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  • Sani Pass Day Tour

    1. Sani Pass Day Tour

    Depart Underberg in the morning and take in stunning views of the KwaZulu-Natal landscape as you make your way along the Sani Pass mountain road that connects to Mokhotlong in Lesotho. Stop to get breathtaking views from different locations, and at the South African Border Control and Lesotho Border Control posts. Climb to an altitude of 2,874 meters above sea level to enjoy lunch at the Sani Mountain Lodge – the highest pub in Africa. Continue to a village of the ethnic Basotho people and learn about Lesotho and its people from your experienced mountain guide. Try some traditional beer and homemade bread before you brave the drive back down the Sani Pass. Look for wildlife along the road before you arrive back in Underberg in the afternoon.

    Absolutely amazing. Very well organized tour. friendly tour guide. They go out of their way to help.

  • From Durban: Sani Pass, Drakensberg & Lesotho Day Trip

    2. From Durban: Sani Pass, Drakensberg & Lesotho Day Trip

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Durban. From there you’ll drive to the Sani Pass and then switch to a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.   You will then begin your ascent on the Sani Pass, a rugged mountain road which connects South Africa to the landlocked nation of Lesotho. Travel up the road, and ascend 1332 vertical meters, reaching a final elevation of 2876 meters. Get your adrenaline pumping as your skilled driver navigates the hairpin turns. Admire the scenic landscape which surrounds the Pass. Learn about the geography and natural life of the area from your knowledgeable guide.  Once you reach the top, visit a Sotho village hidden away in the mountains. Stop in for lunch at Africa’s highest pub. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Drakensberg. After enjoying some time at the top, it’s time to make your way down. Enjoy your second round with this all-natural roller co...

  • From Durban: Sani Pass, Lesotho and Basotho Village Day Trip

    3. From Durban: Sani Pass, Lesotho and Basotho Village Day Trip

    Pack your passport and head up into the Mountain Kingdom for the day. At 3,240 meters (10,630 feet) above sea level, Lesotho can get a tad icy so wrap yourself up in an authentic Basotho blanket, which is yours for the day. You'll be taught how the blanket is tied and worn. After pickup from Durban or other available locations in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, make your first stop at Himeville, at the base of the mountains. Here, climb into a rugged 4x4 and meet your specialist Basotho guide who knows the Sani Pass like the back of his hand. Then, embark on the steep climb up the scenic and daunting Sani Pass as you make your way towards Lesotho. Get your passport stamped at the border and head into no-mans-land which connects South Africa to Lesotho. Keep your camera on standby as you don’t want to miss a chance to capture these dramatic vistas. If you’re lucky, you may even...

    This tour was for the adventurous. The drive from Durban to the 4x4 vehicle just outside Underberg can be long but our driver kept the conversation moving, captivating and answered so many of our questions! The tour itself was a drive to the South African border, through no mans land with the sharp turns and steep cliffs. Our guide stopped along the way to allow us to take photos, explore and revel at the majestic pass. Up top through the Lesotho border you can explore a few small local shops, before heading to a local village to have some of the most delicious bread and beer I’ve ever tasted. You learn about the culture, challenges and history of the local Zulu people. You then head back towards to border for a lunch stop at the highest pub before making the slow drive back down the Sani pass to the SA border. Each way up and down the Sani pass is about an hour and half, and very bumpy!

  • From Durban: Sani Pass/Lesotho Tour

    4. From Durban: Sani Pass/Lesotho Tour

    Get your adrenaline rush driving a 4x4 vehicle up Sani Pass, the highest road pass in Africa. Scrape the clouds as you travel one of the highest mountain paths in Africa! Begin by driving through beautiful rolling hills of the Midlands to the town of Underberg, where you will board your 4x4 vehicle. These off-roaders are the only vehicles that can climb Sani Pass. On your drive, you'll enter the Kingdom of Lesotho, and nearby Sotho Village for a taste of the local culture. Enjoy a light lunch while admiring stunning views from the highest pub in Africa.

    it was an awesome drive up to the pass and the scenery is spectacular, but it would be nicer if every passenger had a window seat.

  • Lesotho: Sani Pass One Night Special

    5. Lesotho: Sani Pass One Night Special

    Day One:  Meet at 9:00 AM or be collected from your accommodation. Depart at 9:30 AM and trek for approximately two and a half hours to reach the summit, a grand 2874 meters above sea level. Stop at breathtaking lookouts and border posts. Once at the top, visit a living Basotho Village. Here, your experienced mountain guide will teach you about Lesotho and the hardy mountainous Basotho folk. After this interesting cultural experience, drive back to Sani Mountain Lodge, which is the highest pub in Africa, for lunch at your expense. Then enjoy a night at the Lodge for dinner, bed, and breakfast.  Choose to go horse riding or for a guided walk in the mountains in the afternoon or on the following morning. The Lodge will make all the necessary arrangements for you. Day Two: Meet at the Sani Top Chalet at 1:30 PM for lunch at your own cost. Head back down to the famous Sani Pass and arriv...

  • From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

    6. From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

    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...

    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!

  • Sani Pass Private Tour

    7. Sani Pass Private Tour

    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 pla...

    Exceptional. David is an excellent guide. Stunnin views. Highlly recommanded private tour.

  • Lesotho: 4-Day Roof of Africa Tour via Katse Dam

    8. Lesotho: 4-Day Roof of Africa Tour via Katse Dam

    Day One: Depart from Underberg and travel via the Sani Pass with a stop for early tea at Sani Top Chalet. Travel on to the Black Mountain Pass and take a short walk to a vantage point to view Thabana Ntlenyana, which is the highest peak in Southern Africa at 3482m. Continue to Mokhotlong via the stunningly beautiful Sehonghong Valley and stop at 10 Riverside for an ethnic Basotho experience. After a short drive, arrive in Mokhotlong, once billed as the remotest outpost in the British Empire, for dinner and accommodation for the night. Day Two: After breakfast, depart from Mokhotlong across the roof of Africa and travel down the Moteng Pass to Liphofung. This is a cultural and historical site of the San people and later, the Basotho. Continue on via Leriba, for a stop to look at good crafts, to Katse Lodge. Stop at Bokong Nature Reserve where beauty and serenity lie within the waterfalls...

  • Sani Pass and Mokhotlong in Two Days

    9. Sani Pass and Mokhotlong in Two Days

    Day One:  Depart from Underberg, or be collected along the route, in a 4x4 vehicle and travel via the Sani Pass, with a stop for early tea at Sani Top Chalet. Travel up Black Mountain Pass for a short walk to a vantage point to view Thabana Ntlenyana, the highest peak in Southern Africa at 3482 meters. Continue on to Mokhotlong via the stunningly beautiful Sehonghong Valley and stop at 10 Riverside for an ethnic Basotho experience, including a visit to the Ngaka, a traditional healer, and the artifact house. Afterward, go to Mokhotlong for dinner and your overnight stay. Day Two:  After breakfast, drive through Mokhotlong, which was once billed as the most remote village in the British Empire. Stop for a short walk down the main road to view the rare Spiral Aloe, the National plant of Lesotho. Travel to St James Mission to see the fascinating ceiling of their church. Drive back up the S...

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What people are saying about Mkhomazi Wilderness area

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

This tour was for the adventurous. The drive from Durban to the 4x4 vehicle just outside Underberg can be long but our driver kept the conversation moving, captivating and answered so many of our questions! The tour itself was a drive to the South African border, through no mans land with the sharp turns and steep cliffs. Our guide stopped along the way to allow us to take photos, explore and revel at the majestic pass. Up top through the Lesotho border you can explore a few small local shops, before heading to a local village to have some of the most delicious bread and beer I’ve ever tasted. You learn about the culture, challenges and history of the local Zulu people. You then head back towards to border for a lunch stop at the highest pub before making the slow drive back down the Sani pass to the SA border. Each way up and down the Sani pass is about an hour and half, and very bumpy!

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.

A perfectly organized tour. Pick up at Oak Ridge Guest House perfect. Our guide, Gregory, made us feel from the start that this is our day today. An absolutely exciting climb to the Sani Pass. I can only recommend everyone to 1. do the tour and 2. book the tour as a private tour. We had the Toyota to ourselves. Looking at the Range Rover with 6-8 seats, we were more than happy to have decided on this tour. Everything was fine, including the little things.

it was an awesome drive up to the pass and the scenery is spectacular, but it would be nicer if every passenger had a window seat.

Awesomeness, very beautiful scenes. Full of history & culture. Moments of magic that are unique to the pass. Loved it