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Drive the Sani whilst you still can!

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19 Dec 2014 @ 12:27:19 pm
Robby
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Cool

This week we look at the imminent tarring of the Sani Pass and consider the implications over a range of issues, including tourism to KZN and Lesotho. Progress can sometimes have terrible consequences - such as the thrioving community in the Gamkaskloof who disintegrated after a road was built to service the community.

If you have not yet driven the Sani Pass as a gravel road, you only have a small window of opportinity left to do so.
Tell us how YOU feel about this?

http://mountainpassessouthafrica/news/item/678-latest-news-18th-december,-2014.html 

Trygve Roberts
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19 Dec 2014 @ 20:01:04 pm
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Nog n stukkie geskiedenis daar mee heen ja wat
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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19 Dec 2014 @ 21:35:27 pm
Somer Kamper
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Adventurers may well be upset at losing their playground. People who have to use this pass regularly for ordinary purposes will likely be glad about the progress. More people will also now have access to the views.

One cannot stand in the way of progress forever, or many of us would still be driving fossils like Landy Defenders.

Now I'm off to find cover! Wink

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20 Dec 2014 @ 09:42:54 am
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We have done the SaniPass route and have stayed over at the top or a few nights to be able to explore the surrounding area.  We were surprised by the number of small sedan vehicles that make the trip for a beer at the Sani Top.

What is required is a route between Lesotho and KZN that will make it easier to access the area for economic and strategic reasons.   The Sani route is the only road between KZN and Lesotho and thus has to be upgraded to allow for the beneficiation of the area.  If there was another route from KZN, the tarring would not be necessary.

I understand (from the Sani Top mgt) that the RSA govt provided (or offered) some RM432+ a few years ago to pay for the road upgrade between Sani and Thabang in order to link it with the intended road improvement down into Himeville.

This might also eliminate the 4x4 taxis that ply the route.  From what the management told us, these taxis are converted to 4x4 before being shipped thru Durban to Lesotho.   The SABS has not certified these vehicles for use on RSA roads so they have to be transported by truck to Lesotho via the western borders - this is similar to the imports of 2nd hand vehicles going to ZIM and ZAM. These taxis drive down past the RSA border post and thus are illegal vehicles on our road.  A hardened road (Tarred) will make the route accessible to more persons and do away with the recommended use of a 4x4.   It could therefore boost tourism.

 

 

 

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21 Dec 2014 @ 11:58:44 am
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Ook op my "bugget list".

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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21 Dec 2014 @ 23:00:20 pm
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If this happens within the next two years I'll miss it Frown 

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25 Dec 2014 @ 20:39:01 pm
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Why Brian ? Lots of caravans have made it to the top.

Not all have made it down again tho.......

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26 Dec 2014 @ 17:08:24 pm
Louis
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I think that the limited amount of traffic up and down Sani Pass does not justify the tarring of this route. They could rather use this money for our own internal roads and do away with E-toll. I think this is just another means of raping the the tax payers.
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