Durban: Journey along the Epic Sani Pass & Lesotho Tour

Have you packed your passport? You’re heading into the Mountain Kingdom after all. At 3 240 meters above sea level it can get a tad icy so wrap yourself in one of our authentic Basotho Blankets which is yours for the day.

Our first stop is Himeville, at the base of the mountain, where you’ll climb into a rugged 4x4. Time to embark on the steep climb up the scenic and daunting Sani Pass. Get your passport stamped at the border and head into no-mans-land which connects South Africa to Lesotho.

Once you enter into Lesotho your guide will introduce you to a Basotho village before a bucketlist lunch (own cost) at Africa’s highest pub. Time to head down the mountain for your drive back to Durban.

TRAVEL VISA — Travellers are required to check whether they require a travel visa to enter Lesotho. If you require a visa it is your responsibility to acquire the necessary visa prior to the tour. Wild Routes Africa is in no way responsible for any traveller that is refused entry into Lesotho.

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Himeville, Himeville, Drakensberg Region, KwaZulu-Natal

    Himeville is the tiny town at the base of the Sani Pass. Here we will visit the local stables where you can visit some of the stalls and jump onto your 4x4 vehicle to tackle the daunting Sani Pass.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal

    This is South Africa's most epic and daunting of mountain passes. It is effectively no mans land connecting South Africa to Lesotho otherwise known as "The Mountain Kingdom". Your guide will navigate their way up the pass stopping at strategic spots along the way that will allow you to take it all in. Expect jaw-dropping vistas and mountain landscapes. Depending on the season, the terrain can go from white snowy slopes to lush green slopes. Learn about the flora and fauna from your local guide as well as insights into the history and people of this area.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, Mokhotlong District

    Get your passport stamped and enter into the land-locked Lesotho. Your first stop is a small village where you will enter into a rondavel and meet your local host. She will introduce you briefly to Basotho culture and share some of the most delicious traditional bread with you. If beer has been prepared, you will also get a chance to taste it. Quick tip: The traditional bread goes fantastically well with the soup offered at the pub we will be visiting next.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sani Mountain Lodge, Sani Pass, Lesotho, Mkhomazi Wilderness area

    Welcome to the Highest Pub in Africa. Bucketlist - tick! Read the walls and take in the views. This is where we will be enjoying lunch (travellers own cost). Taste the beer and warm up if it's winter. There's also a WiFi hotspot here so make it count.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please ensure that you are ready at your hotel or guesthouse lobby/reception 15 minutes prior to pick up time. Pick up times may change slightly depending on the pick up locations of other guests. For airport pick ups, we will have a welcome board with your name on it and you will meet your guide at arrivals.Airports
    • King Shaka Intl Airport, Durban South Africa
    • Durban Port / Harbour
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-224192P3

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