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Private Sani Pass LONGER Day tour into Lesotho fully inclusive
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Private Sani Pass LONGER Day tour into Lesotho fully inclusive

By Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours
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Duration: 7–8 hours
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  • Coffee/Tea/Juice/Bottled Water. Freshly Baked Snacks.
  • Unique private experiences are offered on this tour including interaction with a traditional healer.
  • Traditional Lunch in a small private Lesotho Homestead
What's not included
  • Tourism Levy of R50 per person is excluded and must be paid in cash on arrival


Start:
  • Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, 62 Arbuckle St, Himeville, 3256, South Africa
Pickup details
  • We collect from local Underberg/Himeville venues or if preferred from the Sani Pass Manor Guest House at 62 Arbuckle Street Himeville.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • 62 Arbuckle St, Himeville, 3256, South Africa
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132971P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • VALID PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL - SOME NATIONALITIES MAY REQUIRE VISA'S. Guests are responsible for their own visas but you are welcome to discuss with us.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Private Sani Pass LONGER Day tour into Lesotho fully inclusive?
    Private Sani Pass LONGER Day tour into Lesotho fully inclusive price starts from R 1 707,01. Discover and book Private Sani Pass LONGER Day tour into Lesotho fully inclusive on Tripadvisor
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    • Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours
      145
      Sani Pass, South Africa
      Joined in May 2019
    • Passenger55678651080
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sani Pass with Njabuio
      My visit with Sani Pass Tours to the spectacular Sani Pass across the Drakensberg Mountains was a highlight and in no small measure due to our excellent driver and guide Njabuio. He is a knowledgeable, friendly and courteous person.
      Written 25 April 2024
    • Dream53280487696
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Drive up Sani pass, visit a local village and lunch at the highest pub in Africa
      Sthembiso made the experience a memorable one. His local knowledge and personable nature set this trip apart from previous similar events.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • sarasA8200QB
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day
      We had a wonderful day trip with Greg up the Sani pass. Greg is a great driver and host and was very informative and very friendly. We loved the flowers and coffee and home made cakes and biscuits. A great experience and would recommend
      Written 9 March 2024
    • matzolli
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best daytrip for these area
      It was a very special experience for us. The weather was perfect. Our guide tried very hard to communicate as our knowledge of English is very limited. The communication was excellent. It was a very relaxed day with lots of great information and funny moments. We were very looked after. A big thank you and a very good choice for anyone interested.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Pen10poppy
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent private tour
      We did the one day sani pass tour with Greg and loved our time - we wished we had stayed for one of their longer trips (maybe next time!) Angie was superb at organising the day and super responsive to emails. The personal touches on the day were just lovely - the flowers, Angie's homemade treats and our certificates. We really loved it all. The views from the pass are amazing and our stop at the local village in Lesotho was informative and enjoyable. Highly recommend anyone visiting this area to choose this company as they were excellent.
      Written 20 December 2023
    • WhoELS
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experience
      I'm so glad we booked a tour vs trying to visit Lesotho on our own. David, our guide, picked us up and dropped us off at our Airbnb, which was convenient. It was a private tour, which was great. We made stops to check out wildlife and the views. We did the Sani Pass tour. The stories and history of the areas offered us a lot of insight into the people and area that we would not have known if we attempted the pass on our own. We stopped at the highest pub for lunch. Overall, it was a great day exploring. It was nice that we were allowed all the time we wanted and weren't rushed in any way. My only regret was not booking a multi day tour. We felt very comfortable and safe on the tour.
      Written 24 November 2023
    • Ian B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic trip, superb driving and breathtaking scenery
      What a fantastic experience the Sani Pass tour was!! From the help we had from Angie in arranging the trip to the superb driving and knowledge of David, our driver- it was a wonderful day. The scenery was stunning, visiting and eating with locals was humbling but uplifting. And a drink in the highest pub in Africa was special. If you get the opportunity - take this trip.
      Written 19 October 2023
    • Flyer67397602318
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      Sani pass private tour - 23 Sept 2023
      Our trip to Sani Pass was amazing. GREG was an excellent tour guide and made the trip very special. We enjoyed the jokes, all the stories, shot of whisky at Whisky corner and the delicious homemade snacks!!!! The home made bread at the Alina's Homestead was yummy!!!! Will definitely recommend GREG to others. Trevor, Aletta and Jean (Pietermaritzburg)
      Written 3 October 2023
    • Liz_hickson
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect from start to finish
      We have travelled to over 100 countries and have used many companies all over the world. This company would take the prizes for both value for money, communication and attention to detail. From the moment we contacted Angie we knew this was the right company to explore Lesotho….Her guidance, planning and making sure we could do everything we wanted was second to none before we even got to our actual tour. Greg took us on our tour and was an excellent driver and very knowledgeable. The Sani Pass was an extraordinary experience and the ‘nip’ of Whiskey at Whiskey corner was a great touch especially when combined with Angie’s home baked morning tea. We then spent time meeting and learning about the culture and traditions of Lesotho… it is a truely magical place with so many unique traditions and stunning scenery…it has made it into our top 10 countries which is no mean feat… Exploring Lesotho is still hard and is definitely off the usual tourist routes making it the perfect place to escape to…. Without the skill and local knowledge of Angie and Greg it would be impossible to explore all the hidden gems this wonderful country has to offer. We would highly recommend them.
      Written 19 September 2023
    • GilJackieG
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Look no further. You have found it
      From start to finish - Excellent Angie was great to communicate with from first contact, to payment and to final details. Loved my trip to lesotho. 2 places I stayed were excellent. The places visited were great. Greg was full of facts and information and I always felt safe when he was driving. Loved the personal touch in terms of cookies and muffins. Also on information on transferring to underberg for the start of the trip. Really ... look no further. Highly recommend
      Written 3 September 2023
    • Xinni
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sani pass was awesome with the team
      Prompt response from Angie who arranged the tour last minute for us smoothly. Dick was really friendly and picked us up on time. Transferred to our 4x4 up the sani pass which was comfortable. They prepared blankets, tea and cookies for our trip. David was an excellent guide who is knowledgeable and help us spot various wildlife like zebras, baboons and eland during our drive. Great team! Highly recommended.
      Written 8 August 2023
    • Aneiz
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      Best day ever!
      The day was absolutely fabulous! We started the early morning from Durban and immediately our guide, Dick, was welcoming and friendly. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip to Underberg comfortable, fast, and pleasant. That is where we then met our guide for Sani Pass, David. The transition was seamless! The moment we opened the door to the 4x4 we were greeted by the most amazing presentation. There were goodies and a welcome package to make our honeymoon special! Once on the road, David was able to answer any and every question we had. Beyond the breathtaking views, we were amazed by the freshly prepared tea time on a stop as we wound our way through the pass. The red velvet cookies were AMAZING! While in Lesotho, we learned a bunch about the Basotho people and had the privilege to be welcomed into their home. We enjoyed the bread prepared for us greatly before heading to the highest pub in Africa. While it was a very windy day at the top, we were quickly welcomed around the fires to enjoy a great lunch. The way back down to Underberg, then back to Durban, took no time at all because we felt like we had known David and Dick for ages, passing the time quickly. They went truly out of their way to make the day one of the best on our holiday. If you want a cookie-cutter experience to Sani Pass - this is not the trip for you. However, if you want a private, amazing day...look no further! We cannot recommend this trip enough.
      Written 29 June 2023
    • LinAOma
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      Perfect Adventure!
      This was such an amazing tour. First off, I organized everything with Angie who was truly on top of things. She asked me questions and arranged things that I needed including the round trip transport from Durban airport and extra accommodation in Underberg. I did my actual tour with Greg who was incredibly delightful. I had such an awesome time! I was sad to say goodbye to Greg at the end of my tour. He made my trip so fun! Actually every aspect of the trip from the airport transfer drivers to the organization and finally the actual tour to and around Lesotho was incredible! I highly recommend!
      Written 26 June 2023
    • 877vabyk
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      Kea leboha (Thank you!): Come for a tour, leave with friends
      We did a longer custom tour ("Lesotho's Finest") with Sani Pass Private Tours because we wanted to experience several sites in Lesotho, and we left with a friend (and an amazing tour) instead of just a tour guide. Angie at "Mission Control" organized our trip beautifully and took care of all of the arrangements up front, even sending along delicious home-baked cookies and muffins for our drive. Greg served as our guide and companion for 6 days, answering our countless questions, while navigating very challenging roads beautifully and in comfort. Angie, Greg and David are able to arrange a tour to accommodate your budget and your preferences, and they can also arrange for solo tours, so if you don't see what you want on their website or TripAdvisor, just reach out for a custom trip! Some of the highlights: - A challenging but beautiful trek guided by a local Masotho who also works as a shepherd to the highest point - Visits to two small very traditional highland villages (without running water and electricity), including a private dance presentation, a visit with a sangoma (traditional healer), and a meal of a maize dish with mutton and spinach in a traditional home - Horseback rides through a national park and a village to the stunning falls on the sure-footed Basotho ponies (and challenging terrain!) - Shared stories of life growing up in the bush, South Africa, and travels in Lesotho over bottles of pinotage and dinners by the fire Some FYIs: - The full abseil/rappeling at the falls requires a day and a half (and includes a safety presentation); unless that's on your bucket list, I recommend the horseback ride to the falls - If you do not regularly hike at altitude and with lots of elevation gain and drops, plan for the hike at Thabana Ntlenyana to take a little longer than it does the shepherds and regular alpine trekkers :) - Lesotho does not have a strong tourism infrastructure; on our tour, we stayed at the best available accommodations that allowed us to see the sights and have the experiences we wanted to have. Everywhere was clean, in beautiful settings, and had wonderful staff and food, but accommodations ranged from 3-star to 5-star. - You will need to be flexible. Sometimes museums or attractions are closed unexpectedly or there are road delays through no fault of the team, and you will just need to be flexible and change plans. (We missed a museum due to closure, but got a lovely unexpected visit to a weaving co-op that provides employment for disabled women that was also lovely to visit and a great place to purchase gifts.) - A trip to Lesotho is about the people, the culture and the terrain; there are some animals of course, but wildlife is not the primary draw. Importantly for us, Angie and Greg are also responsible tour operators. They are knowledgeable about Lesotho and its culture, and they seek to provide fair opportunities for families and villages in the area to share their culture with curious visitors. Greg helped guide us on what was appropriate during our village and home visits, and ensured we (and they!) had a positive experience. They are respectful of the Basotho people and their traditions, and you will also find that they do a number of things for the villagers. We noticed a bag of cat food in one of the traditional huts and asked where the family had purchased it; turns out Greg had brought it from South Africa on a prior trip, which led to us learning that in addition to economic opportunities for villagers, Angie and Greg help to provide warm clothes for the highland children, healthy food for their animals, and education to children on best practices for caring for companion animals (they're dog lovers themselves!). The horses we rode were all well cared for and in humane conditions, and lodges provided both employment and assistance to the local communities as part of their goals.
      Written 5 June 2023
    • DieNicoleFritz
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      Perfect trip to discover country and people
      We had a great trip through a beautiful country. Greg knows the area and the people we visited very well. This gave the visits something personal. The scenery is breathtaking and Greg was never tired of telling us a lot about the country and always stopping where possible so we could take great pictures. The accommodations were very different but each special in its own way. We felt very comfortable. You feel that Greg wants to make the tours very personal and individual. He was always asking for feedback to make his tours even better. We can recommend Greg and Angie the hosts of "Sani Pass & Lesotho private tour" to everyone.
      Written 9 May 2023
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    Celi
    Koringberg, South Africa13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From us both a MASSIVE thanks to Greg! What an awesome experience. We were comfortable, felt super safe and totally spoilt with Angie’s muffins & delicious biscuits, juice, a wee dram for the nerves LOL and beautiful bread baked by Alina. The visit to Alina’s homestead was so special and the information shared by Greg about the area and the people was really informative. Thank you 🦋
    Written 2 July 2022
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    Nikita
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    Nov 2021 • Friends
    Everything about these guys was just perfect! Communication, focus on our interests, personal touches. Don’t look further - this is the best value you can get in the area. I am happy to recommend Angie and Greg! You’ll be lucky if you work with them.
    Written 17 November 2021
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    Thank you so much. They say that great guests make great tours and this was certainly the case with your tour. Thank you for your kind words and many, many thanks for the support. Kind regards Angie
    Written 19 December 2021
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    Naomi
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
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    Aug 2022 • Couples
    David is an excellent tour guide; not only does he have extensive knowledge of the region, but he is also an excellent driver (important for the sani pass) and is open and friendly. He made us feel secure and relaxed. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience! We were also happy that we could arrange a hotel pick-up, thanks for the good communication! We highly recommend this tour.
    Written 12 August 2022
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    Many thanks Naomi, we're delighted you enjoyed the tour and I will pass on your comments to David. Kind regards Angie
    Written 13 August 2022
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    BCN Nomad
    Barcelona, Spain79 contributions
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    We extremely recommend Greg and Angie!! We took the extended day-trip with them and we couldn't be happier. They went beyond expectations and we had the best time exploring Lesotho. Greg is an amazing driver and really knowledgeable about everything. Everything was so easy with them. All in all 10/10 and strongly recommend for anyone wanting to visit Lesotho.
    Written 14 August 2022
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    Thank you so very much! What a stunning review. This is so kind of you and Greg had such a lovely day with you. Many thanks Angie
    Written 15 August 2022
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    HayleyW
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    Jun 2023
    From the start to the finish this trip was amazing! Our 6 year anniversary was unforgettable! The personal touches, card and special snacks hand made by Angie were so appreciated.
    Greg is an amazing guide. I never had one moment of not feeling safe and secure with his capable driving, and there are some hair-raising turns on the pass. His knowledge of the local area and the culture kept us enthralled all day. The trip into Lesotho and having bread in a local home was pure magic. Our day was totally and utterly unforgettable and we are going to have a hard time even coming close to the experience we had with Angie and Greg for our anniversaries to come!
    Written 20 June 2023
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    Clintjam
    New York City, NY65 contributions
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    This was one of best and most spectacular tours we have taken anywhere. And we have been on tours in over 110 countries and counting. From the moment the driver/guide David met us at the hotel at the agreed upon time and opened the vehicle door to reveal flowers, chocolate, a welcome card and little token gifts on the seats where we would be sitting, we realized that this was going to be something special.

    And it was indeed!

    We were ushered in the vehicle with the cool, calm and reassuring baritone of the well spoken guide David, who gave us an orientation of our itinerary for the day.

    The spectacular scenery of the landscape on our way from the bucolic Sani Pass Resort where we spent the night before the tour, only added to the wonder and excitement of what we would be seeing. The landscape up the mountain through the UNESCO World Heritage Drakensberg National Park towards the Sani Pass Border is a treat in itself. On our way before the South African border post we stopped at an old trading post. David explained the history of the site opened by a South African who pioneered and facilitated trade with the Besothi people of Lesotho by building a trading post close to their mountain kingdom. This saved them the journey of taking their goods miles further down the mountain to sell. It operated until about the 1980's

    The crossing from the South African side was smooth and not very busy. And the journey up through the Sani Pass was just full of breath taking wonder of hair pin turns and sweeping views of multiple peaks of the Drakensberg Mountain range.

    We stopped halfway up the pass where David opened up the tail gate of the 4x4 and surprised us again with a beautifully laid out spread of coffee, tea, juices and home made muffins and cookies baked by the owner Angie. We were truly not expecting this extra special touch.

    Having this treat of coffee and tea and muffins and cookies surrounded by the wild flowers of the Southern Hemisphere summer and the majestic Drakensberg mountains was truly magical. Our conversations with David and his commentary about the history of the Pass and the Besotho people only added to the superlatives of this tour. His wit and sense of humor had its own special charm.

    The border crossing into Lesotho at the top of the Sani Pass was just as seamless as the exit at the South African side of the border. And at the border we had the privilege of sipping a pint of beer at the fabled Sani Pass Pub billed as the highest pub in Africa. Knocking back a bottle of the local beer on the outdoors balcony of the pub with sweeping views of the Sani Pass with its picturesque hair pin turns below was definitely unique. A photogenic moment not to be missed.

    After leaving the pub and border post we drove pass green mountain meadows scattered with sheep and horse-mounted Besothi shepherds in their signature blankets and baklavas minding their flocks. Another unique visual that harks you back to pictures of horsemen seen on the plains of Mongolia.

    Our next stop was a small post-card pretty Besothi village that was accessible by crossing a foot bridge over a small stream. We were introduced to the villagers who entertained us with displays of some of their traditions through dance and songs. While there we met some of the horse mounted shepherds coming back from grazing their flocks.

    Later we had lunch in another village consisting of fresh baked bread, stewed lamb and pap, a polenta- like maize creation that is a staple of the Besothi people and many of the peoples in Southern Africa. The bread was warm and welcomed and the food was simple yet tasty.

    We were back through the Sani Pass, crossed the border back into South Africa and arrived safely back at our hotel in Himmel by about 4pm. Enough time for us to drive back to Durban before dark.

    This was a well organized and conducted tour that was indeed one of highlights of our 15 day journey through southern Africa. If you are in South Africa and want to get a taste of Lesotho I could not recommend this tour highly enough. Thank you David. And thank you Angie!
    Written 27 February 2023
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    Melanie H
    Hinesville, GA7 contributions
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    Feb 2022 • Solo
    Loved, loved, loved it!!! David is an amazing guide and navigated the Sani Pass switchbacks masterfully! The area is stunning and I recommend this tour highly. I will definitely reach out to this tour company when I’m back in the area.
    Written 21 February 2022
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    Thanks so much, Melanie, it was really kind of you to post this review. Thank you for your comments about David and we so look forward to meeting again in the future.
    Written 21 February 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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