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

Sani Pass Private Tour

Product ID: 229587
Experience a private 4×4 tour up South Africa’s highest, toughest, and steepest mountain pass. Come face to face with the vast, imposing Drakensberg Mountain Range, admire the stunning views, and taste traditional delicacies at the highest pub in Africa.
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Within 10 Km's from the centre of Underberg we will collect you from your accommodation. Please advise accommodation. If further we will offer a convenient option for you which could be at a minimal charge.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel along the gravel corkscrew bends of the Sani Pass in a private spacious 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy refreshments overlooking scenic viewpoints in the quiet early morning
  • Cross the Lesotho border and be introduced to an exclusive homestead alive with chickens, sheep and children
  • Taste traditional food in tiny restaurant and hear the life stories of elusive shepherds in their stone dwellings
Full description
The day begins with an early morning collection in a 4×4 vehicle and travels towards the Sani Pass. Enjoy the luxury of having your own private vehicle, which allows for more space and comfort as you travel along the bumpy roads, and the freedom to decide where you’d like to go.

As the altitude increases, the road becomes narrower and more treacherous, and all signs of human habitation disappear, leaving you alone in the glory of the majestic mountains. Stop and take photos at your leisure, and enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages and freshly baked snacks as you absorb the breathtaking views.

Nearing the top of the pass at 2876 m, head through border control and towards the desolate Lesotho Highlands. Visit a private homestead and immerse yourself in the local community. Learn about the culture and lifestyle of this small family, watch them bake fresh bread, and the children playing games in the yard. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional food tasting in a small local restaurant at a shepherd’s trading station. Then take a walk to learn the stories of the shepherds within their own stone dwellings.

Finally, enjoy a refreshing beer at the highest pub in Southern Africa on the return journey before relaxing in the 4×4 as you marvel at more stunning scenic views.
  • Collection from accommodation if not more than 10 km outside of Underberg
  • Private vehicle offering extra space and a dedicated professional guide who gives you personal attention
  • Luxury seating and air conditioning
  • Warm or cold towels
  • Water
  • Warm and cold beverages, and freshly baked snacks are on hand at stops
  • Private and exclusive visit to a homestead including an informative blanket presentation
  • Visit to a shepherd's home
  • Blankets when cold
  • Access to sights you would otherwise miss
What’s Not Included
  • Collection from accommodation if more than 10 km from Underberg
  • On the shorter tour lunch at a traditional village will be an extra cost (on the longer tour lunch is included, consideration for dietary request will be accommodated where possible)
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Sparking wine, wine, chocolates, or other special beverages which can be requested at an additional cost

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa if required
Know before you go
• Bring warm clothes in case it gets cold which can happen irrespective of the weather when you leave
• Comfortable shoes are preferable for the short walks
• Bring small change for purchase of crafts
• Please check passport validity and if visas are required
Customer reviews
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Greg, our driver was on time at our accommodation exactly as agreed. We were then greeted with nicely prepared seats. A blanket, something to drink and a menu card were ready on the stand for what we would eat during a short break. He could tell us a lot about the area on the way to the Sani Pass. On the way over the bumpy roads to the Sani Pass, he showed us the most beautiful spots and drove very considerately. At the same time there was something to drink and very tasty little things (muffins, cookies, etc.) baked by his wife himself. When he arrived in Lesotho, he showed us how people there deny your life and always treated them with respect. In the end we sat for a beer in the highest pub in South Africa. We thank Greg for this wonderful day and can only recommend this tour to everyone! All in all a very nice day.

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November 3, 2019

Eine perfekt organisierte Tour. Abholung im Oak Ridge Guest House perfekt. Unser Guide, Gregory, hat uns von Anfang an spüren lassen, das dies heute unser Tag ist. Ein absolut aufregender Anstieg zum Sani Pass. Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen, 1. die Tour zu machen und 2. die Tour als Private Tour zu buchen. Wir hatten den Toyota für uns ganz allein. Beim Blick auf die Range-Rover mit 6-8 Plätzen waren wir mehr als froh für diese Tour entschieden zu haben. Es hat alles gepasst, Kleinigkeiten inbegriffen.

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January 4, 2020


Very good guide and very good tour

September 26, 2019

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