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Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:51 pm

So this past long weekend(took monday off :siffler: )we headed out to Sani pass.
The whole idea of the weekend was to test equipment before the Big one in December.
We opted to travel gravel as much as possible between GP and Sani.Total clocked on tar was around 200KM for there and back.
Was amazed to see how many small towns we usually fly by on the high ways,and the people are really friendly and helpful :thumbup:
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:56 pm

This is what the view looked like most of the time through the windscreen :celebrate:
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:16 pm

We used a place called Highlands nook as base camp.
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The view form the campsite.
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They are situated about 40km from the SA border post,and nestled in a valley with the most amazing views.
Sunday morning we headed for sani pass.Was busy and had plenty two wheelers to contend with.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:39 pm

The temp at top was 2 degrees,but for some strange reason very pleasant.
They recorded there coldest temp in June 2012 at minus 21 degrees. :shock2: 33 people had to be airlifted off sani.
Some work has been done on the pass,the final few turns have been made wider,no more three point turns to get around the bends.No tar will be laid done for now :yahoo:
Some pics of up top,starting with the border post:no payment on SA side,R30.00 for Hilux Lesotho side.
No papers are asked for either.
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The pub,food prices very fair(large portions),and under new management,two local lady's now own the place.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:41 pm

It looks like you had a great time.

How far are they with the road works up Sani.

Thanks for posting the amazing pictures

T
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Black Sam wrote:Ek wil ook n 4x4Direct sticker he, seblief :beg: :beg:
Ask Pieter,he does sell them at 4x4Direct :thumbup:
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Legend35-ZN wrote:It looks like you had a great time.

How far are they with the road works up Sani.

Thanks for posting the amazing pictures

T
The are half way to the SA border post from Himmerville.All work has been put on hold.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:46 pm

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The are half way to the SA border post from Himmerville.All work has been put on hold.[/quote]

DOT has run out of money.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Legend35-ZN wrote:
The are half way to the SA border post from Himmerville.All work has been put on hold.[/quote]

DOT has run out of money.[/quote]
:laugh2: A good thing for once :lmao:
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:58 pm

That afternoon,the owner took all the kids in her 4x4 and went on a nature trip.From learning about trees.
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To hunting down some bushman paintings.The cave opening.
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The scene found in the cave is of four men hunting down an Elli.
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My two sitting just above the cave entrance.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:04 pm

beautiful pics :thumbup:
looks like a stunning trip to do!!

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Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:08 pm

Tarquin wrote:beautiful pics :thumbup:
looks like a stunning trip to do!!
Thanks,i'm not the pic man,my son took most of them :blushing:
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:17 am

AWSUM pics..... :thumbup:

If you dont mind letting us know what the costs of this trip were...
I would love to go in december, and again next year when the snow is there.... :thumbup:
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:23 am

Thanks for the report Neil... Looks like you all had a great time.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:45 am

I commented on the great pics last night, but seems my post is AWOL...

It's always good to see pics of Sani, the trip is always interesting and varied according to Season and time of day! Sani should be on everyone's bucket list :)


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Family_Dog wrote:I commented on the great pics last night, but seems my post is AWOL...

It's always good to see pics of Sani, the trip is always interesting and varied according to Season and time of day! Sani should be on everyone's bucket list :)


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Thanks.
Was just about to reply to Mofasa,that 3 years back we were up there around the 16 th of December and had plenty snow and temperatures around minus eight degrees.It changes within hours,so always be over prepared. :thumbup:
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:05 am

:drool: :drool:
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Sebata wrote::drool: :drool:
Missing home are we :?:
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NICE!!! :!: :!:

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Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

Thunder02 wrote:
Sebata wrote::drool: :drool:
Missing home are we :?:
just wishing it could be end of Nov already, myself & Donkey are heading up there, :celebrate:
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Sebata wrote:
Thunder02 wrote:
Sebata wrote::drool: :drool:
Missing home are we :?:
just wishing it could be end of Nov already, myself & Donkey are heading up there, :celebrate:
Don't forget the challenge :thumbup:
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:53 pm

:drool: Niel when you find time, please put on a more detailed report :beg:
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