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Viewed from Google Maps, the Sani Pass on the border of South Africa and Lesotho looks like a lie detector graph gone haywire. The road up to the summit of the Southern Drakensburg Mountains (known on the Lesotho side as the Maloti Mountains) climbs steeply through a series of zigzags that’s best travelled by horse rather than by a vehicle. The road is gravel, with inclines that rise rapidly and sharp bends that will have your heart in your mouth. Yet, travelling over the Sani Pass is one of those ‘been there, done that’ bucket list events in life that should be attempted.
The Sani Pass can only be negotiated using a 4x4 vehicle and the pass climbs over 1000m to a height of approximately 2800m. In winter, the road is treacherous and is best left to experienced drivers. Occasional snowfalls can greatly aggravate the situation. For their own safety, drivers may be refused entry by... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.