Wilddogs on the Sabie River Road.

by Heila van der Merwe
(Nelspruit)

Wilddogs on the Sabie River Road

Wilddogs on the Sabie River Road

Wilddogs on the Sabie River Road
Wilddogs taking their time.
enjoying the water
Taking the road again.

We were staying at Skukuza and for a few days in a row we saw on the viewing map that people saw the Wilddogs on that road. The next morning we went that way and after a long drive we saw them in the road! We followed them for about 6 kms, they kept stopping, smelling and looking at anything along the way - like reading the daily newspaper.

At one place the water went over the road and they enjoyed that, drinking and cooling off, and back to the road. In the end they went off the road and into the bush, dissapearing. A few meters further we saw some impalas and stopped. The next moment there was a big commotion with wilddogs fying out of the bush and impala flying all over to get away. Unfortunatly we didn't see a kill, but the speed and the determination of the dogs was something to experiance!

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Dec 22, 2014
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Nice one
by: Celine

Hi Heila! You have given such a wonderful account about your experience. My uncle lives in Skukuza. So I have been there couple of times. It was nice to read about the wild dogs. Sadly I have never got a chance to see that.


Oct 18, 2010
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A welcome sight
by: Jennifer

Heila thank you so much for sharing your lovely story and pictures with us and other visitors on our website. What fun it must have been to go looking for the dogs and then finding them!

Oct 17, 2010
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What a huge pack of dogs!
by: Doug

This pack of dogs looks like it has over a dozen members. With most of our wild dog sightings the pack had about eight animals. Well done on a great sighting!

Oct 17, 2010
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Great sighting!
by: Mario

- and some people say the sighting boards are 'a waste of time'! Well done Heila on using the sighting boards to your advantage and getting some lovely pictures!!

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