The Drakensberg Mountain range is the country’s grandest and has its highest point, where it forms the border between KwaZulu Natal and Lesotho. The name literally means ‘Dragon’, derived from the breath-taking high jagged basalt cliffs bearing a similarity to the back of a dragon. The Zulu people call it the ‘Ukhahlamba’, (Barrier of Spears).
Price per person – AUD
|1 Jan to 31 Oct 2017||AUD 330 – (ZAR 3,300)||AUD 820 – (ZAR 8,160)|
|01 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2018||AUD 670 – (ZAR 6,680)||AUD 930 – (ZAR 9,280)|
Number of Days: 1
- Price is valid until 31 October 2018. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
- Departs daily at 6:00am subject to availability
- Departing Durban and Uhmhlanga
- Departure point: All hotels, and most guesthouses in Durban an Umhlanga
- Minimum of 2 people on tour.
- A valid passport is required, as we enter Lesotho. Ensure you have a multi entry visa into South Africa if you need a visa to enter into South Africa. Visitor from some countries may need a pre-arranged Visa to enter Lesotho. A visa can be arranged in Durban the same day
- Pub lunch
- 4 x 4 drive up the Sani Pass.
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance.
- Flights and airport taxes
- Pre and post tour accommodation (maybe required depending upon arrival and departure flight times)
- All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
Day 1: Durban – Drakensberg Mountains – Sani Pass
Drive inland past Pietermaritzburg to the area of gently pastoral beauty called the Natal Midlands. We pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands where plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Then further through Underberg, a picturesque little village situated in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Now we set off to Sani Pass, named after the primitive people who lived in the area millennia ago, for a four-wheel drive with hair-raising bends and breathtaking views to the top of the mountain. Lunch is served at the top in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho some 3 000 m above sea level. We return early afternoon, change vehicles and set off to Durban.
NOTE: Please take your passport along as we enter Lesotho.
What to bring:
Binoculars, bird book, camera, small torch, sunscreen.
NOTE: A valid passport is required, as we enter Lesotho. Ensure you have a multi entry visa into South Africa if you need a visa to enter into South Africa. Visitor from some countries may need a pre-arranged Visa to enter Lesotho. A visa can be arranged in Durban the same day
What to wear:
Well worn-in clothes and shoes, a warm jacket and spare long pants from May to September, warm clothes as well as a raincoat.
We have a range of South Africa tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.