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Sani Pass

Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Underberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Pretoria, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Underberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One really gets a good view and feel of the beautiful Drankensberg. It is one of the very few routes up the Drakensberg into Lesotho from KwaZulu Natal. Last time I went up I saw a nice herd of Eland (22 of them) and a troop of Baboons. The road at the moment is pretty good (as they are working... More

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Durban
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The scenery is unbelievable and you cannot imagine how high you climbed until you look back. The road is very much improved which takes away a bit of its character riding over boulders and next to ravines. The Government is thinking of tarring the road and that will spoil the fun of going with a 4x4. So do it now....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went on an excursion up Sani Pass. A must, but don’t tempt it with your own vehicle. You need to be an experienced 4X4 driver. The views are ‘Out of this World’. The hotel can arrange it for you. We arranged it ourselves with Crispen Holt (holttrails12@gmail.com or +27824525481). I have been up this pass many times before, with... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Currently (October 2014) the general road conditions is slightly challenging but easy going. Sections of the pass, specifically after the Lesotho border control post, is in a sad state and traveling speed must be slow. Vehicles with a higher ground clearance are preferable.

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Cape Town
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Sani Pass, an old trade route between The Kingdom of Lesotho and South Africa must be visited before 2016 when it will become a tarred road. Surrounded by majestical views, the Sani Pass offers visitors a step back in time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had a nice experience. Even though I went after 14H00, I made it before the sun set in Lesotho. Hey the Chinese are building a nice road I Lesotho sooner driving in that country will be enjoyable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Rated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is truly amazing to see. You'll need a 4x4 to drive up to the Lesotho border post (at the top).

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first time I visited the pass, it was a destination on my motorbike adventure and what a perfect experience it was going up the pass on a motorbike! Driving the tar stretch to the start of the pass, you clearly see yourself riding into the mountains and it gives the impending feeling of adventure and awe. Once on the... More

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