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Address: Trout Walk centre on main road to Himeville, Underberg 3254, South Africa
Phone Number: +27337011064
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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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Fantastic trip with 12 clients

We had a fantastic trip Murray organised 3 vehicles with 3 fantastic drivers/guides so we could experience the road, flowers and the beautiful countryside. Thank you very much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Julia C
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say we were extremely disappointed at the weekend with the booking of the above tour. We flew up to Durban, stayed in the area and met as arranged on Saturday morning at the tour office. All looked good, lots of activity, vehicles until we were to depart. They are using Toyota vehicles not sure which model but it... More 

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a fantastic trip Murray organised 3 vehicles with 3 fantastic drivers/guides so we could experience the road, flowers and the beautiful countryside. Thank you very much.

Thank Julia C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Frozen waterfalls and freshly baked, piping hot pot bread at 2 874m made the day's outing with a very skilful driver and knowledgable tour guide, Martin of Sani Pass Tours, an unforgettable excursion. Be prepared for 4 seasons in one day. Our trip up the mountain was cold, misty and patches of light drizzle. A camera is a must to... More 

Thank ReneBrummage
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Thank you to David, our excellent guide and driver, who made the trip up the majestic Sani Pass both memorable and entertaining. David was great providing a wealth of information without making you feel there was a test coming later. He kept our kids engaged and entertained and his calm assured manner behind the wheel allowed everyone to enjoy the... More 

1 Thank Travis W
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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 

1 Thank LoveTravelMustTravel
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank Justin L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Glen J
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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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 

2 Thank Kari V
Elgin, United Kingdom
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33 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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