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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 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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Re: H1-9 Pafuri Gate Road

Unread post by Terri-Lee » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:21 am

Please can someone who frenquents the H1-9 road PLEASE help.... when is the best time of day to travel this road especially for more unusual/rare species.... ? Is it much better early morning?
(I am visiting in late October this year.Original plan was to stay a night in Phalaborwa gate to enter park there, and staying at Shing.... now i am thinking of entering Punda or Pafuri gate and adding a night at Punda Maria too :hmz: :hmz: :hmz: . If so, is there an very economical accom within 2hrs drive of either gate to stay in the night before and therefoe be at entrance gate at 5.30am opening? Have gooled mussina and louis trichadt accom and not being very successful...)

Thanks in advance.

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