The Weavers construct the drift across the Notwane at Odi

From the air, the two roads from Mmamashia to Odi, the old and the new, must be clearly visible. Running parallel to each other, the roads diverge as they approach the river.

The old road ended at the drift across the river whilst the new one crossed it by means of two culvert bridges, hit the base of the hill and was then compelled to take a sharp left angle turn.

Before the new road was constructed, however, Odi was effectively cut off from Gaborone whenever the Notwane came down in flood.

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