.......to take this opportunity to thank our readers for their support and loyalty and especially those who took the time to write to us with corrections, suggestions and information. We place great value on this interaction and in the process, have met some wonderful people, like 80 year old Winston Le Roux, who has provided us with detailed history of the Baviaanskloof and he turns out to be the very farmer who erected that cableway in the kloof! Winston is about to publish a brand new book on the history of the Baviaanskloof and we are honoured to be associated with him.
Our thanks also go to padmaker Graham Ross, who regularly gets into contact with us with a whole range of information, which we happily publish. Graham also helps us get our minds around engineering issues, road design and construction. We are privileged to know men of this calibre and that they give to us so freely of their hard earned knowledge. This attitude is in alignment with how we have approached this mammoth project. We share all our knowledge with the readership of the website. It is only through giving, that one can receive.
We wish all our readers a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperpous New Year. Nelson Mandela's passing has rekindled a flame of hope for all South Africans that the goodness of man shall ultimately prevail. Big boots to fill. Very, big boots.
Right, let's go cyber driving. Click on the links to go to the relevant page:
1. Ongeluks Nek (Part 1) A 4x4 only, serious pass in the Drakensberg between Matatiele and Lesotho. Passport required).
2. Ongeluks Nek (Part 2) If you want to watch Part 2 you must be keen!
3. Lesotho 4x4 Tour ( Mokhotlong to Ramas Gate) - A 4x4 tour through some of the most beautiful scenery in Lesotho, featuring the 3300m Mathabeng Pass.
4. Paardekloof Pass (N9) An easy tarred pass on the N9 near Graaff-Reinet.