Day trip

Sani Pass Private Tour

Sani Pass Private Tour

From US$ 62.07 per person

Experience a private 4×4 tour up South Africa’s highest, toughest, and steepest mountain pass. Come face to face with the vast, imposing Drakensberg Mountain Range, admire the stunning views, and taste traditional delicacies at the highest pub in Africa.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is from your accommodation. This is within 10 km of Underberg. Should this be further please contact the local partner to make additional arrangements that are convenient for you.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel along the gravel corkscrew bends of the Sani Pass in a private spacious 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy refreshments overlooking scenic viewpoints in the quiet early morning
  • Cross the Lesotho border and be introduced to an exclusive homestead alive with chickens, sheep and children
Full description
The day begins with an early morning collection in a 4×4 vehicle and travels towards the Sani Pass. Enjoy the luxury of having your own private vehicle, which allows for more space and comfort as you travel along the bumpy roads, and the freedom to decide where you’d like to go. As the altitude increases, the road becomes narrower and more treacherous, and all signs of human habitation disappear, leaving you alone in the glory of the majestic mountains. Stop and take photos at your leisure, and enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages and freshly baked snacks as you absorb the breathtaking views. Nearing the top of the pass at 2876 m, head through border control and towards the desolate Lesotho Highlands. Visit a private homestead and immerse yourself in the local community. Learn about the culture and lifestyle of this small family, watch them bake fresh bread, and the children playing games in the yard. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional food tasting in a small local restaurant at a shepherd’s trading station. Then take a walk to learn the stories of the shepherds within their own stone dwellings. Finally, enjoy a refreshing beer at the highest pub in Southern Africa on the return journey before relaxing in the 4×4 as you marvel at more stunning scenic views.
Includes
  • Collection from accommodation if not more than 10 km outside of Underberg
  • Private vehicle offering extra space and a dedicated professional guide who gives you personal attention
  • Luxury seating and air conditioning
  • Warm or cold towels
  • Water
  • Warm and cold beverages, and freshly baked snacks are on hand at stops
  • Private and exclusive visit to a homestead including an informative blanket presentation
  • Visit to a shepherd's home
  • Blankets when cold
  • Access to sights you would otherwise miss
  • Lunch at the Highest Pub
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Sparking wine, wine, chocolates, or other special beverages which can be requested at an additional cost
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa, if required

Know before you go

  • Bring warm clothes in case it gets cold which can happen irrespective of the weather when you leave
  • Comfortable shoes are preferable for the short walks
  • Bring small change for purchase of crafts
  • Please check passport validity and if visas are required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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A perfectly organized tour. Pick up at Oak Ridge Guest House perfect. Our guide, Gregory, made us feel from the start that this is our day today. An absolutely exciting climb to the Sani Pass. I can only recommend everyone to 1. do the tour and 2. book the tour as a private tour. We had the Toyota to ourselves. Looking at the Range Rover with 6-8 seats, we were more than happy to have decided on this tour. Everything was fine, including the little things.

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January 4, 2020

Greg, our driver was on time at our accommodation exactly as agreed. We were then greeted with nicely prepared seats. A blanket, something to drink and a menu card were ready on the stand for what we would eat during a short break. He could tell us a lot about the area on the way to the Sani Pass. On the way over the bumpy roads to the Sani Pass, he showed us the most beautiful spots and drove very considerately. At the same time there was something to drink and very tasty little things (muffins, cookies, etc.) baked by his wife himself. When he arrived in Lesotho, he showed us how people there deny your life and always treated them with respect. In the end we sat for a beer in the highest pub in South Africa. We thank Greg for this wonderful day and can only recommend this tour to everyone! All in all a very nice day.

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November 3, 2019

Very good guide and very good tour

September 26, 2019

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