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Address: Natal Drakensberg Park | Lesotho, Underberg, South Africa
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$311.13*
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Private Day Tour from Durban
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Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Full-Day Tour from Durban

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Amazing views.... terrible road!!!

What beautiful views. God's own garden shared with us!! The road however was absolutely horrific. South African side still fair but Lesotho side… horrid!! Started raining and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RicandMarthie
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What beautiful views. God's own garden shared with us!! The road however was absolutely horrific. South African side still fair but Lesotho side… horrid!! Started raining and the mist was so thick you could virtually see nothing. Most strenuous down trip ever.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled, you need a 4x4 or AWD - only the Lesotho side of the pass is tarred. You don't need to worry about your cars papers, Lesotho borders are always very relaxed because it is landlocked by South Africa, but your passports are obviously needed. The bar at the top is definitely worth stopping at and having lunch,... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous road winding up, through the south African border post, and then getting steeper and more winding as it approaches the Lesotho border post at the top. Magnificent views all the way up and a chance to drink in the 'highest pub in Africa' at Sani Mountain Lodge, sitting right on the lip of the pass.

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Alberton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to the ruins just before the pass, as it showed on our GPS, there was not much to see, and no info at all....

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Finger Lakes, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Durban this is a full day trip (6am to 5ish pm) with 6 hours of that being the trip to and from Durban to the starting point. The unpaved road is fairly challenging even for a decent 4x4 (we were in a Toyota Landcruiser). There is a reason why some parts of the road have colourful names such as... More 

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Luderitz, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read all about the dreaded Sani Pass before I went to Lesotho and I was terrified! I don't own the best 4X4 and she has very low ground clearance. I was worried about rain, low clouds, mist, snow and ice but fortunately we had the most perfect weather and road conditions and the Sani Pass turned out to... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road from the tar end to the border post is really bad ( November 2016). The road surface up the pass itself is in better condition and will not invoke greater wear and tear on your vehicle than the pre South African border post section. The road into Lesotho from the top of the pass is newly tarred and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing pass. Make a plan and drive yourself. In normal conditions you don't actually need 4x4 just high ground clearance. The views are stunning and it doesn't get much better

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I wish the tourism dept. of South Africa would promote this unique experience more. Stayed at the Tumble In b &b the night before which is only a few minutes drive from the pass entrance, so was able to start the drive up the pass early. The scenery was spectacular, we just seemed to go higher and higher and the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We did the tour on 26 November 2016 with Roof of Africa tours. This is a must experience on your bucket list. The Sani pass is "the mother of all mountain passes in South Africa. It was an awesome drive up a beautiful pass with rolling hills and valleys , numerous streams and waterfalls. The roads at certain parts of... More 

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