Welcome to Lesotho


This is essentially an alpine country, where villagers on horseback in multicoloured balaclavas and blankets greet you round precipitous bends. The hiking and trekking – often on a famed Basotho pony – is world class, offering undulating expanses of pastoral charm, traditional rondavels (round huts with a conical roof) and innumerable grazing sheep.

The 1000m-high ‘lowlands’ offer craft shopping and sights, but don't miss a trip to the southern, central or northeastern highlands, where streams traverse an ancient dinosaur playground. This is genuine adventure travel.


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$158.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban

One of our most popular tours! The Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 tour leaves from Durban and stops at the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Afterwards the tour moves towards the Drakensberg Mountains and up to the Sani Pass in Lesotho. Passport required.The Sani Pass is a 33km gravel road that straddles the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment in a series of tight Zig Zag curves. The route begins at the Sani Pass Hotel which is 1566m above sea level. You will be travelling in a Land Rover 4×4 upwards along the narrow road crossing the South African / Lesotho border post which is 1968m above sea level. On route the landscape of KwaZulu-Natal opens-up displaying spectacular views of rolling hills and vast skies.At the top of Sani Pass, at a height of 3240 metres / 9900 feet is the “Highest Pub in Africa” where you will be given time to enjoy a warm pub meal. You tour guide will take you to a local’s home near the pub to introduce you to a Basotho people in a local village. There you will see how the Basotho people of Lesotho live. Thereafter you will make your way down Sani’s Pass and cross the boarder back into South Africa and head back to Durban.

$410.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Sani Pass and Lesotho Private Day Tour from Durban

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.After an early morning collection from your hotel, travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. Arrive at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and board a 4x4 vehicle. Travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass, up into the ‘Roof of Africa’. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho.Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the local people’s traditions and way of life. Taste some local beer and bread before having lunch at the highest pub in Africa.Descend the Sani Pass and back into South Africa for your trip back to Durban. You will arrive back at your hotel in the early evening.

$190.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Sani Pass and Lesotho Full-Day Tour from Durban

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of the ‘People of the Blanket’.After an early morning collection from your hotel, travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. Arrive at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and board a 4x4 vehicle. Travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass, up into the ‘Roof of Africa’. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho.Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the local people’s traditions and way of life. Taste some local beer and bread before having lunch at the highest pub in Africa.Descend the Sani Pass and back into South Africa for your trip back to Durban. You will arrive back at your hotel in the early evening.

$216.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Durban

If you love adventure, a drive up the highest road pass in Africa in a 4x4 vehicle will certainly get your adrenaline running! Once at the top, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views and breathtaking scenery. After your pick up in Durban you will be driven through the green hills of the Midlands towards the country town of Underberg. Once in Underberg you will climbed into a 4x4 vehicle for your adventure into Lesotho. These 4x4 vehicles are equipped to tackle Sani Pass! You’ll need to have your passport ready to be stamped to enter the Kingdom of Lesotho.Once across the border your next stop will be at a nearby Sotho Village where you will get a taste of the local culture. Enjoy lunch at the highest pub in Africa with views which will take your breathe away. Once you are finished with lunch and taken in the views, the tour will make its way back down the Pass slowly, and you will then head back to Durban where your tour ends.

$1768.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

20-Day Kruger to Cape Town Camping Overland Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blyde River Canyon Nature ReserveVisit the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the worldDuration: 1 hourStop At: Kruger National ParkKruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Mlilwane Wildlife SanctuaryMlilwane is Swaziland’s oldest protected area located in the stunning Ezulwini Valley, 'Valley of Heavens’.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Saint Lucia EstuaryJoin a river cruise on the St. Lucia Lagoon viewing many Hippo pods, lazy crocodiles, and numerous bird species on the sandy banks, or cooling down in the water for a refreshing swim. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sani PassJoin a guided tour of Lesotho via the spectacular gateway of the Sani Pass (2874 m).Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Drakensberg MountainsA visit to the Battlefields. Soaked with the blood of thousands of British, Boer (Dutch-speaking farmers) and Zulu soldiers, the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal hold a deep-seated silence that speaks to the many lives lost here. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Natal National ParkThis leading KwaZulu-Natal reserve offers wonderfully scenic views, lofty mountains and waterfalls in a prime location within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg ParkDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Mountain Zebra National ParkAt 284km², this park is home to over 700 animals including eland, cape buffalo, cheetah, lion, caracal, black rhino and the bat eared fox, not to be missedDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Addo Elephant National ParkAddo can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the “Big 7” – the Big 5 as well as the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coastDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Tsitsikamma National ParkTsitsikamma National Park is a multi-dimensional destination with dramatic coastal scenery, reefs, rivers, lush forest and delicate Fynbos. Duration: 1 dayStop At: The Cango CavesThe Cango Caves is Africa's largest show cave system.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of AfricaCape Agulhas is the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, lying at the southernmost tip of Africa. Duration: 1 hour

$126.21 Shows, Concerts & Sports

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.You will be required to have a motorbike licence and riding experience. Unfortunately, no learners or licences will be acceptable. The bike hire is valid per day from 08h00 to 17h00. Indemnities and insurances and damage deposits will apply. The bikes are KTM690 Enduro and only single use (no lifting at any time)Explore the following areas of the Southern Drakensberg on a Motorbike:The lower Loteni Road between Underberg and Nottingham RoadThe Sani Pass into Lesotho (a valid passport is also required)Bushman’s Nek Road areaDrakensberg Gardens Road