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Lesthoto - Border crossing at Sani Pass
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tugies
S 29° 35.082 E 029° 17.178
35J E 721451 N 6725049
Quick Description: Eastern border crossing from Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Location: Lesotho
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 4:07:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMKN0X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
While on a driving trip from Durban to Pretoria, I wanted to visit Lesotho, even if very briefly. Formerly Basutoland, the name Lesotho translates roughly into "the land of the people who speak Sotho". Lesotho is also known as the Kingdom in the Sky. This road rises up into the Drakensberg Mountains and is very scenic.

Even though 4x4 is suggested, the dirt road was in good shape when we went. The border station was a shack with one guard. Not too far up the road is a rest station and a small gift shop with local hand made crafts. We visited some of the local people and their houses further on.
Type of Nation Within: Other

Tribe or Band: Basotho

Address of Main Entrance to area:
coordinates: 29.2980°S 27.4546°E
Maseru, Lesotho


Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 11,720 sq mi

Population: 2.052 million (2012)

Date when area was established or set aside: 10/4/1966

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 29° 35.082 W 029° 17.178

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