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Address: Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
Phone Number: +2786112182
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Beautiful Summit to the Top of Africa

Going up Sani Pass is definitely worth at trek whether it be via your own two feet, a tour company or your own car. It's a spectacular view and an amazing day trip from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Going up Sani Pass is definitely worth at trek whether it be via your own two feet, a tour company or your own car. It's a spectacular view and an amazing day trip from the Underberg area. Don't forget your paperwork to cross over into Lesotho!

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Caledon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The drive was not as scary as many would you believe The start of the road was in very poor condition but higher up the road was in very good condition Excellent views The border offices were dirty and in poor condition Considering how many tourist pass through there, I was quite embarrased The pub was also dissapointing The service... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Sani Pass South African border post is about 30ks from Himeville. You need to take your passport. Suggest using a 4x4 vehicle. Tours are available. Choose a clear day and you can see for miles from the top. The road is challenging but there are areas to stop to enjoy the magnificent Berg. Car travel takes about 11/2hours. If you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is amust do self drive or us one of the tour companies experience the thrill of going round the blind coners stop and look st the view please remember your passport

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Underberg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

You need your passport because you cross into Lesotho . If you intend to drive yourself you need a 4x4 vehicle with sufficient ground clearance and low gear to safely and conveniently negotiate the rough unpaved road with steep swich-backs. Preferrably (and better for the nerves of your wife) you travel with a knowledgeable tour operator from Underberg from whom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

You definitely need a four wheel drive vehicle for this trip. The road near the top was very slippery with ice and slush and, depending on the conditions you might need to lower your tyre pressure quite a bit to get enough grip. It's extremely steep and very cold. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition, remember your passport... More 

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Salt Rock, KZN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

magnificent views, loads of snow and adventurous drive to the top. A must do bucket list item, and really beautiful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Do yourself a favour - no do yourself a big favour, if you have 4x4 with low range GO UP THE SANI before the bulldozers take over and tar this iconic piece of road Our group of 8 (Pole-Pole) did this slowly-slowly in low range one late afternoon in July (10th to be exact) - and of course a GOOD... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very exciting, I can't imagine that they'd want to tar the pass! The views are spectacular and the road is well taken care of. The trip was a blast!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went as far as the South African Border due to one of our passports having expired. The dirt road was a 4x4 lover's dream but unfortunately it was extremely busy due to the recent snow falls in Lesotho.

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