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Cape Town Central, South Africa

Hi. Where are the borders saturated. Can you drive up from Cape Town along the garden route and enter Lesotho from Pietermaritzburg side, or must you enter via Maseru and then drive across Lesotho?

6 months ago Answer

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Hi. The easiest and fastest route (believe it or not) is to head north east (to Jhb) on the N1 from Cape Town to Donkerpoort. Then turn right on the R701. Do not go to Maseru. Keep on the R701 go past Wepener, (it becomes the R26) then go past Ladybrand, Clocolan and at Fouriesburg turn right to the Caledonspoort entrance to Lesotho. It's ten minutes. Then follows the signs. This route is 1295 Kms. But believe me you will take almost two hours to crawl up on the Sani pass. If you don't have a 4x4 you can't get up the Sani pass on the natal side. And even if you get up the Sani pass your road trip to Afriski from that point is another 2 hours with the winding roads.

6 months ago
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Hi there, i would not suggest entering from Natals side is you dont have a 4x4, best to enter Caledonspoort side, remember speed limit in Lesotho is totaly different to SA ,some places(mostly) 50 km p/h, so you must have time on your hands, otherwise it is going to take a wile. Search "border crossings Lesotho" and read Wikipeadia , they give great info and border opening times, ect.

Hope you come right!!! JC Venter

6 months ago
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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We stayed the night in Fouriesburg in the Free State and crossed the border right there.

3 months ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Is there a way to get to the Afri Ski resort by car if we drive up? Or are there lift services available?

6 months ago
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Hi. The easiest and fastest route (believe it or not) is to head north east (to Jhb) on the N1 from Cape Town to Donkerpoort. Then turn right on the R701. Do not go to Maseru. Keep on the R701 go past Wepener, (it becomes the R26) then go past Ladybrand, Clocolan and at Fouriesburg turn right to the Caledonspoort entrance to Lesotho. It's ten minutes. Then follows the signs. This route is 1295 Kms. But believe me you will take almost two hours to crawl up on the Sani pass. If you don't have a 4x4 you can't get up the Sani pass on the natal side. And even if you get up the Sani pass your road trip to Afriski from that point is another 2 hours with the winding roads.

6 months ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Hi. I've used Calendonspoort and Peka Bridge before but those will also be too North for you. Sani pass is stunning but you will need a 4x4. Other boarder posts are Qacha's Neck, Telle Bridge, van Rooted gate and Makhaleng bridge but you'll have to do some research on times they are open and if a 4x4 is required.

6 months ago
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