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H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road

Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:19 am

Hi Guys.

I love the H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road. :wink:

How do you like this Road :?:

What sightings have you had on this road :?: ( Even Impala )

Thanks :D

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Unread post by Ollie » Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:12 am

Did a small section of this road in April this year.... Saw fish eagle at the bridge just before the road becomes the H1-8, also saw plenty of Vervets, Impala (many), Lone Ellie, Nyala and a Honey Badger.

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Unread post by Salva » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:29 am

I especially like the bridge over the Luvuvhu (is that still H1-9?). Pulling over there and stop for not even very long gave us fish eagle, saddle billed stork, impala, bushbuck, nyala and the only zebra sighting in days.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:12 pm

Have only ever seen impala and baboon on this road.

Outpost sign of the H1-9.


Very nice baobab close to the road.

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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:34 pm

H1-9 itself a little sparse game wise IMHO , but I'll take Ollie along to spot the Honey-badger next time (August 8th coming from Tshipise 6am) . Mopani bush a little too dense is main reason I'd say .
But the bridge over the Luvuvu is magic . Remember to open your windows to listen to the sounds and help to alert you to special bird sightings . We spotted a TROPICAL BOUBOU at about his southern range limit , becuase of the different call from the southern boubou .
This bridge does not have a "get-out sign board zone" like all the other high level bridges , but we can sort of "assume" that you can .
Nyala country this , but they like the riverine alluvial floodplain rather than the H1-9.

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Unread post by madach » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:50 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Outpost sign of the H1-9.

That sign is the about the only place North of the Luvuvhu where you have cell reception.
When I was in the Makuleke last November we used to drive to this spot to make phone calls and send text messages :D

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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:46 pm

H1-9 Sightings So Far :

- Vervet Monkey - 1
- Impala - 5
- Elephant - 2
- Nyala - 3
- Zebra - 1
- Honey Badger - 1
- Bushbuck -2
- Buffalo - 1
- Grey Duiker - 1
- Baboon - 1
- Warthog - 1
- Wildebeest - 1
- Sharpe's Grysbok -1
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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:17 pm

willd57 wrote:I've seen the usual impala and baboons on the road, and more rarely elephant and buffalo. but most animals seem to avoid the tar road. I spent six weeks living in camps a few kms from the road, (including what is now Pafuri Lodge) and saw far more animals away from the road. However others in the group I was with saw both lion and leopard on the road.
However I did see far more snakes on that road than any other road in the park.

Thanks have added to report of this road :wink:

Snakes :shock:

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Unread post by Stoffel » Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:12 pm

We entered the park via Pafuri gate this year and saw the following before we reached the river:

1 Duiker
1 Sharpe's grysbok
12 Baboons
3 Warthog
29 Impala
3 Squirrels
1 Blue wildebeest
5 Nyala

From the bridge over the Levuvhu we saw 3 bushbuck and about 40 impala.

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Unread post by bert » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:02 am

MarkWildDog wrote:Stoffel. Grysbok is rare. So that was a great sighting :wink:
Have added to list. :wink:

Mark,we have done a nightdrive there in June 2005 and saw 12

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Unread post by johanrebel » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:10 pm

Apart from the usual general game I've seen (off the top of my head, I don't have records to hand):

- lion (male and female)
- leopard
- cheetah (female on an impala kill)
- spotted hyaena
- elephant (plenty)
- buffalo (both herds and dagga boys)
- spoor of several white rhino in the sand on the side of the road.
- Natal red rock rabbit (Twice, right on the tar. The same individual on both occasions, I suspect).
- gorgeous bush-shrike.


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Unread post by christo » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:35 pm

Have seen bushbuck, impala, baboon, vervets, elephants, buffs, grysbok, Nyala, kudu, & Zebra.
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Unread post by mountainview » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:30 am

I have seen the most stunning male Eland on the ridges to the north of the H1-9. He crossed the road and slowly moved off up the ridge through the parkland. He had a black dewlap with black running up his neck onto his slate grey body. Black hocks. Black hair on his head. It was an awesome creature.
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Unread post by willd57 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:10 am

I've never seen eland form the road, but I've seen them several times well off the road, closer to the Limpopo river/Crooks Corner region. Very wary when I was there, saw them at a distance or saw their backsides receding rapidly.

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Unread post by Johann » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:50 am

Have seen the odd zebra, impala, nyala, kudu, ellie, warthog.
But we've also seen Greater-spotted Cuckoo, Crested Guinea-fowl, heard Stierling's Wren-warbler if I remember correctly, and lots of others.
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