Sani Pass is the mother of all South African mountain passes. Statistically and in every sense, it out distances, out climbs, and outperforms all its competitors with consummate ease to have become the most iconic gravel pass in SA.
Sani Pass, South Africa – Cars.co.za teamed up with Nissan South Africa to bring us all epic views of the Drakensberg and Sani Pass in ” The Journey Series”.
The Journey is a Cars.co.za video series that seeks to visually capture the imagination through adventure and explorative travel by car while showcasing the boundlessly diverse beauty of Africa and its people. The Journey aims to inspire but also stoke the innate human urge to discover and experience the awe of the world in which we exist.
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac
In this latest episode of The Journey, the team venture into the heart of the Drakensberg to discover the natural beauty of South Africa’s highest mountain range and to conquer the famous Sani Pass to reach the highest pub in Africa.
The Drakensberg, also known as the ‘Mountains of Dragons’ or uKhalamba, ‘the barrier of spears’ in Zulu, is one of South Africa’s natural wonders spanning over 1 000 km in length with its highest peak, Thabana Ntlenyana, reaching a height of 3 482 metres in Lesotho making it the highest point in Southern Africa.
The Drakensberg is all about adventure and the outdoors and in this episode, the tough and rugged Nissan Navara, with its reputable 4×4 ability, took us on an incredible journey to the highest waterfall in Africa, Tugela Falls, Giants Castle and finally up the famous Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa in Lesotho.
The Journey team included our very own Journeyman, Gero Lilleike, who was accompanied by special guests Josh Kempen (popular South African singer and songwriter), Lauren Melnick (travel blogger), Richard Haubrich (Instagram_SA) and Andries Groenewald, a proud owner of a 1996 Nissan Sani.
Filmed and directed by Troy Davies of @retroyspective.
Watch the video below: