Taking you to new heights . . .
Sani Pass Tours is a team of dedicated, and highly experienced Guides that traverse the slopes of the legendary Sani Pass on a daily basis. Being the most established Tour operators of the Kwa-Sani district, Lesotho, as well as the treacherous pass into Lesotho, Sani Pass Tours can offer a varied amount of different tours, the day trip up Sani Pass being the most popular by far. The vehicles are all kept in top-notch condition, and extreme measures are taken to ensure the comfort of the customer, as the road up the pass can be rather bumpy at times.
The company focuses on smaller groups of people, and likes to give individual attention to the many different highlights of the tour; the history of the pass is but one facet, with birding, plants, animals, and sometimes reptiles also making an appearance. The tour’s purpose is not only that of getting to the highest pub in Africa, but to make the journey there, and back, a most educational, and memorable one.
- Address: Shop no 22, Trout Walk Centre, Sani Road, Underberg
- GPS: -29.791587510807776,29.496113061904907
- Contact Person: Murray Cairns
- Phone: 033 7011064
- Mobile Phone: 072 1244 356
- Website: http://www.sanipasstours.com
- Booking Site: https://secure.activitybridge.com/search?supplierid=50308
Sani Pass Day TourWe 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, 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 at the Top of the Sani Pass-, we enjoy lunch at the highest Pub in Africa – The Sani Top Chalet. Lunch varies from R55-R135pp 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 Day Tour
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 (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 in Underberg around 18h00.
Two Day and One Night Tours
Sani Top Overnight Special
We meet at our office 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, climbing a grand 2874 meters above sea level. Stopping at breath taking view sites and the border posts.
Once at the top we visit a living Basotho Village, where our experienced mountain guide will interest you on Lesotho and the hardy mountainous Basotho folk.
After this interesting cultural experience we drive back to Sani Top Chalet (the highest pub in Africa) for lunch (lunch at own cost), we then book you in at Sani Top Chalet for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Should you wish to horse ride or go on a guided walk in the mountains in the afternoon or on the following morning, Sani Top Chalet will make all the necessary arrangements for you.
We meet you at Sani Top Chalet at around 13h30, have lunch (own cost) and then head back down the famous Sani Pass to be back in Underberg around 16h30.
The Saga of the Sani Pass and Mokhotlong Tour
Depart from Underberg (collection on route, if applicable) in a four wheel drive vehicle at 08h00 and travel via the Sani Pass with a stop for early tea at Sani Top Chalet. We then travel up Black Mountain Pass for a short walk to a vantage point from where we view Thabana Ntlenyana – the highest peak in Southern Africa at 3482 meters above sea level. We then travel on to Mokhotlong via the stunningly beautiful Sehonghong Valley where we stop at “10 Riverside” for an ethnic Basotho experience which includes a visit to the Ngaka ( traditional healer ) and the artefact house. We then travel to Mokhotlong for dinner and to overnight.
After breakfast we drive through Mokhotlong (once billed as the most remote village in the British Empire) and stop for a short walk down the main road to view the rare Spiral Aloe. We then travel to St James Mission to see the fascinating ceiling of their church. We then drive back up the Sehonghong Valley, looking for the rare Bearded Vulture on route. Once we reach Sani Top, we go for lunch at Sani Top Chalet before descending the Sani Pass back to Underberg.
Four Day and Three Night Tours
Passes and Culture
Depart from Underberg travel up the Sani Pass to the Kingdom of Lesotho. A mid morning stop at Sani Top Chalet ( the highest pub in Africa ) for brunch and drinks. A further 18 kilometres and 450 meters up brings us to the top of Kotisepola “Black Mountain ” to view Thabana Ntlenyana the highest peak in Southern Africa. Then on to number 10 Riverside for an introduction to Basotho Culture, visit an Ngaka “traditional healer” and the artefact house. The day ends at St James Mission for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we head west towards St Theresa’s. We travel through the Linakaneng (Dinakaneng) Valley to the Sani River, just sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing new views. Once we reach St Theresa’s we will meet Father Gabriel who will give us a comparative look at Western versus traditional medicine, from a Roman Catholic point of view. We take a short drive to Mashai Guest Lodge for dinner and to overnight.
After breakfast we depart Mashai and travel Southwards experiencing our very own “African Massage”, we stop for lunch in the “gardens”next to the river, we see ancient rock art and get to view the rare Spiral Aloe. We then travel through to Sehlabathebe National Park where we have dinner and overnight.
Before and after breakfast we have time for a walk in the awesome park, viewing spectacular natural sandstone arches and unique plant life. We then head back to Underberg via Ramatislitso Gate border post and through the Eastern Cape, stopping for lunch along the way or in Underberg.
The Roof of Africa via Katse Dam
Depart from Underberg (or collection en route, if applicable) in a four wheel drive vehicle at 08h00 and travel via the Sani Pass with a stop for early tea at Sani Top Chalet. We then travel on to Black Mountain Pass. A short walk will take us to vantage point to view Thabana Ntlenyana – the highest peak in Southern Africa at 3482m. We then travel on to Mokhotlong via the stunningly beautiful Sehonghong Valley where we will stop at “10 Riverside” for an ethnic Basotho experience. After a short drive we arrive in Mokhotlong ( once billed as the remotest outpost in the British Empire) where we have dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart from Mokhotlong across the roof of Africa and travel down the Moteng Pass to Liphofung a cultural and historical site of the San people and later, the Basotho. We continue on via Leriba (for good crafts) to Katse Lodge. We stop at Bokong Nature Reserve where beauty and serenity lie within the waterfalls. We have dinner and overnight at Katse Lodge.
After breakfast we visit the Interpretive Centre and go on a tour of the Katse Dam wall. After the tour we travel via Thaba Tseka, Linakaneng and St James Mission to Sani Top Chalet (the highest pub in Africa) where we have dinner and overnight.
We have a sunrise breakfast on the deck of Sani Top Chalet (weather permitting) overlooking Kwa Zulu Natal, before we descend the Sani Pass back into Underberg.
Taylor Made Tours
All our tours can be changed to suite your needs and we do our utmost best to accommodate your needs.