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Tarring of the Sani Pass

The long, snaking dirt pass between Himeville in KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern highlands of Lesotho – The Kingdom in the Sky - is typified by its tough ‘4×4-only‘ surface, ‘boot quaking’ turns and quite spectacular scenery, but has recently sparked controversy in a number of circles after the RSA government (under the auspices of the Department of Transport) and the Lesotho Government have joined together in the application to tar the entire length of the Sani Pass.

Kwazulu-Natal Sani Pass Map

Phase 1 of the project has been in progress for a number of years now, with resurfacing of the road between Himeville in KwaZulu-Natal and the South African border post at the foot of the pass. Read more

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