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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:01 pm

Cheetah :shock:

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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by Shabu » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:19 pm

A few weeks ago I stayed at Ngwenya Lodge so we entered Crocodile Bridge everyday

I took the S 28 towards lower Sabie and then the H 4-1 to Skukuza and repeated those roads back to the gate


In those few days I saw a lion killing a warthog tight in front of the car , a leopard and cub crossed the road . The mother ran off and took down an impala first , then the cub took down a baby bushbuck but didnt know how to kill it , so kept taking the buck in its mouth and letting it go until the bloodied bushbuck died . We saw cheetah twice , huge herds of buffalo and elephant as well as many rhinos

A few hyenas , and lots of zebra , giraffe , wildebeest , kudu etc

I think the S 28 is a great road I didnt have to travel far into the park to see everything , dont know why people dont like this area

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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by jesica » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:23 pm

Awesome road, saw Cheetah their last week, 3 times lions, about 20 rhino's, the night driv one night saw 17 wild dogs.
6 weeks ago I saw plenty raptors, cheetah 2

S28 is a must seen early in the morning
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:26 pm

I like this road.... I love it :D
but for a Cheetahs's road... not a lot for me... the first Cheetah this year :dance: after driving so many time/years this S28 :whistle:
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by flying cheetah » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:38 pm

Has always been one of my favourite roads :thumbs_up:
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:26 pm

This is usually always a productive road for me! and Ntandanyathi is probably my favourite hide which probably biases me a little.
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by WendyA » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:01 pm

This is definitely one of my favourite roads too! I've seen the Big 5 + cheetah on this road; lots of big birds too including eagle owls, bateleurs, kori bustards, and secretary birds.

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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:34 pm

S28 :whistle: :hmz:

We have NEVER seen either Cheetah or Leopard on the S28. Lions only once.
We have seen them on nearly ALL the other roads frequently through the years in the South.
We usually took the S28 to go to Nthandanyati hide and to look for the late Duke.
Have seen big birds and some other animals such as Common Reed buck, few tuskers, etc.
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:47 pm

I've always enjoyed the road but today it sure delivered! We saw a male lion a cheetah with a kill, buffalo whilst looking athe cheetah and then a leopard to top it all off... And all this was before 9am!
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Re: The S 28 road

Unread post by Joao » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:37 pm

Bushbaby30 that is awesome.

I much prefer the S28 than the main road between Croc Bridge and L Sabie.

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Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings

Unread post by fee » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi Janine
We had good luck on the S28 from Croc Bridge to LS on April 26th.
I will post the photo later ..... saw lots of general game but the cherry on top was a cheetah lying on top of a dead tree trunk.
A kudu with two young ones came along and barked at the cheetah and it jumped off, walked in the long grass and then into the road and walked about 50m north with two or three cars trailing.
It then marked its territory, found a wonderful open patch to lie on near us, preened itself and lay there just so relaxed.
This happened about 2km south of the hide.
I do believe this cheetah has been seen quite often in this area, so its worth a trip.
May be a good idea to check the sighting board when you enter through Croc Bridge just to gauge if anything interesting was sighted.
We did and for once it paid off.

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Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings

Unread post by chirinda » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:01 pm

Hi Janine,

On 20 April, early, driving from CB north we saw two cheetah within about half an hour of each other. Also saw lions and ellies on the same drive.

I personally prefer side roads to the main road and there are some magnificent views on the S28 too. The tar goes through quite a long patch of thick bush which can be a bit 'dry' sightings-wise.

This is just my opinion, and, as always, its the science of being in the right place at the right time. :D

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Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:16 pm

In February the H4-2 was very dead, and the S28 had plenty of game :D
The S28 has had the most cheetah sightings out of any Kruger road according to the Blackberry Updates.
The H10 is in second place :wink:
I would always rate the S28 over the H4-2!
Unless I'm searching for wild dogs :whistle:
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Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings

Unread post by fee » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:21 pm

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our first glimpse of the cheetah on the tree trunk


Climbing down after the kudu barked
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Re: h4-2 vs s28 for sightings

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:08 am

Fee, fantastic sighting and pictures 8)
My own preference is the S28.
There are often sightings a couple of kilometres before the Duke waterhole turn off, coming from Croc Bridge. I wonder if there is a particularly tasty bit of sweet grass.
I have seen both Cheetah and Lion feasting on kill.
I nearly always see the usual game if there are no predators around.

I am also surprised at how quiet the road can be, even in the busy season.
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