Project Description

Tour Description

For those with a sense of adventure, a 4×4 drive up the highest road pass in Africa will certainly provide you with a hefty dose of adrenalin. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with its breathtaking scenery.


  • 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)
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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!

Please note:
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.

Tour Details

  • Departure Times: Daily
  • Pick up: 05h30 – 06h00
  • Drop off: +/- 19h00
  • Duration of tour: Full day tour
  • Pax: 1 – 13 persons
  • Vehicle: Luxury Sedan or Minibus
  • Languages available: English
  • Visa / Passport: A passport is required and visa conditions may apply!
  • 2019 Rates:
    1 adult @ R 5 600 pp
    2 adults @ R 3 500 pp
    3 adults @ R 2 900 pp
    4-7 adults @ R 2 600 pp
    8-13 adults @ R 2 300 pp
    (valid until 31/12/2019)

    For larger groups, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children 3 to 11 years @ R 1 100 pp
  • 2020 Rates:
    1 adult @ R 5 900 pp
    2 adults @ R 3 700 pp
    3 adults @ R 3 000 pp
    4-7 adults @ R 2 800 pp
    8-13 adults @ R 2 600 pp
    (valid until 31/12/2020)

    For larger groups, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children 3 to 11 years @ R 1 100 pp

Included: Lunch & scheduled 4×4 trip.



What Clients’ Say

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“Drakensberg, Sani Pass”
5 of 5 Stars
Reviewed 15 Aug 2017

The tour was excellent. Spectacular views over the mountain range. The visit in a native village was really interesting. We also visited the highest point from where we had nice views. The lunch in the highest pub in Afrika was good and the location of the pub was amazing. The guide Warren had good knowledge of birds, flowers, animals etc. The pick-up from hotel to the drop off Went perfectly. We can really recommend this trip and the arrangment done by African Blue tours and David Smith.
Bring an extra jumper since it was really cold in the morning.

Sollerman, Gothernberg, Sewden

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