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Jan 5, 2007 - Back to the Mountains

My trip to Sani pass was an interesting contrast of cultures. From Durban to Pietermaritzburg I took a minibus taxi. This is pretty much the standard mode of transport all over Africa. I and 15 other people jammed into a micro bus - fortunately we had a newer one and there was a modest aisle that I could lodge my huge pack in. I was a little embarrassed to be luggin such a big bag onto a crowded taxi, but people didn't seem to mind. At least that's what I hoped. Once to Pietermaritzburg, was to meet "Willy" to get the rest of the way to the...

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Reilly on the Road

Aug 13, 2006 - Isolated in the Drakensberg

We had a very nice time enjoying the Drakensberg mountain range this past week. The places where we stayed had no internet access however. On Wednesday we did a guided hike to see San (Bushman) rock art which was really amazing. On Thursday we rode a Land Rover up the Sani Pass, which is a very loose definition of a road, into the mountain country of Lesotho (pronounced Le-soo'-too). We had a drink at the highest pub in Africa (2873m)! I'll continue in separate entries as I want to plot where we've been on the map and it only takes one at...

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Aug 28, 2005 - South Africa - Sani Pass

Due to the extreme road conditions, the Sani Pass cannot be done in a Mazda 323 heavily loaded with luggage. The Pass, which is a steep route including 22 hair-pin bends into Eastern Lesotho, the highest pass in SA, is said to be one of the most scenic parts of the Drakensberg mountain range. Not wanting to miss out, we decided to join a 'day tour' from our backpackers. The drive up the pass was fun particularly when meeting a 14 seater minibus taxi with 21 people in it coming the other way! The route also gave us more of an insight into...

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