​Expert Reviews – Sani Top

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Ariadne van Zandbergen   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: Multiple times

Ariadne is a renowned African wildlife photographer whose work is featured in many well-known guidebooks and magazines.

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Below Southern Africa’s highest peaks
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A visit to Sani Top is as much about the journey as the destination. Most visitors arrive via the famous Sani Pass, a rough 4x4-only mountain pass between Underberg in South Africa and Lesotho. The drive with its countless hairpin bends and switchbacks isn’t for the fainthearted but will stay with you forever. At the 2876m-high summit most people stop for lunch or just a hot drink at Sani Mountain Escape, home of the highest pub in Africa. For several hours a day, the place gets quite crowded, but peace is restored once the day-trippers are on their way back down. The experience is even better when you stay the night (or a couple of nights) as we did. Highlights were watching the sun rise over the pass and the surrounding mountains and a visit to a traditional Basotho village. You can hike or ride a horse in every direction from the lodge and be overwhelmed by breathtaking scenery. But if you want a real challenge, you can climb Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m) – the highest peak in Southern Africa.

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  • Wildlife
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  • Bush Vibe
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