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Sani Pass

Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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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, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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113 reviews 113 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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Underberg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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Bellville, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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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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