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Sani Pass

Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Underberg
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives
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Cumbria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful half day tour with our Zulu driver and guide Sibele (Warren). The trip in the 4x4 vehicle was an experience in itself, with the guide stopping at regular intervals allowing us to take breathtaking photographs. His commentary was suberb both about the ecology, and history of the area. Visiting Lesotho and the highest pub in Africa was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a day adventure anyone visiting the area cannot miss. As I did not have my own 4x4 I booked through Sani Lodge who may not have been the best comfort wise but they were the cheapest and they provided an all-round experience and not just a drive to the top and back. The road is extremely harsh with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beautiful views and scenery - if we had longer I would have signed up for the 5 day 4 night walk to truly appreciate the magnificent landscape

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The 4X4 road of rough rocks and gravel provide amazing views of the valley. Switchbacks and a very steep climb lead one to South Africa's highest pub, and the entrance to Lesotho where one encounters natives in mud huts in family groupings, no electricity, no fuel for their fires except for dried cow dung. And the natives prefer this location... More

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Malkerns, Swaziland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stunning views of the drakensburg. An amazing drive up & down, a truly 4x4 experience. I would certainly recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys adventure and thrill. Been there twice and will definetly return. One of my fav places in Southern Africa!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This has to be the steepest road climb in South Africa. Incredible. A must if you don't drive much like this. We are from London so not many hills near home :). We got our lodge manager at sani valley lodge, which is at the base of the pass, to organize us a good rate and we were driven up... More

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melbourne, derby
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

wow - a real must, we had the most amazing experience and the views were awesome. The drive is up there with top drives of the world. In fact Top Gear from the BBC ought to use this road for one of their programmes.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We traveled South Africa and Mozambique for about a month and our trip up the Sani Pass was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The 4x4 took us up for a visit of the high plains (around 3000m high) of Lesotho. Definitely worth doing.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A beautiful view, a good "massage" during the trip up and the guide knows what he is talking about. You really go back in time.. A good tourist attraction.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent one day in a land rover going up the Sani Pass, a pass through the mountains to Lesoto with such zig zag hairpins and treacherous drops that you fear to look on the descent. Lesoto is so high that it is above the tree level, so all you see is somewhat barren land where the shepherds roam with... More

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