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Old 02-21-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
michnus OP
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South Africa/Lesotho longweekend trip

The plan is to stay in Himeville on the foot of Sani Pass, the next day to Katsi dam through Thaba Tseka.
From there to Tele bridge and then Lauden's neck to Barkley East and back to East London. It is technically not a difficult ride,
except for all the rain that we got on the trip.
The scenery is like nothing else in South Africa, this place is special, the people friendly and lost in time, and I will be
visiting Lesotho again and again.
Himeville arms lodge, best food and a great place to stay.

Start of the road up to Sani Pass, This is part of the Drakensberg mountains, lots of rain and streams of water every were. One of many river crossings along the way


Halfway up the pass.

Looking up, this pass just go straight up this mountain, it is unbelievable how they got up there in the old days.

Bottom left corner is the road going up the pass, if you are scared of heights don't go there. And she's coming up the mountain.

The view halfway up. The road is in a bad state with all the 4x4 ripping it apart.




Words can't describe this view


The road to Thaba Tseka has been wasted away by the heavy rains in the area.

The Orange river and we must still cross it before Thaba Tseka, people tell us the water level is still to high.

These nice men had to help me, the water-flow was extremely power full, not really deep, but it nearly took the bike out under me.
There was very little left of the bridge, most of the sides was wasted away.

Petrol station in Thaba Tseka

something went wrong at this petrol station :shock:

The great Katsi dam

Katsi at sunset

Maluti beer, bloody welcome
The highest waterfall in South Africa......actually Lesotho, 3100m, on the road from Katsi to Libre.


On top of South Africa.......Lesotho

The road from TeleBridge via Lundean's neck to Barkley East.
This piece of road is DS heaven, twists,turns, switchbacks and everything else.


Look at that piece of mountain that fell in the road. Just outside Telebridge

Up Lundeans neck

This is one of my favourite pics.


Outside Elliot and it is still raining.

Near East London at the Kay river.

And I nearly drop the bike a few kilos from home.
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