- A 4×4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa
- Visit a rural Basotho village
- Kingdom of Lesotho
- Lunch at the highest pub in Africa
- Return via Howick Waterfall (time permitting)
From Durban, we drive through the green hills of the Midlands towards the little country town of Underberg which is just under 3 hours from Durban. Here, our 4×4 vehicle awaits us…the only form of transport equipped to tackle Sani Pass! We rise from the starting point at 1544m all the way up to a dizzying 2876m! This is the spot where both Ford and Nissan chose to showcase their newest vehicles, and it is a challenging climb for any vehicle. The road was first ascended by a vehicle in 1948 by a RAF spitfire pilot in an old Land Rover, but we do it in a little more comfort.
You’ll have your passport stamped as we enter the Kingdom of Lesotho who’s motto is “Peace, rain, prosperity”. We will visit a Basotho village and then lunch (included) is served at the highest pub in Africa – truly – and, it stands to reason, the views are utterly breathtaking. Afterwards, we wind our way slowly back down the pass and relax on our return to Durban with a possible stop at the Howick Waterfall if time allows
You’ll certainly have had a day filled with altitude!
A passport is required & visa conditions may apply, please check yourself.
The 4×4 ride is part of a small group, only the road transfer from Durban is private.
We need to arrive into the town of Underberg by 08:45am, so a start from Durban central later than 06:00am is not possible on this tour.
Although Kwa-Zulu Natal is considered a sub-tropical climate and should be rather warm & humid, the weather can be tricky in the Drakensberg Mountains, so make sure you bring both short & long light clothing with comfortable walking shoes.