most sightings happen south of Afsaal. We like to drive this road though, but I also wouldn't rate it as a 'HOT' road. Maybe during early mornings but the moment the cars start racing towards Skukuza and Tshokwane for a so called 'picnic' in the bush, it all starts to deteriorate! :wall: :wall:
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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:46 am

The coolest thing about the road is that it is nearest to Joburg 8) :lol:
The Malalane leopard is always thereabouts near the gate!
Over the last week or so mating lions near Afsaal daily 8)
And Lion and Leopard sightings at the S113 junction :thumbs_up:

If you are going to the Park now, it is worth taking the S113 then S114 up to Skuks. Leopard and Wild Dog sightings there these days :thumbs_up:
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Re: H3 Malelane-Skukuza Road

Unread post by leopard74 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:14 am

Thanks for the info Cheetah2111.

Yes we saw the Malelane Leopard about 500m from the gate on our way home! Nice way to end a Kruger holiday! :clap:
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