Sani Pass Tour – Pathway to the “Kingdom in the Sky”
The Drakensberg rises impressively from near the village of Underberg to a plateau where the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho begins.
Running between KZN and Lesotho, and climbing this impressive Drakensberg escarpment, the Sani Pass is a “challenging drive in 4×4 vehicles with all the drama, scenery, bad weather and treacherous conditions expected of a pass with a summit altitude of 2876m ASL. That equates to 9400 feet and at 10,000 feet aircraft need pressurised cabins!”
Described as the mother of all South African mountain passes, Sani Pass is the most well known and respected of the un-tarred or gravel passes in SA.
Our Sani Pass Day Tour is a comfortable but exciting bucket list journey up this famous pass to lunch in the highest pub in the country which is in the Kingdom of Lesotho…. just, as the border runs through the property.
This luxury Sani Pass tour snakes up the mountain and takes you through a scenic valley along a crystal clear river. Your personal Tour Guide will fill you in on the history of the pass and the surrounding area. Feast your eyes on this rugged and stunning landscape with patches of different wildflowers, creating splashes of vibrant colour. The road itself is rough which is why only 4×4 vehicles are allowed to use it. Part way up the pass you will think ‘this is fun’ and just as you have relaxed into it, the real fun starts. It is African adventure with rough road and hairpin bends which zigzag back and forth up the pass. You are in for a fun and heart-racing trip!
Once you reach the top – breathe in the fresh mountain air, drink in the majestic, sweeping view and enjoy this unique African experience in the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’. Enjoy a drink and pub lunch in the highest bar in Africa.
Rejuvenation of mind and spirit is guaranteed!
Roof of Africa is a small family run business with experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. They also have interesting cultural tours into Lesotho.