Sani Pass, South Africa
The Sani Pass is the only way to enter Lesotho from the mountains. It is a treacherous driving pass, with no tarred roads, only thin extremely rocky dirt roads. Sometimes they were just rock roads.
In this region it is said that "only fools and foreigners predict the weather". This is the place that sees the majority of South African rainfall, but it is possible to experience all four seasons in one day. No one could tell us if today would be a good day to go to the pass, and we were quite concerned because heavy clouds and fog would prevent us from seeing the stunning mountain landscapes. True to the region's old adage, it was a little cloudy when we left, clear sunny skies when we ascended the mountains, it rained ferociously for 10 minutes as we ate our lunch in the jeep, it was sunny again directly afterwards, it HAILED small chunks of ice while we visited a Basotho home, and it was only a bit cloudy when we descended!