Braai4Heritage Tour Day 29: Sani Pass

The two bakkies performed very well, so we did a bit of a photo shoot for the sponsor GM Barloworld Bruma.

The shirt was sponsored by Isuzu and the fantastic bakkie by GM Barloworld Bruma.

Today we cross the border into Lesotho to get a good view of South Africa. The Sani Pass was originally nothing more than a mule and donkey track used to transport farming products like wool and mohair from Lesotho into SA and essential goods back to Leshoto. The pass was eventually created by David Alexander in 1955. He was inspired by the 4×4 vehicles he saw in World War II and drove a Willys Jeep up the pass. A proper off-raod vehicle is advisable if you plan to visit, especially in winter when it snows on the pass. For our visit, it did not snow, but it did rain and there was a bit of hail. Sani Pass has another claim for which it is famous: the highest pub in Southern Africa. It would be rude not to visit here whilst in the area, perhaps even for a braai with a view.

When we were starting out at the bottom the weather at the top was great.

But when we got to the top, it was raining and hailing.

Then the rain stopped again, so we braaied on the edge of the cliff, with a great view of Sani Pass and South Africa.

We had lots of nice meat, but they had some on standby.

View of the road as you go down. It was fun driving down, but not as much fun as driving up.

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