The Sani Pass was once a bridal path which allowed Basotho folk to transport their wool and goods to and from the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho and Kwazulu Natal and today offer visitors the opportunity to experience the adventure of climbing to a height of 2874 metres above sea level in a 4X4 vehicle.
We meet at our office in the Trout Walk Centre at 09h00, alternatively, we can pick you up from your B&B or Hotel. The Tour departs at 09h30 and takes approx. 2.5 hours to reach the summit, 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 at the Top of the Sani Pass, we enjoy lunch at the highest Pub in Africa - The Sani Mountain Lodge. Lunch varies from R55 - R150pp depending on your preference from the menu.
After lunch the Tour continues into a living Basotho village, where our experienced mountain guide will interest you on Lesotho and its people - the hardy mountainous Basotho folk. Traditional beer and homemade bread offered on request.
We wind down the Sani Pass after this cultural experience and arrive back in Underberg between 16h00- 16h30 depending on the wildlife spotted along the way.
Mokhotlong town is 60km into Lesotho from the Sani Pass, and was once known as the most remote outpost under the British Empire rule. A bustling town with a local market which guests are welcome to enjoy in the centre of town.
Depart from our office at 08h00 (or collection on route, if applicable) in a four wheel drive vehicle and we head up the Sani Pass, stopping at breath-taking view sites and the two border posts.
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, we have lunch, view the rare Spiral Aloe (The National plant of Lesotho), 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 in Underberg around 18h00.