Hire a guide on a Private Day Tour
Hire a Guide is available on all tours
This is a unique concept of hiring a guide to offer you a guided tour in your own vehicle. Either you can drive fully supported by the guide or the guide will drive your vehicle as you and your passengers enjoy the view.
Enjoy all the unique experiences and going to sights seldom seen. Your fully accredited guide will offer you a top class tour.
Meet guide at the Sani Pass Hotel.
The guide will drive and offer a guided tour to give you a chance to see the scenery and enjoy the narrative.
Alternatively you can drive as the guide sits next to you and offers support and assistance.
By mid-morning you will cross the Lesotho border control assisted by your personal guide.
Passports are essential and with certain nationalities visas may be required.
Drive to a private homestead not usually open to the public.
Go to a small restaurant and taste traditional food & walk to meet shepherds at their humble dwellings.
Visit the Highest Pub for photographs and drinks.
By mid-afternoon head back down the breath taking Sani Pass.
Passports & Visas
Valid Passports are essential. No exceptions are made.
Visas may be required for some nationalities and can be obtained online.
Please check http://www.evisalesotho.com/
What to Bring
Bring warm clothing in case of cold and wear walking shoes.
Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses and camera’s.
Small change for purchase of curio’s.
We provide all other refreshments
How long is the tour?
This tour is usually 8 to 9 hours.
We leave by 7h30 to ensure that there are few other tours en route.
However as this is a private tour you can choose where you would like to spend time or if you wish to return earlier.
The border control closes by 18h00 which is the latest we can return.
What happens if the weather is bad?
When it is raining, misty or snowing we still operate the tour as most times you rise above the clouds as you go up the Pass.
The only times when the tour will be cancelled is if the Pass has been closed by the border control due to being blocked by snow.
Please speak to us about cancelling if you are not happy.
What is the altitude?
The Sani Pass is at an elevation of 2873 meters above sea level.
Black Mountain Pass which is towards the village you will visit is at an elevation of 3278 meters above sea level.
Is the Pass going to be tarred?
Yes. However according to the engineers involved this will only be in about 5 years.
There are a few road works but this is long before the South African border post.
Can I drive on my own?
Some do attempt to do this but unless you are very experienced it is not advisable. Inclement weather conditions are dangerous if you do not know the road and can happen at any time even if it looks good in the morning.
You will not get to see Basotho culture as this is only provided through a guided tour and your views will be restricted if you do not have the freedom to watch as you pass.
You can however ‘Hire a Guide’ provided you have the correct vehicle the guide will accompany you in your vehicle to ensure that you get to the top and will take you to the village for the activities at a small cost.
Rental vehicles are not suggested as rental companies will charge for damage in the area even with full cover insurance.
You can also hire a ‘Buddy Tour’ which means you follow one of our existing tours in your own vehicle. This is not suggested for those without experience.
You dictate your preferences in terms of time.
Our only restrictions are the South African border control closes at 18h00
and therefore we need to be back in South Africa prior to this time.