Benoni to Kgalagadi - Leeupan to Boksputs via the Malopo river. Prt 1.

by Lourens Erasmus
(Benoni South Africa)

First of 25 Gates to open and close.

First of 25 Gates to open and close.

First of 25 Gates to open and close.
No facilities on the way so a Pink Champagne breakfast was set up next to the road.
Track has not been used in some time.
Botswana border marker on the other side.

From Leeupan guest house we took a short right 5 Km down the Askham road traveling diectly to the Malopo river and along the Botswana border to Boksputs. A road that we have wanted to travel in the past and advised not to go without a 4X4. Well no 4 x 4 and we went. 25 Km over to the border fence graded between the farms. From there at times no road only tracks for 125 Km with the last 30 Km. a graded road again.

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Benoni to Kgakagadi Leeupan to Boksputs via the Malopo river. Prt 2

by Lourens Erasmus
(Benoni South Africa)

No facilities on the way so a Pink champagne breakfast was set up next to the road!

No facilities on the way so a Pink champagne breakfast was set up next to the road!

No facilities on the way so a Pink champagne breakfast was set up next to the road!
At least there was some shade at times.
Erosion is taking its toll on the limestone ridges.
The road is improving near the end towards Boksputs. Only problem - what if traffic approaches from ahead as the side ridges are high at times.

After the pink champagne breakfast we continued along the border fence. Now and then on the other side of the fence a vehicle would speed along on the tar road on the Botswana side that ends at Boksputs border post. The track would change from good to bad at times.

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