Did you make it to the Katse Dam?

Go! Camp & Drive - - LETTERS - WIL­LIE AND MARILYN SCHOLTZ Modi­molle >

My hus­band and I re­cently did a short trip through Le­sotho, and be­cause we have a 4x4 we de­cided to do the route be­tween Taung and Mokhot­long and then on to Sani Pass. On our map it showed that only 4x4s can do the short stretch from Taung to Li­nakeng, but to our sur­prise there was a far worse road wait­ing for us be­tween Molu­mong and Mokhot­long with no men­tion of it be­ing a 4x4 route. We crawled up the moun­tain at snail’s pace, bounc­ing from side to side in our seats and even­tu­ally we had to re­lease our seat­belts, which were cut­ting into our shoul­ders.

Be­fore we came to the in­ter­sec­tion of the A31 we came across three ve­hi­cles (one tow­ing a trailer) that were on their way to Katse Dam for the night. They were re­laxed, eat­ing last night’s left­over braaivleis and swill­ing down a few beers. We told them of the night­mare jour­ney they were about to em­bark on, but they prob­a­bly thought th­ese two grey-haired pensioners in the white Jeep were grossly ex­ag­ger­at­ing. They told us that the South African bor­der post at Sani closed at 4 pm so we had no time to de­lay and left them around 2 pm. (We made it to the Le­sotho bor­der by 4 pm and went straight down the pass after be­ing told the SA bor­der only closed at 6 pm.)

We would love to get hold of the peo­ple in those ve­hi­cles to find out if they ac­tu­ally made it to Katse that even­ing.

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