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S82 near Lower Sabie

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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:35 am

I rate it as a very good road - always has general game and often predators .

It is often taken on the night drives and they know from experience .

i have seen lion prides often especial close to lower-sabie , and January 2002 a buffalo kill on the side of road .

you also cross 2 streams with low level bridges (and water pools ) which are always worth stopping at , switching the engine off and looking at the birds and enjoying the sounds etc . they are probably very dry now but still worth a stop .

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Unread post by Elsa » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:45 am

We have used that road a couple of times, but usually its when we are a little pushed for time to get to Croc. Bridge so unfortunately haven't been able to take our time over it.

We were once told that a pride of Lions with a kill was just in from L.S. but try as we might could not find anything.
Other than that all the usual animals, always something.

But we will use it again as I have a "good feeling" about the S82 :wink:
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Unread post by DuQues » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:49 pm

I did that one and off the top of my head saw ellies, 'rafs, and plenty birds, but nothing spectacular... Nice route though to drive and back up the H4-2 if you are at Sunset too early.
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:58 pm

Nico wrote:S82, I drove it twice and didn,t saw nothing. I think its close family of the S100. :shock:

Also done it a few times and seen zip. So now I just don't drive it anymore and stick to the H4-2 which is much more productive as far as I am concerned.

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Unread post by Penny » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:45 pm

In years gone by we have seen wild dog, lion and cheetah on this road - this year we saw rhino and elephant and a puff adder.
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Unread post by Joao » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:58 pm

Saw rhino and leopard on this road. All early morning sightings. The leopard was the fourth member of the big five which we saw within three hours after leaving Croc Bridge. Also a solitary female lion one evening close to Lower Sabie on that road.

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Unread post by Stoffel » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:06 pm

My experience on this road (I travelled it quite a few times already) urge me to say that it is one of the less "active" roads in the park. My records show that impala, warthog and steenbok tends to be here in relatively high densities (compared to the average of the park). I have seen elephant on the S82 once and also three white rhinos on one occasion. Along big parts of the road the vegetation is very dense, making it rather difficult to spot game.

My personal records suggest that the H4-2 between both S82 junctions is a slightly better route (saw lion on this part on two occasions, although in both cases it was very sick lions - probably TB)

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:23 pm

Joao wrote:Second river crossing it is. Where I saw my leopard as well. :lol:


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Unread post by M@rnus » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:28 am

Gone on this road a few times. Seen Wild dogs with pups, 5 hyeana , some w rhino a cheetah and a couple of lions, great road for me.

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Unread post by christo » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:26 am

Been there last week, saw white rhino & elephant.
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Re: S82 near Lower Sabie

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:06 pm

I always drive past this road. Maybe worth a drive next time? :hmz:
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Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:04 pm

During school holidays a very relaxing alternative to the traffic jams of the tar roads. Have seen lion there, plenty of impala, elephants and general game. December 2010 -- 30 minutes spent with stunning male leopard criss-crossing the road -- only 1 other car arrived at end of show! Stopped to appreciate my pics after the show, and suddenly looked out the window -- the leopard was back, had walked right up to my open window and peeped at us -- he had already turned around and was walking away, but was no more than 3-4m from us!
Other times it was rather quiet...

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Re: S82 near Lower Sabie

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:22 am

This where my children had their first sighting of Rhino. My son was 3 years old. There was lots of excitement.. and then the words.. Mommy, I want to wee.

This has remained my Rhino road, although I have yet to see another.

I seldom take the road, but it is peaceful. I have seen many raptors and odds and sods. There is very seldom traffic, so for those who want to escape the mad rush, it is perfect.
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Re: S82 near Lower Sabie

Unread post by iedman » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:04 am

Had Lion, a huge Tusker along this road.

Last month I spent about 4 hrs with a beautiful male Leopard who had a warthog kill in a tree right alongside the road. This was a few km south of the second river bed.

Usually a quiet road but always worth investigating at least once during a visit.


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