The Sani Pass is a spectacular mountain road that is a well-known entry point into Lesotho from South Africa’s Natal Drakensberg Park. It is the gateway to the ‘Roof of Africa’ scenic route that links the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg with the mountains of northern Lesotho. The Sani Pass is the only border post between Kwazulu-Natal and Lesotho. A 4X4 vehicle is necessary for this road. Have lunch at the top of the Sani pass at the highest pub in Southern Africa. Sani Top Once, the Sani Pass was a rough mule trail descending the Eastern Highlands of old Basutoland into Natal. Tough drovers brought wool and mohair down the Pass on donkeys and mules to be exchanged for blankets, clothing, maize meal, the essentials for life in a remote, impoverished country.
Early departure from Johannesburg for Sani Pass. On arrival we check into Eagles Rock Chalets which is located near Underberg and also near to the famous Sani Pass. The drive is almost 7 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. If we leave early we can get there around 14h30 and also allowing some time to stop to stretch legs and lunch.
– Transfer and accommodation. – Lunch and dinner for own account.
Sani Pass Day Tour: Mokhotlong Day Tour - 60km intoLesotho
After breakfast our guide collects us from our chalets and we proceed up Sani Pass. It takes approx. 2.5 hours to reach the summit, climbing a grand 2874 metres above sea level! -stopping at breath taking view sites along the Sani Pass and the two border posts i.e. The South African Border Control and Lesotho Border Control.
Once we reach the summit we stop for tea at Sani Top Chalet ( the highest pub in Africa), we then head up Black Mountain for a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana (the highest peak in Southern Africa). We then head down through the beautiful Sehonghong Valley into the remote trading town called Mokhotlong (once known as the most remote outpost under the British Empire), we have lunch, view the rare Spiral Aloe (Lesotho’s National plant), have a look at the old buildings and get to see how the Basotho folk trade. We then head back to Sani Top for afternoon tea and a toilet stop before we head back down the Sani Pass to arrive back at our chalets around 18h00.
– The tour up Sani Pass. – Breakfast, lunch and accommodation.
Breakfast and depart for Johannesburg.
– Breakfast and transfer back to Johannesburg.
End of tour.
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