Sani & Lesotho

SANI PASS & LESOTHO PRIVATE TOURS

Affordable, luxury 5* Private Tours

Adventure in Style for those who prefer their space

Summary of our Tours

All our tours are available from Durban at an additional surcharge.

Sani Pass Classic Day Tour

6 to 7 Hours. Drive up the steep switch-backs of Sani Pass and into Lesotho.  Spend the day in Lesotho interacting with the community and visiting the Highest Pub in Africa. After lunch at the pub return down the Pass to Underberg or to the destination of your choice.  

Sani Pass Classic Day Tour from Durban

Collection from your hotel in Durban will be at 06h00. On arrival in Underberg you will transfer to a 4×4 vehicle and then travel up the steep switch-backs of Sani Pass into Lesotho.  Spend the day in Lesotho interacting with the community and visiting the Highest Pub in Africa. 

Sani Pass Longer Day Tour.

9 to 10 hours. Value for money. This is the same as the Classic tour but in addition you go deep into the Lesotho Mountains and spend the day interacting with a rural community.  Everything included plus a sumptuous picnic lunch. 

1 Night at the Highest Pub in Africa

An incredible opportunity to travel on the longer Sani Pass Day Tour plus spend the night at the Highest Pub in Africa.  All meals are included. Very good value however book early as this tour tends to sell out quickly.

 

Summary of our Tours

All our tours are available from Durban at an additional charge.

1 Night at the Chief’s Village 

One night at an historical guest house in Mokhotlong.

An incredible opportunity to enjoy the longer Sani Pass Day Tour plus spend the night at a lovely, comfortable historical guest house in Mokhotlong where the royalty were born.  All meals and activities included. Hiking and/or horse riding available at a small surcharge.

2 Nights at the Sani Top & Chief’s Village

A night at the top of the Sani Pass and a second  night at the Chiefs VillageGuests at the Highest Pub

 Travel on the longer Sani Pass Day Tour plus spend the first night at the Chiefs Village in Mokhotlong.  Hike to Thabana Nletyana and spend the second night at the top of the Sani Pass at the Highest Pub in Africa.

Diamonds & Dinosaurs

One Night right across Lesotho Highlands exiting at Clarens

Tour across Lesotho including the extended Sani Pass Tour.  Pass the Lets’eng Diamond Mine, where some of the biggest diamonds in the world have been found. Overnight at an amazing property and see dinosaurs footprints before exiting at Clarens.

Culture, Crafts and Class.

Two Nights including 5* Lodge exiting at Clarens

Experience the best of the Diamonds and Dinosaurs tour but in addition spend a second night at Maliba Lodge –  Lesotho’s finest accommodation – where many outdoor activities are available and a top class Spa.  Return the last day via Clarens.

Summary of Overnight Lesotho Tours 

All our tours are available from Durban at an additional surcharge.

Sani & The Place of Smoke 

Most Popular Tour in 2019 Two Nights Right Across Lesotho including ‘seldom seen’ amazing sights.

The cream of Lesotho in 3 days and 2 nights.  Experience a full Sani Pass tour, recently discovered dinosaurs footprints, cannibal caves, rock-art, blanket presentations, the second highest falls in the world, and more…… rated No. 1 tour in 2019.

Sani, Saddles & Spiral Aloes

Four Days and Three nights offering all the best Highlights of Lesotho

This tour includes 3 nights so it allows the opportunity for you to see almost all the spectacular sights in Lesotho.  Go to ‘Thaba Bosiu” to observe the place of Kings and how the Lesotho Hat originated.  You will see recently discovered dinosaurs footprints and remarkable rock-art.

Sani, Katse & Cascades

Four Days and Three Nights offering a glipse of the magnificent Katse hydroproject

Katse Dam is internationally recognized as one of the top engineering feats of the 21st century.  This imposing dam is one of the only 30 double curved, concrete arch dams in the world.  Visit exclusive rock art and Dinosaurs footprints which are some of the best in the world. End the tour at the world famous Maletsunyana Falls.

Sani, Hot Springs & little miracles

Remarkable exclusive two night three day tour that takes you on horseback to remote hot springs and rock-art.  

This tour is not available anywhere else.  Healing Hot Springs accessed on horse back, rock-art off the beaten track, Dinosaurs footprints at the edge of a plateau.  The best of Lesotho and a lot of private, intriguing sights.

The Sani Pass is a spectacular pass though the Drakensberg Mountains into Lesotho.

It is considered to be one of South Africa’s most scenic mountain drives.

Lesotho is a remarkable country unblemished by contemporary society.

THE BENEFITS OF A PRIVATE TOUR.

The Quest for Authenticity

The majestic Sani Pass is completely natural. Basotho people still follow generations of customs, cultures and traditions.  Interact with daily lifestyles & intriguing beliefs to ensure a ‘very real’ experience.  See little known attractions on multi-day tours.

We give you space.

We give you your space.  We do not put more than 2 passengers (or 4 if they are from the same family) in a vehicle.  We give you space to enjoy your tour. There is nothing better than being able to stretch out and enjoy the journey.

We price right the first time

Or private tours, including extra touches, unique itineraries, attention to detail and additional space are very affordable and exceptional value for money.  We donate an amount per person to Lesotho communities as part of a sustainable tourism project.

Adventure in style

It’s an adventure of a lifetime with extra touches.  Warm and cold beverages and snacks are on hand, extra space, warm towels and unique attractions offered during the tours.  Private visits to villages and special arrangements for meals are all included.

These Unique Private Tours offer a wonderful way to see the Sani Pass and Lesotho

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Private Day Tour

Magnificent views on the Sani Pass

R920.00 

  • Breathtaking views
  • National Heritage Site
  • 4 x 4 Vehicles
  • Bucket list adventure through steep switchbacks
  • Picnic Tea on the way up the Pass
  • Cross Border into Lesotho
  • Private Excursions to local attractions
  • Lunch at the Highest Pub in Africa
  • All in luxury Private Vehicle with own guide

Private Extended Day Tour

Authentic Experienceon the Sani Pass.

R1450

  • Traverse the highest, steepest Pass in South Africa and go into Lesotho.
  • Travel deep into the mountains to a private homestead.
  • See ancient skills of the traditional healer
  • Watch baking of bread and beer making.
  • Learn the significance of local dance routines.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a panoramic view point.
  • Go to the Highest Pub for a drink
  • Return down the dramatic steep switch-backs of the Sani Pass.

One Night in Lesotho

Sani Pass & Lesotho Stars

R3524 

  • The best mountain views in Southern Africa
  • Spend time with a private family in a small village
  • Go to magical overnight Lesotho accommodation
  • National Heritage Site
  • Participate in outdoor activities before your last drink at the highest pub.

One Night in Lesotho

Sani Pass & the edge of the World

R2999

  • The best mountain views in Southern Africa
  • Spend time with a private family in a small village
  • Go to magical overnight Lesotho accommodation
  • National Heritage Site
  • Participate in outdoor activities before your last drink at the highest pub.

One Night across Lesotho

Diamonds & Dinosaurs

Lesotho in two days with vehicle transfer to Clarens,

R3890

  • Trip up the Sani Pass through National Heritage Site
  • Pass Lesotho border control
  • Drive deep into the Highlands of Lesotho
  • Visit traditional Healer and learn the significance of local dances and traditions
  • Travel through the Roof of Africa
  • Pass the Let'seng Diamond mine where the biggest diamonds are found
  • Overnight just before the edge of the Lowlands.
  • See dinosaurs footprints and lush fields before exiting to Clarens.
Lesotho Dinosaurs Footprints

Highlights of Lesotho in Three Days

Culture, Crafts & Class

R8185

  • Enter Lesotho through a National Heritage Site and the formidable Sani Pass
  • Go to see the skills of a traditional healer and learn about the village culture
  • Drive over the 'Roof of Africa' and past the Let'seng Diamond mine.
  • Overnight near Bushman paintings.
  • See bushman rock art
  • Go hiking, riding or walking at 5 Star lodge where you will spend the night.
  • Visit dinosaurs footprints
  • See the Mohair weaving project.
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Three Days and Two Nights across Lesotho

Sani & the Place of Smoke

Adventure in the sky 

Most popular tour

R7911

  • Sani to The Place of Smoke is an exceptional private tour. 
  • This offers 3 days and 2 nights across Lesotho visiting the top most extraordinary attractions that appear to belong in a long forgotten era. 
  • Go via the famous Sani Pass to see Bushmen art
  • Visit cannibals caves and go to dinosaurs footprints.
  • Observe the mountain of Thaba Bosiu then go to one of the highest single drop waterfalls. 
  • The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt.
  • This is an undisputed  adventure in the Sky.

Highlights of Lesotho in Four Days

Sani, Saddles & Spiral Aloes.

 

 

R9803

  • Sani, Saddles and Spiral Aloes takes you from Sani Pass, to observe shepherds on their horses and to see the national plant, the spiral aloe.
  • This offers 4 days and 3 nights across Lesotho visiting the top most extraordinary attractions that appear to belong in a long forgotten era. 
  • Visit a rural village and observe the Basotho people as they go about their daily lives.
  • Spend time at various trading posts and hike or drive to little known dinosaurs footprints.
  • Observe the mountain of Thaba Bosiu then go to one of the highest single drop waterfalls. 
  • The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt.
  • See the cannibal caves, rock-art and see the place where the Lesotho hat originated
  • This is a leisurely tour that gives you time to spend at each place.

4 Days and 3 nights Best of Lesotho

Sani, Katse & Cascading Waters.

  • Sani to The Place of Smoke is an exceptional private tour. 
  • This offers 3 days and 2 nights across Lesotho visiting the top most extraordinary attractions that appear to belong in a long forgotten era. 
  • Go via the famous Sani Pass to see Bushmen art
  • Visit cannibals caves and go to dinosaurs footprints.
  • Observe the mountain of Thaba Bosiu then go to one of the highest single drop waterfalls. 
  • The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt.
  • This is an undisputed  adventure in the Sky.

4 Days and 3 nights to Extraordinary Places

Sani, Hot Springs & Little Miracles.

  • Sani to The Place of Smoke is an exceptional private tour. 
  • This offers 3 days and 2 nights across Lesotho visiting the top most extraordinary attractions that appear to belong in a long forgotten era. 
  • Go via the famous Sani Pass to see Bushmen art
  • Visit cannibals caves and go to dinosaurs footprints.
  • Observe the mountain of Thaba Bosiu then go to one of the highest single drop waterfalls. 
  • The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt.
  • This is an undisputed  adventure in the Sky.

Recent Reviews

The Sani Pass was more impressive than we were led to believe. Twists and turns and sheer cliffs made me very grateful for our exceptionally competant guide. We were both amazed and delighted when we realized that we were on our own in the vehicle with lots of room for my legs as I am a tall person. The small touches were unexpected when the table was laid and the picnic basket opened at the view points. There was no other traffic which then made it worth getting up early and we had a guide all to ourselves. We did go to places that no-one else frequents and met with shepherds which my wife had always wanted to do. This cost us almost the same as all the other tours. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
Rene Van Rooyen - Georgia USA