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Address: Underberg 3256, South Africa
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+27 73 696 6782
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Roof of Africa Tours offers professional guided tours of the famous Sani...

Roof of Africa Tours offers professional guided tours of the famous Sani Pass (the third steepest pass in the world) and other interesting attractions in Underberg and Himeville. The Sani Pass tour is a must do if you will be visiting Underberg / Himeville. It takes you through beautiful mountain scenery into Lesotho where you can meet some of the Basotho people and experience their culture and way of living. The route, called the ‘roof of Africa’ has a nerve wrecking final climb of over 800 metres in just 8 kilometres. Roof of Africa Tours offers Sani Pass tours everyday leaving at 9am and returning by 4pm. Contact us for more information.

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Sani Pass Day Tour

Myself and my Husband, together with two friendly young Medical Students from the Netherlands, were treated to a really wonderful trip up Sani Pass! What an experience! Most of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my Husband, together with two friendly young Medical Students from the Netherlands, were treated to a really wonderful trip up Sani Pass! What an experience! Most of the road surface was washed away by the heavy rains that fell earlier in the week, but our VERY COMPETENT Driver/Guide, Sandile, expertly steered the trusty Prado across rocks, ditches and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A trip to the Highest Pub in Africa arranged as a surprise birthday treat for my husband. What a wonderful day it was - our guide, Sandile, from Roof of Africa Tours was informative, friendly and most competent. The drive up the pass was taken slowly with many stops to take photographs. The "Massage" on the drive was pretty gentle... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was a wonderful, full day experience (9 to 4). Our guide was very interested in our expectations and fulfilled all of them, except for one: keeping the mist off the top of the mountain! :-) But we had enough sun in order to enjoy the day thoroughly. There were so many aspects I enjoyed: 1. Adventure: Hairpin switchbacks on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great day up to the Sani Pass and visited the highest pub in Africa ! The 4x4 was comfortable even during the "African Massage", the guide was trying hard to make our trip less bumpy and smooth. The scenery in Lesotho is just amazing and having lunch at the highest pub in Africa is definitely an experience of a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

While my wife was working at a convention in Durban, I wanted to get a chance to go up the Sani Pass and get to know a little bit about Lesotho. Roof of Africa Tours arranged everything in perfect fashion. I made a deposit with them of half the charge before I left home. Then Bheki, the best driver/tour guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Peter warmly greeted and collected us from our accommodation getting the day off to a good start. Onwards to Himeville Peter pointed out a variety of fauna and flora as well as a recap of the history of the area. Although the weather was unfavourable, Peter's driving skills were immaculate showing tremendous experience. Only overshadowed by the... More 

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EmileVDH, Owner at Roof of Africa Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the day you spent with us and for the positive feedback! Hopefully next time you visit the weather will just play along. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely day with an amazing tour guide, Peter! You made this day unforgettable. The vehicle was comfortable, even for the 'old people', the freshly baked Basotho Bread warm from the fire out of this world-thank you Alina, and the information and tidbits provided by Peter very interesting. Peter made an effort, and succeeded, in making this an unforgettable... More 

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EmileVDH, Owner at Roof of Africa Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We always try our best to make the rough 4x4 route as comfortable as possible and our Prado's certainly help to get this right. Peter will be over the moon with your positive feedback! More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

With only one day on a cruise ship stop-off in Durban, me and a friend were very nervous about the time restraints as we had to be back at port at 10:30 PM but could not be picked up until 8:30 AM, after most trips leave from Durban to the Sani Pass. This, however, was not a problem for Roof... More 

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EmileVDH, Owner at Roof of Africa Tours, responded to this review

Despite the squeeze of limited time you had on tour, we are glad that you enjoyed it so much! Next time you visit our part of the world please spend a few more days in Lesotho with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were two travellers very excited to travel up the Sani Pass in November 2016, but wanting too see a bit more of Lesotho than just the Highest Pub in Africa. Looking around the internet, it seemed all the tour operators were offering the same thing: day-trips for people looking to cross the border and "tick the box." Finally we... More 

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EmileVDH, Owner at Roof of Africa Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your descriptive and HELPFUL review. We're constantly trying to improve our service and creating a bespoke adventure for our guests is exactly what we're after. Thanks for your suggestions too, we have passed this knowledge on to our guides and guests. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did a day trip up the Sani Pass with Roof of Africa Tours and it was absolutely fantastic. Sandile was an excellent, very knowledgeable guide and very accommodating for our photo stops along the way! We couldn't have asked for a better day and a better tour. Thank you so much!

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EmileVDH, Owner at Roof of Africa Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review, it was a pleasure hosting you! More 

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