In the 'hood, Sani Pass as a destination

The tight zig-zagging curves of Sani Pass, one of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa, ascend through the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg, linking KwaZulu Natal to the independent country of Lesotho. The route is also known as the ‘roof of Africa’ and for good reason - the views from the peaks, some 3200 metres above sea level, are spectacular and usually reserved only for ... cont.

Sani Pass Road, 10.5km along Sani Pass, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Sani Lodge Backpackers

Take the R617 to Underberg, turn towards Himeville and drive another 4km until you reach the Sani Pass Road on your left. We are 10.5km down the Sani Pass Road on the left hand side . Coming from Lesotho , we are 16,5km from the South African border post and 1km past the Sani Pass Hotel.

Travel time from Durban: 3 hours
Travel time from Johannesburg: 7 hours
Transfers from and to Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Kokstad can be arranged.

Amenities in the area

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  • Bars and/or Nightlife (14 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (19 km)
  • Business Services (19 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (19 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (19 km)
  • Grocery Store (19 km)
  • Laundromat (19 km)
  • Post Office (19 km)
  • Shopping Mall (19 km)
  • Bus Line (130 km)
  • Airport (150 km)
  • Car Hire (150 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)

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