The H4-1 is one of the main roads in the Kruger Park, connecting Skukuza Camp to Lower Sabie Camp, fondly nicknamed ‘Eloff Street’ by the locals (the main road in Johannesburg’s CBD!). It’s easy to see why it's a busy road, beautiful and picturesque, flanked by the perennial flowing Sabie river for the entire 45km. It’s a lush green riverine area, attracting big game all year round!
We highlight the south-eastern portion of the H4-1 this week ... turn right as you leave Lower Sabie Camp. Sunset Dam, almost immediately as you leave camp, is a gem, showing off its resident hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. Further along the H4-1 are the Lubyelubye Rocks, in the territory of the now-famed Lubyelubye Lion pride, and also home to a resident leopard.
With the amount of traffic, and great sightings, its not unusual to see big traffic jams of excited (and frustrated!) Kruger visitors.
Enjoy the Nkuhku Picnic facilities, with gas bbqs available. A small cafeteria, with limited snacks, operates, so best to bring your picnic hamper. Look out for the cheeky monkeys stealing your breakfast when you’re not paying attention.
From here you can follow the H4-1 towards Skukuza, or do a u-turn and head back to Lower Sabie.
Enjoy your drive on the H4-1, thanks Stephen Kangisser Wildlife Photography for your pictures