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skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by jrhmds79 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:33 am

which one is better to stay for lion viewing? i don't care about the camps amenities

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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:48 am

Tough question. I have stayed at both and lion sighting pretty equal. Crocodile bridge has some great "quieter " roads with good viewing. Because of the amount of visitors to skukuza sightings are easier on tar roads as more eyes to find lions but traffic can be a nightmare!!


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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 am

Hello jrh and a warm welcome. :gflower:

I agree 100% with Cape of Storms.

The S28 remains one of my favorite road and it can be surprisingly quiet. The grass might also be less dense, offering more opportunity to see game this time of the year.
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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Cecilec » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Hello jrh and a warm welcome. :gflower:

I agree 100% with Cape of Storms.

The S28 remains one of my favorite road and it can be surprisingly quiet. The grass might also be less dense, offering more opportunity to see game this time of the year.





I sure do agree, Meandering Mouse. :dance: :dance:

Also Vuhamibridge, where the Vuhami pride "lives" and S 25 towards Hippopool,we sure had lots of nice Lions sightings.

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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by UKPete » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:54 pm

Sorry to 'butt in' on someone else's thread, but I read these to plan where I want to go on my next trip - I can't find Vuhamibridge anywhere on my Kruger maps and an internet search only reveals a river in Asia! Can someone help by telling me where this is??
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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:45 pm

Pete, its the bridge a few kms from Croc Bridge on the H4-2 en route to Lower Sabie.
The Gezantfombi Dam overlooks the bridge.

If you know where the S25 turns off the tar road, its just north of that.
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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:57 pm

UK Pete check out this footage of the pride on youtube https://youtu.be/JBTBPG7mHtE

I have had the privilege to see them a few times. The males are stunning and one or two of the females are very big and beautiful looking. The last time I saw them was in 2014

A young male and female with a wildebeest kill. Not even 2km North of Crocodile Bridge

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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by UKPete » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:48 pm

Thank you Elsa and Cape of Storms - now I know exactly where you mean - I've been to the viewpoint over the dam there a number of times, and saw lions briefly there in August 15.
I'll definitely be there sometime in my next trip in April
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Re: skukuza or crocodile bridge for lions

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:56 am

Its a pleasure! Hope you get lucky with some sightings
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