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Drakensberg - Sani Pass

April 15, 2015  —  South Africa 2
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa

The Sani Pass is a link between the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho. It's a spectacular ride around hairpin bends to a height of 2 865 metres up to the Lesotho plateau.

Luckily, the sun was shining the day I climbed the pass.

Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa

In order to ride the pass, it is necessary to have a 4x4 since at certain point it is quite rocky and the slope can reach 20-25%.

Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
The beginning of the pass is easy to drive...
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Sani Pass.
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Sani Pass.
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa

Before reaching the tougher part, one must go through the South African border post.

After the border post, it's a no man's land for a few kilometres until the top of the pass where the Lesotho border post is found.

Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
It's starting to climb hard...
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
The difficult section; a white car can be seen.
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Driving toward Lesotho.
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
The Umkhomazana River.
Sani Pass - uKhahlamba-Drakensberg - South Africa
Just before reaching Lesotho

The view from the top is as impressive. However, on the top it's Lesotho and other photos of the pass are going to be published in the Lesotho section.