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Stop At: Sani Pass, Natal Drakensberg Park Lesotho, Underberg South Africa

The Sani Pass has been described by almost everyone as the 'Mother of all Passes'. It is a gravel pass with extremely steep bends between KwaZulu-Natal’s Underberg region and Lesotho.

It is higher and steeper and much tougher than any of its Southern African competitors and the steep switch-backs offer the most exceptional views in the country.

Built in 1950 as a bridle path, what this pass takes out of you in the challenge of adventure, it gives back in scenery.

As the altitude increases, the road becomes narrower and more treacherous. All signs of human habitation disappear and you come face to face with the vast, desolate beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains.

The road is made of gravel, and at elevations ranging from 1544m to 2876m at the summit, the Sani pass is only for the bravest and the best guides. For safety reasons, only 4×4 cars are allowed on this Pass.

Duration: 7 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sani Curio & Craft Shop, Clock Tower center, R617, Underberg, 3257, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
This is a private tour so we will collect you from your accommodation. Please contact us to make arrangements. A small surcharge may apply if more than 15 km's outside of Underberg unless your accommodation is situated on the road towards the Sani Pass.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snacks - Freshly baked snacks, tea, coffee, juice and water are available for tea stops and throughout the tour
  • All activities are private with a personal guide.
  • Hot or cold towels available
  • Blankets and hot bags if cold
  • Unique activities seldom seen.
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Sani Pass
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are so thankful that we made this trip with Greg! At the morning he picked us up at our accomodation. While driving trough the landscape he introduced us into Underberg. Driving up to the aim of the tour we have to say that the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Verena K
sanipassandlesotho, Owner at Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for this review Verena, I'm glad you enjoyed the little surprises on the way. The tour is an experience not just arriving at the destination. Thank you once again for taking the time to write this review. Kind regards Angie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We - including 2 Teenagers - had an exceptional day with Greg up Sani Pass and into Lesotho. Thanks so much for all the details you spoilt us with...blankets, drinks, sensational cookies and not to forget the traditional whisky sip! It was wonderful to get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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sanipassandlesotho, Owner at Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review. It was a delight to have all of you with us on this tour. The little family we visit are always so happy to meet our guests and this is often the highlight of the trip into Lesotho....More

Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

If you want to go up to Sani Pass this is the best tour company in my opinion Greg is an extremely informative and friendly guide. The muffins,biscuits and coffee were delicious and very thoughtful. If you are visiting Sani Pass and need to book...More

Thank Josh8703
sanipassandlesotho, Owner at Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

Many thanks Christel and Josh for such exceptional compliments. It is wonderful for us to receive your feedback and to know you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Angie

Reviewed 19 August 2019

Enjoyed a wonderful walk this morning to view recently discovered San rock art on a private farm just a short drive from Underberg. Truly surpassed all expectations. Greg was the perfect guide and host. Our experience was great from the point of being collected to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Claire R
sanipassandlesotho, Owner at Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

It makes every moment such a pleasure just to receive a review like this. We enjoyed having you with us and thank you sincerely for the support. Kind regards Angie

Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful company! We would recommend it to anyone wanting to travel up Sani pass and spend the day in Lesotho. As we enjoyed the scenic route, stopped for refreshments and photos and laughed at our host's wonderful stories, we felt very sorry for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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sanipassandlesotho, Owner at Sani Pass & Lesotho Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

We really appreciate your comments. We loved having you with us and look forward to seeing you again.

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Ian H
13 September 2019|
Response from Companion798443 |
Hi Ian, yes no problem.
Ian H
19 August 2019|
Response from Companion798443 |
Hi Ian, as this is a private tour we will not only stop but conduct a special tour mainly geared towards birding. Kind regards Angie
7 August 2019|
Response from sanipassandlesotho | Property representative |
Yes we do on every tour. Looking forward to seeing you.
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