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Sani Pass

Sani Pass is the only road acess between Kwazulu Natal and Lesotho. The Sani Pass is a 4x4 trail through the Southern Drakesberg

sani passThe Sani Pass developed from a horse track in the early 1900s to the steep zigzagging 4x4 pass climbs the face of the Drakensberg escarpment to an altitude of 2874m. Sani Pass is now used for the most part by 4x4 vehicles and has become a highlight for tourists visiting the Southern Drakensberg. The Sani Pass is the only access from KwaZulu Natal to the the Lesotho Highlands. Close to the Sani Pass summit is the highest peak in Southern Africa, Thabane Ntlenyana, 3482m high.

sani passSani Top Chalet is perched on the border between South Africa and Lesotho. Sani Top has been described as one of the best-situated hotels on earth. Sani Topis the only accommodation you will find at the top of Sani Pass and it is also home to the highest pub in Africa. The only way to Sani Top chalet from South Africa is via the Sani Pass.

sani passThere are a number of 4x4 tour companies that will take you up Sani Pass if you dont have an own 4x4 vehicle. In summer you will be greeted by waterfalls and green slopes that sweep upward to the base of towering basalt cliffs are dotted with the colour of a great variety of wild flowers. Infact the Sani Pass is lined with wild flowers. In winter the waterfalls freeze an there is a high chance of snow covering the pass. Along the way Tour Guides will passon the history od Sani Pass, talk about the birdlife and wild flowers.

Sani Pass Tours

  • Sani Pass Tours - Guided Tours by 4x4 from Underberg, South Africa, into Lesotho via the famous Sani Pass.
  • Thaba Tours will offer you the freedom, convenience, comfort and luxury of a fully guided Sani Pass and/or Lesotho Overland Tour.
  • Major Adventures - The awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment up the Sani Pass. The tour will reveal the history of the pass and the geology of the mountains

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