Hodgson’s Peaks Tour
Departure from Sani Lodge (7.45am)
We meet in near reception ten minutes prior to departure for a quick briefing and introduction to your guide and equipment check.
Travel up the Sani Pass
Travel up the only road through the Drakensberg cliffs in a 4×4 whilst hearing tales of the pioneering of the rout. You will also learn about the natural history of the Drakensberg and see the beautiful wildflowers, wildlife and birds which inhabit the slopes.
Parking once through the Lesotho border post, we start the hike across the high mountain plateau of the Sani Flats. In summer, these grazing lands are covered with sheep and goats, and you may well encounter the shepherds who look after them. The hike takes around 2 hours from Sani Top to the summit and a moderate level of fitness is required. The final section is a steep climb to the summit, one exposed section along a footpath and 5m scramble up some boulders brings you to the summit. Enjoy your picnic lunch with a 360 degree view. The guide usually returns via a slightly different route.
The aim is to reach Sani Top in time for a celebratory drink at the Highest Pub in Africa before returning down Sani Pass and back to Sani Lodge between 5 – 5.30pm.
Two Day Hike
Hike deep into the wilderness areas of the Drakensberg mountains with our qualified and highly experienced mountain guide. Overnight in a rock overhang.