Sani Pass* & Nelson Mandela Capture Site

An exhilarating 4x4 adventure tour, the Sani Pass tour is the exclusive route to reach the top of the Drakensberg Mountains in a vehicle. From the foothills of the mountains to its breath-taking peak and the rolling hills of the road less travelled, this Sani Pass full day tour offers unforgettable moments. Scroll down for full details.

*Requires a valid passport. Please contact us for visa requirements.

Where do we go?

• Underberg

On route from Durban to the Drakensberg summit, we stop in Underberg, a picture perfect town in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. Here we visit a local store that sells the iconic traditional Basotho blankets that are worn in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

• Sani Pass

A breath-taking experience that makes you feel like you're on top of the world! Sani Pass, located on the western boarder of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho, is the exclusive route that makes a spectacular drive up to the top of the Drakensberg possible. The summit of the Sani Pass crosses the peak of the Drakensberg reaching an altitude of 2876m (or 9400ft) above sea level. The gravel winding dirt roads permit only 4x4 vehicles to ascend the 9km pass. Lunch is served at the Highest Pub in Africa. The drive down the pass is beautifully captivating and provides for diverse tourist attractions on this tour.

• Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture site marks the beginning of Madiba's historic 27 years in prison. The iconic world-renowned sculpture is a powerful symbol of the long walk to freedom that made this South African freedom fighter the first democratic President of South Africa, ending a long struggle against the apartheid era.

• Howick Falls & Community Craft Market

Howick Falls or "Place of the Tall One" is a 95m waterfall, and is the second highest waterfall in South Africa. Legend has it that the rock pool at the bottom of this falls is home to a cryptid called the Inkanyamba. There is an informal community craft market with locally made crafts in the area.

Is this the tour for me?

  • Yes, I have One Full Day Available to tour (If you have less or more than 1 full day that's okay – check out our other options or talk to us!)
  • Yes, I want to visit the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Yes, I want to Reach the Peak of the Drakensberg Mountains without hiking
  • Yes, I want a 4x4 Adventure Experience
  • Yes, I like Nature, Beautiful Scenery, and Wide Open Spaces
  • Yes, I am interested in History
  • Yes, I'm interested in Photography
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local Arts and Crafts with Community Participation
  • Yes, I'd like to see or purchase Handmade African Souvenirs and support Sustainable Tourism

What did others say?

"Our tour to Sani Pass with Kimburi Tours was one of the best experiences I have had while traveling through South Africa.
I was amazed by our guide's breadth of knowledge! He was also very attentive to our interests.
We drove through Sani Pass and reached the highest pub in Africa. It was quite the sight!"

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What's included in the tour package?

  • Pick up and drop off within the Durban metro area
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned 4x4
  • Bottled water
  • Local snacks
  • Morning coffee/tea and muffin
  • Lunch
    • Restaurant lunch and a drink at The Highest Pub in Africa
  • Use of binoculars
  • Fully attending tour guide who is experienced at driving the Sani Pass

How long will we need?

  • 12 hours

So when can we leave?

We look forward to our pre-planning chat, so we can build in your preferences and requirements into your itinerary.

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