Sani Shakedown

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Words by Clive George Pictures by Craig and Clive George

Sani Shakedown

Itching for a weekend adventure, Durbanites Clive and Craig George hopped into Clive’s new kitted-out Triton and headed for the hills: Lesotho via Sani and Black Mountain Passes to be precise.

Following a thrilling and successful snow adventure in July ’11, we decided to return for another Lesotho adventure in January this year. This time my son Craig and I decided to visit Chalets in the Sky, a remote destination also known as Maloraneng Lodge. I’d just purchased a used Triton 3.2 DID AT with about 90 000 km.
The dealership told me the previous owner had never taken it off-road so it still looked like a softroader. I fitted a set of BFGoodrich ATs, nudge bars and spots, and had the windows tinted. For R17 000 this transformed the Triton into a proper off-road vehicle. The tyres also increased ground clearance fairly significantly. I was anxious to put my Triton to the test!…

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