From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

From Durban: Sani Pass and Lesotho by 4WD Vehicle

From £172.75 per person

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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Portuguese, French
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.
Wheelchair accessible

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
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    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 12 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • 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!

    30 August 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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    20 February 2019

    Worth the day trip for solo traveler or group

    I only had a few days in Durban alone & wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do. I saw this day trip & I’m glad I decided to do it. My guide picked me up at my hostel as well as another traveler and set out. He packed water for us, made several stops to allow us to take photos, use the bathroom, and get food. He explained interesting facts about the areas as we went. Was cool to stop in the city (starts with a P) where Ghandi started his active non-violence. The pass is a steep climb to a beautiful view. It was cool to get to experience a bit of Lesotho by visiting some locals and stopping by at the highest pub in the world. Professional & knowledgeable guide. He was a good driver & the vehicle was comfortable. Would recommend this company and trip. It does make for a long day though so I definitely fell asleep in the car on the way home.

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    6 August 2018

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