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Sani Pass

Hike Sani

How long should I allow to hike from the border post in SA to the chalets at the top. Reasonably fit and will stop to take pics

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Brussels

Well, the distance is 9km, but obviously there's a not insubstantial vertical component to consider as well: I would allow yourself 3-4 hours to be safe (which will give you time to stop for frequent photo opportunities and take a couple of detours from the road at particularly scenic spots).
The road is reasonable gravel, but has a lot of hairpin bends, particularly on the top section where there is limited visibility around corners. So I would recommend that you exercise particular caution here as drivers will be so intent upon concentrating on the road itself that they're unlikely to be looking out for pedestrians. I would suggest that you wear some brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing just to maximise your visibility.
If you're interested, you'll find a whole bunch of tips on Sani Pass and the chalets on my Lesotho page - it's a brilliant place!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Brussels

Well, if you rendezvous with the dagga smugglers, it could take considerably longer ... :)

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a VirtualTourist member from Port Alberni


answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thanks to all who responded - really helpful ( the smugglers didn't show yesterday BTW!!)

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