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Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg provided by Sani Pass Tours

Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg

Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg
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Check a whole new country off your life goals list on this day trip from Underberg to the highland kingdom of Lesotho. Leave 4-wheel driving to your guide as you wind up the Sani Pass, a rugged dirt road and historic trading route with spectacular mountain views. Reach elevations as high as 9,429 feet (2,874 meters), stop at one of Africa’s highest pubs, and learn about Basotho culture in Skeering village.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Traverse the Sani Pass into Lesotho and visit a traditional village
  • Stop at the Sani Mountain Lodge, considered Africa’s highest pub
  • Discover daily life in a tiny mountain kingdom, surrounded by South Africa
  • Sleep in longer, with hassle-free transfers from central Underberg hotels
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Traverse the Sani Pass into Lesotho and visit a traditional village
  • Stop at the Sani Mountain Lodge, considered Africa’s highest pub
  • Discover daily life in a tiny mountain kingdom, surrounded by South Africa
  • Sleep in longer, with hassle-free transfers from central Underberg hotels
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53489P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, handling charges and Insurance
  • Pickup within a 5m radius of the Sani Pass Tours Office
  • Guided 4x4 trip up the Sani Pass
  • Lesotho Tourism Levy
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sani Pass Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Sani Pass
Exclusions
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up at hotels outside of 5km radius of Underberg Town will be subject to a surcharge of R210 per person (minimum of 2 people)
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all hotels in the Underberg Area and on route to the Sani Pass (Himeville) , but charges do apply should the Hotel be more than 5km outside of the town.
  • 12 Sani Rd, Underberg, 3257, South Africa Sani Pass Tours Offices are based at 22 Trout Walk Centre , Sani Road , Underberg
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: warm clothing in winter. Light weight clothing in Summer
  • Recommended items to bring: camera, light jacket in case of sudden change in weather
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Be advised, this tour will travel at a high altitude
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, handling charges and Insurance
  • Pickup within a 5m radius of the Sani Pass Tours Office
  • Guided 4x4 trip up the Sani Pass
  • Lesotho Tourism Levy
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sani Pass Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Sani Pass
Exclusions
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up at hotels outside of 5km radius of Underberg Town will be subject to a surcharge of R210 per person (minimum of 2 people)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all hotels in the Underberg Area and on route to the Sani Pass (Himeville) , but charges do apply should the Hotel be more than 5km outside of the town.
  • 12 Sani Rd, Underberg, 3257, South Africa Sani Pass Tours Offices are based at 22 Trout Walk Centre , Sani Road , Underberg
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: warm clothing in winter. Light weight clothing in Summer
  • Recommended items to bring: camera, light jacket in case of sudden change in weather
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Be advised, this tour will travel at a high altitude
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    12 Sani Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sani Pass Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sani Pass
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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AmbLee
Hong Kong, China171 contributions
Perfect Guide, Perfect Day!
The tour left on time, and it was in a comfortable vehicle with an experienced driver who also has a great sense of humour! The Covid test and border control went by smoothly and the views were breathtaking. The driver was very knowledgeable and had great insight into both South African and Lesotho history! The visit to the little village was good although I was expecting a bit more excitement from the other travellers and host. We managed to buy a little souvenir and then had lunch at the highest pub in Africa. We enjoyed the experience and it’s great value for money. Definitely recommend!
Written November 21, 2021
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elize_jhb
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Unforgettable experience with amazing views!
Sep 2021
I really enjoyed every moment of the Sani Pass Day Tour! Our guide and driver, Martin, was excellent at navigating the tough route up the pass and he was very informative. We stopped plenty of times to admire the spectacular views. The Covid test and crossing of the border was a seamless process. Our lunch at the Highest Pub in Africa was of course also a big highlight. I will definitely recommend doing this tour in order to just sit back and enjoy the scenery, instead of doing a self-drive. Thanks for a great day out Martin! Tip: Take a warm jacket with, as the wind at the top was extremely strong!!
Written October 5, 2021
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johannhb
Empangeni, South Africa5 contributions
Sani Pass tour
Oct 2019
What an awesome experience. Passport control was a breeze and it was an eye-opening experience to see how the people in Lesotho live. The visit to the highest pub in Africa is something never to be forgotten. The guide who took us on the tour was well-informed and a superb driver. This is the kind of stuff memories are made of.
Written September 23, 2020
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Elizabeth M
Northampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
An adventure
Jan 2020
A well organised and informative tour, with a knowlegable and competent driver. We had plenty of opportunities to take photos and enjoyed ourselves.
Written January 20, 2020
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Celina N
12 contributions
Great experience!
Jan 2020
My husband and I loved our day trip up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho. Our guide Wilson was very professional, he would stop the car regularly to enable us to take photos of the breath-taking views, he knew a lot about flowers/nature, and most of all he is an excellent driver!
When we arrived in Lesotho, he took us to a village and we sat down to learn about the country and its relationships with South Africa, which was very interesting.
We highly recommend this day trip if you are in the Southern Drakensberg region.
Thanks a lot, Wilson!
Written January 11, 2020
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Lana J
Thank you so much and Wilson says thank you !! So glad you enjoyed your day with him :-)
Written March 3, 2020
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Mohammed A
3 contributions
Shame on you
Jan 2020 • Family
The worst day of my life
We booked this tour as a celebration of my birthday during our visit to South Africa.
I asked the company in advance about the visa requirements at the Lesotho border as I am a holder of UAE passport and they assured me that I don’t need a visa.
After 3 hours journey in a bumpy 4x4 trip we arrived at the Lesotho border.
We were denied entry into the country because we apparently needed a visa.
The driver left me and my family (wife and two children aged 11 and 9) in the middle of the road at the border for 2 hours.
This company wants only to make money without a regards to the basic human needs for the tourists.
Shame on you treating us like this just for the money!
Management never apologized and refused to refund our money
Written January 6, 2020
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Lana J
Hello Mohamed Thank you for the honest review - while we would love to take all the blame , we understand that you booked via a third party who told you , that a visa was not required. We did our best on the day to show you the best time possible. We hope the rest of your birthday was better .
Written March 3, 2020
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gildedtwig
New York City, NY28 contributions
Worth every bone-jarring second
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was an experience that I recommend to everyone who is able to sit in a 4-wheel drive bouncing over a rocky road (occasionally one of our drivers would stop to move a too-big rock) for a good 2 hours of the 3 that it takes to wend your way up the switchbacks to the highest point in South Africa. It’s a perfect experience of old Africa - unusual border crossings from South Africa into the Kingdom of Lesotho, an introduction to Lesotho tribal life, and then a lovely lunch at the highest pub in SA. One moment we meet people who make more money herding than if they went to school; the next moment, we’re paying with Viss cards, and they are holding the machines up to attracts signal! Our driver, Wilson was a Zulu with the eyesight of an eagle and the kindness of his people. He returned an iPad left behind by one of our tired travelers the next morning. Thanks, Wilson! You can’t go wrong taking this tour. The views are spectacular.
Written November 26, 2019
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Lana J
Thank you so much for a great review. Wilson will appreciate the mention ! Enjoy your travels
Written December 10, 2019
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filu81
Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands206 contributions
Great trip via the pass.
We sat in a 4 x 4 with 10 + driver. The pass is not accessible for normal cars. Our guide was very nice his name was Wilson. Knew a lot about the animals.
During our trip we had some snow so we had a unique experience. When we arrived on top there was snow on the peaks.

The nature is amazing during the ride. When on top they showed us a little hut and told us it was used by the natives. It was a bit touristy.

Its really worth the trip!

Written November 22, 2019
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Lana J
Thank you SO much ! Wilson will smile his happy smile when he hears you have mentioned him on the internet ! Happy travels :-)
Written December 10, 2019
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perakash
New Jersey410 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Oct 2019
The road up to Lesotho is very narrow and bumpy with many switch backs. It can only be done with a 4 by 4 vehicle but the scenery is amazing. After we cleared customs at the top we visited a small village and were treated to some delicious homemade bread. Then we had lunch and a drink at the highest pub in Africa before heading back down to Underberg.
Written October 30, 2019
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Lana J
Thank you for the review !!
Written December 10, 2019
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827karenq
Calstock, UK22 contributions
Awesome Day!
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had an amazing experience, the climb up Sani Pass was exciting, our guide Sfiso was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Our lunch at "The highest pub in Africa" was delicious too.
Written October 20, 2019
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Lana J
Thank you so much for the review - we will let Sfiso know he was mentioned :-)
Written December 10, 2019
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daltongafney
daltongafney
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Adventure up the Sani Pass
We had tried the Sani pass the year before and it was a tricky drive even with a decent vehicle and I found that th
David B
David B
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What a view'
Had been on our list for some time and were very excited about the trip. Our driver Frank was great - really helpfu
Storyteller754583
Storyteller754583
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Most fun day of whole holiday
The Sani Pass is not to be taken lightly, and certainly not if you have back or joint problems. We were picked up b
Martyn S
Martyn S
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Sani Pass and Mokhotlong
WIlson, our driver and tour guide from Sani Pass Tours, was excellent! Very attentive, informative and considerate
loular09
loular09
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We survived the drive!
Went on the extended trip taking in Mokhotlong. Was a fantastic day. Our driver Wilson was great fun, stopping regu
teresam997
teresam997
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Amazing!!
Our driver, Frank Mtshali, was an excellent tour guide and driver! He navigated the hairpin turns and the washed o
ig92
ig92
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Up Sani Pass
An absolute must for people that loves the outdoors. The view is beautiful and the hospitality of the tour guide Ne
WFBELGIUM
WFBELGIUM
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Fun & unique
Climbed up Sani Pass with a MTB (don't even try it with a road bike). Accompanied by Roger, guide of Sani Pass. We
PhilisiweZ1
PhilisiweZ1
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Best Time
The drive up the mountain was wonderful our driver/tour guide ( Wilson) "We survived the Drive" was informative and
CheliseA1
CheliseA1
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Spectacular Day!
The day by getting picked up by Freddie, who was the best— he told us about the local culture, vegetation (sugar ca
karins873
karins873
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Visit up on Sani Pass
What a great experience with an excellent driver. We really enjoyed it and would recommend this to anyone.
Rivonia O
Rivonia O
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Dangerous FUN
What a wonderful experience it was to go up the Sani Pass. It sure was scary for me but i loved it. Facilities at t
jonesylovestotravel
jonesylovestotravel
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INTERESTING TRIP
Our driver was excellent and the road was particularly bad - he deserved a medal. The trip to a village felt a lit
Portrai T
Portrai T
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Great Trip, absolutely recommendable!
Loved our guide, Wilson. He drove us up the pass very gently - seemed to have a lot of experience and we felt safe
johang706
johang706
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Amazing drive thru amazing nature👍👍👍 with a Top driver. Thanks Martin Nyawose!
Amazing drive thru amazing nature👍👍👍 with a Top driver. Thanks Martin Nyawose! Drakensbergen rules
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