The Sani Pass

Seeing photos of the Sani Pass between South Africa and Lesotho absolutely do not do it justice.  The area is absolutely beautiful, and the pass itself a narrow, unpaved road with sharp switchbacks and steep ascents and descents.  From the South African side, you can only proceed forward in a 4×4, but I don’t think the same rules apply from the Lesotho side!

Here are a few photos from my day trip this past April, and a few link if anyone is interested in seeing a dash cam video.

Table Mountain isn't the only flat topped mountain in South Africa.

Table Mountain isn’t the only flat topped mountain in South Africa.

The road on the way up.

The road on the way up.

One of several waterfall seen on the journey.  One of them ran right over the road, and we went through about 12" of water!

One of several waterfall seen on the journey. One of them ran right over the road, and we went through about 12″ of water!

I wish I recalled what type of antelope these are.  I hope a local stumbles across this post and will let me know.

I wish I recalled what type of antelope these are. I hope a local stumbles across this post and will let me know.

A pair of dassies sun themselves on a granite boulder.

A pair of dassies sun themselves on a granite boulder.

Beautiful hills - the scenery was just stunning.

Beautiful hills – the scenery was just stunning.

A traditional Lesotho herder's home.

A traditional Lesotho herder’s home.

Enjoyed a local beer at the highest pub in Africa :)

Enjoyed a local beer at the highest pub in Africa 🙂

Shooting starts into the sun wasn't ideal, but it was the only way to capture the switchbacks.

Shooting starts into the sun wasn’t ideal, but it was the only way to capture the switchbacks.

A beautiful cape rock thrush was perched at the roadside; luckily towards the bottom where it was safe to stop for a couple photos.

A beautiful cape rock thrush was perched at the roadside; luckily towards the bottom where it was safe to stop for a couple photos.

A gurney's sugarbird

A gurney’s sugarbird

Youtube: Driving the Sani Pass

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