Wild Dog is common in the western Mopaneveld between the Olifants and Letaba Rivers. These animals prefer to roam the more marginal plains to avoid the Lion dominated central plains.
The Mopani Phalaborwa Road (H14) passes through Shikumba Mountain
. This mountain used to be occupied by the same 19th century iron making communities that inhabited Masorini. The hills are intriguing landmarks for anyone crossing the Lowveld plains.
Wild Dog is common in the western Mopaneveld between Olifants and Letaba Rivers. These animals prefer to roam
the more marginal plains to avoid the Lion dominated central plains.
The road leads to the Ngwenyeni River and follows the lush riverine bush
through the flat Mopane bushwillow woodlands. Because of the lack of water in the north, the game will be found along the major rivers, especially during winter.
The H14 continues to the main Letaba-Mopani Road after crossing the broad bed of the Letaba River. The Letaba-Mopani has turnoffs to Shimunwini Bushveld Camp and Boulders Bush Lodge. Shimunwini is a small camp which boasts the best views over the Shimunwini Dam, a hive for game in the area.
Boulders is a private camp set amongst giant granite domes and baobab trees. Game viewing along the H14 is not especially good until you reach the granite outcrops of Kaleka and Ngodzi, which has sweeter grass
and thus attracting more game.
Mopani to Masorini Map in Kruger National Park...more