Mokhotlong City Day Tour, Outside Of Durban

Journey up the incredible Sani Pass to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and catch your breath at the Highest Pub in Africa. Discover something of the beauty of this scenic country of the Basotho as you make your way to the remote Mokhotlong town.

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  • Duration: 9 Hours
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Description

Depart from our office at 08h00 (or collection on route, if applicable) in a four wheel drive vehicle and we head up the Sani Pass, stopping at breath-taking view sites and the two border posts. Leaving the picturesque town of Underberg, you drive along hilly, green landscape to the foot of the mighty Drakensberg Mountains.  From here you drive for 2h30 hours, up the Sani Pass which starts at 1544m and rises 1332 vertical meters to summit at 2876m. The zig-zagging gravel mountain pass with steep slopes, was constructed around 1950, and it never fails to thrill.  The road is a steep gravel road with gradients up to 1:3, which can be difficult to drive in bad weather and may be covered with snow and ice in winter. By South African law only 4x4 vehicles are allowed on the road. As you curve through hairpin bends up to the summit you will have extraordinary views down into the valleys. You are in for a fun and heart-racing trip! 

Once we reach the summit we stop for tea at Sani Top Chalet (the highest pub in Africa), we then head up Black Mountain for a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana (the highest peak in Southern Africa). We then head down through the beautiful Sehonghong Valley into the remote trading town called Mokhotlong. Mokhotlong town is 60km into Lesotho from the Sani Pass, and was once known as the most remote outpost under the British Empire rule. A bustling town with a local market which guests are welcome to wander through, in the centre of town. Enjoy your lunch [for own account], view the rare Spiral Aloe (The National plant of Lesotho), have a look at the old buildings and get to see how the Basotho folk trade. We then head back to Sani Top for afternoon tea and a toilet stop before we head back down the Sani Pass to arrive in Underberg around 18h00.

This Tour Runs on a Minimum of 4 Persons

What to Wear: 
In Summer - light weight pants , top and bring a jacket.

In Winter - dress very warmly, best to dress in layers with scarf , gloves etc.

comfortable shoes

Please note that some passports do require visas to enter Lesotho.

Please check with the Lesotho Embassy for clarity.

Highlights

  • Travel up the amazing Sani Pass
  • Visit the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

Mokhotlong town

Thabana Ntlenyana

  • Sehonghong Valley
  • Sani Top Chalet
  • Travel 2,874 meters above sea level in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy lunch 
  • Learn about Lesotho and its people from a mountain guide

Itinerary

Departure: Sani Pass Tours office at 22 Trout Walk Centre , Sani Road , Underberg 

Time: at 8h00 

Collections: From accommodation in and around Underberg 8h15 (or collection on route, if applicable) in a four wheel drive vehicle.[may be an additional cost]

  • We head up the Sani Pass, stopping at breath-taking view sites and the two border posts.
  • Once we reach the summit we stop for tea at Sani Top Chalet ( the highest pub in Africa).
  • We then head up Black Mountain for a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana (the highest peak in Southern Africa).
  • Journey through the beautiful Sehonghong Valley into the remote trading town called Mokhotlong (once know as the most remote outpost under the British Empire).
  • We have lunch at own cost and view the rare Spiral Aloe (Lesotho’s National plant) 
  • we’ll have a look at the old buildings and also get to see how the Basotho folk trade.
  • We then head back to Sani Top for afternoon tea and a toilet stop before we head back down the Sani Pass to arrive in Underberg around 18.00 pm 

VIP:

Must have valid passport to enter Lesotho

Some Passports may need a visa. Please check with the Lesotho Authorities. South African passport holders do not need a visa.

South African Rand (ZAR) is accepted in Lesotho, however you may receive change in the local Lesotho currency, Maloti (M). You will not be able to use Maloti once you are back in South Africa so try to use your Maloti while you are in Lesotho. No other international currencies are readily accepted. 

Fitness:

No fitness required.
High altitude. 

Important information

Operated by: Sani Pass Tours

What’s included

  • The guided 4X4 tour

  • Entrance and Toll Fees

Excluded: 

  • All meals and drinks are excluded

  • Tipping of any nature is excluded

What do I need to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • A VALID PASSPORT

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