Baboons Pass to Durban

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi Guys,
doing the Baboons pass (Lesotho) this coming weekend. When on the other side I wish to continue my journey to Durban for the birth of my first grand son.
Q - What route can you suggest, is it safe through transkei, I will be alone with my wife. rtc..

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Willie
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:42 am

It is safe enough through the transkei . Just stay out of Umtata . Chaos there..Every where else is fine .
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:57 am

William the Transkei is as safe as anywhere else in S.A. Just keep to the speed limits and all doors and widows locked at all times.I travell there every every other day but am SUPER VIGILANT .In fact I was in Umtata yesterday without incident.
Enjoy your trip.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:20 am

Hi I would suggest you come from Baboons to Semonkong then Qachas Nek and from there to Matatiele on to Kokstad, Harding, Port Shepstone and through to Durban. this should take roughly 8 hours

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Another awesome route is Thabo Tseka - Mashai - sehonghong - over Matebeng pass down to sehlabathebe go through Ramasediso border down towards Swartberg - kokstad -Bizana -Port Edward -Durban .

The road from Thabo Tseka is a fantastic scenic drive through to Ramas Gate . Your Navigational skills I hope are up to scratch . I winged it with no Maps . Just remembered names and asked locals . Only had 1 tank of fuel . I would take extra though ..
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:36 pm

Be carefull Matebeng pass is very badly washed away in a number of spots.

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Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:24 pm

Well he made it safe -- Congratulations again Ouma en Oupa.

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