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Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban

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    What to Expect
    One of our most popular tours! The Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 tour leaves from Durban and stops at the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Afterwards the tour moves towards the Drakensberg Mountains and up to the Sani Pass in Lesotho. Passport required.

    The Sani Pass is a 33km gravel road that straddles the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment in a series of tight Zig Zag curves. The route begins at the Sani Pass Hotel which is 1566m above sea level. You will be travelling in a Land Rover 4×4 upwards along the narrow road crossing the South African / Lesotho border post which is 1968m above sea level. On route the landscape of KwaZulu-Natal opens-up displaying spectacular views of rolling hills and vast skies.

    At the top of Sani Pass, at a height of 3240 metres / 9900 feet is the “Highest Pub in Africa” where you will be given time to enjoy a warm pub meal. You tour guide will take you to a local’s home near the pub to introduce you to a Basotho people in a local village. There you will see how the Basotho people of Lesotho live. Thereafter you will make your way down Sani’s Pass and cross the boarder back into South Africa and head back to Durban.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel. For special pick-up arrangements contact +27 827766771/31-3373103.


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    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Passport and Visa arrangements
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • German and Polish languages can be requested (on request)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Loved this trip, beautiful drive up the Sani Pass, our guide/driver Selby was a local person who knew everything about the trio and more, the wildlife and the flowers. It is a bumpy drive but this is why you have a 4x4, we could stop when we wanted to and for however long to
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    Be warned - it's a long day out from Durban. We left at 6am and got back around 7pm with a lot of driving in between. It's about 3 hours each way from Durban to Underberg where we picked up the transport for the Pass from Sani Pass Tours. The drive up the pass and into Lesotho
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    Response from Zulu_Safaris_SA, Public Relations Manager at Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban
    Responded 19 Jun 2019
    Thank you very much for you honest and positive opinion about the trip and I think will help a lots of travelers to know what Sani Pass is and what to expect there and also to provide an image of the atmosphere or ambiance of the trip. Kind regards Zulu Safaris
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    Sotiris Spetsiotis was not only a perfect driver on streets that where not worth to be called streets, but only muddy tracks, but as well a perfect guide, very kind, very professional. Definitely the best way to get an impression of Lesotho and the Sani Pass
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    Response from Zulu_Safaris_SA, Public Relations Manager at Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban
    Responded 20 Jun 2019
    Thank you so much for your optimistic or positive and constructive opinion and compliment. Kind regards Zulu Safaris
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    Do not touch this company with a bargepole! The vehicle they had rented turned out NOT to be a 4x4: unfortunately we found this out as soon as we started to go up the pass. We travelled about 20 metres and then got hopelessly stuck and had to be rescued by a local driver as ours
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    Response from Zulu_Safaris_SA, Owner at Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban
    Responded 07 Jun 2019
    What you are saying ain't true, i offered you 50% refund and you refused whereby i made same offer for a couple that joined you on the day for 4x4 Experience, Marina Grasi and her companion accepted the refund and i paid them in cash because they booked the tour direct with us by cash payment. Meanwhile you requesting full refund(100%) whereby the full tour is 600km/h there and back and only 555km/h was completed because you instructed our tour guide Nduduzo Nene to stop and return to Durban because you was worried of the road conditions. Viator consulted us on whether we should give you a refund and we gave them a go ahead to give you a refund and this is the thanks we get. You was just looking for a free ride. YOU ARE THE SHARK AND A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR Sotiri Spetsiotis
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    The drive up sani pass was very enjoyable the staff at the border post helpful and we were through vry quickly .Itb a great drive but id advise experienced drivers only I have a landrover so not to hard for me but if you don't have a 4x4 its still possible but id suggest a not
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    Key Details
    • Sani Pass Zulu Safaris
    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese
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