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Sani Pass

Address: Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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$170*
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Mountain Splendor -The Kingdom of Lesotho
95%
Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Underberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend doing Sani Pass - it is a stunning stunning drive and a cool adventure getting up the South African side. I had hoped to do the track myself out of Lesotho but only had a 2WD - I researched a bit hoping it would still be achievable in a normal car but decided to do a day... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Take a walk along the cliffes, next to the lodge. Then, Try to take the way down the Sani Pass. It is much more enjoyable!

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautiful views and you can have a drink at the highest pub in Lesotho. A passport is required to travel from SA up to the top to the Sani Pass Hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful, unique, wild, breath taking...a true traveller's experice and a must do in the Drakensberg region.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was an amazing day out with Philip from Sani Lodge as our guide. Breathtaking scenery all the way, passing through the border posts of SA and into Lesotho is an experience never to be forgotten and then a pint at the highest pub in Africa. I will be boring people with this until I am old and very grey!

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you really want to experience the Sani Pass in all of its glory, then you should take part in the Sani Stagger Endurance Race at the end of each November. It's a marathon up and down the mountain. There's equally a half marathon, so you can drive up there and then run down - the best of both worlds... More 

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Cape Town
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautiful scenery. Not at all as difficult to drive as people want you to believe. One for the bucket list

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Johannesburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very pretty, we got some lovely pictures, great for couples and families. Take good walking shoes as I took slops and got blisters after a while

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Pretoria, South Africa
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115 reviews 115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a must do! It can be quite challenging on a motorbike, but definitely worth it! The views from the top are breathtaking and worth the effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Book through the hotel or at in Underberg. Friendly drivers will take you up the mountains in four-wheel drives and organise the passport control and visas for Lesotho. The drive up the mountain is fun, but the destination is a tad underwhelming. Have a meal and beer at the highest pub in Africa whilst you are there!

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