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Address: Trout Walk centre on main road to Himeville, Underberg 3254, South Africa
Phone Number: +27337011064
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Description: Once, the Sani Pass was a rough mule trail descending the Eastern...
Once, the Sani Pass was a rough mule trail descending the Eastern Highlands of old Basutoland into Natal. Tough drovers brought wool and mohair down the Pass on donkeys and mules to be exchanged for blankets, clothing and maize meal, the essentials for life in a remote, impoverished country. And a young man had a dream of operating a motor vehicle service up this fantastic Pass, using the 4-wheel drive vehicles he had seen on service in World War II. His name was David Alexander and he founded this Company in 1955. It has operated on the Sani Pass ever since.
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Beautiful scenery, great guide

We were lucky to be the only couple on the tour that day so we had the guide and vehicle to ourselves. Wilson our guide was really good at spotting wildlife and we had plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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UK
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were lucky to be the only couple on the tour that day so we had the guide and vehicle to ourselves. Wilson our guide was really good at spotting wildlife and we had plenty of stops to take photos of the scenery and animals/birds. Most of the time was spent travelling up the Sani Pass rather than in Lesotho... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband wanted to take a trip up Sani Pass so we made a point of working it into this trip. The town of Underberg is a quaint and friendly place and our host at Cedar Gardens Bed and Breakfast (see separate review) helped us with a tour reservation for the next day. Our guide and driver, Martin, picked us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

7 years ago I've done a tour to Lesotho with the competitor of this company (Drakenberg adventures) and enjoyed the beautiful landscape, people and culture. This was why I wanted to take my girfriend to see this great place. The way up is still great. The car itself was quite comfortable, only problem is that they put 6 people in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife booked this excursion with Sani Pass Tours for my upcoming birthday and boy was it a great gift.I loved it.The views of the Drakensberg were spectacular and our guide from Sani Pass Tours was very knowledgeable and sincere.He knows the area well and also the history and fauna and flora of the area.The tour of the Lesotho village... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We wanted to visit Lesotho on our trip to South Africa so we booked a day trip with the Sani Pass Tours. After arriving to Underberg people got split up to among different cars. The car itself was pretty comfortable and we had 4 persons in our car so we had space. One thing I noticed that if the group... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a great day out. 4 of us plus a German girl made up the party. Wilson was our driver and guide for the tour and he was excellent. The road is rough but very exciting, especially the last 8kms after the South African border post. Heavy rains had washed away a lot of the seriously steep hairpin bends... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We booked a day trip up Sani Pass through Sani Lodge and were lucky enough to have Philip as our guide. He was a font of all knowledge and worked his socks off to ensure we saw everything we could (although he did not understand that English and British do not mean the same things, did you Philip!!) We drove... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There were seven of us who booked a day tour to Lesotho. We could not have been more fortunate to have been recommended this company. From the owner, Murray Cairns, to the guides, to the people we met on the way there and back, everyone was gracious and accomodating and so friendly and helpful! Our guide, Longelo, was absolutely lovely... More 

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Staffordshire
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We booked the tour through our accommodation. Wilson our guide was very knowledgeable and an extremely good guide. However we were a little disappointed as when the vehicle turned up to collect us there was already a party of 4 in the vehicle which meant we were cramped into the two small seats at the rear of the vehicle. This... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a great time driving around for the day. We got to see the Sani Pass and our driver/guide told us about the history. Definitely worth the price- Especially if you don't have a 4x4.

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Address: Trout Walk centre on main road to Himeville, Underberg 3254, South Africa
Phone Number: +27337011064
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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