Letseng Diamnond Mine - Lesotho

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:31 am

Morning Peoples

Has Anybody gone to Afriski Lately?

I will be going to the diamond mine which is located just past Afriski and was wondering on the road conditions, as I have not been that way for a number of years.

And does anybody know of a decent site that could help with the weather predictions - leaving tomorrow and hoping to come back on Thursday.

Will try and get some pretty pictures for the photo junkies on this forum!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:30 pm

Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:Morning Peoples

Has Anybody gone to Afriski Lately?

I will be going to the diamond mine which is located just past Afriski and was wondering on the road conditions, as I have not been that way for a number of years.

And does anybody know of a decent site that could help with the weather predictions - leaving tomorrow and hoping to come back on Thursday.

Will try and get some pretty pictures for the photo junkies on this forum!!! :twisted: :twisted:
My buddy was up there 2 weekends ago. He has the Amarok 2X4 and said the road was not bad at all. I think as you get to Afriski it becomes gravel road. I was up there I think 2 years ago and also not to bad, the mine maintains the road and scrapes it.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Thanks Wayne
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:00 am

The gravel starts just after Oxbow and the mines scrape the road regularly. Apart from loose gravel on top it is really not bad.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:23 pm

hope to post some photo's tomorrow, (and that it will not be to cold as I am working at the mine tomorrow.
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Journey mercies :thumbup:
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Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:10 pm

So left Clarence at Stupid O'CLOCK THIS MORNING!!!! Border post minus 5!!!!! get to the top and not single scattering of snow so disappointed. BUT the ice sculptures created by leeching water was stunning. Photo's to follow later.

And before anybody says anything here it is

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:52 pm

While we wait for yours..... Some more when I returned to Lesotho in October 2012, totally different to what I have found in July...
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:19 pm

Insert camera SD card into computer,download pics,resize and post :siffler:
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:40 pm

Thunder02 wrote:Insert camera SD card into computer,download pics,resize and post :siffler:
Oetie's photo's look beter than mine :lol: :lol: so i will just add the ice photo's
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:
Thunder02 wrote:Insert camera SD card into computer,download pics,resize and post :siffler:
Oetie's photo's look beter than mine :lol: :lol: so i will just add the ice photo's
Is this going to take long,going to make some Java so long :bye:
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:58 pm

:ttwwp: just a reminder :ttwwp:
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Sebata wrote::ttwwp: just a reminder :ttwwp:
Sebata, PASOP ek het dit mos alklaar gese :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:08 pm

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and there you have if folks, yes it was cold!! :wink2:
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Cool pics :thumbup:
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:26 pm

Mmmm...... i miss that place. I worked there on the Mohale Dam and tunnel project from 2000 till 2003. GGreat place. I think i must plan the next visit. :thumbup:
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:49 pm

Cool pic's OandD, can feel the cold..!! I need to go back there... So much to see in such a small country.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:32 am

Oetie wrote:Cool pic's OandD, can feel the cold..!! I need to go back there... So much to see in such a small country.
vat my saam as jy gaan :beg: :beg: My gat jeuk al lank v n lesotho trip maar kom net nie uit om kaarte van die "tans onbekende"te studeer nie. Hou al die roete reports mooi dop

Nice pics. thanks for the sharing!! ONly been to Sani top a few times but no deeper :cry:

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