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Thread: Sani Pass trip report January with photos.

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    Default Sani Pass trip report January with photos.

    Did the above trip early last month.
    Here is a link to check it out.
    Hope you enjoy it as much as we did,

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=174087
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    they haven't paved it yet? I thought that had been approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian P. View Post
    they haven't paved it yet? I thought that had been approved.
    Hi Christian,no its still unpaved.There is a big issue between the Ministry of Transport and Tourism.The Chinese are building a road through Lesotho at the moment.
    Hope they never pave Sani.
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    Great trip. Really really beautiful region. So very green. It's all snow and cold where I am at present. Thanks for posting.

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    My sister is planning on driving this route in either a stock Land Cruiser or Defender at the end of December. The photos lead me to believe this should be very doable, but any particularly difficult sections to be aware of?
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    Nothing really,near the top some tight corners,but hear the pass is in good condition.
    Bit tricky if it rains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by africanexpat View Post
    Nothing really,near the top some tight corners,but hear the pass is in good condition.
    Bit tricky if it rains.
    Cheers- much appreciated and great photos btw!
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    Thanks for such great pictures. Makes my desire to return to Africa for an overland trip much stronger. Such scenery!! Having a beer in the highest pub in Africa
    would just be bonus!! I joined your community forum just now to learn all I can from local experts and other travelers. Thank you, J

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    I rented a CRV in Durban and did the Sani pass, coming down from Lesoto. This must have been 2 or 3 years ago.... The chinese were working on the road and only the last 15 miles really were rough, but the CRV wasn't real 4wd and got through just fine. It was a great side trip to do when i was in SA for work. That said, i know Sani pass will get cleaned up and won't even need high clearance soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserpilot View Post
    Thanks for such great pictures. Makes my desire to return to Africa for an overland trip much stronger. Such scenery!! Having a beer in the highest pub in Africa
    would just be bonus!! I joined your community forum just now to learn all I can from local experts and other travelers. Thank you, J
    Actually it's not the Highest Pub in Africa. That bragging right belongs to the Gondola Cafe at Afriski, also in Lesotho.

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