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In 1998, Simone and Russell Suchet, owners of Fair Trade in Tourism Certified Sani Lodge on the Sani Pass 19km from Underberg, recognised the need for a tour company offering action packed, affordable and sustainable tours up Sani Pass and into Lesotho from 1 to 7 days in duration.

Russell has used his extensive knowledge of both the Drakensberg and Lesotho to set up a variety of professionally run tours aimed at the tourist seeking a trip with content! The tours have been designed not only to give quality and value for money, but also to benefit communities and the national park areas in the countries visited, earning recognition for ‘’Best Practice by the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation. Community tourism is about sustainable and environment-friendly practice, and Drakensberg Adventures was awarded a Silver Award at the prestigious African Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony in Cape Town for Poverty Reduction in communities in Lesotho, KwaZulu Natal and the Khomani bushmen in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

When you join a tour with Drakensberg Adventures, you Adventure Travel Responsibly!

Our tours include a day trip up the winding, picturesque and dramatic Sani Pass surrounded by the magnificent Drakensberg Park, guided hiking to the highest peak south of Kilimanjaro, pony trekking to remote villages, cultural infusion of dancing to music with shepherds playing their traditional handmade instruments, visits to view ingenious artistry in hidden rock art sites and even abseiling for the ultra-adventurous.

Sani Lodge

Relax at “One of the Best Lodges away from the big towns in South Africa” (SA Handbook); mountain bike up Sani Pass, horse ride, trail run, walk to mountain waterfalls from the doorstep, hand milk our cows, enjoy sundowners on the deck veranda with exquisite views of Lesotho mountains, join a tour with Drakensberg Adventures, and in winter curl up in front of a log fire.


  • Africa Responsible Tourism Award,
  • Internationally recognised Fair Trade in Tourism Certification since 2011,
  • Four Star grading with Tourism Grading Council South Africa since 2008,
  • Sani Lodge was selected as one of five tourism businesses in South Africa in 2023 for demonstrating Responsible Tourism – a business that assures quality and reliability, respect, transparency and consistency of service to the customer.

 These all symbolise a trusted destination with high standards, dedicated to sustainable social investment, environmental and wildlife conservation and quality service to guests.

Q What kind of tours do you offer?

Guided hiking, pony trekking and cultural in Lesotho.
Guided hiking and cultural in South Africa.

Q Can children do your tours?

Yes as long as they are old enough to hike long distances or ride horses themselves.

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