Without a doubt the Sani Pass is one of the most spectacular and scenic mountain passes in Africa. This tour is a must if you are travelling to Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Pass winds steeply through the summit of the Drakensberg and through the Lesotho border post. Many adventurous travellers from across the world include this on their itineraries in order to traverse the breathtaking natural scenery this precarious mountain has to offer. The guided tour does not require any physical fitness and therefore encourages people of all ages. You will collected at 6:00 from your accommodation in Durban and return at approximately 18:00 depending on weather and traffic. The tour packs a big punch with unforgettable views. You will leave having conquered the highest and most iconic pass that Southern Africa has to offer.
This tour is for all ages and fitness levels. The duration of this tour is approximately 6 hours with a transfer of approximately 2.5 hours from Durban and the same on return. You will depart at 6:00 from your accommodation in Durban. If you are staying outside of Durban please contact us to confirm if there is a surcharge necessary. Please bring your valid Passport and Visa if necessary (check http://evisalesotho.com/visa-exemptions/ to see if you require a visa which can be purchased online). It is advisable to bring a warm jacket, an extra bottle of water, sunscreen, binoculars and your camera. During your drive from Durban you will pass the historic town of Pietermaritzburg and then turn off towards the Southern Drakensberg mountains. As you get drive further into the mountains you will pass small picturesque rural villages and vast farmlands.On arrival in Underberg you will be met by a professional Sani Pass guide and will transfer to a 4x4 vehicle.You will drive past farmlands and the foothills of the Drakensberg towards the South African border control. Then the tour begins in earnest. You will climb 1000 metres on a gravel road in for 8 kilometres through a World Heritage site and magnificent scenery to the Lesotho border post. At the top you will reach an elevation of 2840 metres.During the climb up the pass you may see a variety of bird life, eland, baboons and small buck. Endemic fauna and flora are abundant through this world heritage site.After the Lesotho border control you will head into the remote Lesotho Highlands. You may even get to see some of the elusive Basotho shepherds covered with traditional blankets and wearing traditional head attire. You will visit a small village which was originally built to assist the local shepherds and see their stone houses. Your guide will give an explanation of their way of life and daily rituals.Thereafter you will head towards the Highest Pub in Africa for lunch and drinks (at your own cost).Perched on the edge of the Escarpment you will have excellent photo opportunities from the front decks of the Restaurant.After lunch you will go back via the border and wind down through the astonishing Sani Pass bends which is one of the most spectacular scenes in Africa. With a full tummy and lots of memories you will be met by your driver for your transfer back to Durban.A real opportunity to see not only the magnificence of this pass but a different country as well.