What time does Sani Pass open?
Sani Pass Border Post (RSA/LESOTHO) 06h00-18h00.
How long does it take to go up Sani Pass?
It has been given a two to four grading and takes between three and four hours to complete. The drive is not particularly difficult, but there are plenty of twists and turns, as well as foggy conditions and sheer cliffs. The weather conditions are unpredictable, and prone to changing within just a few minutes.
Is Sani Pass still open?
SANI PASS IS OPEN AGAIN !!! For the past few months the Sani Pass was closed due to Covid-19 and the shutdown of all borders by the South African Government. But as of 22 October 2020 it has reopened and we are able to take tours up Sani Pass and into Lesotho once again .
Is Sani Pass tarred 2021?
No, the road through the Sani Pass is totally unpaved.
Do you need a 4×4 for Sani Pass?
Border authorities require that drivers use a 4×4 vehicle for driving through the Sani Pass. They may refuse you permission to drive the pass, especially starting from the South Africa, if they deem the vehicle unfit to tackle the conditions of the Pass. This is for the safety of all drivers.
Can you drive up Sani Pass?
It can only be driven in a 4×4 vehicle. Since we had rented a Toyota Corolla to tour South Africa, we booked a tour through Major Adventures.
Can you drive Sani Pass with a 4×2?
You’re not allowed to do it in a 4×2. They ask at the border post if your vehicle is 4×4. Rather don’t risk it, for safety’s sake and for the condition of the road.
How far is Sani Pass?
The total cost of tarring the 19km route, from the Old Good Hope Trading Post to the summit of the Sani Pass, will be R887 million.
Can I go up Sani Pass without a passport?
Yes, you need a VALID passport as we travel through the South African and Lesotho Border Posts on all tours.
Can you walk up Sani Pass?
If you don’t want to drive up the pass, park at the border post and walk up. The walk is 8km each way and will take 2-3 hours up and about 2 hours down. It is also a tough but exhilarating bike ride.
Do I need a 4×4 for Sani Pass?
The Sani Pass only be driven in a 4×4 vehicle. It’s a challenging but truly exhilarating adventure with some of the most spectacular views over the southern Drakensberg Mountains.
Is Sani Pass difficult?
The Sani Pass is a rough and unforgiving ascent on tracks which can become extremely difficult to traverse, it should not be attempted by any but the most confident drivers in the right kind of vehicle. Food & accommodation: The ‘highest pub in Africa’ is found on the pass.