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Sani Pass Tours

Underberg, South Africa
About Sani Pass Tours
Join us on our 4x4 Sani Pass & Lesotho Tour Adventure. We are the most established Tour Operator on the Pass & of the Lesotho District. Our vehicles are all kept in top-notch condition & we have the finest fleet available. A world-renowned Pass, a world-renowned Tour Company. Whether you are travelling alone or in a group, Sani Pass Tours has the Tour for you. From our set day or overnight tours too custom built tours, With Sani Pass Tours, you can choose your adventure.
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg

Check a whole new country off your life goals list on this day trip from Underberg to the highland kingdom of Lesotho. Leave 4-wheel driving to your guide as you wind up the Sani Pass, a rugged dirt road and historic trading route with spectacular mountain views. Reach elevations as high as 9,429 feet (2,874 meters), stop at one of Africa’s highest pubs, and learn about Basotho culture in Skeering village.
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7 to 8 hours
from US$65,12

The Roof of Africa via Katse Dam

Wanting to explore further into Lesotho, join us and enjoy our 4-Day and 3-Night Lesotho adventures.
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3 days
from US$927,76

Saga of the Sani Pass and Mokhotlong Tour

Combine both day tour options and spend a night in Mokhotlong and enjoy the vibe of this rural Basotho trading town
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2 days
from US$344,42

Motorbike Adventures

Looking to explore the Southern Drakensberg area on a motorbike? Should you be visiting the area and haven’t been able to bring your motorbike along …….look no further!

Sani Pass Tours in conjunction with Alfie Cox, has launched a separate company, Sani Pass Motorbike Adventures, which offers motorbike hire as well as the necessary kit.
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9 hours
from US$124,89

2-Day Sani Top Special Tour

The Sani Pass was once a bridal path which allowed Basotho folk to transport their goods to and from the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho and Kwazulu Natal and today offer visitors the opportunity to experience the adventure of climbing to a height of 2874 meters above sea level.
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2 days
from US$263,34
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johannhb wrote a review Sep 2020
Empangeni, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
What an awesome experience. Passport control was a breeze and it was an eye-opening experience to see how the people in Lesotho live. The visit to the highest pub in Africa is something never to be forgotten. The guide who took us on the tour was well-informed and a superb driver. This is the kind of stuff memories are made of.
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Date of experience: October 2019
daltongafney wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa13 contributions2 helpful votes
We had tried the Sani pass the year before and it was a tricky drive even with a decent vehicle and I found that the Diff-Lock needed to come down the steep declines caused a fair bit of wear and tear on my rear tires so I figured I would use the tour company for the next trip up. Sani Pass has been sanitized over the last year or so and is much kinder on vehicles and in much better condition but its still quite a challenging drive up and when you're the driver you miss the majestic view on the way. having a professional driver and letting their car take the knocks seemed a much better option and I got to see so much more. an amazing bonus was an arranged stop at one of the Lesotho homesteads where we were welcomed into local lady's home to experience Lesotho culture and then we got to sample the most amazing warm Pot-Bread. I bought another loaf to have back at the hotel that evening. The Tour is reasonably priced considering the amazing experience you enjoy and the fact that you can see so much more and there is no wear and tear on your own car to consider.
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Date of experience: July 2019
David B wrote a review Mar 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom181 contributions101 helpful votes
Had been on our list for some time and were very excited about the trip. Our driver Frank was great - really helpful and full of interesting facts - we felt safe at all times in his capable hands - we were not disappointed and would recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Storyteller754583 wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions
The Sani Pass is not to be taken lightly, and certainly not if you have back or joint problems. We were picked up by 4x4 vehicles with 9 seats, and set off to conquer the pass! The first bit is on a road, then we hit road works where the pass is being upgraded to make it more passable. In a way that's a pity because the very rough terrain, being shaken from side to side and the squawks of horror at the lack of track we were driving over was the best bit. We were going up very steep, very rough tracks, and at the top we needed passports to get into Lesotho where we had a visit to a local village and lunch at a restaurant. The trip down was even more exciting as we could see the precipitous drops in front of us on the corners. Along the tracks are men whose job is to fill in holes so the vehicles can traverse it. There is no taxi service between one end end of the pass to the other (Lesotho) so the middle bit has to be walked by the locals, carrying the goods bought in the markets. We arrived back at our hotel, battered, bruised and thoroughly invigorated by our day out. Thank you to our driver Frank for getting us up and down safely. He does this daily 6 days a week!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Lana J, General Manager at Sani Pass Tours
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Thank you so much - Frank will be super chuffed that he was mentioned !! We glad you enjoyed your Lesotho Experience with us.
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Martyn S wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom9 contributions
WIlson, our driver and tour guide from Sani Pass Tours, was excellent! Very attentive, informative and considerate in spite of the dense cloud on the Sani Pass! The pub is a little more 'up-market' than our previous trip 6 years ago, but again we were made to feel very welcome. The visit to Mohkotlong was very interesting and eye-opening! Thanks again Wilson - good job!!
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Date of experience: February 2020