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Offline luke

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tarring the sani pass
« on: July 06, 2007, 08:55:16 pm »
Has anyone got definite information regarding the proposed tarring of the Sani Pass, or is this another Urban Legend ?

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 09:11:22 pm »
Was there about 5 weeks back. The first ten km's in from the t junction were being prepped for tarring but a while to go before that happens, might be busy with the tar about now. Somehow I do not think that they will get beyond the SA border post and that's the good stretch of DS road. If they do it's still a way off IMO.
 

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 09:43:54 pm »
it'll go all the way to the top. the sponsors, the EU, have the greater good of the 10 zillion people trapped in that country in mind, rather than preserving the playground of the idle rich on their weekend toys.

Harsh words perhaps, but you can count the vehicle-possible exits to that country on your fingers (and for the adventurous, you may have to include your toes, but definitely not yo willy :) )

If we could afford to put in a tunnel for them we might keep our playpen, and I reckon we could, if only we cared more - but like all things, we'll let it slip by, like we're gonna let the imminent tarring of Baviaan's do too
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007, 12:19:09 pm »
Read TopBike July '07, very interesting article about tarring the Sani and reactions from locals and visitors.
 

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 08:23:40 am »
Its definately been planned for, I read an article in one of the Engineering magazines, they want Lesotho to have access to Durbans harbour infrastructure and to open up better access in and out for their people, if it actually happens is another story.
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 11:01:22 am »
Like Jabu says...read top bike July edition.

Econimically it makes sence...emotionaly it doesnt. But all in all, its gonna happen, like it or not.

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 01:14:49 pm »
When they do get to the point of tarring the last section, there will be a couple of brave souls that will recreate a road for our pleasure at another point.

Sani has been a means of enjoyment for 4x4's, DS bikes, donkey carts, etc for many years. It is all about the challenge of the road.
Somewhere, someone is planning a new route....


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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 02:08:41 pm »
Only be completed in 2009, so plenty time still!!!
 

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 04:07:44 pm »
I'm not bummed that they are taking away a bit of dirt.
If it stayed so remote and undisturbed it would be great, but a tar road means more chops can get there, thats the sad bit.

If I want to ride hectic dirt I know where to go for that.
 

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 02:12:55 pm »
Shark...I believe they intend to TAR De Wild too !!!!!  ;) ;D ;)
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 02:22:18 pm »
Aaaah memories

The N1 highway from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Once it too was a dirt track which only hardcore men with beards and long whips could conquer. Then those bastards came and tarred it under!

Another unfortunate case of: "cursed with progress"

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007, 07:41:16 pm »
No worries about Sani - we will still have it for a few years.  Then there is still Monantsa, Ramatseliso, Qachasnek, Ongeluksnek and Tele.  It will take them some time to tar all of these and there are awesome places to see and ride both sides of the border posts near all of the above.   

It is going to be fun following the progress as they tar Sani - some challenges await the poor contractor....
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007, 09:28:52 pm »
Well, if the funders have any savvy, they will emply SWISS planners and Engineers.

They are MASTERS at bridge and pass construction

I am astounded at every twist and turn of every bit of tar where they can build a road. Sani will be piecemeal for them. (not that I want it to happen)
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Sani Pass Tarring
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 01:58:55 pm »
Hi all!  Does anyone know if Sani Pass is still being tarred?  I cant find any recent updates on the interweb on this. 

I would love going up there before it is completely tarred. 
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Re: Sani Pass Tarring
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 03:43:06 pm »
Not tarred yet,  :mwink: got a friend, working for a company who is going to work on the project, who said it will be tarred in the near future ( will start next year somewhere ), then again the same rumor is doing the rounds for the past 10 years...  :deal:
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 07:15:58 pm »
Ja hulle gaan hom teer sodat die Land Rovers ook bo kan uit kom  :imaposer:
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 07:25:07 pm »
En die groot BMW GS'e :peepwall:
 

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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 07:27:42 pm »
En die groot BMW GS'e :peepwall:



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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 08:17:43 pm »
There is a huge shortage of TAR (ASPHALT) at the moment, thats why the Gauteng Highwasy & byways have not been finished yet. Projects all around the country are being rationed. So its going to be some time before they finish the rod all the way to the top.  ;D
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Re: tarring the sani pass
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2011, 09:11:03 pm »
 :imaposer:

Ya in 50 years time.
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