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Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 35 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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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