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    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #BecauseJIMNY View Post
    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.
    Can tell you from my Angola experience that those Chinese roads after 5 years look a bit like a Chinese after a bottle poor white wine.
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    Photos please!!
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    monotone drive in one of the most beautiful landscapes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lirritma View Post
    Can tell you from my Angola experience that those Chinese roads after 5 years look a bit like a Chinese after a bottle poor white wine.
    That was what I expected yes...

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    Photos please!!
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    Struggling to upload images! Help?
    I hope they are color pics... not the monotone kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #BecauseJIMNY View Post
    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.
    Maybe this will help..............https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...t=#post3935689

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Maybe this will help..............https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...t=#post3935689

    Many many 4x4 routes in Lesotho, like in hundreds, like in too many for a lifetime8)
    Not many roads in Lesotho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel 4x4 View Post
    not many roads in lesotho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
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    Many routes, not many roads (tar)
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    not only there, but all the countries with minerals or something the chinese need. i think i also heard , part of the deal is when they done with the roads the workers get to stay. not sure how true that part is. so after the roads are done and now look fantastic, will these countries have the cash to maintain them, on because they would have been raped of everything they had.
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    Many routes, not many roads (tar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadranko View Post
    monotone drive in one of the most beautiful landscapes?
    mm, beautiful landscapes.

    The biggest thing that hits people in the face as they summit the Sani Pass and travel into Lesotho is.

    THE MONOTONE landscape. Its a high altitude dessert, almost devoid of visible plant life, trees, grass, people, animals. Nothing there for hours, just barren open freezing nothing.

    It improves after a while, but the initial reaction for the first time traveler especially after having just come from the lush green hills of KZN is shock.

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    However, seeing a lone ranger walking a domestic cat on a leash is something special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #BecauseJIMNY View Post
    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    mm, beautiful landscapes.

    The biggest thing that hits people in the face as they summit the Sani Pass and travel into Lesotho is.

    THE MONOTONE landscape. Its a high altitude dessert, almost devoid of visible plant life, trees, grass, people, animals. Nothing there for hours, just barren open freezing nothing.

    It improves after a while, but the initial reaction for the first time traveler especially after having just come from the lush green hills of KZN is shock.

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    However, seeing a lone ranger walking a domestic cat on a leash is something special.
    do not go to richtersveld you can find it boring,or karoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #BecauseJIMNY View Post
    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.
    When did you do the Sani? We were two jimnys that went up on the Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadranko View Post
    do not go to richtersveld you can find it boring,or karoo.
    Surely that is a personal opinion. There are many people who will find the arid parts of the country, like the Richtersveld and Karoo, extremely interesting because they have the ability to see the beauty and wonder of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lirritma View Post
    Surely that is a personal opinion. There are many people who will find the arid parts of the country, like the Richtersveld and Karoo, extremely interesting because they have the ability to see the beauty and wonder of it.
    I think Jadranko's comment was tongue in cheek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by #BecauseJIMNY View Post
    We did Sani Pass the past weekend, and although the road has magnificent views, it was a rather monotone drive. I would have loved for a bit more excitement, any tips for 4x4 routes within Lesotho? One thing I do need to mention, is that the Chinese sure know how to build a road. The tar piece within Lesotho is immaculate and the smoothest road I've driven. It would be interesting to see what it looks like in five years' time.
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