Did you make it to the Katse Dam?
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.