3 days

THIS TOUR FEATURES : An African Safari and a Drakensberg mountain adventure at Sani Pass, Lesotho

Are you short on time whilst exploring South Africa? The top tours in Durban include a trip to Sani Pass and going on a Big-5 Safari. We have combined this into one tour for time-strapped travellers.

The Nambiti Private reserve is on the doorstep of the mighty Drakensberg range and offers excellent Big-5 game viewing in a Malaria-free zone. Overnight at the one the top-rated Luxury Lodges in Nambiti and enjoy the excellent safari opportunities in Nambiti.

Next up is the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho! Made famous by the Sani Pass a donkey-bridle path that zigzags over the Drakensberg Mountains into the sparse Lesotho Highlands. Overnight in the high mountains of Lesotho – a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

View the itinerary tab for more in-depth info into this tour. Looking for something slightly different? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we specialise in making bespoke tailor-made itineraries.

star rating  Awesome mountain views, interesting fauna and a small peek into the lives of the Basotho people - The tour was great! The views were beautifully scenic. We passed through a smaller town and experienced a performance of Basotho women in a village. Our guide Mondli (or Moe)... read more

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April 4, 2024

star rating  A really Good experience!  - A guide with a lot of knowledge that made us learn a lot, feel safe and really enjoying the trip to the fullest. Everything was thought of, and we could... read more

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March 21, 2024
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Durban – We arrange our departures from your accommodation.
DEPARTURE TIME 08:00 on Day 1
RETURN TIME Approximately 17:00-19:00 on Day 3
WEAR Bring along something warm as there is a chance of experiencing all four seasons in one day!
A personal tour guide
Comfortable transport, 4X4 where needed
All Meals on Tour, drinks and personal items are not included
For more information on any possible extra charges, please click here and look at the question ‘Are there any extra fees that I will have to pay on top of the listed price?’
DO NOT FORGET Your passports (and VISA if required)
Unabridged birth certificate for under 18’s
VISA REQUIREMENTS Please click here for Lesotho VISA requirements.

Additional information

GroupsizeMinimum 2
DestinationKZN Midlands, Lesotho, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Sani Mountain Lodge – Highest Pub in Africa

Departing at 08:00. We leave coastal Durban, driving through the Natal midlands to Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

On our way we stop at the Mandela Capture Site and grab a coffee at a popular art gallery.

We check into your selected Nambiti Lodge in time for lunch and the afternoon safari experience. Enjoy the evening in true African style – under the stars around a campfire.

Lunch and Dinner included.

Lunch: 14h30
Afternoon game drive: 15h00
Morning game drive: 06h30 – 07h00

Lunch: 13h30 – 14h00
Afternoon game drive: 16h30
Morning game drive: 05h30

Note: Above times may be subject to a slight change, depending on the weather. The morning game drive times will be discussed with the guests the night before.

After the morning game drive and breakfast we back head through the Natal Midlands we skirt the Drakensberg mountains and enter Lesotho up the infamous Sani Pass. Overnight in the rural town of Mokhotlong.

Hike or Pony Trek in the Lesotho Highlands area and visit a cultural village. Lunch at the Sani Mountain Lodge (Highest Pub in Africa) and then return to Durban. Depending on your time restrictions we can plan to be back in Durban between 17:00 and 19:00.