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Sani Pass, South Africa

Sani Pass & Lesotho Trip

Driving through the pretty Midlands, you head for the town of Underberg, where the tar road runs out and the graded track begins. Lesotho is isolated from KwaZulu-Natal by the towering Drakensberg Mountains, and the Sani Pass is the only way through them. The road cuts the slopes, switching through tortuous hairpin bends and offering dizzying views of valleys far below.

At the top of the pass is a border post into Lesotho, and once in Lesotho you can visit a traditional Sotho village, or have lunch and a drink at the Sani Top Chalet, home of the highest pub in Africa. On your way back through KwaZulu-Natal, you may like to stop at one of the many craft stalls in The Midlands.

To drive up the Sani Pass you will need a 4x4 vehicle.

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