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H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:45 am

Whether hot or cold i love this road. Saw on a few occasions lion and white rhino's, plenty ellies and general game. Saw the biggest herd of buffs here.

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:36 pm

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This buffalo was immediately alongside the H10 near the S 129 turnoff last Saturday at 7:30 am - it was less than 3m from the roadside and appeared immobilised - did it provide a spectacle in the form of a kill later on ?
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:06 pm

Cheetah kill on the H10 before turning off onto the S29

5 Cheetahs, but I could never get all together in one pic, the others were lying under a bush. After some time the bigger one, presumably mom, pulled the carcass into the shade - and I did not take a pic of that :slap:

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And a Sharpe's Grysbok (Yes!) near Nkumbe lookout - first one ever we've seen so far south. The other sightings were in the Shingwedzi area.

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Ziyaad Carrim » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:30 pm

A ranger told me that this road is fantastic from August to November

I have seen lions , cheetah , lots of rhino , serval , jackal and I have also seen an eland south of Nkumbe

You generally see alot of grazers on this road too

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:34 pm

I saw my best ever (non-kill) sighting on this road last year. A SIT (serval in tree), near Muntshe waterhole.

Stunning.

It is also good for both rhino, elephant, lion & cheetah, plus big herds wander around here, as does the elusive to me, Duke.
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:30 pm

A nice interaction betwen buffs and rhino, not far north of the Sabie river!

Will put the rest under "white rhino"...

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by SusieB » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:13 pm

Love this road, has always produced some nice sitings. Last time we drove it in August we had lion near the Lower Sabie end, 3 separate Rhino sitings and a pair of Honey Badgers Tshokwane end (saw them last year too on the same stretch of road).
Also one of my favourite sitings to date during our 2009 trip... a Hornbill kill...a battle that went on for ages in the middle of the road....the hopper put up an amazing fight!

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21 pm

This is a very nice road to travel very slowly as the great open far off plains and accompanied sense of freedom just does it for me :thumbs_up: . In May this year we watched a very big leguaan walking in the middle of the road for quite some time :thumbs_up: . We avoid coming too close because we did not want to stress him or her. We also had the most rewarding and beautiful sighting (very close-up) of a pair of Klipspringer on this road than anywhere else in Kruger :thumbs_up: . They looked so very much alive and ready for action, any action :D .
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:08 am

Richprins wrote:Eland south of Nkumbe (An individual that probably came from some god-forsaken private reserve!)


Just looking threw this topic on this road quickly I come on this posted by RP in 2008

I love my antelopes and this immediately could my attention. Not quite on this road but on the Muntshe Back loop(S122) I also saw Eland in 2000/2001 just after they reopen from the Floods of Feb 2000. Was also alone animal walking along side couple of giraffe. When I saw it was still a young animal......just maybe the same one????

But back to the road.......give me one road that I will have to travel the rest of my life in Kruger, And I think this will be my choice. As kid in the 80’s it was good to us in the rear antelope department as seeing good number of reedbuck and Tessebe here. Was also the area in the 90’s with had the largest Buffalo herd and is t was speculated to be between 800-1000 animals and peaking at once around 1400......unbelievable....I Know. Other high lights was leopard stacking to porcupine(first and only time for me in Kruger) in the daylight, 4 young cheetah trying to brink down full grown male reedbuck(not succeeding) Good presence of Black-rhino at one spot, getting stuck in large herd of buffalo with 6 large bull elephant approaching and cant move, Seen Duke numerous time here, mountain reedbuck along Munshe, the large number of Zebra and wildebeest in winter and there ever struggle to get water with lions in presence, and most of all coming from Nukumbe lookout towards Lower Sabie( what better view is there in Kruger than this)

Some highlights of just this FEB(2011)

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by adw » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:48 am

Great pics Dirk. :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree the H10 is a very good road and got one of my best Cheetah sightings on this road. This Cheetah was photographed in June 2010 near the base of Muntshe Hill.

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi ndloti,
Here is a Quote under of n peice in my TR.....

Dirk.V.E. Neethling wrote:Day 3 continue……

Well after the cheetah, the road up north went quite, real quite and we didn’t see much until Nkumbe look out. Down in the valley was 2 of the big 5, wildebeest, family of ostrich and about 20 giraffe we counted. The view was amazing and was clear skies but for some reason I forgot to take a picture. It seemed by this time the previous days episode was making me feel weak and was not really in the mood for much except getting to Tambotie.

We left the lookout and the road was uneventful till just past the Orpen dam turn of when we find this Tawny Eagle sitting in the middle of the road.

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At first we thought what he was doing here, then SO spotted something by he’s feet.

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At close inspection we sow that it was n baby puffader that the Eagle must have spotted trying to get over the road. He was picking it up and shaking it, as it seems that the snake was still alive.

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After about 10min the little puffy showed no more life and he Flew of with is kill.

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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:49 pm

ndloti wrote::thumbs_up:

This is one of my favourite areas , all the way up to Lindanda memorial .


Agree :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Also see that the metsimetsi trail is close to this area and seems that vegetation is the same as on the H10.....looking at you signature I am sure you walk this area? How did you find it if you did do this trail?
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:03 pm

Metsi area is beatiful , there are valleys running parallel with the Lebombos to the east of M'wamuriwa . In a cave along a valley we came across a lioness with lactating cubs , she growled at us , the cubs mewed when she stood up . Sat behind bushes along the Nwaswitsontso with 100's of antelope drinking less than 50m away . Watched an elephant drinking across a small drainage line , so close that I could hear the water running out its trunk . Mock charged by hippo . Sat on high ground and heard a trumpeting herd of elephant approaching , watched for a good 5 minutes as they approached , continually trumpeting they trotted past as if on a forced march - so fast the calves battled to keep up .
Further north it is very flat , watched black rhino in the open for a good few minutes in the Lindanda area .

... many special memories after spending more than 33 nights in that wilderness area ...
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:13 pm

One of my favorite roads in Kruger :D
I enjoy the open grasslands dotted by the odd shrubs and trees! One of my best roads in the South for seeing Elephant! Had to do quite a bit of reversing :roll:

The Kings are around too
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And perhaps with extreme luck!
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And as one approaches the Tsokwane side you always feel there is a leopard watching you 8)
Still want to see cheetah there one day!
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Re: H-10 Between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:42 pm

H10 - him also

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