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Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana Hike, 3 days

Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana Hike, 3 days

The Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana Hike is a great trip to do.

We love to do the Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana hike because not only do we walk up the highest peak in Lesotho but we get to do a fun 4×4 drive up Sani Pass. Because we cross the border into Lesotho, remember to bring your passport.  You can check the visa requirements for Lesotho here.

We are here to climb the highest peak in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m), it is the highest peak in Lesotho and the name translates as “pretty little mountain”. After the lovely 4×4 drive up Sani Pass we will stay at the Sani mountain lodge back packers overnight. There is an option of upgrading to stay in the Sani mountain lodge. The highest pub in Africa is close by so we should pop in for a visit.

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After a huge braai on the 1st night we head out to hike from Sani Pass to Thabana Ntlenyana.

Due to the fact that it is quite high we do have some hills to walk up. We start off just below 3000m and end up at 3482m. Therefore expect some great views over the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. The first day of hiking is about 5 hours to where we camp below Thabana Ntlenyana.

On day 3 which is the last day we wake up early to summit the pretty little mountain. Then it is another 4 hours back to Sani top for lunch. After an amazing time in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho we drive back down Sani pass and home. Everyone should visit our mountainous neighbour and the the Sani pass to Thabana Ntlenyana hike.

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