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S39 - Timbavati Road

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Re: S39 - Timbavati Road

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:23 am

PHVDM wrote:I am wondering whether to take the S39 via S127 (Ntomeni) or the H1-4, from Satara to Olifants. The H1-4 has never been good to me, always had poor sightings.
The S90 is also an option, but they say it's also a very poor road for sightings. Any suggestions for the best route?

It's always difficult to suggest a route to take....things could change so rapidly!
However, I planned to take the S90 (a road that I really love) when we travelled from Satara up to Balule; but turned around after about 2 km; the combination of the extremely dry conditions (similar to the S39 which we took on the way back a week later) and quite bad corrugations changed my mind!
We actually saw quite a lot along the H1-4, including 4 of the big 5 (no lions, saw those earlier just north of Tshokwane). I am not a big fan of the tar roads, but in this case the water holes along the H1-4 presently makes this probably the best bet right now.
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Re: S39 - Timbavati Road

Unread post by PHVDM » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:45 pm

Thank you Albert. I think the H1-4 will be best road to take!
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