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Address: Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
Phone Number: +2786112182
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We planned this trip before the Chinese (allegedly) get round to tarring the pass. Having now seen it, I think it's going to be a long long time before this happens, if ever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Knysna
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We planned this trip before the Chinese (allegedly) get round to tarring the pass. Having now seen it, I think it's going to be a long long time before this happens, if ever. The pass wasn't as challenging as anticipated but it's very scenic and some frozen waterfalls added to this. Of course, road conditions can vary depending on weather... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did Sani Pass in our own car and that really added to the thrill of the day. It is a slow and steady drive up, but the scenery is stunning and well worth it. There are quite a lot of places to stop and take photos. Well worth it, although very bumpy. Need a 4x4

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at sea
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The 4-wheel drive ascent of Sani Pass is not for the faint of heart. It was a day long affair with lots of stops along the way for picture-taking and great views of the Pass. Go soon ... there's talk of paving it!

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Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although only passable in a 4x4 vehicle you can also tag onto one of the scheduled tours for a trip up the pass. It is nerve wrecking to drive up, butnot as challenging as it used to be in prior years thanks to some grading work that has been done on the hairpin bends. Don't forget your passport!!!! View from... More 

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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

ive been up Sani numerous times and just keep going back as it is so different and just as spectacular every time. if you are a nervous driver who is not familiar with 4x4 driving "in the bush" on gravel roads take a tour rather, these guys are very experienced and know what they are doing. for those experienced off... More 

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Österreich
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First we were unsure if we should go up there with our own 4x4 as there where many comments which raised doubts. However, if the weather is fine and you go there with a 4x4 you will be fine. Wouldn't recommend to drive up there as your first Offroad experience but when the pass is dry it isn't difficult to... More 

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Durban
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We decided to join the tour in a Landrover up Sani Pass from Underberg into Lesotho. There were 2 vehicles with several tourists - the drivers were friendly, knowledgeable and they knew how to navigate up the gravel road and around hairpin bends. The one bend was so scary; I sat at the back next to the window and as... More 

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Cape town
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was on my to do list for a very long time. A full day trip with an experienced and knowledgeable guide made this a day to remember.

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South Afroca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Dont do this journey unless you have a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle. You need your passport to go to the top into Lesotho, fun day out with a visit to the hotel at the top. Awesome views and a very cosy pub with really good service, we had drinks but people around us were having lunch, it looked good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We just bought ourselves a little Suzuki Jimny and decided to test it out on Sani Pass before they decide to tar it. A little hair-raising a times for someone with a fear of heights but an experience not to be missed! Beautiful views, friendly border control (always a pleasure), and a drink at the highest pub in Africa afterwards...... More 

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Address: Address: Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
Phone Number: +2786112182
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg

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