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Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

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Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by PHVDM » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:04 am

Greetings

Does anyone have suggestions on which road to take to Olifants from Satara?
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:39 am

Hmmm ... difficult one.

The tar road was good to us a few weeks ago, but we also love the S39, from opposite the Balule turn off, to Timbavati .
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by PHVDM » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:47 am

I also thought to use the s39 but they say it's very dry with no animals
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:49 am

We did find the waterholes on the H1-4 to be very busy.

Maybe check the sightings board the night before in camp, and see what they show?
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 am

Almost impossible to say as each road has its positives and negatives on any given day, but a good idea to check the sightings board and chat to others as well.
We drove up the tar road in our recent trip and then took the S39 back down to Satara and had mixed general game on both of them but the highlight being a Caracal just north of Satara seen on the tar road. 8)
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by PHVDM » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:53 am

Thx

I will definitely check the sightings board
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by yoda » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:38 pm

I always like the H1-4. But apparently things are prettly bleak along there at the moment.
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:31 pm

I would stick to the tar road H 1-4. It is very dry in that area, but some of the waterholes had water when we were there 3 weeks ago and we did see zebras and wildebeeste.
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Re: Best road to take from Satara to Olifants

Unread post by yoda » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:48 am

Seen in December 2014

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