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    Zap, Christo Davids works in that area, try get hold of him. I'll also try get his cell number. He'll know current conditions etc etc

    This is a VERY VERY nice trip........again, you wont want to leave that campsite, I promise!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Zap, by the way, we're very probably going to Katse again next weekend, staying at Motebong Lodge as always.

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    You are almost doing our trip backwards, Petri gave you all the goods just that turnoff on the dirt is hard to find without a map or t4a ! Especially coming from the Katse side but I think coming from the Sani side should be easier. Good Luck!
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    The road between A25 and A1 (tlokoeng) is hard to find on the back side of the mafikia lisiu pass, if it was not for the tracks for Africa app we would have been driving around for another extra 3 hours (google map took us on many wild goose chases +- 3 hours to find it).

    We drove it in in 4 hi mostly and it was so nice getting of the tar and going at our pace. Think you will enjoy it and find it easy coming from the other side, have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Zap, by the way, we're very probably going to Katse again next weekend, staying at Motebong Lodge as always.

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    We will be at Motebong Lodge Saturday night - Will keep a look out for those hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diversions View Post
    We will be at Motebong Lodge Saturday night - Will keep a look out for those hands.
    Shot, I think its 99% sure that the laaities and I will be coming through, before the school starts with sport etc etc etc

    If Im there, the Lux or Cruiser bakkie or alu boat will be at the launch site, in front of the chalets, there's a little lapa and braai area there - in the river's bend.

    Oh yes - trout for free........hopefully
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    Keeping a close Eye on this thread as i will be doing a trip through Lesotho early October and looking at routes and places to stay. Have to be in Maseru on the 13th of October for a wine show and then in pretoria for sister in Laws wedding on the 19th. Anything in between is fair game.

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    Great. We will keep a lookout for you. We are driving a Pajero GLX. Thats if we don't get lost on our way there from Molumong.
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    So the adventure begins.
    The plan is to leave early tomorrow and take a slow drive to Sani Tops for lunch and to overnight at Polihali Lodge in Molumong. Saturday its a long drive to Motebong Lodge at Ha Lejone but once there we should find a little Alu boat full of Trout so it will be worth the trip . From there we will see how things unfold but I will post details here about our trip and accommodation experiences.
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    Be safe and enjoy and bring back some trout!
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    Zap/Div...........how was your trips??

    I did'nt make it, going to Katse this weekend.

    Gooi some piccies please!!!
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    Trip was flipping awesome. Had such a jol. I must thank you for the advice on the route as it was a great offroad route. Had good fun in the jimny. Especially in the snow at the end.

    Check some pics here.
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    GREAT STUFF, glad you guys enjoyed it!!!

    Where did you stay every night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapnologica View Post
    Trip was flipping awesome. Had such a jol. I must thank you for the advice on the route as it was a great offroad route. Had good fun in the jimny. Especially in the snow at the end.

    Check some pics here.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ze8Wktg53pQiWUMb6
    Cool Pictures and videos! Sorry about the mechanical issues
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    We’re planning a trip in the first weekend of August from the Fouriesburg into Lesotho and come out at Sani, after 2 nights at Katse Dam... are there any petrol stations on route for ULP? Driving a V6 juice guzzler...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    GREAT STUFF, glad you guys enjoyed it!!!

    Where did you stay every night?
    Basically where you suggested.
    Sani Backpackers,
    Umbrella Guest Lodge ( ha LEJONE)
    Chalet in the skye x 2 (had some issues, owner has very bad communication with her Staff, got there to be told we must go away because it's fully booked)
    Afriski Backpackers.
    Then home.

    Was really good. Look Lesotho is not fancy, so if you are not a 3 star and backpackers kinda people. Maybe think twice. But we really got to see the countryside and the amazing views.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardbody V6 View Post
    We’re planning a trip in the first weekend of August from the Fouriesburg into Lesotho and come out at Sani, after 2 nights at Katse Dam... are there any petrol stations on route for ULP? Driving a V6 juice guzzler...

    There is fuel floating around, but don't be looking for petrol stations. We stopped and asked around in the one town. To be directed to some random plot with a big steel tank. They had diesel and ulp93. Was only 11 rand a litre. This was in Thaba - Tseke.

    I'm sure ha Lejone would also have fuel. One just needs to ask around, and maybe carry one Jerry as a backup. But all depends on you range as Lesotho is not that big. 400km will get you most way across the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifmonster View Post
    Cool Pictures and videos! Sorry about the mechanical issues
    Part of overlanding. Luckily was not a large issue. Ended up being loose radial cup bushings. But we did take the route a lot slower after that. And the noise seemed to not get worse so we just carried on.
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    Sorry for the hijack.

    The loose radial arm bushings are a well known problem after fitting cup protectors. The bushings must be cinched down tightly otherwise the holes in the brackets become oval. The simplest is to have a washer between the protector and the bracket. Your protectors look like Zombie off-road. I am not sure what their solution for this problem is.

    Flipside has described it well here. https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...15#post2854815
    There are a number of discussions on the forum about this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolf View Post
    Sorry for the hijack.

    The loose radial arm bushings are a well known problem after fitting cup protectors. The bushings must be cinched down tightly otherwise the holes in the brackets become oval. The simplest is to have a washer between the protector and the bracket. Your protectors look like Zombie off-road. I am not sure what their solution for this problem is.

    Flipside has described it well here. https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...15#post2854815
    There are a number of discussions on the forum about this problem.
    Yea I have the washers done, Apparently the protectors have just seated, and it needed re-tightening. I hope I have not worn the bolt holes oval... How would one fix that?
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