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Re: Lesotho Sanipas

Post by Carel » 11 Jun 2015 12:26

Dankie aan almal ons sal begin beplan, thanks Cedric for the photos. I went up in 2007/2008 but we just went up the pass had a lunch at Sani top and then back again to Bushmansnek hotel/lodge which is a long drive from Himeville.
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Re: Lesotho Sanipas

Post by Herrie » 11 Jun 2015 12:30

Die teer paaie met die potholes is baie erg!
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Post by ricster » 11 Jun 2015 12:47

I must just add..... this was the best driving adventure I think I have EVER had. We had planned for the worst conditions and to ensure we were able to survive for 3 days with fuel etc. if cut of from emergency services. All the sleep over places we planned to go to had to be abandoned due to the snow stopping everything.... but again ... what a trip we had !!!!!
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Post by Peter Connan » 11 Jun 2015 16:58

i got stuck in a traffic jam in the pass between Oxbow and Afriski for three hours, because a truck had slipped on ice and jack-knifed. Some other guy in a smaller truck then tried to pass him and got stuck in the culvert.

This was in December.

Lesotho is one place where you cannot predict road conditions...

Maar julle moet lekker speel!
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Post by ricster » 12 Jun 2015 08:16

I think many would say this too.... plan for 2 days, but take food and warmth and sufficient fuel for at least 4 days...... ESPECIALLY in the snowy winter months.... rather over prepared than under-prepared in an emergency !!
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Re: Lesotho Sanipas

Post by Wilkie » 12 Jun 2015 14:26

Awesome pictures
just added this trip to my bucket list :salute:

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Re: Lesotho Sanipas

Post by Carel » 20 Aug 2015 08:00

We decided to do this trip over the long weekend in September. We will enter at Caledonspoort and overnight at Mokhotlong. Day 2 we will go to Sani and down the pass, back up again and back to Mokhotlong. Day 3 we will travel back towards Afriski but just before Afriski there is a road to the left that goes to some mine and the intake of the Katse dam to overnight at Katse Lodge. This is the road that RSG4x4 club uses every August for their snow trip. Day 4 we will travel via Caledonspoort back to Jhb.
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Re: Lesotho Sanipas

Post by Carel » 20 Aug 2015 16:33

Is daar brandstof beskikbaar naby Katsedam? Ons voorlopige beplanning is om vol te maak in Fouriesburg en dan Himeville of Mokhotlong. As daar nie brandstof by Mokhotlong is nie sal ons probeer om tot by Katse te ry en dan daar iewers volmaak. Die totale afstand in Lesotho lyk so 700km te wees, maar ons wil veilig speel en sal 'n kan of twee saamry. Daar is 'n GWM (diesel), Triton (diesel) en my Patrol (petrol).
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