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  • Address: Sani Pass, South Africa
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Sani Pass Tours

The Sani Pass is a stretch of extremely undeveloped road that links South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It's neither for inexperienced drivers nor anything but a 4x4.

Although the Sani Pass is only about 5.6 miles long, it climbs a whopping 4,370 feet in that distance – when you reach the top, you're at over 9,400 feet in elevation. The road is essentially a dirt path of switchback after switchback, so it's imperative that you have not only a 4x4 but an experienced driver behind the wheel.

The Sani Pass leads to Lesotho—the country's border is at the summit—and because of the dangerous conditions it can sometimes be closed due to inclement weather. Improvements are slated to be made to the road, paving parts of it, but the planning for these improvements has been going on for years already.

Practical Info

Traveling from South Africa into Lesotho means ascending the Sani Pass, so that trip is best done with an experienced local guide. Vehicles that aren't capable of making the ascent are turned back by border agents. 

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Sani Pass and Lesotho Private Day Tour from Durban, Durban, null
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Private Day Tour from Durban

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $444.24
Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban, Durban, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sani Pass and Lesotho 4x4 Experience from Durban

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The Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 tour leaves from Durban and stops at the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg . Your guide will give you a short tour of ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.77
Guided Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, Day Trips
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Guided Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Underberg

The Sani Pass was once a bridal path which allowed Basotho folk to transport their wool and goods to and from the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho and Kwazulu ...  Read more

Location: Underberg, South Africa
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $72.09
Sani Pass and Lesotho Full-Day Tour from Durban, Durban, Day Trips
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Full-Day Tour from Durban

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and the spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho – land of ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.03
Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Durban, Durban, Day Trips
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Day Tour from Durban

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Join this day trip from Durban, drive through the Natal Midlands, and up to Sani Pass in a 4x4 vehicle. The tour will then enter Lesotho and visit a Sotho ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.01

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