Up Sani Pass – August 2016 – Trip Report
Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the day out with us on our 2016 Sani Pass Outing.
At the meeting point there was coffee flowing to keep the eyes open after the early morning drive up and others which were a lot more perky from the sleep up in the berg lucky buggers.
A short drivers briefing was on order, some radios handed out for communication on the trip. During the briefing there were a few confused looks when it was announced that the road leading up to the pass will be worse than the actual pass its self. Off we set to the border post, all passports stamped and cleared the pass now lay ahead of us. Bye bye South Africa for a short while.
A leisurely slow drive up the pass taking in some of the spectacular sites and a photo or two for memories. Going up the pass it was apparent it was in better condition than the road leading up to it on South
African side and pretty easy not even requiring much effort due to the construction that has been happening up there. At the Lesotho border there was a beautiful tarred road but before we could continue we got our passports stamped and road taxes paid off to the hotel we went for a cold one or in a few cases some hot chocolate with a marshmallow in Yum…
After a short break we regrouped and set off to a view point along the way we fund some nice 4×4 challenges then a breath taking view where we sat down for lunch.
There was also some snow in the shaded areas and of course a snow man had to be built and a few snowballs thrown around.
Lunch over we set off for a short drive to Black Mountain driving along the beautiful tarred road there was some spectacular engineering done on the steep sections. It was also apparent there was a large amount of snow up there with some sections still
so deep you could hide a car in. As we got really high up you felt a significant loss in the vehicles performance. A few quick snaps were taken then off to the border as it was getting
All stamped out we drove down the pass well not all of us one member took a run down the pass to test her endurance very brave she was and hope all went well.
Back on SA soil and all cleared at customs was time for the long trip back home. Hope everyone had a good time and a safe journey home.