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From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: ZULU SAFARIS

From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

Activity provider: ZULU SAFARIS

From US$ 187.55 per person

Take one of the world's great road trips from Durban and cross the Sani Pass in the Drakensburg Mountains into Lesotho. Visit the capital of KwaZulu Natal along the way and see the highlights of Pietermaritzburg.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact the local supplier. Note that pickup is also available at the Durban Harbour passenger terminal.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel the zig-zag gravel road of the Sani Pass by Land Rover
  • Cross the high altitude border pass between South Africa and Lesotho
  • Enjoy a hot lunch at the highest pub in Africa
  • Get spectacular views of the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Visit the capital of KwaZulu Natal at Pietermaritzburg
Full description
Benefit from pickup at a location of your choice in Durban, and then make your way to the historic city of Pietermaritzburg, capital of KwaZulu Natal. Take a short sightseeing tour to see the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by City Hall. Then, venture into the Drakensberg Mountains on the amazing Sani Pass into Lesotho. Travel along the 33-kilometer gravel road that straddles the sheer cliffs in a series of tight zig-zag curves. Marvel at the dramatic landscape as you head from the Sani Pass Hotel, 1,566 meters above sea level. Be amazed as your 4WD Land Rover navigates the narrow road across the border post with Lesotho. Get spectacular views of the rolling hills and endless sky. Reach the top of the Sani Pass, 3,240 meters above sea level. Enjoy a hot lunch at the highest pub in Africa, and then meet the native Basotho people in a local village to learn about their everyday lives. Make your way back down the mountain to cross the boarder back into South Africa.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Toll fees
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
  • Lunch, drinks, and personal expenses are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I'm so happy my husband and I decided to do this tour. I'm not sure I even have words to describe how wonderful the experience was, but it was definitely worth it. Our guide, Freddy, was prompt, professional and most courteous and gracious. He was very informative and educated us along the trek. He stopped to allow us to take photos, take restroom/snack breaks and answered any questions we had. The views along the Sani Pass are out of this world! You cannot visit Durban without this experience, please trust me. Finally, the icing on the cake was meeting the beautiful Besotho people and learning about their culture. Again, my words can't do it justice, but I highly recommend this tour. Don't second guess it for another moment. Book right now!

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November 26, 2022

The best experience ever. Mr. Sotiri was amazing. He shared a lot of history throughout the tour. He stopped at all the best places and took a lot of beautiful photos. I enjoyed every bit of the tour. If I was to do it again, will definitely be with him. Such a kind and charming person.

June 18, 2022

The experience has been incredible. I totally recommend it. In addition, the guide not only shows you the area, but also makes you live a true experience with the people who live in the area and takes the best photos! He is a charming person and always has things to teach you. I totally recommend doing the tour with him!

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 51596