Drakensberg Adventures

  • DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES

    Our in-house tour company is also Fair Trade in Tourism Certified, and offers a variety of guided tours and hikes.

  • LESOTHO TOURS

    Let the legendary Sani Pass be your gateway into this mountain kingdom.

  • GUIDED HIKES

    Immerse yourself in this untouched piece of paradise.

  • PACKAGE DEALS

    Experience it all at a bargain price.

Welcome to Drakensberg Adventures!

The Sani Pass is the only vehicle route over the Drakensberg escarpment and into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It is a spectacular 4x4 track twisting and snaking its way through the rocky cliffs to the very roof of Africa.  Situated at the base of the majestic Sani Pass, our tour company offers an extraordinary experience like no other. Our unique location holds historical significance as the home base and departure point for the first explorers to conquer the pass by vehicle. Honoring their indomitable spirit, we proudly continue their legacy by traversing these extraordinary landscapes in the iconic and timeless Land Rover Defender. We take pride in being at the forefront of responsible tourism, fostering positive impacts on the rural communities we visit in Lesotho. Join us for an awe-inspiring journey through breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters you'll cherish forever.

LESOTHO TOURS

Choose from a variety of lengths and themes.

Most Popular, Day Tour

Standard Sani Pass Tour

A guided tour up the majestic Sani Pass, venturing as far into Lesotho as Black Mountain (3240m).
Best Views, Day Tour, Drive & Hike

Hodgson's Peaks Tour

A guided tour & hike to the top of the world.
Two & Three Day Tour Options

Eastern Lesotho Village Experience Tour

Traditional cooking and a range of activities gives you a window into the lives of a proud and unique people.
TWO, THREE AND FOUR DAY TRIP OPTIONS

Molumong Village Hikes (slackpacking)

Enjoy soaring mountain scenery, picturesque and remote villages and friendly Basotho people! Open a window into a rich traditional lifestyle.
Two, Three & Four Day Options

Pony Trekking Tours

Enjoy soaring mountain scenery, picturesque and remote villages and friendly Basotho people from horseback! Open a window into a rich traditional lifestyle.
Three Day Tour

Combination Village Experience & Pony Trek Tour

Combine the 2 day Pony Trek with the 2 day Eastern Lesotho Village Experience. A popular choice giving you the best of various tours!
Three Day Tour

Sehlabathebe Tour

Soaring mountain vistas, secluded waterfalls, ancient rock art as well as a unique ecosystem of fauna and flora.
FOUR DAY TRIP

Hike Thabana Ntlenyana from base camp

Climb the highest point south of Kilimanjaro as it should be climbed, from the Le­sotho side!
Five Day Tour

Roof of Africa Tour

Explore the Lesotho highlands, cross six 3000m+ spectacular road passes, see Bushman Rock Art, go pony trekking, hiking, and wander through an enchanted indigenous forest.
Seven Day Tour

Classic Lesotho Tour

Visit the three classic lodges and circumnavigate the country
YOUR IDEAS & OUR EXPERTISE

Custom Tours

Let's start the conversation.

GUIDED HIKES

Choose from a variety of lengths and fitness levels.

Day Hike

In The Footsteps Of The Bushmen Hike

A guided hike from Sani Lodge Backpackers to view bushman paintings in nearby rock shelters. Stunning views along the way.
Two Day Hike

Gxalingenwa Cave Hike

Hike deep into the wilderness areas of the Drakensberg mountains with our qualified and highly experienced mountain guide. Overnight in a rock overhang. Temporarily unavailable.
TWO, THREE AND FOUR DAY TRIP OPTIONS

Molumong Village Hikes (slackpacking)

Enjoy soaring mountain scenery, picturesque and remote villages and friendly Basotho people! Open a window into a rich traditional lifestyle.
FOUR DAY TRIP

Hike Thabana Ntlenyana

Climb the highest point south of Kilimanjaro as it should be climbed, from the Le­sotho side!
YOUR IDEAS & OUR EXPERTISE

Custom Hikes

Let's start the conversation.

PACKAGE DEALS

Experience it all at a bargain price.

R2,745

/person
Standard Sani Pass Day Tour, In the footsteps of bushmen guided day hike

The Essential Drakensberg

The package includes accommodation at Sani Lodge, all meals (including vegetarian), tours as detailed and this package will run any time with any number of guests.

R3,305

/person
Hodgsons peaks Day Tour, In the footsteps of bushmen guided day hike, self guided day hike

Hikers Heaven

The package includes accommodation at Sani Lodge, all meals (including vegetarian), tours as detailed and this package will run any time with any number of guests.

HISTORY OF THE SANI PASS

Before the 1950's, it was a trail for pack animals to carry goods through to the isolated town of Mokhotlong in Eastern Lesotho. Now, the road carries 4x4 vehicles, though the odd donkey and horse can still be seen plodding slowly up the steep route. Crossing the border at the top of the pass, one enters not only another country (passports required), but another world.  The Basotho have a unique African mountain culture, reminiscent of Tibet! People live in traditional rondavels (huts), herd goats and sheep in the high mountains and grow crops by ox-ploughing and hand-hoeing in a lifestyle fascinating for the visitor. Come and experience the wonders of the mountains. Visit Lesotho under your own steam, or on one of our tours. The South African border post opens at 6 am and closes at 6 pm.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Experience Fair Trade in Tourism in action. Your tour price includes a contribution to the Sani Top Basotho community. Our ground-breaking approach to grass-roots tourism means that your tour price directly benefits a wide segment of the local community, preserving cultural dignity and ensuring Fair remuneration for services rendered. “Sani Lodge is the Silver Award Winner of African Responsible Tourism Award for Poverty Reduction 2018. Sani Lodge and Drakensberg Adventures in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa has made a major contribution to local livelihoods and poverty reduction over many years. By involving Basotho stakeholders, they have created opportunities for communities to proudly showcase their unique cultural practices, engaging with guests in an authentic manner, thereby earning their respect. They are the future of tourism in Africa". ~ Judges

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