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Major Adventures The Sani Pass Specialists

Underberg, South Africa
About Major Adventures The Sani Pass Specialists
Sani Pass and Lesotho 4 x 4 tours are operated by Major Adventures. Major Adventures was established in 1998. From a fledgling business operating one vehicle to our present position as specialists on Sani Pass and overnight Lesotho tours, we have become a leading operator that owns numerous vehicles and attracts reviews from across the world. Our innovative tours have earned a reputation from both international and domestic travellers. We are a deeply ethical company and strive towards an ethos of sustainable tourism, safety and an aspiration to ensure that our guests are inspired by each and every tour.
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A drive through Sani Pass is a must for those traveling to KwaZulu-Natal. Leave Durban and pass rural villages on the way towards the Lesotho border. Transfer to a 4x4 vehicle to climb the 1,000 meters, passing a variety of wildlife along the way, then drive through the Lesotho border. Take in the views and stop at the Highest Pub in Africa, before winding down the mountain pass.
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Ria M wrote a review 16 Jun
Wellington, South Africa22 contributions2 helpful votes
We drove from Umhlanga to Underberg in our rental car and met the Major Adventure team there. They were on time, very welcoming and professional! We did a day trip. Leaving Umhlanga at 5:45am and back at 18:15pm. Warren was our tour guide and he is nothing short of amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, often stopping to point out different animals, birds and plant species. Always taking the time to explain. He went the extra mile!! Even stopping at certain spots to take photo’s for is. Sani pass is a must see but a very bad road. I would never attempt it on my own, but we felt safe at all times. Highly recommended! Top tips: - Take warm clothes - The highest bar n Africa offers nice lunch and drinks and has card facilities. This is a stop point on the tour - PASSPORT - We had to show our vaccination certificate at the border control for covid 19
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Date of experience: June 2022
Karen W wrote a review Sep 2021
16 contributions3 helpful votes
After trying to book this tour though several other operators, Major Adventures came through with flying colors. Not only did they respond the same day as our inquiry, they contacted us throughout the process to make sure we had the tour we wanted. With covid, the process is a bit more detailed, you must stop at a border post, take a 10-minute covid test, then process through immigration and customs. Off you go up the pass....which is 8km but can take more than an hour to traverse because of the difficult rock-infested road. What a blast we had with Warren. He was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and truly full of funny and interesting stories to help us under stand not only Underberg, the flora and fauna (including several antelopes including Eland) seen at the pass, but Sani Pass and Lethoso. What a great trip. Do not hesitate to contact Major Adventures, they will take care of you!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Tim Struwig wrote a review Jun 2021
Edenvale, South Africa70 contributions29 helpful votes
Sandy and I decided to fill an item on our bucket list. I had contacted Main Adventures who arranged a 4x4 vehicle and a tour guide to take Sandy and I to the top. Major Adventures Office Gardi Major arranged a private tour up the Pass. Ellias the tour Guide was superb and his knowledge of the area and his past History of the pass and the surrounding area was incredible not one boring minute on the journey up and down. An extremely well organised trip. Well worth every penny we spent. Just Make a plan to do this and have a well educating and knowledgeable trip this is the definitely right way to go.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Yasmin Docrat wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the best day, with Ellias , an ex - military man and the Chuck Norris of difficult terrain driving, we could not have asked for more. Ellias is sooooo knowledgeable and so patient and kind. We went up the sani pass and into Lesotho and he made it such an awesome day. He has the best eye for the animals and birds. He knows about the fauna and flora, he was just outstanding. I arranged the tour, via the hotel, Premier Sani Pass Resort and spoke to Gardi who was easy going and helpful. Ellias then fetched us on the arranged date timeously and so full of energy and enthusiasm. He made the day what it was, a pleasure. He stopped and let us enjoy the views and take pics. He was just outstanding . Thank you Ellias. Best regards Yasmin and Nasreen. God bless
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Date of experience: April 2021
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seaf0 wrote a review Dec 2020
Durban, South Africa28 contributions18 helpful votes
Excellent service, and a fantastic trip. Guide Ellis’s is knowledgeable and I would recommend the trip to anyone in the Central or Southern berg.
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Date of experience: December 2020