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S79 (N'watimhiri loop)

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S79 (N'watimhiri loop)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:57 pm

Hi all :D

Road description: This roads, the s79 is a piece of dust road of 3 - 4km along the H4-1 between Lower-Sabie and Skukuza, 6km south of Nkulu picnic spot.

Although the vegetation along this road is very thick, this was the little road where it all seems to happen. Well, at least for us in July 2008!

Saw an herd of Buffalo's here, a herd of ellies, 5 lions on the road, 1 big male, just missed a leopard, fish eagle eating a fish, and on the southern corner with the tarroad 2 cheetahs with kill (impala), giraffe, steenbok and impala. Now dont tell me this isnt a good road :D

Just curious what you guys have seen here :roll:
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Unread postby ggggg » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:09 pm

hi there:)

this little beaut of a road has also been very good to me
last time i was there i saw a leopard in the tree as well as 2 male lions
have also heard of cheetah there quite often
also one of the biggest herds of elephant that i have seen was along here

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Unread postby Bush Andy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:16 pm

Awesome road G@mespotter :D !!

Have seen two leopards in one morning on this short road... one on Causeway and another towards Northern end of loop eating a Steenbok on the ground... was very dense though!!

Have seen lions, elephants, Buffalo... a dead impala lying in road [victim of speeding vehicle I think :( ]

Otherwise this is a must see road and the causeway is just great in the afternoon for some quiet drinks... have also seen Malachite Kingfisher on this litle causeway catching fish and a tiny crocodile in water :D !
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:51 pm

This gives me renewed hope as we always do this road but have seen very little activity.
So we will continue. :D
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S79 - N'watimhiri Causeway Loop

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:30 pm

This picture for me explains everything about this road.


Very Beautiful!

Thanks to Marelize Otto who took this photo

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Re: S79 - N'watimhiri Causeway Loop

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:28 pm

A good road for discussion there Ossy!!

About 12Km from LS camp towards Skukuza on the tar road. It is a 3Km loop folowing the Sabi River and crossing a causeway :thumbs_up:
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Re: S79 - N'watimhiri Causeway Loop

Unread postby kujo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:45 pm

Wonderful picture Ossen.... :clap: ... Have only seen Impala along that route, guess its all about being in the right place at the right time... :hmz:

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Re: S79 - N'watimhiri Causeway Loop

Unread postby norms » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:28 pm

Great sighting and photo - Thanks for sharing - :thumbs_up:

Have seen some Lion on this road as well as a Martial Eagle who took out a Water Monitor Lizard.
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Re: S79 - N'watimhiri Causeway Loop

Unread postby Safari Gal » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:02 pm

What a fabulous photo - the sort of thing one dreams of :mrgreen:
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