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Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:23 am

I have been up and down Sani now 10 times (every time during winter) and always after sleeping over at Sani Top Chalets for the night. (I am by no means a Sani Veteran)

What kind of a drive will it be to enter Lesotho early in a morning through Sani, carry on through Mokhotlong joining the A1 and exiting again at Caledonspoort or Ficksburg that late afternoon? :eh:
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:31 am

Heinrich,

Daai is 'n baie mooi Scenic pad om te ry. Dit is nie so heavy 'n 4x4 roete nie, maar die potholes van Mokhotlong tot by Buthe Buthe is nogal erg. Jy sal bly wees jy ry 'n Hilux. Jy ry vir 'n baie lang tydperk bo 2800 m bo see vlak, so jy kan in die winter baie moontlik black ice op die teer verwag asook sneeu. Jou ave spoed sal nie maklik meer as 40 km/h wees nie.

Wees voorbereid vir die unexpected. Baie warm klere, genoeg kos en water vir ten minste 3 - 4 dae. Onthou net dit weer verander in 'n oog knip op daai hoogte en jy kan maklik in gesneeu word.

Die pad van sani tot by Mokhotlong is lekker en het 'n paar strompies wat dit kruis en is grondpad. Die Scenery is regtig iets om te beleef.
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:41 am

Johan, in 1996 het ek as deel van Exploratio by TUKS deelgeneem aan 'n search and rescue in die Drakensberg onder Giants Castle vir 3 mense wat vasgesneeu het in 'n Hilux. Toe hulle gevind is 5 dae nadat hulle vasgesneeu het, het net die canopy so 10cm bo die sneeu uitgesteek.

Die drie mense was almal ongedeerd, gelukkig was hulle voorbereid.

So, daardie trippie is moontlik.
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:47 am

ns het dit andersom gedoen so 2jr terug, van Fouriesburg tot Sani. Baie scenic maar meestal grondpad. So 8uur trip as jy dit rustig vat :thumbup:
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OOOOMS wrote:ns het dit andersom gedoen so 2jr terug, van Fouriesburg tot Sani. Baie scenic maar meestal grondpad. So 8uur trip as jy dit rustig vat :thumbup:
Baie dankie. :thumbup:

Navigasie mag dalk makliker wees as afgelope Saterdag. :lol:
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:06 am

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:20 am

Die roete is nie ver nie sowat 240km van Sani tot BButhe.

Ek sou eerder die ou berg roete wil doen :thumbup:
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:51 am

OOOOMS wrote::o: :o: :o:
Want ek is beplan dit voor die tyd. :lol:
OOOOMS wrote:Die roete is nie ver nie sowat 240km van Sani tot BButhe.
Ek sou eerder die ou berg roete wil doen :thumbup:
Ek het hom gemeet so 240-250km, dan is ek bly jy kan dit bevestig. Is die ou roete nog oop? Of moet ek eerder daai ene los vir die somer?

Ek wag net vir bevestiging van my broer af dat daar sneeu op die Maluti's is dan val ek in die pad die eerste Vrydag daarna. Die plan is om die Saterdagaand by hom oor te slaap in Bethlehem. Dan ry ek Sondag terug GP toe.
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:53 am

Unfair, ek wil saam :wink:
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:04 pm

Onthou net, jy sal wil stop by Oxbow en bietjie kuier daar op die pad.....dis darem ski ens ens ......... punt is dis mooi wereld daai en soos Jahan se, net potholes bo in die berge wat pla.

Wanneer ly jy die konvooi-----wag vir daai post !!!!
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:35 pm

Ek sal julle op hoogte hou. :mrgreen:

Wil julle dit in 'n naweek trip verander?? :clap:
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:58 pm

Wil julle dit in 'n naweek trip verander??
Klink goed, eks game :thumbup: Wie is nog in?
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Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:56 am

Mark, miskien moet ek nuwe thread begin vir so trippie. :mrgreen:
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Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:23 am

Yebo :thumbup:
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OOOOMS wrote:Yebo :thumbup:
:thumbup: Done :clap:
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