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Mountain Splendour Tour in Sani Pass

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Key Highlights
  • Dine in the highest pub in Africa, the Sani Top Chalet!
  • Sani Pass is the highest road in Africa and the third highest in the world
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays


    12 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0630h (06:30am)
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meeting Point

    Pick-up is from central Durban and Beachfront hotels.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details. Kindly reconfirm pick-up upon arrival in Durban with your local activity operator.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel at central Durban City and Umhlanga

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Bask in the scenic splendours of KwaZulu-Natal as you meander your way to the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’, Lesotho. Cloaked in clouds and situated at the highest pass in South Africa, the Sani Pass, Lesotho is a sight to behold.

    The Sani Pass is a spectacular mountain road and is the entry point into Lesotho from South Africa’s Natal Drakensberg Park. Sani Pass is the gateway to the ‘Roof of Africa’ scenic route that links the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg with the mountains of northern Lesotho.

    Visit the second largest ethnic group in South Africa - the Sotho people - residing there. In addition to their dominant occupation, which is rearing cattle and cultivating grains and tobacco, the Sotho people are gifted craftsmen as well. Bag some exquisite products made of metal, leather, wood and ivory. Living a simple life, these warm-hearted people will readily welcome you to their cosy homes.

    What's more, don't miss the opportunity to dine in the highest pub in Africa!

    Surrounded by the blissful environs of the towering Drakensberg Range blanketed with clouds, this trip to Lesotho will be an out-of-the-world experience!


    You will be picked up from your hotel/closest pick-up point and taken in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle to Lesotho and the Sani Pass, often called the 'Roof of Africa'. A professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    A scenic drive from Durban through the Natal Midlands takes you to Underberg where you will be transferred to a 4x4 vehicle for the ascent of the spectacular Sani Pass. This Pass climbs 1300m over a distance of 12km, into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

    Visit a small Sotho village here and enjoy the warm hospitality of this friendly tribe.

    Light lunch at Sani Top Chalet, Africa’s highest pub at 2874m., and enjoy majestic views of the Drakensberg Mountains.

    Return to Underberg where you will re-board your luxury vehicle for the journey back to Durban.

    At the end of this memorable journey, you will be dropped back to your hotel/closest drop-off point in Durban.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel/closest point pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transportation in a 4x4 vehicle to the Sani Pass
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • light Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Make sure you carry all the valid travel documents. Passports are required to enter Lesotho. Some passport holders may require visas.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

    Minimum 2 guests.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Overall very good. The only slight difficulty was that the agents in Underberg (Major Tours) had not had our trip confirmed, so when we arrived there from Durban the group for...

      Professor N H Foskett, United Kingdom, 22/Oct/2008

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