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Sani Pass

Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Underberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic Drives
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 9 reviews
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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Kloof, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After an picturesque drive to the top of Sani Pass we enjoyed a great meal. in the Pub / Restaurant. The local musician with his home made guitar was good entertainment but the local beggars accompanying him made eating on the veranda a little uncomfortable.

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Durban, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have a 4x4 or are able to hire or borrow one, please drive Sani Pass, they have started roadworks in mid 2014 as a step towards tarring. Hiring your own vehicle for 4-5 people will still be cheaper than going up with a tour guide plus you get to drive. It is a drive not to be missed... More

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Hekpoort, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Please remember to take your passports! Won't be allowed past the South-African side of the border post although the official border is on top of the mountain. For the last part of the road you will need a 4x4. But lovely to even travel up to that point. It is clearly indicated up to where you can drive with a... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The narrow, winding and steep dirt road is the signature of Sani Pass. The staff that is manning both the South African and Lesotho border posts displayed a very friendly disposition that spiced our zest for the day's adventure. Tip: Although the route is marked as being designated for 4x4 vehicles, there are mini bus taxis from Lesotho and they... More

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a 5 hour guided hiking to Hodgson's peak with very beautiful views and terrain. Great exercise and rewarding views from the mountain.

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