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Sani Pass and Lesotho Tours with professional guide

  • All Lesotho tourism fees and border crossing charges included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations
  • Guide provides engaging commentary on the history and culture of the pass and Lesotho
Sani Pass and Lesotho Tours with professional guide
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Sani Pass and Lesotho Tours with professional guide
Combine visits to the Sani Pass and the small country of Lesotho on a full-day tour from Durban. This jam-packed day may be daunting to plan on your own, but with a guide in the lead and all transportation provided, it's a relaxing an educational experience. Visit the Sani Pass, which makes its way through a World Heritage Site, while learning about its history. Once in Lesotho, visit a local village and the highest pub in Africa before descending along breathtaking switchbacks to your original departure point.
What to Expect

The tour departs between 9:00 and 9:30 from the Major Adventures offices at the Underberg Inn in the Main Road of town.  Alternatively you may be collected from your accommodation free of charge within a radius of10 km from the office or if you are staying en route on the road to the pass.  If not, a collection can be requested for a surcharge if there are a minimum of 2 passengers.

Passports are essential and visas are required for a few nationalities. Check https://lesotho.travisa.com for details. 

Bring warm clothes as the temperature at the top can get chilly at times, a camera, binoculars and sunscreen.

Restrooms are limited on the Pass. 

One of the most professional and experienced guides in the area will accompany you in a 4x4 vehicle of top safety standards.  The first stop is at the South African border control after which the steep climb, of 1332 meters, almost vertically through 8 km’s begins. 

You will drive through a World Heritage site stopping regularly for photos opportunities and commentary relating to the area. Reaching the summit approximately 2.5 hours after leaving Underberg, the guide will usher you through the Lesotho border control, as the owner of a small local village will be waiting for you with freshly baked warm bread and traditional beer to sample.   A lively narrative on Basotho history and culture follows in the owner’s hut.  Homemade crafts are on sale should you wish to purchase a memento.

Leaving the village you will head straight towards the Highest Pub in Africa to witness the views across the ‘roof of africa’. Leisurely lunch and drinks follow before you head back through the hairpin bends and spectacular scenery.  Between 16h00 and 16h30 you will back at your destination. 

Cost includes cross border fees and Lesotho tourism surcharges, visit to the Basotho village, professional guide, certificate acknowledging your successful summit of the pass.

Cost excludes lunch and drinks in the pub, discretionary gratuities given to the guide, donations to the village (optional) personal purchases. 

Reviews (35)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour - excellent guide

The road wasn't in a great condition when I did the tour with Major Adventures, so it was nice to be in a vehicle that could handle Sani Pass. Our guide was great and I learnt some really interesting stuff about the pass, and in...More

Thank RichardWriter
AngieS2609, Director of Sales at Major Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and your compliments about our guide and the tour. The Sani Pass is a challenging road and our guides are very experienced in driving through to Lesotho. So glad you caught...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Up the Sani Pass

I can really recommend Major Adventures. The guide picked us up at our hotel on the Sani Pass road at around 9:30am. He took us up the pass and all along the way, if he spotted Eland, birds and lizzards from the area, he would...More

Thank nev157
AngieS2609, Director of Sales at Major Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review of our tour. We are so glad that you were able to see so many creatures and birds that live on the mountain. Warren will be so please when I let him know of your review. Yes, the...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Awesome experience

As my kids were on their July vacation we decided to take a trip to Sani Pass. Since we do not own a 4x4 vehicle and wanted to go across the border we decided to book a tour. I researched the 3 most recommended tour...More

2  Thank Shivani101
Angie S, Director of Sales at Major Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you Shivani. We are deeply humbled by your review. Gardi and her team always try so hard to please and it is very special for the small things to be appreciated. Warren works hard to go beyond the call of duty and to offer...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Management team Strat session

I took my management team to Underberg for a SWOT session and strat planning. Part of the trip was up Sani Pass with Major Adventures. The guide was top drawer and kept us entertained with his knowledge of local history, Flora and Fauna and a...More

3  Thank Graham B
Sanipass, Director of Sales at Major Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you Graham, your team were so bubbly and full of spirit it was such a pleasure to host your SWOT session up the pass. We hope that in the your company will show the benefits of your tour for a very long time. Kind...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Fantastisc day up Sani Pass and into Lesotho

We had really good day with Major Adventures. Nice car and with our guide Warren, a pleasent person with high knowledge in the nature, birds, animals and plants. He also told us about the culture and the Zulu history. Highly recomandable. Jan and Sonia, Sweden

Thank Jan J
Major A, Director of Sales at Major Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you so much Jan and Sonia for taking the time to review your tour. We are delighted that you enjoyed the day with us just as Warren and ourselves enjoyed hosting you. It was a pleasure meeting you. Kind regards Angie

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