1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Durban
  4. Sani Pass

From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

Product ID: 51596
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
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Greek, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• Bring warm clothes in the winter
• Bring your passport on the day of travel
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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It is a pity they make the pick up a saga

You ask for a pick up at your hotel so they change it to their office then tell you to wait for 2 hours in 2 different places. This has now happened on 3 trips and you have ask why use this site if they cause so much hassle and anxiety!

August 30, 2019

Stunning scenery, new friends & cultural insights

Everything from pick up at the Zulu Safari Office to our arrival in Lesotho and back to SA worked out well. We first of all went to PMB to see Ghandi’s Statue and hear a little bit more about KZN’s capital. Then we picked up a nice couple from Boston, who we spend the day with. Our guide Nduduzo NeNe was superb in explaining the landscape and culture to us. He was helpful getting nice pictures and kept up to our wishes and questions. It was good to have an experienced 4x4 driver for the Sani Pass and he led us through customs both sides. After visiting the Basotho people of Lesotho we went to the Highest Pub in Africa at Sani Pass and had a light lunch and some beers and ciders. The way back was as rough but we had spent a lovely day with newly made friends and an awesome local. 13hrs were quite exhausting but we were happy to have seen that stunning scenery!

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February 20, 2019

Great landscapes, exciting tour, very nice guide with a lot of knowledge.

February 10, 2019

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Product ID: 51596