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2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho

2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho

By Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours
An exclusive, private tour offering a night at the very edge of the formidable Sani Pass and the opportunity to hike to the highest point in Lesotho if desired. You will interact with a remote community in a private, authentic Basotho homestead where you will observe the skills of a traditional healer and see the secret dancing rituals of the charming ladies whilst you experience their day to day lifestyle. You will be treated to 5-star service throughout, with a personal guide, a luxury air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle and homemade snacks and refreshments. This tour has been rated number one in the area. Important: We are the only operator in the area who has a permit from the Department of Transport to carry passengers up the Sani Pass. This permit is required by law.
R 4 480,00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 1-100
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks, tea and coffee, bottled water or juice in the vehicle.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Lunch on the last day and all alcoholic beverages.
  • Hiking fees if this option is selected. - please request fee as this varies during the year.
  • Gratuities
  • Tourism Levy of R100 per person is excluded and must be paid by cash on departure.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, 62 Arbuckle St, Himeville, 3256, South Africa
Pickup details
  • We collect from most BnB's, guest houses and local accommodation facilities. Please contact us to arrange your collection.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132971P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • 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 2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho?
      2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho price starts from R 4 719,29. Discover and book 2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho on Tripadvisor
      What is the 2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho cancellation policy?
      2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Day Private Tour to Sani Pass and Lesotho on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132971P7

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      • Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours
        Sani Pass, South Africa
        Joined in May 2019
      • Dream53280487696
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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
        0 contributions
        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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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
      • hayleyjillwags
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely Amazing and Highly Recommended
        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
      • 877vabyk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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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      5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
      Very good

      Avner F
      South Africa9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      Driving up the pass and a day tour in Lasoto . Angei & Greg gave us the best of the best . A very comfortable Toyota . A very professional Greg's driving up & down the pass . Great food & drinks for the road , 0 mistakes !!!! Wow service !!!
      Written 23 October 2022
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      Garry S
      15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022
      Greg treated us to an unforgettable journey into an awe-inspiring nation, not yet tainted by modernization. As Greg navigated through the treacherous terrain of Sani Pass, we continually marveled at spectacular vistas. While touring, Greg's shared knowledge of Lesotho and its culture helped to captivate its uniqueness and charm. We will be forever grateful to Greg and Angie (her picnic lunches were absolutely scrumptious!) for introducing us to another one of God's most beautiful creations!
      Written 21 February 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you so much for this review of our overnight tour. We loved having you with us and will remember your tour for a long time. Thank you for choosing us to host your experience into Lesotho.
      Written 22 February 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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