Sani Pass

 Posted by Elizabeth at 6:31 pm
Apr 082011

Last night was very cold with a wind making it worse, so I donned the thermals and we got into our warm sleeping bags early and read for a while. Both of us slept well and were warm and comfortable despite the cold.

Today we headed through more scenic countryside and rough roads, passing villages and climbing to a height of 3242m, and this time the car survived. We exited Lesotho and descended the Sani Pass. The pass is quite high through some spectacular scenery, with lots of tight hairpin bends and steep inclines (you can just make out some of the road in the picture at left). It was a very pretty drive. Whilst the road was gravel it was in far better condition than we expected, although I’m not sure I would want to tackle it in a sedan.

Tonight we are staying at Mount Currie Nature Reserve. It is a very nice campground with lots of grass, a scenic outlook on a lake and clean hot showers. There were zebras in the picnic area as we came in and it looks like they wander through the camp. We have our first campfire tonight, although it is in a “braai” stand rather than a real campfire, but it will keep us warm and we’ll use it to cook dinner.

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