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Sani Pass

Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Underberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives
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Kloof, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After an picturesque drive to the top of Sani Pass we enjoyed a great meal. in the Pub / Restaurant. The local musician with his home made guitar was good entertainment but the local beggars accompanying him made eating on the veranda a little uncomfortable.

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Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have a 4x4 or are able to hire or borrow one, please drive Sani Pass, they have started roadworks in mid 2014 as a step towards tarring. Hiring your own vehicle for 4-5 people will still be cheaper than going up with a tour guide plus you get to drive. It is a drive not to be missed... More

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Hekpoort, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Please remember to take your passports! Won't be allowed past the South-African side of the border post although the official border is on top of the mountain. For the last part of the road you will need a 4x4. But lovely to even travel up to that point. It is clearly indicated up to where you can drive with a... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The narrow, winding and steep dirt road is the signature of Sani Pass. The staff that is manning both the South African and Lesotho border posts displayed a very friendly disposition that spiced our zest for the day's adventure. Tip: Although the route is marked as being designated for 4x4 vehicles, there are mini bus taxis from Lesotho and they... More

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a 5 hour guided hiking to Hodgson's peak with very beautiful views and terrain. Great exercise and rewarding views from the mountain.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As we enjoy riding our off road motorbike this pass is a must for the adventurous. Whether you are into 4 x4, cycling or motor biking it most definitely will be an unforgettable trip. Once you are at the peak you can have a nice drink at the cafeteria.

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Cape Town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Easy drive, friendly SA border officials, Lesotho border ok - just not sure where the R60 toll really went.. Great stops all way up pass - don't rush it. Road into lesotho from sani top being renovated - tar soon apparently. Just watch out for Sani to ThabaTseka raod - maps all show it as main route. It is in... More

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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good day out with the family. Maybe the last time before they tar the road into Lesotho. Breathtaking views

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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You have to like mountains. If you're a beach person, then the Sani pass probably won't be as spectacular to you. I took a 4x4 up the pass, which takes about 2 hours. The terrain is incredibly rough, but there are several viewpoints at which to stop for magnificent views of your surroundings. I happened to go during a snowstorm,... More

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Skene, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Blue sky and a perfect day to drive the Sani Pass road to Lesotho. Beautiful scenarios and a nice cup of Cappuccino at the top make you feel like in heaven.

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