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Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:01 am

Hi

I'm looking for the beste paper maps of Lesotho. Any advice please? I'll use T4A but need paper back-up.

I want to know how hard it is to drive from Maseru right across Lesotho to Sani. And I want to drive from Sani to Khatse-dam after that.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:12 am

Have a chat with Johan, Toro Adventures, he has some nice maps.
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:16 am

Ali,

Om van Maseru na Sani te ry het jy so paar opsies. Die mooi roete is om via die Mohale Dam na Katse dam te ry en van daar aan na Sani pas toe.

Die Sani Na Kaste roete waarvan jy praat het 3 opsies afhangende van hoeveel tyd jy het asook waarna jy opsoek is.

Ek gebruik altyd die info maps vir 'n papier verwysing. Maar ek moet byvoeg dat die T4A en die kaarte nie altyd ooreenstem nie. So maak seker jy weet waarheen jy wil gaan.

As jy wil kan jy vir my jou details epos wat jy beplan dan help ek graag. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:18 am

Thanks Johan. Die plan begin nou eers in my kop vorm want ek trek 10 Desember. Ek gaan mooi dink wat ek wil doen en dan jou raad vra op pm. Much appreciated.
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Ali is reg so. Laat weet my sodra jy jou idee het, dan help ek jou graag.. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:41 pm

Guys, please make this info available here as well. There are others who would like to do this too, you know... ;)

Ali, please post a trip report and also your GPS track log here Mapsource Database upon your return. :thumbup:


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Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:56 pm

Family_Dog wrote:Guys, please make this info available here as well. There are others who would like to do this too, you know... ;)

Ali, please post a trip report and also your GPS track log here Mapsource Database upon your return. :thumbup:


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Eric we will supply the info and you come along on the trip with Ali and then you can write the report and post it here. Its a win/win situation...... :twisted: :twisted:
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:24 pm

I really would love to do the trip!! Last time we were there, we ran out of time so it was a no-go, but one of these days we will do it again. I always keep my eyes peeled open for info on Lesotho! :)


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Don't know when this will be, but I will be sure to post when the time comes!


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Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:52 pm

Johan (or anyone else who is keen to answer)

I hope you're still around.

My plans have changed but I would like to ask your opinion on them. Now I'm going form Sani's side into Lesotho, to Katse Dam first.

I was thinking to drive from Katse Dam over Mapholaneng straight to point B4 on the info map, and turn left there towards Katse.

I was thinking of sleeping over at Lejone.

Then I was thinking of driving south towards Sehlabathebe (over Thaba-Tseka, Sehongong, Matebeng Pass) and out through Ramtseliso or Qacha's Nek).

Another vague route I was considering was to vaguely drive south-west from Katse, and head for Ongeluksnek or Tele Bridge, but it looks a bit complicated and I'm on my own. If you think it is a better experience to go that way, please let me know, and how I should drive. I'm on my own with kids though, and cannot do extreme passes.

Just a few questions: How's the track between B4 and Lejone?
How is the campsite of the Bokong National Park at Lejone?
How is Matebeng Pass?

I'll be driving through Sani on the 1st of January. Anybody is very welcome to join.

Cheers!

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Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:52 pm

Ali, I'd love to have joined, however at that time we are returning from Swazi.

I've never driven Lesotho during summer, but have always done it during winter hoping for some snow.

Sani was during our most recent trip the easiest ever, the road conditions on average was very good. Clearly there was some money to grade and cut the roads. But you'll have to see how it is now after rains.
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:05 pm

Ali,

Ek sal jou aanraai in 'n solo voertuig om Katse toe te ry via Thaba Tseka. Dit behoort jou 'n gemaklike dag rit te neem vanaf Sani tot by Katse Dam via die roete.

Die ander roete wat jy van praat is rybaar, maar die laag water brug by die Malimabatso rivier mag dalk onder water wees wat beteken jy sal moet omdraai. Ook daar is 'n paar rivier kruisings wat jy moet deurgaan, maar ek sal nie sommer op my eie daai roete aanpak nie.

Die Matabeng pass is regtig die moeite werd om te ry. Bereken 'n volle laaaannng dag se ry vanaf Kaste tot by Sehlabatele Park. Ek moes laas keer op die pas oorslaap omdat dit toe al lank donker was en wou nie verder ry nie.

Ek sal Lesotho aanbeveel vir enige iemand, maar as jy die minder gebruikte roetes wil ry, pak lig, en ry met ten minste 2 voertuie. As jy Solo ry, gebruik slegs die bekende paaie. Onthou net as iets daar skeef loop, is jy baie moeilik bereikbaar vir hulp.

Hoop dit help jou met die beplanning.

Ali, dalk kom join ek jou nog. Sal jou laat weet!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:09 pm

Baie dankie Johan. Jy weet nie hoeveel dit my help nie.

Nog een of twee vragies - sou jy sê Matabeng pas is bietjie rof om solo deur te ry of is dit ok? Weet jy van kampeerplek of 'n lodge of iets waarin mens kan oorslaap tussen Katse en Matabeng? Ek is nie lus om te veel te push nie.

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Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:29 pm

Ali,

Die pas self is nie te erg nie. Dit is wel styl en hier en daar los, maar dit nie serious level 5 obstacle nie. Dit is maar baie soos die Ander passe in Lesotho.

Daar is wel 'n campsite onofisieel op die pas self. As jy die oggend redelik vroeg in die pad kom Matabeng se kant toe behoort jy maklik in dag lig by Sehlabathele Park te kan aan kom.

Maar dan moet ek ook byvoeg, wees gereed vir enige iets in Lesotho, veral in Desember met baie reen.

Verder is dit 'n lekker pad om te ry (4x4) en dit is baie mooi daarso!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:52 pm

Baie dankie :dance1: :dance1:

Ek sê steeds - as enigiemand wil saamry, ek ry op 1 Januarie in by Sani, is twee dae in Lesotho en ry in die Noordooskaap uit, op 3 of 4 Januarie. Bel my op 082 899 8821
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