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One of our most popular tours! The Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 tour leaves from Durban and stops at the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Afterwards the tour moves towards the Drakensberg Mountains and up to the Sani Pass in Lesotho. Passport required.

The Sani Pass is a 33km gravel road that straddles the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment in a series of tight Zig Zag curves. The route begins at the Sani Pass Hotel which is 1566m above sea level. You will be travelling in a Land Rover 4×4 upwards along the narrow road crossing the South African / Lesotho border post which is 1968m above sea level. On route the landscape of KwaZulu-Natal opens-up displaying spectacular views of rolling hills and vast skies.

At the top of Sani Pass, at a height of 3240 metres / 9900 feet is the “Highest Pub in Africa” where you will be given time to enjoy a warm pub meal. You tour guide will take you to a local’s home near the pub to introduce you to a Basotho people in a local village. There you will see how the Basotho people of Lesotho live. Thereafter you will make your way down Sani’s Pass and cross the boarder back into South Africa and head back to Durban.

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Sani Pass
Zulu Safaris

Experience the beauty of Sani Pass via 4x4 vehicle on a day trip from South Africa into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and back. Set out from Durban and pass through the exquisitely preserved Victorian city of Pietermaritzburg en route to the World Heritage Suni Pass, a steep pass rising 9,429-feet above sea level. Once crossing the border (bring your passport) visit a traditional Sotho village filled with huts built around a central area filled with livestock. Afterward, savor incredible views while enjoying lunch (own expense) at Africa's highest pub.

  • Visit Suni Pass and Lesotho on a 4x4 excursion from Durban
  • Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and visit a traditional Sotho village
  • Interact with local Sotho people and learn about their culture
  • Dine and drink in Africa's highest pub
  • Explore two countries in one day
  • An ideal day trip for both families and solo travelers
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Reviewed 25 June 2018
The roof of Africa

This is one of the most scenic roads to travel on the views are breath taking. The Lesotho people are very friendly and hospitable and amazing drivers when you are busy with a 4 x 4 route they show you it should be done!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018
Simply priceless!!!!

This trip has been a real suprise to me. Ndumiso (the driver) collected me @ 6.30 am from the hotel and drove me thru Sani pass and to the highest point 3.240 metres. Also we met some sheperd immediatley after Lesotho border. Safe, friendly and...More

1  Thank Roberto B
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Great Tour, Great Guide

We really enjoyed our trip up the Sani Pass. Our guide was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and the trip itself was stunning.

2  Thank aidantharsaile
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile
Just incredible!

Wow, I had NO IDEA how lucky I would be when I booked this day tour! Ndu was my guide, and picked me up promptly. He was very kind and offered great insight about South Africa & Lesotho. We made a couple stops, but the...More

1  Thank AngieAllOver
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was an absolutely incredible day trip! Ndu was a fantastic guide! We went a week after it snowed so there was actually snow at the top. You are in a car for a fairly long time but I think it was worth it!

2  Thank SoloTravels26
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