The road of the week is on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, this tiny mountain country landlocked in South Africa. The entire territory of Lesotho is located above 1300m, so it is called the “Kingdom in the Sky” with its highest point, the Thabana Ntlenyana at an altitude of 3482 m. Immerse yourself in these sublime and preserved natural scenery during a trip to South Africa.
At the border between South Africa and Lesotho
The Sani Pass crossing the Sani Pass at an altitude of 2800 m delimits the border between the two countries. This is the only possible passage between Lesotho and South Africa if we want to cross the Drakensberg chain. Sani Pass is a liaison between KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa and the Thaba-Tseka district of Lesotho. The nearest South African city is Himeville to about forty kilometers in the valley background.
A road to make in 4×4 during your trip to South Africa
This breathtaking road is only accessible in 4×4 or on foot for hikers. It is a difficult winding road, rocky and crossed by trenches. From South Africa the road to Sani Pass starts at 1544 m altitude and climbs 1332 m of difference to reach 2876 m with a slope sometimes 20 to 25%. Ride this road during a trip to South Africa, aboard a 4×4.
Have a drink at the highest coffee shop in South Africa
When you get to the pass, good news, you can stop after this beautiful climb in 4×4, in a very good cafe hotel located right at the pass, at the edge of the cliff. The “Sani top Chalet” is the highest pub in South Africa, with a breathtaking view of the entire valley. You can step into this chalet for the night, before proceeding to the altitude landscapes above the clouds of Lesotho.
Lesotho and the South African passes: from Sublime panoramas
Lesotho offers unique landscapes: The Moor in sight, the wild horses, the sheep and the small round houses, typical of the region. Discover this region with an amazing and exciting panorama on a 4×4 trip to South Africa and Lesotho.
This region is mythical for South Africans. In 4×4 You can travel the adventurous routes to fill up sensations, landscapes and discoveries, off the tourist trails.
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