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Best Roads in Kruger to See Predators

Everyone who goes to Kruger wants to see the big predators like cheetah, lion, leopard and wild dog. Drive these roads in Kruger for your best chance of seeing these majestic beasts in the wild.

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H7 Tar Road Between Orpen and Satara

H7 Tar Road Between Orpen and Satara

This road in central Kruger is probably the best road for predators in the entire Kruger National Park. This road has the most variety of predators than any other road on the list. It is likely that this is the only road in Kruger in which you could come across leopard, lion, cheetah, and wild dog.

The Orpen wild dog pack which once numbered up to 30 dogs roams this area. If you are gonna see this pack anywhere, it will be here. Especially during winter, they like the warmth of the tar road.

Lion sightings are also very common on this road. They too like the warmth of the tar road. Nsemani dam on this road produces very consistent lion sightings.

Leopards are very common on this road. They live in high numbers in the Orpen area, and are seen on this road frequently.

The highlight of this road is the large amount of sightings of cheetah. They are in high numbers in this area and seen on this road very frequently. Hunts and kills are also frequently photographed here. Lots of people consider this road as the best road in Kruger to See cheetah, its only competitor being the S28 Nhlowa Road

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S28 Nhlowa Road

S28 Nhlowa Road

The S28 Nhlowa Road is one of Kruger National Park's best and most diverse road in terms of predators. The S28 Nhlowa Road is between Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie, in prime predator territory.

Wild dogs are occasional sightings on the s28. They are not too common, but they do occur.

Lion sightings are very common on this 24 km route. There are several prides in the area, all of which are spotted very frequently.

Leopard sightings are also very abundant on this road. There are several different individuals, all which are spotted on a daily basis.

The highlight of this road is its large population of cheetahs. They are spotted very frequently often hunting and making kills. By some its considered the best roads to see cheetah in Kruger National Park, only to be rivaled by the H7 Orpen to Satara Road. If you are staying in the Crocodile Bridge Lower Sabie area, the S28 Nhlowa Roadis the place to go to see cheetah.

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H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie

H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie

The H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie is one of Kruger National Park's mos popular road connecting two of the biggest camps in the park. Often times this road is crowded, but that does not mean less animal sightings.

Cheetah are occasionally spotted on this road. There have been few reports of sightings of cheetahs on the H4-1, but sightings are not too common.

Wild dogs are spotted a decent amount of times on this road. Though they are not as abundant as S1 or H7, there are still short and common sightings of them.

Lions are extremely numerous on this road and they are definitely one of the highlights of driving this road. Sightings are very common as there are a large number of prides in the area. Some consider this one of the best roads to see lions in Kruger.

The main highlight of the H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie is the large number of leopard sightings. This road has very frequent leopard sightings, particularly in the morning when the leopards are the most active. They are often seen hunting or on trees with kills on this road. The H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie is part of the leopard triangle. The leopard triangle consists of the H4-1. H1-2, and H12 roads, and is rumored to have the highest density of leopards on the planet. Of the three roads, H4-1 is where leopards are spotted most frequently. Many consider the H4-1 Road Between Skukuza and Lower Sabie the best place to see leopards in the Kruger National Park.

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S100 N'wanetsi River Road

S100 N'wanetsi River Road

The S100 N'wanetsi River Road lies east of Satara. It is known for its large population of big cats like cheetah, leopard, and lion.

Wild dogs are not present or in really low numbers on this road due to the large number of lions.

Leopard are surprisingly common on this road. They are numerous even though there are a large population of lions which often kill leopard cubs.

Cheetahs are one of the main highlights here. When people recommend the Satara area for cheetahs, they mean the S100 road. They are spotted very frequently, which is surprising considering the number of lions on the road. They are probably even more abundant than leopard on this road, which is fairly uncommon in Kruger National Park.

Lions are the highlight of S100 N'wanetsi River Road. They are very numerous, and this road is considered by almost everybody as the best road in Kruger to spot lions. Th road is home to the famous S100 mega pride, a lion pride of 30+ lions. This pride has tons of lionesses, male lions, and cubs. Since the pride is so huge they often take down animals like buffalo. Other than the S100 mega pride, there are still tons of different prides in the area, all of which are easily spotted.

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S1 Doispane Road

S1 Doispane Road

The S1 doispane road is considered by some to be the best road near Skukuza. All types of predator sightings, including the endangered ones, are really common.

Lions are very abundant on this road. Many people have reported seeing several prides and kills on this road.

Leopards are frequently spotted on this road. Few people have seen their only leopards from Skukuza on this road.

Cheetahs are definitely one of the highlights on the S1 Doispane Road. This road is definitely the best one out of Skukuza to spot cheetah. Many people who have stayed in Skukuza reported multiple sightings of cheetah on this road.

The main highlight of the S1 Doispane Road is the frequency of wild dog sightings. Many people have reported dog sightings on this road. They spot the Skukuza Pack from this road and sightings are very frequent. They are spotted on the road, far away, and close up on the side of the road. People have reported multiple sightings of the pack in one day, and in October, there have been reports of seeing the dog pack with their pups, something which is very impressive. This road is the undoubtedly Kruger National Parks's best road to see wild dogs, an amazing predator everyone desires to see.