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S90 Old Main Road

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:22 pm

Today:
4 Cheetahs on the S90 by the Mavumbye waterhole at 10:00am
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Unread post by Joao » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:51 pm

That is great Cheetah. I don't wish that I was there. I wish you were there!!!

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:05 am

This road appears quite dry even in December! So I would ignore it in dry months ... General sightings were not that frequent. But we had all the sightings to ourselves on the drive!
And the open plains animals are around in the grasslands around the s90 toward Balule :D

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Steenbokkies!
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And lions :wink:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:12 pm

We enjoy driving this road for the scenery although we have never seen Cheetahs or lions on this road – so far. We usually/always see Steenbokkies on this road – different sightings in one trip :thumbs_up: .
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by NJVermaak » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:59 am

Has anybody driven this road recently?

I was thinking of taking the S90 via the S100 and S41 to Balule from Satara rather than the H1-4.
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Unread post by onewithnature » Thu May 01, 2014 6:55 am

Although I've yet to see a gobsmacking sighting on this road, I always love the scenery, the quiet, and indeed the expectation that, just like Lotto, we'll hit the big one some day soon. :pray:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by SJK » Thu May 01, 2014 11:05 am

We saw our only Sable in 6 visits along this road about 10 years ago. An underrated favorite of ours.

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Div » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:25 pm

Is this a good road to drive in the winter or should one rather take the main tar road?

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Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:12 pm

Hi Div,

It depends on what you are looking for. I did it twice in July, against the advice of people. Sure, Bangu waterhole is dry, and I only saw a huge herd of buffalo plus the usual kudu, waterbuck, wildbeest, zebra and impala. Grass was pristine, unburnt, and I saw NO vehicles on the whole trip!
The tar road had more animals, many more cars, and sections were burnt...
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Unread post by Div » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:33 pm

Thank you Friedrich!

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by RemiE » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:30 pm

Being back at work pretending to busy :roll: (reading the forum’s trip reports and “road advice” :wink: ) I find this road now so teasing I intend on giving it a go on our next trip for the first time. We only drove the S90 between S41, S100 and S1-4, but it was raining and all we saw was elephants, ostriches and the general game…my biggest worry was keeping the car from getting stuck :tongue: …so maybe the S90 towards Balule would deliver………. :pray:

Anyone else drove the road recently?

Heck, I’m considering changing our booking to include a few nights in Balule (But don’t tell SO that) :lol:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Stoffel » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:29 am

The part of the S90 between the H1-4 and S41 junctions, can be very rewarding. We have seen one of the biggest buffalo herds (a rough guess of ± 800) on 26 July 2015. I also saw the largest herds of Sable (13 together) on this piece of road. Wildebeest and zebra are all over. Also saw one (of only two seen in the park - over many years) African Wild Cat on this stretch of road. And lions mating. I reckon it to be a very good road for great sightings.

Further north (of the S41 junction), luck has not been particularly good on our side.
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