Day trip

From Underberg: Sani Pass Day Tour

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Major Adventures
Day trip

From Underberg: Sani Pass Day Tour

Activity provider: Major Adventures

From US$ 71.98 per person

Drive up the awe-inspiring Sani Pass, the highest point in South Africa. Visit a Basotho village for a true cultural experience and interact with the locals. Have lunch at the highest pub in Africa before descending back to Underberg.

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Duration 1 day
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19.5 hours
  • Underberg

  • 2.5 hours
  • Maloti-Drakensberg Park (photo stop)

  • Sani Pass

  • Sani Mountain Lodge (lunch)

  • 2 hours
  • Underberg

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
  • Ride in a 4x4 vehicle through a World Heritage site and up to the Lesotho border with a professional guide
  • Visit a traditional Basotho village and taste freshly baked Basotho bread while you interact with the family and children
  • Visit the Highest Pub in Southern Africa for lunch and drinks and enjoy the spectacular views across Southern Drakensberg
  • Learn about the history of this remarkable country that has some of the highest points in Africa
  • Return via the steep switchbacks of the Pass and descend more than 1200m in 8km
Full description
The Sani Pass is regarded by some as having the most spectacular views in South Africa. Originally a bridle path, it has become a ‘bucket list’ experience that is not to be missed. Walls of sandstone, cascading rivers, and hair-raising bends are just some of the highlights as your 4x4 vehicle takes you through the Barrier of Spears and into the Kingdom of Lesotho.  Visit a living Basotho village and meet its people for a true cultural experience. The highest pub in Africa welcomes you with a hearty lunch and refreshments before your journey back down the pass to Underberg. 
  • Cross border toll fee per vehicle
  • Lesotho Tourism charges
  • Visit to traditional Basotho village
  • Bread tasting
  • Visit to Highest Pub in Southern Africa
  • Fully qualified and experienced guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Major Adventures Office, Underberg Hotel, Main Street, Underberg, Underberg, 3257, South Africa.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Passports are essential for this tour
  • Warm clothing, sunscreen, binoculars, and cameras are suggested
  • In some cases visas may be required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Had a great experience together with our guide Allen! We laughed together, and enjoyed the african massage, as Allen liked to call it. Definitely recommend this tour! He stops for nice points to take pictures, where you will get enough time to get out of the car and get the perfect shot. We think that taking this tour would be a 1000 times better than driving the pass by yourself.

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March 31, 2023

Warren the tour guide made the experience much more palatable than expected with his witty sense of humor. Definitely would recommend your services to anybody wanting to experience Sani Pass without having to worry about boredom setting in, Warren will ensure you are entertained, as well as his knowledge of animals, history, culture & the mountains itself, will definitely keep you interested throughout the trip

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March 31, 2023

A great trip up the Sani Pass with breath taking views. Ellias our guide was very knowledgeable with a regard to animals, local birds and tribal history for the area. He made the day very special for us. Lunch at the highest pub in Africa was a nice experience also.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 162945