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S90 Old Main Road

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by esto » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:33 pm

on the s90 in august
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:33 pm

Nice sighting Esto, :thumbs_up: what time of day was this seen?

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by esto » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:31 pm

We saw two of them figthing first with each other and then with two bbj you can see the marks
on its tail.It was about midday but cloudy
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:32 pm

Brilliant Civet :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:31 am

Trying to decipher my notes! Most memorable sighting on S90 was in August last year when we saw 13 white rhino all together (really a crash!) some distance from the road. We have also, on various trips, seen lion, elephant, cheetah on this road. It is well-worth driving.
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:57 pm

Hippotragus wrote:cheetah on this road

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Up near Balule? Around Bangu?
I've seen photos on trip reports of two cheetah up there on the s90
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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:11 am

13 rhino in one crash, Hippotragus! What a sighting. :clap: :clap:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:30 am

Yesterday:

4 cheetah seen next to the road between Balule and Shitsalaleni waterhole!
thats what I like to hear :wink:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Joao » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:36 pm

Cheetah2111 I think that there should be much more cheetah sightings in that area because of the flat and open areas.

That is IDEAL cheetah habitat.

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by flying cheetah » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:53 pm

I know that several people reccommend this road to find cheetahs, but I never saw one and I drove it several times. In my experience you can see many Steenbucks here :wink:
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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Joao » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:32 am

Steenbok and Marabou.

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Unread post by o-dog » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:56 am

esto wrote:We saw two of them figthing first with each other and then with two bbj you can see the marks
on its tail.It was about midday but cloudy


Wow Esto :big_eyes:

That must have been an incredible sighting!! One hears and sees all types of animal interactions but this one sounds really amazing...if you have any more pics it would be great :wink:

I love this road - it looks so promising. Ive seen Ostrich, Buffalo, lone Bull elephants, Steenbok on most occasions on this road and the section from Bangu towards Balule has been rewarding with lion sightings for our family over the years. In 2005 we drove the S89 to the S90 and had one of our more memorable drives in the park with plenty of general game as well as lion, leopard and these 2 male cheetah on the S90 just South of S89 junction - we actually saw many giraffes (about 15) staring into some bushes and we drove around to find them looking at these cheetah. They were curious about the cheetah and kept walking up to inspect them but didn't seem sure as to what they were.

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by Joao » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:43 am

The giraffe surely don't feel threatened by them although I have witnessed the same behavior from giraffe towards lion on the S126.

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by GlenD » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:27 pm

Being among the first cars out the gate one morning in July this year, about 4km onto the S90 from the H1-4, I came across another car who were watching lions crossing the road. Being the only two cars there we counted 20 lions crossing the road and moving off into the bush.

One of Satara's better roads in my opinion. :thumbs_up:

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Re: S90 Old Main Road

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:38 pm

Cheetah in the open grasslands of satara recently :dance:
Cheetah seen on the s41, 2km south of S90 today :thumbs_up:
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