7 hours

Sani Pass Tour – Pathway to Lesotho – “Kingdom in the Sky”

The Sani Pass tour gives you the opportunity to experience an adventure of a life time – an exciting journey up this famous mountain pass. The tour starts in the small town of Underberg in South Africa and crosses into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, exploring the high altitude mountain vistas in the Sani Top area of Lesotho.

Our Sani Pass tour snakes up the mountain and takes you through a scenic valley along a crystal clear river, making for a breath-taking experience. Your personal Tour Guide will fill you in on all you can learn about the history of the pass and the surrounding area. Feast your eyes on the natural landscape that is dotted with many species of wildflowers, creating splashes of vibrant colours. The road itself is rough which is why only 4×4 vehicles are allowed to traverse it, but because of this and the hairpin bends, you are in for a fun and heart-racing trip! We use only the best Toyota Land Cruiser models for this reason.

Once you reach the top your senses will be filled beyond your wildest dreams – breathe in the fresh mountain air, drink in the sweeping vistas that are nothing short of majestic and enjoy this unique African experience in Lesotho – ‘Kingdom of the Sky’.

Please check the itinerary tab for further information on the Sani Pass Tour that starts in Underberg.

Special Rates

Special rates are available for pensioners and children under 12, please contact us for more information.

Special Group Rates for the Sani Pass Tour

Contact us for group rates, from 3 or more!

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Do you want to spend more time in Lesotho and really immerse yourself into this unique country’s lifestyle and environment?
Why not have a look at our extended day tour into Lesotho.

We look forward to hosting you on your Lesotho Adventure!

Emile and the team.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Himeville/Underberg – We arrange our departures from our day tours office at the Stables Market Place on the Sani Road, just outside the village of Himeville (view map), alternatively we can pick you up from your accommodation.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 08.45 AM for a prompt departure at 09.00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 4.00 PM.
WEAR Bring along something warm as there is a chance of experiencing all four seasons in one day!
A personal tour guide
Comfortable 4X4 transport
Complimentary bottled water
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.

About Sani Pass

Sani Pass is on the outskirts of Underberg and Himeville in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It links South Africa to the mountain-kingdom of Lesotho. For a number of years the pass has given many an adventure that gets the heart racing – beginning in 1948, when the first man braved the treacherous animal track up the mountain. In 1955 it was opened to vehicle traffic – giving more 4×4 drivers the opportunity to navigate this adventurous path. Still to this day only 4×4 vehicles are permitted to take this route into the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’ – Lesotho – because of the type of terrain vehicles have to negotiate and the steep climb of 1332m – to an altitude on the top of 2874m.

Additional information

DestinationLesotho, Maloti-Drakensberg Park, Sani Pass
GroupsizeMinimum 2

9.00 AM

With eager anticipation the tour group departs from the starting point and heads up to the highest pass in South Africa, Sani Pass. We travel through Himeville to the World Heritage Site of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, following the Mkomazana River up the scenic Sani Valley to the South African Border Post (border formalities) and the Lesotho Border.

11.30 AM

After the Lesotho border formalities at the top of Sani Pass, the group makes its way to a fully functional Basotho village to learn more about these humble people. You even get to taste their home-made bread and the local beer.

12.30 PM

To reflect on this incredible expedition, our tour now moves to the highest pub in Africa where we enjoy a hearty lunch and cold beer.

2.30 PM

We make our back down the Sani Pass.

4.00 PM

We arrive back in Underberg.
Sani Pass tour